A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer

Authors: Hegland, Kenney F. / Bennett, Paul D.
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2012
  • Publication Date: March 20th, 2012
  • ISBN: 9780314278791
  • Subject: Career Success
  • Series: Short & Happy Guides
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This is a friendly and helpful companion for clinical students and new lawyers as they venture forth. In 115 pages, the book covers topics from solving problems and telling stories, to coping with lies and mistakes, interviewing and counseling clients, investigating and negotiating cases, writing legal memos, making oral arguments, trying lawsuits, and other necessary lawyering skills. Kenney Hegland introduced many to legal education with The Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell. Paul Bennett is a well-known clinician. this title is a wonderful review of the trees and a needed overview of the forest. It’s quite readable: short and happy, quick and funny.