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The Resource The good lawyer : seeking quality in the practice of law, Douglas O. Linder, Nancy Levit

The good lawyer : seeking quality in the practice of law, Douglas O. Linder, Nancy Levit

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The good lawyer : seeking quality in the practice of law
Title
The good lawyer
Title remainder
seeking quality in the practice of law
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Douglas O. Linder, Nancy Levit
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eng
Summary
  • "Every lawyer wants to be a good lawyer. They want to do right by their clients, contribute to the professional community, become good colleagues, interact effectively with people of all persuasions, and choose the right cases. All of these skills and behaviors are important, but they spring from hard-to-identify foundational qualities necessary for good lawyering. After focusing for three years on getting high grades and sharpening analytical skills, far too many lawyers leave law school without a real sense of what it takes to be a good lawyer. In The Good Lawyer, a follow up to their book The Happy Lawyer, law professors Douglas O. Linder and Nancy Levit combine evidence from the latest social science research with numerous engaging accounts of able attorneys at work to explain just what makes a good lawyer. They organize the book around the qualities they see as crucial: courage, empathy, integrity, realism, a strong sense of justice, clarity of purpose, and an ability to transcend emotionalism. But as the authors point out, each one must be apportioned in the right measure, and achieving the right balance is difficult. Lawyers need to know when to empathize and also when to detach; courage without an appreciation of consequences becomes recklessness. And what do you do in tricky situations, where the urge to deceive is high? How can you maintain focus through a mind-taxing (or mind-numbing) project? Every lawyer faces these problems at some point -- they're inherent in the nature of the work-but if properly recognized and approached, they can be overcome. It's not easy being good -- quality is less something one grasps and hangs onto than a goal that requires constant striving and attention -- but this engaging guide will serve as a handbook for any lawyer trying not only to figure out how to respond to difficult situations, but how to become a better -- meaning both more competent and more virtuous -- lawyer"--
  • "Doug Linder and Nancy Levit combine evidence from the latest social science research with numerous engaging accounts of able attorneys at work to explain just what makes a good lawyer -- courage, empathy, integrity, realism, a strong sense of justice, clarity of purpose, and an ability to transcend emotionalism"--
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1951-
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Linder, Douglas O.
Dewey number
340.023
Index
no index present
LC call number
K115
LC item number
.L56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Levit, Nancy
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  • Lawyers
  • Practice of law
  • LAW / General
  • LAW / Legal Profession
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The good lawyer : seeking quality in the practice of law, Douglas O. Linder, Nancy Levit
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
859186528
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780199360239
Lccn
2013040066
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)859186528
Label
The good lawyer : seeking quality in the practice of law, Douglas O. Linder, Nancy Levit
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
859186528
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780199360239
Lccn
2013040066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)859186528

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