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General Books on Legal Jobs and Careers
Roadmap by The Roadmap process transforms the question of "what value do you bring?" into an opportunity to differentiate oneself from other students. You will not need to wait for a specific question about the value you bring beyond technical legal skills to help legal employers and clients. Instead, you will understand what skills legal employers and clients need and will be able to explain how your strongest skills can help them succeed. You will be prepared with your best stories to demonstrate persuasive evidence of your strongest skills. The book encourages you to use your time in law school to develop the competencies important to your future, and helps the reader form a conscious plan to demonstrate these self-development experiences.
Call Number: KF287 |b .H36 2018
Publication Date: 2019-01-07
So You Want to Be a Lawyer by Completely revised and updated, So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class. Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. Find out how to get into law school. And there's much more: *Advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools *An explanation of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for getting in *Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students *Information about career opportunities as a lawyer Written by three experienced lawyers, this book will help you understand the types of problems facing law students and lawyers on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, but it will also become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.
Call Number: KF285.J66 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Professional Prosperity for Lawyers by Lawyers, You Can Revitalize Your Career Starting Today. Whether you are in law school or a senior partner at an Am Law 100 firm, this book can help you revitalize your career to find the perfect job and create your ideal career. Benjamin Barton, a law professor at the University of Tennessee, in his recent book on the legal profession, stated that only "44 percent of BigLaw lawyers report satisfaction with their careers." According to a 2014 Gallup poll, only 32.4% of professionals in the United States were engaged with their jobs. And over 15% were actively disengaged. There is a disconnect between lawyer's passions and their work. Some lawyers detest their jobs. Others tolerate their work for the paycheck. Either way, these lawyers are detached and dissatisfied with their jobs. They desire something deeper and more meaningful in their work and career. This book can help you revitalize your career and achieve success, prosperity, and personal fulfillment. Success, prosperity, and personal fulfillment as you, and only you, define those terms. The Professional Prosperity For Lawyers System Through the career revitalization system in this book, you will use your strengths to achieve goals reflecting your personal vision of an ideal career. You will explore jobs aligned with who you are and create a career path you have only dreamed of pursuing. Your career revitalization is based on two central premises. First, lawyers must view their career as a business. Whether you are a lawyer at the largest law firm in the world or are a sole practitioner, you are a business. Your career should be run like a business. Second, run your business as an entrepreneur if you want to be successful, prosperous, and personally fulfilled. If you want to realize your dreams of a perfect job and ideal career, the career revitalization process provides the framework. Use the framework, follow the process, and take the actions. You will get your perfect job and create your ideal career. A career giving you the freedom to do the work you what you want to do. When you want to do it. And, with the people you want to do it with. Imagine getting up in the morning looking forward to your day. Being rested and full of energy. Controlling your schedule. Working on projects that interest and excite you. Collaborating with people you like and respect. Taking time off to spend with family and friends. Having time for leisure activities or working on projects outside your job. This career revitalization system is grounded in the practices, processes and actions of many lawyers who are successful, prosperous and personally fulfilled. You will live your dreams by implementing the career revitalization process. Why I Can Help You Revitalize Your Career I had a successful legal career, developed a book of business over $3.5 million, was an equity partner at two Am Law 100 firms, was an in-house counsel at a publicly traded investment bank, went from in-house counsel to a law firm partner and left the law on several occasions. Most importantly, I know how you can achieve success, prosperity and personal fulfillment, and I have a strong desire to help you discover the path to your ideal career and life. I also endured decades of boredom and stress as a practicing lawyer. I disliked much of my work and was frequently disengagement from it. Substance abuse, bouts of depression, divorce, and financial issues are part of my career story. And, consideration of suicide on more than one occasion. I could not enjoy the fruits of my career "success" story. I am now on a mission. A mission to help you create an epic career of success, prosperity and personal fulfillment. Now is the time to take action. Start today by buying and reading this book.
Call Number: KF297.Z9Y37 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
The Career Playbook by Are you about to graduate and begin your job search? Or are you a young professional trying to choose the right field or looking for that perfect position that will catapult your career? Figuring out a career and getting a great job has never been more difficult. On top of that, today's graduates are looking for not only good jobs but positions that will help them launch careers in which they can grow and prosper. But knowing what to look for and how to actually land a great job is exceptionally challenging when you're trying to get an interview, make enough money, and position yourself for advancement. Based on an in-depth survey of thousands of graduates and young professionals, and hundreds of interviews with the world's top business and nonprofit leaders--not to mention James Citrin's decades of experience as a senior partner at the premier executive search firm Spencer Stuart--The Career Playbook offers recent graduates and aspiring young professionals actionable advice for excelling. From his practical tips on generating valuable introductions, nailing interviews, and negotiating compensation to strategic advice on the arc of a career, the importance of relationships, how to cultivate a mentor, and knowing when to change jobs or industries, Citrin provides an invaluable guide to the most urgent questions that are at the heart of every person's career deliberations. Packed with first-person advice from graduates and young professionals themselves, as well as the perspectives of seasoned CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders, and experts, such as Virgin's Sir Richard Branson, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Third Point Advisors' Daniel Loeb, author Malcolm Gladwell, and US Navy SEALs' Admiral Eric Olson, The Career Playbook is an essential resource for landing, launching, and thriving in your career.
Call Number: HF5381 .C6568 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
Tomorrow's Lawyers by Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts fundamental and irreversible changes in the world of law. For Richard Susskind, best-selling author of The End of Lawyers?, the future of legal service will be neither Grisham nor Rumpole. Instead, it will be a world of virtual courts, Internet-based global legalbusinesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web-based simulated practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for allwho want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law.Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law, Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers?. He identifies the key drivers of change,such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, and the coming of virtual hearings and online disputeresolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their current and future employers.This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.
Call Number: K120.S87 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
The right moves : job search and career development strategies for lawyers by Charting your course -- Facing new realities: the dynamic legal marketplace -- Getting back to basics -- Planning your search -- Assessing your marketability -- Using a recruiter -- Crafting effective cover letters and resumes -- Interviewing for optimum impact -- Following through -- Handling special circumstances -- Older but wiser job seekers -- The in-house option -- Keeping your eye on the prize -- Making a smooth transition -- Positioning yourself to springboard ahead -- Managing change -- Mastering the social side -- Making partner -- Putting it all together.
Call Number: KF297.F66 2013
Publication Date: 2013
The New Lawyer's Survival Guide, Vol. 1 by 12 legal lemons : an introduction -- JD-preferred : looking outside the mainstream -- Law jobs aren't always where you think they are -- Leapfrog the competition -- The upside of small town law -- Teaching in non-traditional environments -- Doing nothing is not an option -- Understand the hierarchy of employer needs -- Shop where there is demand -- Don't take job ads at face value -- How to dissect a job ad -- The legal job hunter's 13 biggest mistakes -- What mobile job search apps can do for you -- Enhance your law credential -- Think career, not job -- Prepare your contacts roadmap -- Differentiate yourself from the competition -- Extenuate and mitigate your resume weaknesses -- Emphasize your intangibles -- Accentuate the positive -- Write your way to a job -- Understand the cosmetics of legal job hunting.
Call Number: F297.H437 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Job Quest for Lawyers by This book provides step-by-step guidance that finally makes networking inspiring instead of a chore. The "quest" motif applies to each stage of the job search. The book demystifies networking by including illustrations from the author's own experiences and from the stories of her clients that provide examples of the real world do's and don'ts of how to conduct a productive job search.
Call Number: KF297 .N54 2011
Publication Date: 2012-04-16
Landing a Federal Legal Job by Finding Success in the US Government Job Market.
Call Number: KF299.G6 H473 2011
Publication Date: 2012-04-16
Managing Your Legal Career by To compete in today's tight job market, you need up-to-date, reliable information on how to manage this phase of your legal career. This thorough guide--divided into short, specific sections that touch on what you'll need to do before your new job hunt, while you're looking, as you're sitting in the interview, once you've gotten an offer, and everything in between--covers everything you need to know.
Call Number: KF297 .H445 2010
Publication Date: 2011-07-16
Getting Started as a Lawyer
Accelerating Lawyer Success by Making partner and achieving a sense of success and fulfillment in a law firm is challenging for most young lawyers. Based on original research, Accelerating Lawyer Success examines the factors, competencies, and attitudes that allow some lawyers to flourish and make partner while others struggle. Moreover, the authors show readers how to develop the same mindset and skills that they identified as the key factors behind the success of the lawyers they studied. Given today s difficult job environment for lawyers, this book is particularly valuable for law students, new lawyers, or an associate on the cusp of partnership."
Call Number: KF297.B47 2015
Publication Date: 2016-09-07
How to Start a Law Practice by How to Start a Law Practice focuses on virtually every area of starting a practice that new attorneys should think about. One of the areas of focus in the book is why young attorneys should think about starting their own practice, and why they should do it sooner than later. The book also addresses the myth that a job with a firm guarantees security. Other areas covered include finding an office, different types of offices, getting clients, managing clients, managing money, and dealing with stress. One unique chapter not found in any similar books deals with things law students are not taught in law school and will need to navigate the professional world. The book is both practical and useful for new attorneys thinking about starting their own practice and young attorneys wanting to learn about professionalism in the legal field.
Call Number: KF300.B46 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-05
The Social Media Marketing Blueprint for Lawyers by Have you thought about marketing your professional services on social media, but didn't know how to begin? Did you think: I already have a personal profile on Facebook and my account on LinkedIn, should I use those? Do I really need to know about Twitter and Instagram, or are those just for kids? Dipping your toes into the social media waters can be an overwhelming step for many professionals, especially when you consider the ethical issues involved with advertising and the need for constant vigilance for reputation management in the digital age. Practicing attorney and social media enthusiast, Anthony Marrone, sought to solve those problems for his own law practice, and in doing so wrote a book, which draws together his research and provides concrete examples of how to use social media in your law practice. In exploring the social media field he quickly realized there is not a lot of guidance to attorneys for using these platforms as marketing tools. The books covers a wide-range of topics and there are actionable steps that the novice and the expert social media user can utilize to generate an increased following on any social media platform. Likewise, the book can be used as a manual for solo practitioners who may have a general law practice or a niche, or by big firm legal marketers looking to gain an edge on their competitors by helping their firm generate top-notch social media content. Some of the things you’ll learn include: * Creating unique and engaging content for all social media platforms; * Establishing a social media plan to consistently and regularly market your practice; * Complying with all ethical rules and regulations while getting ahead of your competition using the latest industry trends. Whether you are a social media novice, or consider yourself an expert looking to pick up the newest techniques and trends, learn how to market yourself and your law firm using ethically appropriate social media marketing strategies proven successful by some of the biggest companies in the world.
Call Number: KF320.I57M3 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-20
Books on Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers
Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, Second Edition by "This timely, clearly organized, and easy-to-use resource is an ideal text for LIS students preparing for careers as librarians. It provides an overview of the basic structure of the U.S. legal system; how-to instructions for finding primary law in print sources, free websites and pay-for-view databases; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; tips for conducting a legal reference interview; and guidance for handling common legal questions, such as lawsuits, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, and wills"--
Call Number: KF240 .T83 2018
Publication Date: 2017-09-11
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018 by With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Call Number: HF5382.7.B64 2018
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
Leaving Law: How Others Did It and How You Can Too by "Inspiring, insightful and in-depth. The most valuable element for me: affirmation that I was not alone in my thoughts and feelings - and that change was possible." (Former Magic Circle trainee) Dream of making partner at your law firm? If so, then this book isn't for you. (Same thing applies if you adored every single minute of law school.) Yet if you were only going to do the lawyer thing until you figured out what you were really going to do with your life... you're in luck. This is the ultimate companion for lawyers who want to escape their profession but are sceptical about career counsellors. It is based on years of experience helping hundreds of confused lawyers at Escape the City, a community of motivated corporate professionals who want to do something different with their careers. Easy to read, it has inspiring anecdotes, frameworks from internationally leading career change experts, and immediately actionable tips and exercises to help you build a strategy for your career transition. "This made me question and confront my long-term career aspirations and motivations. It gave me that inner confidence, strength and realisation that my career goals were not but lofty ideals but attainable and necessary for my self-fulfillment and development. Most importantly, it presented crucial, constructive advice that allowed me to make an informed decision regarding my career as a City solicitor." (Former Silver Circle finance associate)
Call Number: K115.B37 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-18
Life after Law by 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.
Call Number: KF297.B725 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
The Pathfinder by This classic bestseller is THE career-design bible for college graduates and midlife career-changers alike. Now fully revised and updated for the twenty-first century! Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career--or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You'll learn: Whether you're a seasoned professional in search of a career change or a beginner just entering the working world, you want to make the right choices from the beginning. No matter where you are in your journey, if you want work to be more of a dance than a drag, The Pathfinder will expertly coach you through the process of designing a career you will love.
Call Number: HF5384.L67 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
Later-in-Life Lawyers by Law schools are, by their nature, traditional in attitude and in structure. Most books about law school take the same approach: they do not address the unique needs of the significant nontraditional segment of their student body. Other law school books focus on largely irrelevant factors such as rankings and employment in prestigious law firms. In short, even though a significant percentage of law students are nontraditional, there is little accurate, relevant material to help nontraditional students navigate the admissions process and ultimately succeed in law school. And thats where this focused guide steps in. Its first edition is already established among nontraditional students. Its second edition will prove even more compelling.
Call Number: KF287.C66 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-15
Becoming a Law Professor by This book is a soup-to-nuts guide, taking aspiring legal academics from their first aspirations on a step-by-step journey through the practicalities of the Association of American Law School's hiring conference, on-campus interviews, and preparing for the first semester of teaching.
Call Number: KF272.D46 2010
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers by Great opportunities exist for law students and practicing lawyers outside the traditional practice of law. This important resource shows you when and how to choose a nonlegal career; the specialized skills legal training provides; how to plan and conduct a job search; and provides details on careers in business and industry, government and public service, associations and institutions, and entrepreneurial ventures. A resource section provides surveys and listings of nonlegal careers in several categories, and a listing of publishers and suggested readings on nonlegal careers.
Call Number: KF297.A43 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-21