5 Books Every Lawyer Needs to Read
We advocate for self-driven learning. Even if your university days have come to an end, reading should still be a regularly practice in your lawyer life! Get inspired and have your thinking stimulated by these great books that every lawyer could benefit from:
1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird is a book that explores the story of justice and race in 1930’s America. The main reason why this book is a favourite of lawyers is because Atticus the protagonist’s father is an honourable, selfless, fair man who defends a wrongfully accused man. For many people Atticus is a role model of what a good lawyer should be and would make a good beginning of the year read.
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Did someone say they want to become a partner one day? We’re sure you’ve heard of this book, but it can be helpful to reacquaintance yourself with it if you have big ambitions within your law firm that would require people’s buy in of your potential. Even outside of law life, this book can add tremendous value to those of you who want to more deeply understand and inspire the people around you.
3. Deep Work by Cal Newport
Due to how many daily tasks lawyers have to do it is easy to become distracted and fall into routines. Deep Work looks into the world of people who want to remain focused in a massively distracted world. This book can be transformative for the way you approach your work day!
4. How to Argue and Win Every Time by Gerry Spencer
This book was written by a lawyer and will likely be the most relatable to most lawyers. In How to Argue and Win Every time Spencer focuses on effective communication and faux pas’ most lawyers make.
5. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Caldini
This clarifies the laws of persuasion. Though not written for lawyers, it will likely be very beneficial because persuasion is the basis of practicing law.
Have we missed any other books? Shoot us an email and we’ll be sure to add it to the list – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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