book reviews

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We All Need to Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is not just a great read for women. It’s a must read for everyone. My girlfriend read it a month or so ago. Annoyingly, lending on the Kindle book is disabled, so I bought my own copy about ten days ago. I literally […]

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Getting to Ellen: Living and Litigating in Two Genders

Ellen Krug gave me a copy of her memoir, Getting to Ellen, after we had lunch on Monday, and I have barely put it down. It kept me up past 2 a.m. both of the last two nights. It is a very good book, and you should probably get a copy and stay up late reading it, too.

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Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential (Book Review)

In order to understand difference between time and value, just read Breaking the Time Barrier. In about an hour, Mike McDerment will get you up to speed on the fundamental difference between churning billable hours and delivering value to your clients.

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Book Review: The Lawyer Bubble—A Profession in Crisis

If you still have hope the legal profession can be changed, read The Lawyer Bubble by Steven J. Harper. His book and his ideas deserve your attention.

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Book Review: Thrive (a New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice)

Thrive (a New Lawyer's Guide to Law Firm Practice) is the perfect graduation gift for new lawyers starting big firm practice.

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“Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers” Review

Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers is a practical guide for a lawyer considering blogging — just don't pay the ABA's ridiculous price.

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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court (Book Review)

Guest post by Barry Edwards. Do not read Jeffrey Toobin’s latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, if you want to hold on to any illusions about the sanctity of the United States Supreme Court. The Court is just as soiled with rank political calculations as the other two branches […]

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The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law (Book Review)

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is amazing. It makes learning a challenging subject both easy and fun. And it just might help save America.

Hone Your Writing Skills with Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

This book is a high recommend. It contains solid examples of strong legal writing tips at an affordable price.

Best Friends at the Bar: the New Balance for Today’s Woman Lawyer [Book Review]

Susan Smith Blakely's Best Friends at the Bar: the New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer offers practical guidance and helpful solutions for young women lawyers.

Book Review: The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet (12th Edition)

"Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet" is a thorough resource for lawyers seeking to use the Internet to conduct free investigative and legal research.

Paperless: A MacSparky Field Guide by David Sparks Reviewed

Sparks' new book is a great introduction to going paperless. It's also a role model for other e-books on how to take advantage of the iPad for your book.

Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients (Review Part 1 of 2)

This book provides lawyers with practical communications skills, including 8 tips to use when delivering bad news to clients.

Book Review: The Art, Science, and Ethics of The 21st Century Retainer Agreement

This book provides helpful insight into retainer agreements, and valuable sample clauses and whole agreements for general practitioners.

Bloated Legal Writing? Try the Writer’s Diet, But Don’t Stop Exercising

Need to trim the fat from your legal writing? Consider trying the The Writer's Diet, but don't stop exercising your writing skills by reading good writing.