21st Century Solicitor by Steve Weiner
How to Make a Real Impact as a Junior Commercial Lawyer

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...Weiner's pledge way back on page one not to "be like the other books" and "repeat what marketing departments in law firms say" has long since been broken.
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This candid, no-nonsense guide to excelling as a commercial lawyer offers a frank and forthright look at the modern solicitors' profession. The book advises those who seek to make a career out of commercial lawyering, and it goes far beyond the common-sense guidance found in other current texts. This is an honest and up-to-the-minute look at how to succeed early on in the profession, written by a UK lawyer who offers a unique combination of experience as a practitioner, trainer, and law firm voyeur. 21st-Century Solicitor takes into account the vast changes that the profession has undergone during the past few years. No longer is success in the law dependent on technical aptitude alone. While good solicitors undoubtedly have to be able to understand and apply the law, to achieve success they must also master a range of what used to be called 'soft skills.' Taking this into account, the book explores every facet of what makes a modern, successful solicitor, concentrating in particular on personal branding and recognizing the importance of self-awareness when working in a law firm. Combining humor with pragmatism, it surfs lightly through theory, concentrating on practical and easily accessible hints and tips for young solicitors wanting to make a positive lasting impression from day one.
 

About Steve Weiner

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Steve Weiner was born in Wisconsin, studies writing at the University of California and went on to study film animation. His first novel was published in eight countries to wide acclaim and shortlisted for Canada's prestigious Giller Prize. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
Published October 24, 2011 by Hart Publishing. 184 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Alex Aldridge on Mar 21 2012

...Weiner's pledge way back on page one not to "be like the other books" and "repeat what marketing departments in law firms say" has long since been broken.

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