Sunday, July 31, 2011

New ABA publication: "Rantings of a Partner ... and Pushback from the Associate"

This book is authored by Bart L. Greenwald, a litigation partner at Louisville's Frost Brown Todd, and is available here from the ABA online bookstore.  The abstract states:

Law firm partners have no shortage of opinions about associates. And associates have plenty to say about working with partners. This new book gives both parties a forum to express their views about the current practice of law. Among the rantings and pushback are invaluable tips and advice for succeeding in a law firm.

Topics include:

  • Research and Writing
  • Mentoring and Development
  • Client Relations and Marketing
  • The Case
  • Office Politics and Etiquette
  • Tips for Success

The issues represented in this book come from partners and associates across the country espousing themes like enjoy your work, give associates meaningful assignments,
teach your associates how to market, and "own" your work.

Some of the material is funny. Some of it is eye-opening. Some of it you will disagree with and dismiss. But all of it can be educational--and can help make you a better lawyer.

Big hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog.


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