Be a Better Lawyer: A Short Guide to a Long Career

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-07-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This book will help you assess your legal career and pinpoint what you might want to change. It will then assist you in determining how to make those changes. This is a self-help book, but it is a different kind of self-help book.

The exercises in the first portion of this book will help you take an in-depth look at your current career. Are you happy? What steps do you need to take to be more successful, feel more fulfilled. You will create a plan that can be implemented immediately to set goals, attack the areas you want to improve, and reach a satisfying resolution.

Looking towards the future, this book surveys and helps you acknowledge professional realities; such as changes in the technological landscape, ups and downs in the stock market, the impact new legislation can have on your legal practice. This text will demonstrate that life's uncertainties will be less stressful if you do everything possible to increase your value right now and make a plan to continue increasing that value as you consider the future.

Dare to make adjustments to your present and future goals and plans. You will not be able to foresee exactly what life will throw your way, but with this book as your guide, you will acquire the tools and methods to increase your knowledge of the current state of law and how it can impact your career.

Author Biography

After many years of practicing in a firm and in a large Solo practice, Eleanor Southers now offers Professional Legal Coaching. As a trusted, experienced attorney whose only agenda is to help those in the legal profession define and achieve their goals, she has committed herself to this practice.

She centers her work in Santa Cruz , California but can provide service to attorneys anywhere in the United States through phone or skype. For more information go to her website

Eleanor is involved in giving seminars, writing articles and contributing to the California State Bar as an advisor on the Solo and Small Firm Executive committee for the past 8 years. She is active in the Women Rainmakers and supports all attorneys in reaching their highest potential while finding contentment in what they do.

What even is more valuable to attorneys is to use her blog, www.professionallegalcoaching.com where each week she gives hints, tips and assignments to make you a better lawyer.

Her book,
How to Be a Better Lawyer: A Short Guide to a Long Career is out. Go to the ABA Store and click on books and put in the title. You will be glad you did.

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