Managing your law firm-- the legal challenges.

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Published by Pennsylvania Bar Institute in [Mechanicsburg, Pa.] .

Written in English

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SeriesPBI ;, no. 1997-1260
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL706357M
LC Control Number97066937

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