The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law

The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law

by Mark Edward Herrmann

Paperback(2nd Edition)

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The “Curmudgeon” has been practicing law for just a little too long, and he may be too jaded for his own good. Beneath his crusty exterior, however, lies a fount of wisdom. The Curmudgeon knows everything about the legal profession, and now he's updated his previous ABA bestseller for our current times.
This is everything you ever wanted to know about law practice but were afraid to ask. The Curmudgeon offers practical and honest, if blunt, advice for surviving and thriving in a law firm. He tells you what you need to know about billing, managing your assistant, drafting internal memos, dealing with clients, and building your law practice. Read The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law, Second Edition and learn how to make yourself valuable, prove to your firm that you are indispensable, and open the door to opportunity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641054331
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 06/07/2020
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 86,224
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mark Herrmann was a partner at Jones Day when he wrote the original edition of this book, and is now the deputy general counsel of Aon plc.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition Prof. Donald A. Dripps vii

Foreword to the Second Edition David Lat xiii

Chapter 1 How to Write: A Memorandum from a Curmudgeon 3

Chapter 2 How to Fail as an Associate 13

Chapter 3 What They Didn't Tell You in Law School 33

Chapter 4 The Curmudgeonly Assistant 45

Chapter 5 The Curmudgeon's Law Dictionary 57

Chapter 6 Seven Hours Locked in a Room 65

Chapter 7 The Curmudgeon Argues 87

Chapter 8 Dress for Success 99

Chapter 9 How to Enter Time So That Clients Will Pay for It 101

Chapter 10 The Curmudgeon on Couth 107

Chapter 11 The Curmudgeon on Clients 123

Chapter 12 The Curmudgeon's Guide to Building a Practice 131

Afterword to the Second Edition by Mark Herrmann 143

About the Author 163

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