books cover two different areas:
A Survival Guide for the Solo Lawyer
by the American Bar Association
This guide is well-organized. It takes care to cover the most
important questions solos need help with. It is a great introduction and
provides an outline that will help you decide what key topics you'll need
to research in more detail. Order this book.
Managing Partner 101 -- A Primer on Firm
by Alan Weiss
(McGraw-Hill, October 1997)
This book teaches everything from staffing your business to marketing it,
to dealing with competition and developing effective pricing strategies.
If you want to be a success as a mature leader, consider this book
-- note, the ABA also offers a great book on how to make partner (Making
Partner, A Guide For Law Firm Associates. Order this
Alternative Careers for lawyers
by Hillary J. Mantis
This guide is well-organized. Order this book.
for Legal Practice Syllabus Books
How to Start and Build a Law Practice
by Jay Foonberg
This is the book, constantly updated, that has created and defined
a genre -- and that still dominates it. 595 pages, and none of them
wasted. Order this book.
What Can You Do With A Law Degree?
by Deborah L. Aaron
Clear, practical concrete direction -- not a "jump into the void"
approach. Order this book.
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense at
by Dr. Suzette Hadin Elgin
An extremely useful book. This is not about confrontation, it is about success
and it includes worksheets and specific examples and drills. Order
Dress for Success
by John T. Malloy
Clothing communicates -- clearly, directly and in a language you may not
know. This book will teach you that language. Order this book.
The Federal Resume Guidebook
by Kathryn K. Troutman
Sometimes the federal system eases up the rules for lawyers, many times
it does not. This book teaches you the rules for federal format resumes.
Order this book.