Friday, April 7, 2017

How to Master the Art of Practicing Law

My latest book, The Art of Practicing Law:  A Practical Guide for Lawyers, fills the gap between the critical skills taught in traditional law school courses and the additional skills and attributes that are needed to be highly effective as a lawyer.  The book is written for lawyers who want to master the art of practicing law, whether they are in private practice, in government agency practice, or working in-house for a business corporation or a non-profit organization.

Practical guidance, with illustrative examples, is provided on these topics: 
  • Building trust in professional relationships
  • Communicating effectively with clients, colleagues and other people
  • Creating and maintaining solid relationships with clients and serving their best interests
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Dealing with difficult people without becoming adversarial
  • The art of negotiation
  • The keys to effective advocacy
  • Case themes and storytelling in civil lawsuits
  • Taking effective depositions
  • Working with expert witnesses
  • Making the most of mediation as an alternative to litigation
  • Handling ethical challenges
  • Representing clients wholeheartedly without compromising personal morality or integrity
  • Maintaining personal well-being
The book can be purchased from Amazon by clicking on this link.