June 08, 2017

New ABA book offers career insights and life lessons from women lawyers

CHICAGO, June 8, 2017 — “Her Story: Lessons in Success from Lawyers Who Live It is a powerful and uplifting compilation of personal essays about achieving success while juggling the curveballs of life and career advancement with strength and grace. The collection takes the reader along on the diverse personal journeys of women who have overcome personal challenges to forge careers befitting their own definitions of success. “Her Story” defines success not as a one-size-fits-all proposition, but rather, a myriad of individual stories of fulfilled women.

The book is divided into eight chapters with topics on developing a plan for success, gaining momentum, keeping values straight, building endurance, maintaining perspective, getting back up, and finally, going the distance. Each chapter ends with provocative questions for personal reflection or discussion in a book club, roundtable, or meeting setting.

“Her Story: Lessons in Success and Lawyers Who Live It” was edited by Teresa M. Beck, Jacqueline Mecchella Bushwack, and Shayna M. Steinfeld.

Title:                Her Story: Lessons in Success and Lawyers Who Live It

Publisher:        ABA Section of Litigation/First Chair Press

Pages:             312

Product Code: 5310455

ISBN:               978-1-63425-758-9

Size:                6 x 9 paperback

Price:               $36.95

Orders:            800-285-2221 or shop.americanbar.org

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Meg Spisich at Meg.Spisich@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Meg Spisich, ABA Section of Litigation, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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