“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

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Books to inspire your marketing efforts

booksThere are a lot of good books out there for learning how to network, build client relationships, and market one's self. And I’ve read most of them. But very very few of these books are specific to us lawyers—which is one of the reasons I wrote Juggling the Big 3.

As a lawyer, we tend to feel as though we work within an idiosyncratic profession—we are valued and rewarded for our intellect—and not cut from the same cloth as, for example, management consultants and sales people. (Did I actually use that four-letter word “sell” in the same sentence as “lawyer”?) Further, lawyers (at least in private practice) work on the basis of billable hours, which means time spent on “other” endeavors can feel like time wasted… and only fellow lawyers (who understand this difficulty) can advise on how to “juggle” networking and marketing with the unique demands of a legal career.

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More associates want to make partner

Law societyAccording 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.)

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Stocking Stuffer: Recommendation of Juggling the Big 3

christmas stockingLike many of us (especially lawyers working furiously to a client deadline), have you waited until the last minute to get your Christmas shopping done? If so, and if someone on your list is a lawyer (or in the business of law), and especially if he or she is an aspiring partner, Juggling the Big 3 might just be the ticket. (Granted, you must be careful, because a book on "how to succeed" might not send the right message, particularly if it's a gift for your partner/spouse/loved one and you've been hinting at their career deficiencies...) 

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Book review: Know thyself - in Managing Partner

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Juggling the Big 3 for Lawyers is “…[a] thorough and easily readable professional manual…Any businessperson would do well to have a copy…the book’s premise could hardly be more timely.”

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Book review: Times Online

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The Times, September 2009

“…this book tells you all you need to know about how to get on…the accent is American, the thoroughness Germanic.”

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