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Summer Books for Lawyers 2016

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An ABA Journal special advertising supplement featuring books by and for lawyers.

For member and non-member pricing to include your book in our next Books for Lawyers: Summer Reading List, email Debra MacDonald or call 312-988-6065.

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The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind

“An urgent manifesto and practical blueprint for the leaders of every professional firm.”

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The Curve: A Novel

Jeremy Blachman and Cameron Stracher

The story of students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the edge of the toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, who are geographically challenged and mad as hell—in debt up to their eyeballs and fighting over the few legal jobs left for those who are far outside the Ivy League.

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Lawyers, Liars and the Art of Storytelling: Using Stories to Advocate, Influence and Persuade

Jonathan Shapiro

How to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel and to the decision-maker who has to make the final call.

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Murderers and Nerdy Girls Work Late

Lisa Boero

Sherlock Holmes meets Bridget Jones when fast-talking, face-blind lawyer Liz Howe finds the managing partner dead in the stairwell.

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Michael Hewes

“An absolute must-read.”
“With Watermark, Hewes has set a high bar.”
“Perfect to take to the beach.”

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Madam Chief Justice: Jean Hoefer Toal of South Carolina

W. Lewis Burke Jr. and Joan P. Assey

A biography of the first female Supreme Court Justice of South Carolina.

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Developing Your Professional Identity: Creating your inner lawyer

E. Scott Fruehwald

This unique book helps lawyers develop their professional identities—their personal legal morality, values, decision-making processes and self-consciousness in relation to the practices of the legal profession.

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Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day

John H. Johnson, PhD, and Mike Gluck

Understanding the little data can help you make smarter, more informed decisions at work, at home and in every aspect of your life.

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Secret Justice: A Novel

Paul Goldstein

This book draws its page-turning momentum from the justice’s battles not just with his new Supreme Court colleagues, the Washington establishment and the president who appointed him, but also with himself as he arrives at his vote in the two cases that will alter his judicial career and his life forever.

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John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History

Leon Wildes

For the first time, noted New York immigration attorney Leon Wildes tells the incredible story of this landmark case—John Lennon vs. the U.S.A.—that set up a battle of wills between John Lennon, Yoko Ono and President Richard Nixon.

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Leaning on the Arc: A Personal History of Criminal Defense

M. Gerald Schwartzbach

Part memoir, part case history, Schwartzbach demonstrates why and how true justice can only happen when we refuse to objectify the defendant—whether it be Hollywood actor Robert Blake or Hootan Roozrokh, the youngest transplant surgeon in the United States—regardless of his or her alleged crime.

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The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension

Ben W. Heineman Jr.

A succinct, concrete yet visionary statement of first principles from a highly regarded founder of the in-house revolution that fundamentally changed the legal profession and reframed the lawyer-statesman role in this era to serve the performance, integrity and risk goals of global capitalism.

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A Young General and the Fall of Richmond: The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel

G. William Quatman

The American Civil War as seen through the eyes of the 29-year-old Union general who captured Richmond.

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Something Is Rotten in Fettig

Jere Krakoff

A satirical novel lampooning injustices in the criminal justice system.

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Deadly Force: A Lizzie Scott Novel

Jonathan Shapiro

In a classic Western for the 21st century, Lizzie Scott is a tough law woman trying to tame a wild frontier. Self-made and self-reliant, she is the first member of her family to graduate college—let alone law school—and the first to hold a steady job.

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Good Intentions

Jeff Lacy

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” inspires this collection of short stories involving lives caught up in the criminal justice system.

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Odd Fellows: The Smell of Money

Janet Kole

A hit man and a lawyer team up to defeat a joint client. Kirkus Reviews says: “The author retains her tongue-in-cheek narrative all the way until the final act, a coda that’s both unnerving and gleefully comical.”

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None Call Me Dad

Richard D. “Ky” Owen

An inside view of adoptive parenting told in a unique writer’s voice. Humorous, sharp and poignant. Simply put, “a great read.”

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Get Your Head Out of Your Assets

Patricia A. Guter, JD, CFP

Turn your valuable assets into charitable gifts. A fun, easy-to-read and must-have book for everyone who wants to make a difference.

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