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24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers
Jasper Kim (April 2011)
Prepares you to determine which career profile suits you best by chronicling a typical twenty-four-hour day of twenty-four lawyers in traditional and non-traditional careers.
ISBN 9780314276315

$olo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job

Marc D. Garfinkle Esq. (September 2010)
Describes how newly admitted attorneys can go into practice and get clients without any experience
ISBN 9780984380121

The Art of Constructive Confrontation: How to Achieve More Accountability with Less Conflict
John Hoover and Roger P. DiSilvestro (June 2005)
Offers insight into how to increase productivity and reduce destructive confrontation.
ISBN 9780471718536

Be a Better Lawyer: A Short Guide to a Long Career
Eleanor Southers (2014)
This book assists in the assessment of a legal career and helping to identify areas of change.
ISBN 9781627226011

The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering: What Every Lawyer and Law Firm Needs to Know About Temporary Legal Services (3rd Edition)
Deborah Arron and Deborah Guyol (November 2003)
Guide to contract lawyering for the freelancer and the hiring firm.
ISBN 9780940675520

The Destruction of Young Lawyers: Beyond One L
Douglas Litowitz (November 2005)
Explores issues faced by new attorneys, and solutions to them such as avoiding burnout.
ISBN 9781931968263

The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
Marci Alboher (December 2012)
A road map to steps of a career journey that helps to plan the transition in to a new stage of life.
ISBN 9780761167624

The End of Lawyers? 
Richard Susskind (2013)
A sequel to his 1996 book "The Future of Law" discusses new pressures on the legal marketplace and changes in the world of legal services.
ISBN  9780199541720

Entertainment Careers for Lawyers (3rd Edition)
William D. Henslee January 2015)
Provides lawyers and law students an understanding of the realities of entertainment law.
ISBN 9781627222327

Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis (Course book series)
Stefan H. Krieger, Richard K. Neumann, Kathleen H. McManus and Steven D. Jamar (March 1999)
Provides concise, straightforward examples of problem solving, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis.
ISBN 0735500134

Full Disclosure: The New Lawyer’s Must-Read Career Guide
Christen Civiletto Carey, Esq. (April 2001)
Mentoring guide for new lawyers at the beginning stages of their careers, covering the process of researching and securing a law firm job and how to succeed once a job is secured.
ISBN 970597002

Getting There: Your Guide to Success
Washington State Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Program
A collection of practical advice from experts in multiple fields: attorneys, human resources departments, staffing agencies, psychologists and life coaches (includes a self-assessment).

Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams, 2nd Edition
Kimm Walton (March 2008)
Comprehensive guide to getting the legal job one wants.
ISBN 9780314176776

How to Achieve Success After the Bar Exam: A Step-by-Step Action Plan
Joan R. M. Bullock (April 2015)
A guide for the transition from student to lawyer through advice to define your career vision, seek out networking opportunities, demonstrate value to potential clients, develop accountability and think like a businessperson.
ISBN 1614381836

How to Do More in Less Time
Allison C. Shields and Daniel J. Siegel (2015)
Multiple strategies for taking control of your schedule and managing workflow and priority deadlines better.
ISBN 9781627228886

How to Work for an Idiot: Survive and Thrive…Without Killing Your Boss
John Hoover (2004)
A strategy to help you deal with tough workplace situations, even for solos.
ISBN 9780760775707

The Interpersonal Edge: Breakthrough Tools for Talking to Anyone, Anywhere, about Anything
Daneen Skube, Ph.D. (February 2006)
Insight on generating influence, getting immediate results, and turning the lemons of life into opportunities.
ISBN 9781401908799

Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for the New Attorney
Morten Lund (March 2007)
Information for the new associate attorney just starting their career.
ISBN 9781888960075

Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want
Sheila Nielsen (April 2012)
Find jobs and opportunities through networking.
ISBN 9781616329631

Later-in-Life Lawyers: Tips for the Non-Traditional Law Student
Charles Cooper and Thane Messinger (September 2006)
Information on the LSAT and GPAs, the application process and law school rankings, paying for law school, and surviving first year and non-academic hurdles.
ISBN 9781888960068

The Law Firm Associate’s Guide to Connecting with Your Colleagues
Barbara Miller and Martin Camp (September 2009)
Teaches how to effectively work together with colleagues to achieve high levels of productivity and success in the law office.
ISBN 1604424869

The Lawyer’s Essential Guide to Writing: Proven Tools and Techniques
Marie Buckley (April 2012)
Offers a systematic approach to all forms of written legal communication, from memorandum and briefs to email and blogs.
ISBN 9781616329655

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg (March 2013)
The author examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
ISBN 0385349947

The Legal Career Guide: From Student to Lawyer (5th Edition)
Gary Munneke and Ellen Wayne (May 2009)
A manual for law students or young lawyers that provides assistance in making important decisions, identifying goals and evaluating opportunities as they arise, and assessing the new trends within the profession.
ISBN 9781604422603

The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Arrested, or Killed
Ruth Carter (July 2013)
Licensed attorney and passionate blogger Ruth Carter teaches you how to blog safely.
ISBN 9781938574023

Lessons Learned: Practical Ethics for Busy Lawyers
Kevin W Dornan (2016)
Practical, relatable advice on navigating everyday ethical pitfalls and solutions for avoiding them.
ISBN 9781634254250

Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student’s Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm
Spencer Marc Aronfeld (January 2011)
Learn how to have a law firm up and running the day after passing the Bar exam.
ISBN 9781456733148

Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates

John R. Sapp (September 2006)
Practical advice on establishing goals, fitting into the firm culture, getting recognized, and marketing one’s abilities and the firm’s expertise.
ISBN 1590317734

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Daniel J. Siegel
A guide to the practice of %22mindsight%22 a skill that develops both emotional and social intelligence.
ISBN 9780553386394

Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool
Taylor Clark (March 2011)
Explains why some people thrive under pressure while others falter, and how to go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.
ISBN 9780316042895

Never Apply for a Job Again!: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

Darrell Gurney and Ivan Misner (January 2012)
The author draws on basic principles of human psychology to teach how to device compelling ways to meet influential people, determine whom to talk to and where to go for connections, use the power of ego to gain another’s favor, and to be alert of opportunities.
ISBN 9781601632029

The New Lawyer Survival Guide: From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market (Volume 1)

Richard L. Hermann (January 2012)    
Strategies and techniques for managing the emotions generated by failure and making way for learning from the experience.
ISBN 9780940675681

Non-Legal Careers for Lawyers

Gary A. Munneke and William D. Henslee (July 2006)
When and how to choose a non-legal career, the specialized skills legal training provides, and how to plan and conduct a job search.
ISBN 9781590316757

The Of Counsel Agreement: A Guide for Law Firm and Practitioner (3rd Edition)
Harold G. Wren and Beverly J. Glascock (July 2005)
Helps to clarify the duties and responsibilities in of counsel relationships, apprise lawyers of recent case law on of counsel, and provide samples to help draft the right of counsel agreement.
ISBN 1590312465

The Of Counsel Agreement: A Guide for Law Firm and Practitioner (4th Edition)
Jean L. Batman, Harold G. Wren and Beverly J. Glascock (2013)
Helps to clarify the duties and responsibilities in of counsel relationships, apprise lawyers of recent case law on of counsel, and provide samples to help draft the right of counsel agreement.
ISBN 9781627221436

Practicing Law in Small-Town America
Richard L. Hermann (August 2014)
Describes what small-town practice is like, examines how local practitioners got to where they are, and details what a small-town lawyer needs to do in order to locate in, or relocate to, a small community.
ISBN 9781614387411

Preparing for Reentry: A Guide for Lawyers Returning to Work
Diane M. Vogt (June 2009)
Practical advice to effectively get up to speed and reenter the field of law after a prolonged absence.
ISBN 9781590319550

Succeeding as Outside Counsel: A Lawyer’s Guide to Providing First class Legal Services from the Client’s Perspective
Rod Boddie (October 2014)
Contains practical guidance for outside counsel on how to improve the level of service they provide and how to deepen their relationships with their clients.
ISBN 9781627222129

The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice

Gerald A. Riskin (February 2008)
A guide for lawyers seeking a more exciting, fulfilling and profitable practice.
ISBN 1590315340

The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice
Gerald A. Riskin (February 2008)
Six audio CDs that provide guidance for lawyers seeking a more exciting, fulfilling and profitable practice.
ISBN 1590315332

The Student Loan Handbook for Law Students and Attorneys
Adam S Minsky (2016)
Explains student loans and repayment options as well as offering repayment roadmaps for all types of legal careers.
ISBN 9781634254441

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer
Grover E. Cleveland (2010)
Hundreds of tips and critical advice from attorneys throughout the country that describe important steps graduates can take, even before they begin work, to ensure success.
ISBN 9780314917478

Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future
Richard Susskind (2013)
Practical guidance for lawyers intending to build careers and businesses in law in a swiftly changing marketplace.
ISBN 9780199668069

The View From the First Chair: What Every Trial Lawyer Really Needs to Know

Martin L. Grayson (September 2009)
A crash course for litigators with fresh insight into the litigation process and the art of the lawsuit.
ISBN 9780940675667

Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds
Benjamin Duranske (April 2008)
Practical advice for lawyers who wish to create a virtual world presence for their practice, or who have clients with virtual world connections.
ISBN 9781604420098

Water the Bamboo: Unleashing The Potential of Teams and Individuals
Greg Bell and Sarah Pagliasotti (March 2009)
Helps individuals and teams refocus on their core values and mission to achieve long-term success.
ISBN 9781935313335

Welcome to Reality: A New Lawyer’s Guide to Success
Paul McLaughlin (2000)
Offers lessons on reality that help transform a law student to a full-fledged, confident, successful lawyer.
ISBN 9781551413549

What Law School Doesn’t Teach You…But You Really Need to Know
Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D. (January 200)
Strategies and tips on how to create a positive first impression, recover from mistakes, handle social events, negotiate for more money, and turn away work without saying “no”.
ISBN 159004535

The Young Lawyers Jungle Book: A Survival Guide

Thane Josef Messinger (March 1999)
In-depth advice for the new attorney on how to thrive at a new job.
ISBN 9781888960198

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