The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law

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American Bar Association, Jan 1, 2006 - Law - 135 pages
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This collection of essays written by The Curmudgeon, offers practical, honest and you need to know this advice for surviving and thriving in a law firm. The book covers the basics of law practice and law firm etiquette, from doing effective research and writing to dressing for success, dealing with staff and clients and building a law practice. Concise, humorous and full of valuable (albeit curmudgeonly) insight, this is a must-read for every newly minted law school graduate or new lawyer.
  

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Best for young law school graduates who might actually practice law and who have never held a full-time job before. Read full review

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Contents

A Memorandum from a Curmudgeon
1
How to Fail as an Associate
9
What They Didnt Tell You in Law School
29
The Curmudgeonly Secretary
41
The Curmudgeons Law Dictionary
53
Seven Hours Locked in a Room
59
The Curmudgeon Argues
81
Dress for Success
93
How to Enter Time So That Clients Will Pay for It
95
The Curmudgeon on Couth
101
The Curmudgeon on Clients
117
The Curmudgeons Guide to Building a Practice
125
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