10 Best Books About Lawyers Update 05/2022

Ever wonder what information you need to run the best law office? So how do you know if the book you’re reading is good for lawyers? There are a million and one business, law, and business of law books out there. It’s a good idea to look at what your peers in the law field are reading.

Clio’s lawyer-in-residence Joshua Lenon and the Clio community have come up with a list of the 51 best books for lawyers, based on their recommendations and those of other lawyers who use Clio. The list has some old favorites, as well as some new ones you might not have heard of in the law field. Following, we’ll give you a quick look at the top 51 best books for lawyers. We’ve also included quotes from the lawyers who said they were good. Happy reading, everyone!

Best books for lawyers starting and running a law firm

The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It By: Michael Gerber

To get your business up and running as quickly as possible, this is one of the best books for lawyers to read. It shows you how to use tools and strategies that are important for today’s law firms. This was the most popular book for lawyers to read. They said this:

What business owners should do is work on their businesses and not in them, which is what everyone else does. Bertha B.: If you want to think about how to keep your practice relevant and cutting-edge, this is a great book to read. In this case, the person is called Alicia I. “This book really drives home how important it is to fully systemize your practice.” Matthew T.:

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It By: Michael Gerber

Even though The E-Myth Attorney was popular, a lawyer told me to read a different book by Michael Gerber called The E-Myth Revisited, which talks about starting a business, not just a law firm:

If you run your own business, this book will help you understand why it’s important to separate your roles as a manager and as a worker, for example. It’s a must-have… As a whole, The E-Myth Revisited is easy to read and connects well with lawyers, even though it’s meant for business owners. On this page, you can find Jeremy N.

How to Start & Build a Law Practice By: Jay Foonberg

This book is part of the American Bar Association’s “Career” series. It’s a guide to planning, starting, and growing a successful law firm. “Although some of the advice is outdated, some of it is very important.” This is such a great idea from him. He told people to put pictures of their loved ones or things they want (a vacation home, a sailboat, a trip to Paris) on the wall behind them. There are a lot of things you can think about when you’re deciding if a client who doesn’t like the quote is more important than your kids, pets, spouse, cottage, and more.

It makes you think about whether you would rather spend your free time working on this person’s case or playing with your dog.” The person who wrote this is called Jennifer S. Want to learn more about how to start a law firm without spending a lot of money? Check out our free guide, “How to Start a Law Firm.”

Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law: Planning and Operating for Survival and Growth, Third Edition By: Edward Poll

Is it important for you to know how to run your law firm in one easy-to-read guide? Joshua Lenon, Clio’s resident lawyer, thinks this ABA best-seller is a good place to start.

Start your law practice from the ground up or expand your business with this book. It gives you all the information you need to be a success in the law business.

Alternative Fees for Litigators and Their Clients By: Patrick J. Lamb

This book talks about how lawyers can use and think about different, non-hourly fee arrangements when they work with clients.

There are lessons and practical advice from a trial lawyer who has been working with alternative fee arrangements for more than 30 years. This guide was written by a lawyer who has worked with alternative fee arrangements for more than 30 years.

Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be By: Carolyn Elefant

The heart wants the things that the heart wants. Think about going solo but aren’t sure if you can do it. This book will help you get over your fears and do it right.

You should read this book if you are a lawyer who has always wanted to start a practice of your own but is afraid of committing career suicide. You also need to worry about how to set up your office and find clients. In this class, you’ll learn the best ways to start your own law firm and hear stories from other lawyers who have been successful. Looking to start your own business? This is a list of 15 things you can do to help your law firm grow, based on some of our most popular blog posts.

The Marble and the Sculptor: From Law School to Law Practice By: Keith Lee 

Is this your first job after law school? It is one of the best books for new lawyers to read. Lee’s The Marble and the Sculptor is one of the best. He gives his advice in the form of a “clear and simple path” from law school to becoming a lawyer.

Advice ranges from which classes to take in law school to how important it is to be able to write well and build relationships with clients. Whether you went to law school or work in a different field, this book is your best friend. Is this something you want to do? Here are a few things you can do to make sure you do well as a young person who works alone.

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos By: Heidi Gardner

Your clients are having more and more difficult problems. This is why you need to help them. Everything from regulatory compliance to data security is covered in this section of the text. If you can’t be an expert at everything, then your team needs a mix of people from different fields. This book gives advice on how to work well with other professionals.

Heidi K. Gardner, a former McKinsey consultant and Harvard Business School professor, shows that law firms make more money, have more satisfied clients, and keep the best employees when specialists work together across functional boundaries.

The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World By: Jack Newton

“The Client-Centered Law Firm” explains why and how to run a client-centered law practice, with examples from law firms that are already doing this and practical strategies for how to do it. It’s a call to action to unlock the huge untapped demand in the legal market by providing client-centered experiences, improving internal processes, and increasing profits. Jack is the CEO of Clio, so we’re a little biased. With the detailed implementation strategies in this book, we promise you won’t regret adding it to your list of the best books for lawyers to read.

Law Is a Buyer’s Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm By: Jordan Furlong

Law is a rule. Buyer’s Market talks about how lawyers can adapt to a more competitive field with cost-effective solutions.

Jordan Furlong is one of the best strategic forecasters of the global legal market. He talks about how to build a law firm that can succeed in this new buyer’s market by being client-focused.

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