The Education of a Lawyer provides invaluable advice about the practice of law. Written for aspiring and young attorneys, the book is a font of wisdom on a range of topics: legal writing, speaking, handling clients, staying current on the law, and managing all the relationships typically...
The Education of a Lawyer provides invaluable advice about the practice of law. Written for aspiring and young attorneys, the book is a font of wisdom on a range of topics: legal writing, speaking, handling clients, staying current on the law, and managing all the relationships typically encountered by lawyers.
Derived from the author’s decades of experience as a lawyer and teacher, the book is filled with stories and telling anecdotes. Some are hilarious, some are cautionary, but nearly all contain a nugget of practical insight that readers can apply to their own practice.
Specific topics include:
- How to speak effectively to any type of group
- Techniques to polish your writing and create more useful legal documents and correspondence
- Manage relationships with judges, opposing counsel, your local legal community, and clients
- How to stay current on the law
- Improve your legal skills throughout your career
Decidedly original and consistently entertaining, The Education of a Lawyer will make readers laugh, think, and nod in recognition. And most importantly, it will help readers to become better lawyers.
Praise for The Education of a Lawyer
“Gary has distilled his decades of legal experience into a concise work that's full of sound advice and good humor. He makes a persuasive case that success in the practice of law is a deliberate accumulation of good habits, from court appearances to office supplies. His wisdom and candor on each of these topics will point you in the right direction.”
-Matthew Butterick, author of Typography for Lawyers
“Gary Muldoon has written an impressive book that will benefit both law students and practicing lawyers. He addresses the law school experience, the pursuit of employment, advocacy skills, and the need for maintaining a balanced life. The book is funny, concise, and filled with wisdom. Most importantly, Muldoon teaches that civility, respect, and adherence to ethical standards are critical to success.”
-Robert Klonoff, Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School