$olo Contendere: How to Go Directly From Law School into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job
A Must-Read for Every Law Student and New Lawyer
"Lawyers don't need jobs. All we really need is work - we need clients to pay us for what we do." Addressing the issue of disillusioned new attorneys in a shrinking marketplace, law professor and trial attorney Marc Garfinkle shows how a newly admitted attorney can go into practice without any experience. Preaching a gospel of defensive practice, he offers warnings, tips, tricks of the trade, and some of those things that "all lawyers know." "Know your stuff and know your depth," he says. "Don't take cases that two or more lawyers have worked on before you." He warns about problematic clients, and shows how to withdraw safely from a case. He warns against having the only known copy of a document. He tells how to make a business plan, how to get work from lawyers, how to build a good reputation. Informational and inspirational, easy to read and brimming with the author's enthusiasm for his subject, this book is a blueprint for success for the new lawyer and any lawyer who is out to make a living without getting a job.
About the Author:
Marc Garfinkle is a civil and criminal trial lawyer with over thirty years of experience. He is also Adjunct Professor of Persuasion and Advocacy at Seton Hall Law School and teaches for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Marc is a past Chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court District VB Attorney Ethics Committee, and is the Public Defender in Livingston, NJ.
Paperback. 149 pages. 2010.