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New and Notable Books Spotlight

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January/February 2009 Issue | Volume 35 Number 1 | Page 17

New and Notable Books Spotlight

The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer, 5th Edition , by Gary A. Munneke and Ellen Wayne (ABA, 2008).

This best-selling guide has been updated to address the needs of today’s law students, who seek both career satisfaction and a healthy life balance. Its four parts address planning, assessment, searching and the marketplace, with advice on how to get from start to finish in the career choice process; assess your personal and professional skills; successfully study and evaluate the market; and utilize a step-by-step guide for your job search.

Visit www.ababooks.org for details.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Governing Your Firm by Arthur G. Greene ( ABA, 2008). This is a practical resource for firms that want to improve client service and at the same time improve the working environment for lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the climate of the law firm, boost morale and effectively manage the firm. Topics range from leadership and partnership issues to the basics of running the office. Included is a CD-ROM with more than 25 model forms, agreements, worksheets, questionnaires, policy forms and more.

Visit www.ababooks.org for details.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel by John C. Tredennick. This comprehensive guidebook is uniquely designed to help lawyers improve their efficiency and increase their productivity with the most common spreadsheet software on the market. Regardless of your practice area, this book demonstrates how lawyers can specifically use Excel 2003 and 2007 for calculating, sorting, filtering and charting data that is crucial to case management and client relations.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007 by Ben Schorr. This is the only guide written specifically for lawyers to help you be more productive, more efficient and more successful. More than just e-mail, Outlook is also a powerful task, contact and scheduling manager that will improve your practice. From helping you log and track phone calls, meetings and correspondence to archiving closed case material in one easy-to-store location, this book unlocks the secrets of “underappreciated” features that you will use every day.

Order at www.ababooks.org.