Back in 1988, TIME Magazine highlighted a little-known legal career guide of ours called, Running From the Law: Why Good Lawyers Are Getting Out of the Legal Profession. In fewer than 200 pages, Seattle lawyer/author Deborah Arron shattered conventional wisdom by exploring why the profession was losing its best and brightest. The book went on to become a legal career classic, and is still influencing lawyers. More than 20 years later, LawyerAvenue Press (and it’s imprint, DecisionBooks) remains an active, independent voice for a life in the law, publishing everything from Solo By Choice and Lawyers at Midlife to The View From the First Chair and Should You Marry a Lawyer.
In time, we intend to also introduce new works by lawyer/novelists. Until then, we’ve got our hands full with legal nonfiction, which may be the first to offer an expanding database of professional AND personal resources for a life in the law. Being first, though, is nothing if you’re not willing to continuously reinvent yourself. For that reason, we continue to update our resources and welcome your suggestions for altogether new categories that will make your day a little easier.
– Mark Jaroslaw, managing editor (email@example.com)