“The definitive volume for associates on how to practice law.”
—The Business Lawyer
Lawyering: A Realistic Approach to Legal Practice picks up where law school leaves off and teaches associates what they really need to know about the everyday practice of law. The book offers useful, down-to-earth guidance on the skills needed by practicing attorneys, such as: turning out timely work under pressure; analyzing mixed legal-practical problems; writing prose that is not only clear and concise but also interesting and persuasive; exercising good judgment; running a meeting; and communicating with clients, adversaries and, yes, partners. Lawyering: A Realistic Approach to Legal Practice is eminently readable, filled with informative case studies rendered in a lively, engaging style. It's a must for every associate who's planning to make partner.
Book #00552; casebound, one volume, 370 pages; published in 1979.