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The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice

Gerald A. Riskin, published 2005 (available as 256 page book or 6 audio CDs, 330 mins) Global management consultant and trusted advisor to many of the world’s largest law firms, Gerry Riskin goes beyond simple concept or theory and delivers a book packed with practical advice that you can implement right away. By using the… Read More »

Categories: Book, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Solo and Small Firm

How to Start and Build a Law Practice Platinum 5th Edition

Jay G. Foonberg, published 2004, 704 pages This classic ABA bestseller has been used by tens of thousands of lawyers as the comprehensive guide to planning, launching, and growing a successful practice. It’s packed with over 600 pages of guidance on identifying the right location, finding clients, setting fees, managing your office, maintaining an ethical… Read More »

Categories: Book, Finances, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Marketing, Solo and Small Firm

Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success

Phyllis Horn Epstein, published 2004, 392 pages Discover how women lawyers in a wide variety of practice settings are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life. Women-at-Law provides a wealth of practical guidance and direction from experienced women lawyers who share their life stories… Read More »

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The Lawyer’s Guide to Healing: Solutions of Addiction and Depression

Don Carroll, J.D., published 2006, 183 pages Stress, power, and high expectations of the legal profession leave lawyers especially vulnerable to addiction. What’s more, personality traits that contribute to a lawyer’s success – among them, grandiosity and a need to control – can impede recovery. As director of the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Don… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Careers, Wellness

The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life & Work 2nd Edition

George W. Kaufmann, published 2006, 258 pages with CD-ROM This newly updated and revised Second Edition is written specifically to help lawyers achieve professional and personal satisfaction in their career. Writing with warmth and seasoned wisdom, George Kaufman examines how the profession has changed over the last five year, then offers philosophical approaches, practical examples,… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Careers, Wellness

Introduction to Law Firm Practice

Michael Downey published 2010, 280 pages Navigating your way through a law firm practice can be overwhelming, especially in larger firms. A firm is made up of equity and non-equity partners, senior attorneys, senior associates, “Of Counsel” designates, associates, and interns, in addition to the paralegals, managers, and support staff that all help make a… Read More »

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The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice You Desire

Kathleen Paukert published 2014, 272 pages Many, if not most, lawyers today share a nagging sense of dissatisfaction in their day-to-day jobs, in their choice of career, in the balance between work and personal life. Yet few have any idea how to work toward greater fulfillment. Attorney Kathleen Paukert describes her personal journey to finding… Read More »

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Connecting With Your Colleagues

Barbara Miller & Martin Camp, published 2009, 230 pages The second volume in the Law Firm Associate’s Development Series will help associates learn how to effectively work together with their colleagues to achieve high levels of productivity and success in the law office. While work relationships can be challenging, this guide shows associates how they… Read More »

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