The Official Guide to Legal Specialties

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties Author Lisa L. Abrams
ISBN-10 0159003911
Year 2000
Pages 475
Language en
Publisher Gilberts Law Summaries
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With this product, you'll get an inside look at what it's like to practice law in 30 major specialty areas, including appellate practice, entertainment, immigration, international, tax, and telecommunications. This book gives you the insights and expertise of top practitioners-the issues they tackle every day, the people and clients they work with, what they find rewarding about their work, and what classes or work experience you need to follow in their footsteps. Over 120 government, public interest, corporate, and private attorneys are featured.

The New what Can You Do with a Law Degree

The New what Can You Do with a Law Degree Author Larry Richard (Lawyer)
ISBN-10 0940675714
Year 2012
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Lawyer Avenue Press
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America's leading expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior presents … * The first career satisfaction model just for lawyers * Practical techniques to find long-term career satisfaction inside, outside & around the law * Resources to help you in the job search and transition process The more you base your career choices on how well they fit with your identity, the more assured you can be that the choices will remain satisfying over the long term. In this all-new, 6th edition of a law career classic, lawyers are introduced to a unique, five-part model for career satisfaction that is based on the well-established principle that the better the fit between a person's career identity and his or her job, the greater the person's long-term career satisfaction. The model applies whether you want to find satisfaction in the traditional practice of law, or you seek satisfaction through alternative work arrangements or career choices. This book contains career exercises, practical career-finding techniques, and 800+ ways to use your law degree inside, outside or around the law.

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure Author Christen Civiletto Carey
ISBN-10 0970597002
Year 2001
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher ALM Publishing
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Publisher Fact Sheet A comprehensive guide for young lawyers, those about to enter the practice of law & those thinking about a legal career.

Letters to a Young Lawer Easyread Large Edition

Letters to a Young Lawer  Easyread Large Edition Author Alan Dershowitz
ISBN-10 9781458749727
Year 2009-12
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time. We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the ''tricks of the trade'' that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of ''lawyering.''

24 Hours with 24 Lawyers

24 Hours with 24 Lawyers Author Jasper Kim
ISBN-10 0314276319
Year 2011
Pages 371
Language en
Publisher Aspatore Books
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Are you thinking of attending law school or switching legal careers? About to graduate and wondering which path to take? Are you curious about what lawyers in different fields do in a typical day? Then spend twenty-four hours with twenty-four lawyers through this innovative book, 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers. Whether you want to be a full-time corporate lawyer, work as a legal consultant while pursuing your music career, or anything in between, this book gives you a unique ôall-access passö into the real-world, real-time personal and professional lives of twenty-four law school graduates. These working professionals each present you with a ôProfileö chronicling a typical twenty-four-hour day in their traditional and non-traditional careers. You will read actual twenty-four-hour accounts from the perspective of a venture capitalist, Wall Street lawyer, lobbyist, entertainment lawyer, IP attorney, sports broadcaster, JAG officer, prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, mediator, and politician, just to name a few. From the time they wake up in the morning to the time they go to bed, each professional illustrates what their position entails on a day-to-day basis and will give you invaluable, informative, and honest insight above and beyond what many brochures, guest lectures, career workshops, or law firm website descriptions can provide. After reading 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers, you'll be better prepared to determine which career Profile may suit you best before accepting a new job or investing in a legal education. Book jacket.

Behind the Bench

Behind the Bench Author Debra Strauss
ISBN-10 9781683286172
Year 2016-12-09
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher West Academic
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Author Debra M. Strauss, J.D. explains all aspects of clerkships in this newly revised edition. The book includes updated information and resources as your go-to source on judicial clerkships, focusing on what clerkships are, what kind of work clerks do, why you should apply, how to find and apply for the type of clerkship that would be right for you, how to give a strong interview, and why clerkships give you stellar credentials that prospective employers will actively seek out. Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships is filled with nuts and bolts advice on all elements of the application process, including building a successful application, interviewing, etiquette of offers and acceptances, and special strategies designed to help you in your quest for the perfect clerkship. To further lay the groundwork for a positive experience, this title also features a special section on how to prepare for your clerkship, as well as the code of conduct for law clerks. As an entree into the world of the courts, this is an indispensable handbook for every law student and potential judicial clerk!

Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of your Dreams 2d

Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of your Dreams  2d Author Kimm Walton
ISBN-10 9781628102871
Year 2008-03-17
Pages 1380
Language en
Publisher West Academic
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This work is the key to getting the legal job of your dreams. It leads you step-by-step through everything you need to do to nail down that perfect job. You'll learn hundreds of simple-to-use strategies that will get you exactly where you want to go.

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks Author Grover Cleveland
ISBN-10 1634606868
Year 2016-09-09
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher West Academic Publishing
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The go-to book for new lawyer success at leading firms and schools, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks contains critical advice new graduates need to thrive. Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition includes vital new information on networking, client service, business development, project management, and many other topics. The goal is simple: To help new lawyers start strong. With an easily readable style, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks helps new lawyers navigate unwritten rules and stay afloat in a challenging profession. The book contains hundreds of tips with inside information from successful lawyers nationwide. Humorous, real-life examples illustrate the lessons along with checklists to provide comprehensive advice quickly. With employers and clients clamoring for "practice-ready" graduates, the Second Edition's lessons are more essential than ever.

Life After Law

Life After Law Author Liz Brown
ISBN-10 9781937134655
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Bibliomotion, Inc.
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Written by Harvard-trained ex-law firm partner Liz Brown, Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have provides specific, realistic, and honest advice on alternative careers for lawyers. Unlike generic career guides, Life After Law shows lawyers how to reframe their legal experience to their competitive advantage, no matter how long they have been in or out of practice, to find work they truly love. Brown herself moved from a high-powered partnership into an alternative career and draws from this experience, as well as that of dozens of former practicing attorneys, in the book. She acknowledges that changing careers is hard much harder than it was for most lawyers to get their first legal job after law school but it can ultimately be more fulfilling for many than a life in law. Life After Law offers an alternative framework and valuable analytic tools for potential careers to help launch lawyers into new fields and make them attractive hires for non-legal employers.

The Happy Lawyer

The Happy Lawyer Author Nancy Levit
ISBN-10 9780199750832
Year 2010-07-30
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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You get good grades in college, pay a small fortune to put yourself through law school, study hard to pass the bar exam, and finally land a high-paying job in a prestigious firm. You're happy, right? Not really. Oh, it beats laying asphalt, but after all your hard work, you expected more from your job. What gives? The Happy Lawyer examines the causes of dissatisfaction among lawyers, and then charts possible paths to happier and more fulfilling careers in law. Eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach, it shows how maximizing our chances for achieving happiness depends on understanding our own personality types, values, strengths, and interests. Covering everything from brain chemistry and the science of happiness to the workings of the modern law firm, Nancy Levit and Doug Linder provide invaluable insights for both aspiring and working lawyers. For law students, they offer surprising suggestions for selecting a law school that maximizes your long-term happiness prospects. For those about to embark on a legal career, they tell you what happiness research says about which potential jobs hold the most promise. For working lawyers, they offer a handy toolbox--a set of easily understandable steps--that can boost career happiness. Finally, for firm managers, they offer a range of approaches for remaking a firm into a more satisfying workplace. Read this book and you will know whether you are more likely to be a happy lawyer at age 30 or age 60, why you can tell a lot about a firm from looking at its walls and windows, whether a 10 percent raise or a new office with a view does more for your happiness, and whether the happiness prospects are better in large or small firms. No book can guarantee a happier career, but for lawyers of all ages and stripes, The Happy Lawyer may give you your best shot.