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Archive for April 14th, 2021


Excellence in the Workplace: Legal and Life Skills in a Nutshell

Excellence in the Workplace: Legal and Life Skills in a Nutshell by Kay Kavanagh and Paul Nailon is a people-skills book for new lawyers and law students alike. This title is also available online via West Academic Study Aids. Instructions can be found here.

The book identifies skills lawyers need and addresses acquiring those skills. Highlights include chapters on:

  • emotional intelligence
  • diversity
  • meetings
  • time management
  • managing writing and research assignments
  • meeting with clients
  • working with your supervisor
  • supervising others

Other topics covered include almost every aspect of the practice of law and law firm life: getting and giving feedback, stress, work-life balance, meals, dress, networking, cultural differences, and much more.