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The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemptio...
by Brian Cuban

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions—for a while. <br /><br />Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story.<br /><br />Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption. <br />
The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What...
by , Sanford Fisch

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 20, 2010

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<b>The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice</b> <p>Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective.</p> <p>Michael Gerber’s <i>The E-Myth Attorney</i> fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber's signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, <i>The E-Myth Attorney</i> features:</p> <ul> <li>A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice</li> <li>Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber’s principles</li> <li>Gerber’s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses</li> </ul> <p><i>The E-Myth Attorney</i> is the last guide you'll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.</p>
Practice Law Like An Ironman: Unbeatable Checklists for any Lawye...
by Steven R. Adams

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English

Pages

407

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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<h2>What does the practice of law have to do with the Ironman triathlon?</h2> <br /><h3>Building a law practice is the dream of every lawyer. There is no better option to maintain control over your career: your practice area, your clients, your income. Starting a solo law practice or small law firm may be the most personally and financially rewarding endeavor you ever take on as a lawyer. It may also be the hardest. But nothing worth having or doing comes easy. <br /><br />The same is true for the Ironman race. <br /><br />Ironman is a grueling undertaking that entails over 140 miles of combined swimming, biking, and running. Only the most serious competitors successfully complete it. The exhilaration of doing so is something few get to enjoy. <br /><br />There is a common spirit underlying Ironman and starting a solo law practice or small law firm. Those who succeed must have the same foundational mindset in common. They are determined, dedicated, ambitious, and able to stay motivated in the face of obstacles. Whether you know it or not, these are traits you have within you, and <b>Practice Law Like An Ironman</b> will help you develop them and focus them toward successfully building your law practice. <br /><br />So if every lawyer dreams of going solo or starting a small firm, why doesn’t every lawyer do it? Maybe they don’t know how. Maybe they are afraid. Maybe they tried and it did not go as they hoped. Maybe they have doubts about their dedication, determination, and motivation. <br /><br />The good news is that every lawyer can go solo. Every lawyer can overcome whatever obstacle stands in their way. Being a successful solo or small firm practitioner is not reserved for those from the best law schools, or the highest GPAs. Successfully starting a solo law practice or small law firm is all about developing the mindset for success and maintaining the motivation to finish the race. From developing your vision of success to developing step-by-step systems that guide you in law practice management, setting up your law practice, law firm marketing, getting and benefiting from referrals, case management, hiring and managing employees, choosing law practice technology, crafting law firm strategy, . <br /><br /><b>Practice Law Like An Ironman</b> is a practical and useful mix of motivational coaching and law practice how-to “checklists.” Motivational techniques such as visualization, affirmations, and goal-setting are practiced universally by successful persons in all fields. Steven R. Adams tailors these techniques to the lawyer building a law practice. Learn how to develop a vision and maintain a positive and fearless mindset that will guide you on your quest to success as an entrepreneur in the field of law. <br /><br /><b>Practice Law Like An Ironman</b> also includes practical instructional checklists for starting a solo law practice or small law firm to help you with the nuts and bolts of building a law practice, including choosing and equipping a location, law firm marketing, law firm strategy, winning clients and referrals, law practice management, leading your employees, and developing a remarkable message to differentiate yourself from the competition. <br /><br />Whether you are a beginning lawyer, a big firm attorney who is ready to go solo, or you need to breathe life into your established small law firm, Practice Law Like An Ironman is an indispensable guide to ignite and jumpstart your law practice. Take action now to <b>Practice Law Like An Ironman</b> in a big way! </h3><br />
Originate: Business Development for Lawyers: A Better Approach to...
by Michelle Richards

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English

Pages

106

Publication Date

January 05, 2017

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In this insightful, action-oriented book that goes way beyond the usual “business development tips for lawyers”, Michelle Cotter Richards, a former Biglaw litigator and in-house counsel, draws on her years of experience coaching Biglaw attorneys to teach readers an entirely new approach to Biglaw business development. <br /><br />Originate contains powerful strategies to help Biglaw attorneys develop business right away, even in the face of the ever-changing market for Biglaw legal services. Originate analyzes the systemic evolution of Biglaw and its future direction, leading to the inescapable conclusion that an entirely new understanding of Biglaw business development is in order.<br /><br />Integrating concepts from experts such as Daniel Pink, Dr. Larry Richard and Susan Swaim Daicoff, lawyers who implement the practical, research-driven concepts in Originate will be poised for success no matter what the future holds for Biglaw. A must read for Biglaw rainmakers and future rainmakers everywhere.
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, Second Edit...
by , Sandy Patrick

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

June 01, 2013

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<p>Like the very popular first edition, this second edition puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney faced with real life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. Using graphics and visual samples, the book shows best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, <em>A Lawyer Writes</em> communicates essential skills and theories so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.</p><br /><p>There are two significant changes in the second edition of <i>A Lawyer Writes.</i> First, two new chapters have been added: Chapter 17, <i>Client Letters</i>, and Chapter 19, <i>The Transition from Objective to Persuasive Writing</i>. (What was Chapter 17, <i>Professional E-mails,</i> will appear as Chapter 18.) In addition, section 8.3, <i>Applying the Law: Counter-Analyses</i>, has been re-organized, but the content has remained the same. All other updates to the book are smaller edits that fix errors, create consistency, or further clarify an existing idea.</p><br /><p><strong>A teaching website is available. To request the link and login information, please email meade (at) cap-press (dot) com.</strong></p><br />The following book reviews are from the first edition.<br /><br /><br /><p>“<i>A Lawyer Writes </i>made a great difference in my teaching this year.  The book explains concisely the expectations of lawyers regarding organization of legal analysis and then explicitly shows law students how to meet those expectations.  The frequent examples are a great complement to the clear and accessible text.” — <em>Suzanne Rowe, Luvaas Faculty Fellow 2008-09, Director, Legal Research and Writing, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oregon</em></p><br /><p>“One of the best parts of <em>A Lawyer Writes</em> is its chapter explaining rules. After my students read that chapter, they really seemed to understand the concept that rules can be stated implicitly in the cases, and that it was their job to make those rules explicit for their readers. The book also provides a number of excellent, easy-to-understand examples in every chapter, which the students found very helpful.” — <em>Alison Julien, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Marquette University Law School</em></p><br /><p>“<em>A Lawyer Writes</em> is the perfect book for the first semester of Legal Writing. It explains the foundations of legal reasoning, illustrates those foundations with practical examples, and is an exemplary model of its own lessons about good legal writing.” — <em>Steve Johansen, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School</em></p>
Writing to Win: The Legal Writer
by Steven D. Stark

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 24, 2012

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From a master teacher, a results-oriented approach to powerful legal writing that communicates, that persuades--and that wins.<br /><br />Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. Legal education, which focuses on judicial opinions, not instruments of persuasion, is partly to blame. Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In <b>Writing to Win</b>, Steve Stark, a former teacher of writing at Harvard Law, who has taught thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, has written the only book on the market that applies the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it.<br /><br /><b>Writing to Win</b> focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life writing--as well as models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the problems lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; teaches ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their practice, from memos and letters to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference.<br /><br />No other legal writing book on the market is as practical, as focused on results, as well written as <b>Writing to Win</b>.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (Aspen Coursebook Series)
by Coleen M. Barger

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English

Pages

560

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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<p><em>ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, Sixth Edition</em> provides the tools needed for all forms of legal writing, using clear explanations and abundant illustrations. In a single set of rules that the novice and experienced legal writers can easily consult, Professor Barger contrasts the formats used in practice-based documents with those used in academic footnotes.<br />  <br /> New to the Sixth Edition:</p> <ul> <li>Updated and expanded coverage of public domain case opinions and other primary authorities published online.</li> <li>Updated and expanded coverage of secondary works in online media, including articles, ebooks, blogs, newsletters, and social media.</li> <li>New and updated subsections of rules addressing federal case reporters, statutes, legislation, and  regulations online; new treatment of footnote references and footnotes/endnotes in online sources; new treatment and examples of dictionaries, A.L.R. annotations and articles, Restatements, and Principles of the Law.</li> <li>Updated appendices containing abbreviations, jurisdiction-specific sources and local rules, periodicals (more than 70 new titles added); new appendix addressing abbreviations for titles of BD Loose-leaf services.</li> <li>Every rule and example has been revisited and edited for depth and breadth of coverage as well as  improved clarity.</li> <li>Shorter than the Fifth Edition (but with the same amount of information).</li> </ul>
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

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English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

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<div><br /><div>Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.</div><br /><div><br /><br />Accessible and witty, <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.</div><br /><div><br /><br /> In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.</div><br /><br /></div>
1L of a Ride, A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in t...
by Andrew McClurg

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English

Pages

490

Publication Date

June 07, 2017

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Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, <i>1L of a Ride</i> provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.
A Lawyer's Life
by , David Fisher

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English

Pages

324

Publication Date

November 01, 2003

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<p>The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won.</p><p>Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial lawyers - for leading 'the Dream Team' defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story.</p><p>Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation's leading African-American spokespersons - and he has done most of his talking through the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines - and Cochran was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him during the Simpson trial can appreciate his impact on our world until they've read his whole story.</p><p>Drawing on Cochran's most intriguing and difficult cases, <i>A Lawyer's Life</i> shows how he's fought his critics, won for his clients, and affected real change within the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer's attempt to make us all truly equal in the eyes of the law.</p>

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