Thursday, May 26, 2016

5 New Books Every Lawyer Should Be Reading


Whether you are trying to keep up to date with the legal industry, learning how to improve yourself as a lawyer, or simply just reading for fun, there are plenty of new law related books for you to explore! This week, we have rounded up the top 5 new-release reads that were most interesting.

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford, two bay area locals, have come together to make an 8 week guide about how to lead a more joyful practice through mindfulness and meditation, "created by lawyers for lawyers." This guide includes simple meditation techniques, discussion of scientific research on the effects of medicine and it's benefits, practical tools for tracking meditation and progress, and so much more! So, check it out and see how you can start learning to enjoy your practice even more today.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

After Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an internet sensation with the Notrious RBG Tumblr, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik were inspired to write a biography about her major influence on society and accomplishments while at the same time being relevant to the times and entertaining. If you're looking for a fun and informative read, this is a great pick!

Without a Doubt

The O.J. Simpson trial has been consistently analyzed across all media outlets since the day it began, and don't assume that even after nearly a decade it will stop. In Without a Doubt, written by Marcia Clark, the main prosecutor in the case herself, and Teresa Carpenter go even more in-depth into the case than has been done before; recounting the trial proceedings and evidence from the trail, overall explaining her case, and adding in details about her private life before and after everything. If the you're a follower of the O.J. case, this is definitely a book you should pick up.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

This book written by Bryan Stevenson, who "founded the Equal Justice Initiave, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate need; the poor, wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system." Just Mercy is a biography about the young lawyer's life and his major involvement in the justice system, mentioned by many to be as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird. If you're looking for a book that will open your eyes to what is happening with the American justice system, this is a great choice.

Making your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges

"In their professional lives courtroom lawyers must do these two things well: speak persuasively and write persuasively." This book written by two major political influncers,  Antonin Scalia and Bran A. Garner, acts as a guide for both new and experienced attorneys. It covers topics on how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument, the art of brief-writing, and what it takes to succeed in an oral argument. Making your Case is a great read for both the novice and experienced legal professionals!

And there you have it! The top 5 new law related book releases we think are worth a read. Have you stumbled upon any other good books recently? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted by Marissa Vessels on Thursday May 26, 2016 0 Comments

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