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Book review By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, November 2014 A review of The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Decker.
Gary A. Rosen, Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein, Oxford University Press, 2012, 307+xv pages By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, September 2014 Gary Rosen’s biography of copyright and perennial plaintiff Ira B Arnstein presents the perspectives of panel judges Leonard Hand, Jerome Frank, and Charles Clark as they wrestled with the right to summary judgment for a poor plaintiff’s case.
Book review By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2014 A review of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb By Sandra Blake Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Reviewer Sandra Blake shares her thoughts on this must-read book.
Book review: Careers in IP law: Avenues and Opportunities By Sophie Yanling Jiang Intellectual Property, February 2014 The first of two reviews of the ABA's Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities, April 2013, from the perspectives of a new attorney and an experienced supervising attorney.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, February 2014 Committee member Sandra Blake reviews this recent release.
Rebels at the Bar, by Jill Norgren By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, February 2014 Committee member Cindy Galway Buys reviews this thought-provoking book.
Book Review: Defending Jacob by William Landay By Jessica Durkin Young Lawyers Division, October 2013 The reviewer contends the twist-filled conclusion, professional ethical dilemmas, and the “murder gene” debate could ignite several lively book club discussions.
Lean In encourages women to step up to the plate By Natalie Lorenz Women and the Law, June 2013 Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, is an excellent way to start conversation about the issues women face in their legal careers.
View from the Chair By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, February 2013 A review of the book, The Joy of Not Working, A book for the retired, unemployed and overworked, by Ernie J. Zelinski
Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Ellison By Angela Evans Administrative Law, May 2012 This book transforms the valuable lesson that you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar into a powerful, practical, and useful tool.
Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Ellison By Angela Evans Women and the Law, March 2012 This book transforms the valuable lesson that you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar into a powerful, practical, and useful tool.
Managing expectations—Ours (The lawyers) and theirs (The clients) By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, September 2011 The book, The New Lawyer, How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law, can serve as a starting place for any lawyer wishing to examine where she fits into the conflict resolution continuum.
Editor’s column: Lawyer as peacemakers practicing holistic problem-solving law By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2010 “Holistic problem-solving law” may be something new or it simply may be putting a title on what many of us have done for years.
Justice Albie Sachs’ book: The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law Diversity Leadership Council, June 2010 A description of the memoir by Justice Albie Sachs, who in 1994 was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela.
Book review: Author offers hope for better end-of-life care By Enid Kempe Elder Law, April 2010 Last Rights gives us a sense that with attainable changes in law and policy, medical training, and hospital habits, a better end-of-life experience can be made available to those who are gradually dying.
Hiring and Firing: A new book By Stanley J. Dale Labor and Employment Law, September 2009 Print copies of law books still are being published, and some good ones at that. One example is the recently released book, Hiring and Firing. Written by Frances Kulka Browne and Lauren Reiter Brody, this treatise covers in 12 chapters virtually every conceivable matter that could arise under the rubric of employment law.
Book review By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. and Hon. Daniel T. Gillespie Bench and Bar, June 2009 Lincoln scholar Douglas L. Wilson has penned a fascinating account of our sixteenth President’s extraordinary ability to communicate with the written word.
Less is more: Lessons from BLINK By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, April 2009 The book, BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING, was published in 2005 and asks the questions: How valid is a first impression? What factors are considered? How often (who has time?) do we even think about how we think?
Illinois Justice - The Scandal of 1969 and the Rise of John Paul Stevens by Professor Kenneth A. Manaster with a foreword by Justice Stevens, published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001, 317 pages. By Hon. Michael Jordan Bench and Bar, February 2009 Illinois Justice, by law professor Kenneth A. Manaster, is a must-read for anyone interested in Illinois court history.
A book review and personal recommendation By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2009 A review of the book EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, by Lynne Truss.
Less is more: Lessons from BLINK By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2009 BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING is about thinking in new ways about how we think. How valid is a first impression? What factors are considered? How often (who has time?) do we even think about how we think.
Books Employee Benefits, December 2008 For 50 years, GM stood at or near the top of the Fortune 500. In its heyday, it was the symbol of American industry.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2008 “My teacher in first grade said that long ago people used to believe all kinds of things, because they didn’t know any better. Like you shouldn’t take a bath, because it could make you sick.
Difficult Conversations—Applying the principles from the best-selling book to the practice of law By Kim L. Kirn Women and the Law, October 2008 The practice of law is filled with difficult conversations: telling someone who has been severely injured that their case is worth less than they think; explaining child custody rules to a divorcing spouse; and explaining to the senior partner who hired you why you have decided to leave your law firm.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, August 2008 “The past is always with us, Laurel…It’s a part of us we can’t ignore or abandon. And it’s not always easy to keep it behind us, where it belongs.”
Book review By Julie Brothers Young Lawyers Division, August 2008 I don’t like reading legal books outside of work. For me, it feels like homework, which is inherently a bad thing.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, June 2008 Clay Carter, a bright young litigator in the Office of the Public Defender in Washington D.C., always dreamed of a better job.
Book review By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Bench and Bar, May 2008 The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin, Doubleday, 2007.