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New ABA book guides young lawyers to career success


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New ABA book guides young lawyers to career success

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, June 23, 2014 – Recent law school grads spend so much time preparing for the bar exam that they often ignore the crucial months that follow. “How to Achieve Success After the Bar Exam” guides freshly minted graduates as they make the crucial transition from student to lawyer. Through week-by-week activities and practical advice, this book helps new lawyers define their career vision, seek out networking opportunities, demonstrate their value to potential clients, develop accountability and think like a businessperson. “How to Achieve Success After the Bar Exam” helps young lawyers:

  • Create an eight-week action plan to jump-start their legal career
  • Become the CEO of their life
  • Build a network and forge alliances
  • Develop professional expertise
  • Learn the basics of law practice management
  • Understand how to work with future clients
  • Learn the business aspects of law, including marketing and profitability
  • Plan strategically for the future

“How to Achieve Success After the Bar Exam” is by Joan R. M. Bullock, associate dean for teaching and faculty development and an inaugural pro­fessor of law at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando. 

The ABA Law Practice Division (LP) is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LP has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.

Title:                              How to Achieve Success After the Bar Exam”
Publisher:                    ABA Law Practice Division
Product Code:             5110732
ISBN:                           978-1-61438-183-9
Size:                            8.5 x 11”
Price:                           $89.95
Orders:                        800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Lindsay Dawson at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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