6 ABA Books Named “Essential Reading” for Young Lawyers

Vol. 15 No. 9

Last fall, Law360 published a list of “Essential Reading for Young Lawyers” based on a survey of law firm attorneys across the country. Those surveyed were asked: “Aside from the standard law school texts, what books would you recommend to legal greenhorns, and why?” See Eric Hornbeck, “Essential Reading for Young Lawyers,” Law360 (Sept. 29, 2010) (subscription required).

Among the forty-three books that made the list, which include the likes of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Fountainhead, six of the titles are published by the American Bar Association:

Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law
(Section of Litigation)

Anatomy of a Trial 
(2d Ed. forthcoming from the Section of Litigation this summer)

The Federalist Papers 
(ABA Book Publishing)

“Anything Written by Jim McElhaney”
(Trial Notebook, 4th Ed. and McElhaney’s Litigation (Section of Litigation))

The Woman Advocate
(Section of Litigation)

Works by William Shakespeare also made the list of must-reads. And while the cannot boast publishing the Bard himself, the has lawyers covered with Shakespeare for Lawyers: A Practical Guide to Quoting the Bard (ABA Book Publishing).

Give the ABA Web Store another look, and add to these essentials and more to your law library. Many books are discounted for members and Section and Division members.


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