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Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (Career Guides)

By Andrew J. McClurg & Nancy Levit

West Academic Publishing
Released: 2019-09-23
Paperback (692 pages)

Law Jobs: The Complete Guide (Career Guides)
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Choosing a legal career that fits a student’s personality, skillset, and aspirations is the most important and difficult decision a law student faces, yet only a small number of law schools incorporate career-planning into their curriculums. Law Jobs: The Complete Guide seeks to fill the gap. Written by three award-winning professors, Law Jobs is a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide to every type of legal career. Packed with authoritative research and featuring comments from more than 150 lawyers who do the jobs, Law Jobs offers in-depth exploration of each career option, including general background, pros and cons, day in the life descriptions, job availability, compensation, prospects for advancement, diversity, and how students can best position themselves for opportunities in the field. Covered jobs include:

  • Large and Medium-Sized Law Firms
  • Small Firms and Solo Practitioners
  • In-House and Other Corporate Counsel
  • Government Agency Lawyers
  • Non-Governmental Public Interest Law
  • Prosecutors and Public Defenders
  • Private Criminal Defense
  • JD Advantage Jobs
  • Contract (Freelance) Lawyering
  • Judges, Mediators, and Arbitrators
  • Judicial Law Clerks
  • Legal Academic Jobs

Other chapters address lawyer happiness, the rapidly changing face of the legal profession due to technology and other forces, the division between litigation and transactional law, and the top-50 legal specialty areas.

Together, the authors have received more than thirty awards for teaching and research, and have written extensively about law students and lawyers in books such as 1L of a Ride (McClurg), A Lawyer Writes (Coughlin), and The Happy Lawyer (Levit).

Career As a Lawyer: What They Do, How to Become One, and What the Future Holds!

By Brian Rogers

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (72 pages)

Career As a Lawyer: What They Do, How to Become One, and What the Future Holds!
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A career as a lawyer is an exciting one! But do you really know what it takes to become one? This book takes you inside the career and shows you the day and the life of a lawyer. Inside you’ll learn what they do, what training is required, what the future holds, and how you can become one!

The Education of a Lawyer: Essential Skills and Uncommon Advice for Building a Successful Career

By Gary Muldoon

American Bar Association
Paperback (214 pages)

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This book is a delightful read that provides invaluable advice about the practice of law. Written for aspiring and young attorneys, the book is a font of wisdom on a range of topics: legal writing, speaking, handling clients, staying current on the law, and managing all the relationships typically encountered by lawyers.

Derived from the author's decades of experience as a lawyer and teacher, the book is filled with stories and telling anecdotes. Some are hilarious, some are cautionary, but nearly all contain a nugget of practical insight that readers can apply to their own practice. Decidedly original and consistently entertaining, The Education of a Lawyer will make readers laugh, think, and nod in recognition. And most importantly, it will help readers to become better lawyers.

Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers -- and Seize Success

By Dr. Dawn Graham

AMACOM
Released: 2018-06-26
Hardcover (288 pages)

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Don’t settle . . . SUCCEED in the right career! Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? In the wrong profession? An industry that just isn’t a fit? Get unstuck! Land a new career—one you’re genuinely passionate about. Switchers helps you realize that dream. Written by celebrated career coach and psychologist Dr. Dawn Graham, the book provides proven strategies that will get you where you want to go. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won’t work for you. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out. The book reveals how to:

  • Understand the concerns of hiring managers—and think like they do
  • Craft a resume that catches their attention within six seconds
  • Spotlight transferable skills that companies covet
  • Rebrand yourself—aligning your professional identity with your new aspirations
  • Reach decision-makers by recruiting “ambassadors” from within your network
  • Nail interviews by turning tough questions to your advantage
  • Convince skeptical employers to shelve their assumptions and take a chance on you
  • Negotiate a competitive salary and benefits package—even as a “newbie” to the field Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches.

Packed with psychological insights, practical exercises, and inspiring success stories, Switchers helps you leap over obstacles and into a whole new field. Want to pull off the most daring—and fulfilling—career move of your life? Read Switchers.

Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney's Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love

By Lee Holcomb

Authority Publishing
Paperback (198 pages)

Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love
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There's a widely held belief among female attorneys that to succeed professionally they must become a partner in a law firm or a general counsel at a large company. But why? Many female attorneys will have as much (if not more) happiness and success with a less traditional job: one that's less stressful, allows for more time to spend with their families, or provides more opportunities to work on meaningful projects. Lifestyle Lawyer addresses the special challenges and opportunities female attorneys face in this new legal environment, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers 2nd Edition

By Valerie A. Fontaine

National Association for Law Placement
Paperback (397 pages)

The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers 2nd Edition
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Search consultant Valerie Fontaine shares proven secrets for success in a changing legal marketplace. Unlike the many books addressed to law students and new lawyers, Fontaine's book is meant for lawyers at all stages of their careers-including partners-and for lawyers who want to position themselves for success within their current organization as well as lawyers seeking a transition. This substantially revised second edition includes extensive commentary on continuing changes in the way law is being practiced today.

LinkedIn for Lawyers: Profiles, Job Search, Networking, Ethics, and Etiquette

By Shauna C. Bryce

Independently published
Paperback (98 pages)

LinkedIn for Lawyers: Profiles, Job Search, Networking, Ethics, and Etiquette
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LinkedIn® is the top way to establish a free, professional online presence targeted toward your legal career goals.Understand the power of LinkedIn® for lawyers (and law students), as well as how to harness that power. The increased visibility and creditability of a great LinkedIn® profile can lead to:Job opportunities (especially for stealth job seekers)Professional connectionsEdge in the hiring processIndustry recognitionPotential clientsGreat, great book with the right combination of theory, how to, and tips. I could sit down at the computer with this, and with almost no prior familiarity with LinkedIn®, put together a sophisticated profile with ease. ~ Former BigLaw partnerDefine And Promote “The Business Of You”“LinkedIn® For Lawyers” is an in-depth resource that explains the theory behind an outstanding LinkedIn® profile and gives you step-by-step instructions to implement that theory in real life situations. LinkedIn® for Lawyers, not only helps senior-level attorneys, it also helps rising attorneys and law school students avoid pitfalls that can derail their careers, and set themselves for success both in the job search and for the long haul.By the end of this book, you should be confident about:Create and navigate your LinkedIn® profile.Make changes to your profile.Understand factors to consider before making changes to your profile.Adapt information from your master career portfolio for use on LinkedIn®.Have a profile that protects employer and client confidences, while being “findable” and attractive to potential employers, clients, recruiters, and others offering job, career development, and business building opportunities.Make connections and participate in LinkedIn® groups.Special challenges and issues facing attorneys using LinkedIn® and other social media.

Entertainment Careers for Lawyers (Career Series / American Bar Association)

By William D. Henslee

American Bar Association
Paperback (169 pages)

Entertainment Careers for Lawyers (Career Series / American Bar Association)
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Entertainment law is a popular area of study for law students and a desired career path for practitioners. Yet the glamor of working with actors, production companies, musicians, writers, and others to create works of art comes with long hours, hard work, and fierce competition for jobs. Entertainment Careers for Lawyers, Third Edition, will dispel many of the myths surrounding the practice and help lawyers and law students gain an understanding of the realities of entertainment law.

The Unhappy Lawyer: A Roadmap to Finding Meaningful Work Outside of the Law

By Monica Parker

Brand: Sphinx Publishing
Released: 2008-07-01
Paperback (240 pages)

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"Parker has done an outstanding job of demystifying how any lawyer can make the transition into a new career that offers more potential for success and more importantly, personal satisfaction."
- Don E. Hutcheson, Author, Don't Waste Your Talent: The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering What You Do Best

The Unhappy Lawyer will help you uncover exciting alternative careers with a unique step-by-step program that will make you feel like you have your very own career coach. With chapters containing real letters from lawyers who are desperate to leave the practice of law, tales from lawyers who have shut the door on their legal careers, and powerful exercises, The Unhappy Lawyer provides a witty, no-nonsense roadmap for finding and pursuing engaging work outside of the law.

The Unhappy Lawyer will show you, step-by-step, how to:

  • Figure out what you really want from your work and life
  • Discover several career possibilities that excite you
  • Immerse yourself in career possibilities that allow you to use your natural talents
  • And much, much more.

The Unhappy Lawyer provides you with the escape route you are seeking. This book helps you ask and answer the hard questions about what you really want from your work and life and will help you successfully pursue your career goals.

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up

By Lisa M. Gerry

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHILDRENS
Released: 2017-03-14
Paperback (256 pages)

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up
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Who says adults can't have fun? This book explores 100 of the coolest, wackiest, and most amazing jobs and careers out there, from astronaut to zookeeper, ice cream taster to game maker.
 
Jam-packed with inspiration, hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts, and more, this new book in the popular "100 Things" series is a great way to get kids thinking creatively about career paths and excited about their futures!

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