“This book tells you all you need to know about how to get on.” The Times
“Relatively few books have been written with assistant solicitors in mind, about how to succeed at the business of being a lawyer… fewer still have devised a programme for so doing that runs alongside a book. This book does both.”Law Society (The Law Management Section)
5 star rating HR Magazine
According to a YouGov (UK) survey completed last year, more lawyers (in comparison from 2008 to 2009) want to be promoted to partnership—despite the fact that the chances to make partner have dramatically decreased. (The previous figure was 46%, whereas this most recent survey reports that 56% of young lawyers have the ambition of partnership.)
This means an unprecedented competitive market for aspiring partners—fewer positions and more individuals wanting them. The answer (according to Ben Rigby's recent article in The Law Management section of The Law Society): Lawyers need to sharpen their skills and the attributes that will accelerate them to partnership (i.e. cultivate more than just their technical skills). And Juggling the Big 3 can help them to do that!
Ben recommends Juggling the Big 3 as a "practical tool" to help budding partners achieve their goals, as well as an "informal, fresh, and readable" book. He says:
"Overhaus sets out a systematic process [that helps] readers to develop their skill-sets, and encourages them to take responsibility for their own career... The book is methodical and accessible. Relatively few books have been written with assistant solicitors in mind, about how to succeed at the business of being a lawyer, looking at the human side of progressing one’s career within a law firm. Fewer still have devised a programme for so doing that runs alongside a book. This book does both."
Follow Ben's advice and invest in the programme!
Posted on 15/01/2010