February 18, 2021

ABA book helps new lawyers build interpersonal and psychological skills

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2021 – A new book from the American Bar Association, “A Civility-Based Model For New Lawyers: Understanding Your Moral Compass, Interpersonal Skills, and Ethical Inventory before Practicing Law,” challenges new lawyers to view themselves through the lens of their colleagues and clients and to take notice of the basic behavioral norms that are the basis of a successful practice.

The book stresses the critical behavioral qualities that will help or hinder lawyers’ ability to credibly undertake the client’s issues. Hiring partners will also find this book useful in mentoring their new hires. Mastering these interpersonal skills and understanding the issues discussed in the book will lead to a rewarding career and enhanced civility.

About the Author:

James H. Fierberg spent 40 years as a commercial litigator in Massachusetts and Florida. A graduate of Boston State College and Western New England University School of Law, he also served as a Florida Supreme Court-certified civil mediator and law professor for more than a decade. Throughout his career, Fierberg focused on the critical task of mentoring new lawyers, many of whom have gone on to have successful careers. He retired in 2015 and continues to work as a consultant and as a teacher at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College.

Title:     “A Civility-Based Model For New Lawyers: Understanding Your Moral Compass, Interpersonal Skills, and Ethical Inventory before Practicing Law

Publisher: ABA Publishing

Pages: 256

Product Code: 1620804

ISBN: 978164105830

Size: 6x9

Binding: Paperback and eBook

Price:  $59.95

Orders: 800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Francine Bennett-Beasley at Francine.Bennett@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Francine Bennett-Beasley, ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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