Reading List


Ditching Paper? MacSparky to the Rescue

By | Jan.17.14 | 2 Comments

The e-book Paperless, self-published by attorney David Sparks (aka @MacSparky), has won an Apple iBookstore “Best of 2012” award. Okay, so it’s 2014, and I’m a bit late to the parade. But seriously, better late than never: …Continue reading »


New Lawyers: Tips for Honing Interpersonal Skills

By | Jun.11.13 | 2 Comments

In Thrive: A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice, Desiree Moore guides law firm associates through the maze of firm life: the hierarchy, assignments, getting work organized and completed, and generally behaving like a lawyer …Continue reading »

The Reading List

Wise Lawyers Don’t Eat Junk

By | May.01.13 | No Comments

Stop! Put down that maple-drizzled oat-pecan scone and back away, slowly. Now think: Are those 440 empty calories worth of sugar, fat and carbs truly the best way for a lawyer to refuel in the afternoon? …Continue reading »

Book Excerpt

Partnership: It’s Not Just Lawyering Anymore

By | Apr.02.13 | 2 Comments

Law firm professional development director and lawyer Marian Lee has written a wise new book with the advice so many lawyers hunger for—how to thrive in the law firm world. Building Your Ladder: An Associate’s …Continue reading »

The Reading List

Finding Experts and Verifying Their Credentials on the Web

By | Dec.20.12 | 5 Comments

When you’re in need of an expert to serve as a witness in your case, to consult on a special matter, or perhaps even to serve as a speaker at your bar seminar, where do …Continue reading »


Be Younger Next Year

By | Nov.13.12 | No Comments

I wanted to be a lawyer even when I was a little kid, and I was right. I loved the practice. Absolutely loved it. Hell, I loved law school, which is weird. But after 25 …Continue reading »

Excerpt: Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers

Engaging on Twitter: Be a Follower

By | Oct.30.12 | 1 Comment

In his much-anticipated ABA book Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers, Jared Correia says the best use of Twitter, and the one most calculated to drive your practice forward, is to engage with others with whom …Continue reading »


What Not to Talk About On Video

By | Jul.11.12 | No Comments

In his new book, Secrets of Lawyer Video Marketing in the Age of YouTube, trial lawyer Gerry Oginski lays out the dos and don’ts of creating effective videos for your law practice—the kind that compel viewers …Continue reading »

Time Management for Attorneys

The Three-Part Power Hour

By | Jun.21.12 | No Comments

In their best-selling book Time Management for Attorneys: A Lawyer’s Guide to Decreasing Stress, Eliminating Interruptions & Getting Home on Time, Shawn McNalis and Mark Powers offer strategies to manage your scarcest resource. Here, Shawn explains …Continue reading »

The View from the First Chair

Watch Your Courthouse Demeanor

By | May.17.12 | 2 Comments

In this excerpt from his book The View from the First Chair, veteran California defense lawyer Martin L. Grayson offers a crash course on the importance of courthouse demeanor, with tips for always (always) presenting your best …Continue reading »