The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering

The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering

  • ISBN: 9781627220019
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ISBN: 978-1-62722-001-9
Product Code: 1620554
October 2014, 299 pages, 6 x 9
Hardcover with Dustjacket

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"The Practice is the most relevant and important book since Jay Foonberg’s How to Start and Build a Law Practice."
-- Philly Law Blog

As its title suggests, The Practice delivers brutal truths about lawyers and lawyering in Tannebaum’s slightly snarky—but always honest—signature style. Whether you...

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Steven Rosenthal Dec 1, 2014 Report Abuse
Brian hits the nail squarely on the head with his advice on how to be a lawyer and operate a law practice. While the practice of law can be boring topic to most, Brian keeps the reader entertained by tackling complex topics with concise and practical solutions that any attorney would be well advised to follow. As an alumni of New York City BigLaw and current owner of a private practice, I can personally attest to the validity of his advice and have even started to implement new procedures into my practice which have already made my office more efficient. This is really a must read for any attorney at any level and any size practice.
A Jordan Rushie Oct 29, 2014 Report Abuse
I opened up my law firm in 2012, and it's been relatively successful. Before opening, I read just about every single book about the practice of law. The only one that stood out was Jay Foonberg's "How to Start and Build a Law Practice." The rest of the books just rehashed Foonberg's material, or explained stuff that was mostly useless. Like how to start a Twitter account, and how I should consider social media for marketing purposes. Modern, but not all that helpful... This morning "The Practice" showed up on my desk. I was originally just going to read the forward, and a chapter or two, but after I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I read it cover to cover in one day, between court hearings and then in a coffee shop. Here are my thoughts... You know when you read something and it reshapes the way you see and understand things? That was is this book. The Practice is the best, most relevant, and most important book anyone has written since Jay Foonberg's 'How to Start and Grow a Law Practice.' It should be required reading material for every law student and practicing lawyer. I actually enjoyed reading it, and I am going to read it again. I've already added it to my reference library, and I will probably keep a copy of it in my briefcase. If i had to summarize, The Practice is how great (not "good" or "okay") lawyers think and act. It's unique because this is is the first time someone has written that knowledge down. The Practice addresses the most important aspects of lawyering - how to think long term, how to grow as a lawyer, and how to actually become great (not just okay) at what you do. It's about how to develop yourself as a true professional, the type of lawyer who is respected by their peers, the community, and even their adversaries. The type of lawyer who isn't afraid to decline representation they aren't competent to handle, even if it means a few less dollars at the end of the month. The type of lawyer who is actually worth hiring, and l
David Lorenzo Oct 21, 2014 Report Abuse
Brian Tannebaum offers a raw and sometimes cynical blueprint for the business of law in his book titled The Practice. Although one may not always agree with Tannebaum’s opinion, it is obvious he is speaking from experience, not theory. There are many failed lawyers offering practice management advice, and it would be easy to ignore yet another “20-year practitioner” attempting to be the wise old man. Ignoring this book however would be a HUGE mistake. Tannebaum’s guidance is spot-on, cuts through the crap and speaks directly to the issues facing law firm owners. Buy this book, go page by page, and implement the guidance it contains. If enough lawyers do this it will not only make for a more successful profession, it will also make for a happier environment within which to serve clients.
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