This month, LawyerAvenue Press published Martin Grayson’s How to Litigate: The Crash Course for Trial Counsel. It follows his highly acclaimed earlier work, The View From the First Chair. In addition, we produced a new series of short, video tutorials based on Grayson’s new book. Available on YouTube, the 10-episode series — called How to Litigate — offers Grayson’s insights on everything from Depositions and courtroom bullies to the Verdict. Both the book and the videos offer fresh insight into the litigation process and the art of the lawsuit, offering a perspective that isn’t taught in law school, and giving new associates (and law students) a better sense of trial preparation and the psychology of a trial lawyer.
Archive for April, 2012
LawyerAvenue Press is proud to announce the publication of our newest title: From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job: Winning Job Search Strategies for Entry-Level Attorneys, by Richard Hermann.
Published in January, it’s one of the fastest selling titles on the law school circuit, and this week the book received one of its strongest endorsement from the folks at www.TheGirlsGuidetoLawSchool.com. Here’s a partial review:
” … Have you ever sat next to a stranger at a dinner party who seemed to know EVERYTHING about a particular topic, and could generate all kinds of great ideas seemingly off the top of his head? Well, Richard Hermann, the author of the new book, From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market is probably one of those people. He’s got tons of ideas for law students and recent graduates looking for that first legal job — it’s almost overwhelming how many, in fact!
From Lemons to Lemonade starts by talking in detail about the “untapped legal job market,” which includes things such as JD-preferred jobs, “hidden” jobs that aren’t necessarily advertised but can be uncovered with some due diligence, and less commonly considered options, including small town lawyering and teaching outside of law schools. This section is almost 90 pages, so it’s the rare job seeker who won’t come away with some new ideas about where to look.
From there, Hermann moves into the nuts and bolts of a job search: understanding what a potential employer’s looking for, dissecting a job ad and figuring out if it make sense to apply, and avoiding common mistakes. He then moves into tactics that are useful for relatively inexperienced job applicants: ways to inexpensively enhance your credentials, how to differentiate yourself from the competition, and suggestions for emphasizing the positive aspects of your application while downplaying negative aspects (for example, a lack of experience!).
Finally, From Lemons to Lemonade contains a truly useful set of appendices (alone worth the price of the book), with lists of legal networking organizations, credential-building programs, options for JD-related work, and specialized legal job-hunting resources.
Hermann tells it like it is, and some of his advice might be difficult to accept initially. If, however, [your students] are open to advice, and willing to put in the necessary time to execute steps that require actual research and effort, I think it’s the rare legal job seeker who won’t find something useful and enlightening in From Lemons to Lemonade.”
Lemons to Lemonade is available here at LawyerAvenue Press and at www.Amazon.com.