Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer

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9780314917478: Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer

This book contains hundreds of tips from attorneys throughout the country with the critical advice new lawyers need to ensure their success. The book is current and comprehensive, providing useful, practical advice that law schools don't teach. It starts with important steps graduates can take even before they begin work. With an easily readable style, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks continues to teach new lawyers the ropes from their first day on the job. Humorous, real-life examples illustrate the lessons along with useful checklists that provide comprehensive advice quickly. More information is available on the Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks website.

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"This is an essential read for any attorney who is practicing at any sized law firm, or for that matter, a government agency. Pragmatic, practical, filled with real-life examples, and written with a sense of humor by an author who has successfully navigated these waters, this is a handbook for success that every lawyer should read. "

Wendy L. Werner, Former Editor in Chief, Law Practice Today, webzine of the Law Practice Management section of the ABA and Former Assistant Dean, Saint Louis University School of Law.

"Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks is a must-read for every new lawyer...right after the bar exam! The book offers practical insights that every new lawyer will find helpful throughout their career. "

Seann Hallisky, Senior Corporate Counsel - Technology Transactions, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

"Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks should be required reading for every new lawyer going to work at a law firm."

Jamie Pederson, K&L Gates LLP

"Cleveland's book is fabulous!  It hits all the right topics, gives sound advice, and provides useful checklists.  It includes everything new associates need to know to get off to a great start in law firms and to be successful in their careers."

Rita Alli, Director of Business and Professional Development, Stoel Rives LLP and 2010-11 President, Association of Legal Administrators.

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"An excellent book of career advice for young lawyers, it nicely captures the competitive nature of the legal profession today." David Lat, Founder and Managing Editor, Above the Law, February 3, 2014

"consistently straightforward, practical guidance. . . It's a feast of the proverbial stuff they don't teach you in law school. . . I don't know why any new lawyer -- or law firm that hires new lawyers -- wouldn't clamp their jaws around a copy of Sharks." - Washington State Bar News, March 2011

"spot on" as a useful resource for new associates" - Professional Development Quarterly, November 2010

"filled with invaluable tips, checklists and useful advice for new lawyers which will not only ensure their success in the profession, but more importantly, their survival." Law Gazette (Singapore), April 2011

"includes practical advice from lawyers around the country, including an Appendix with quick tips for success and a dozen personas to avoid. The goal is simple: to help associates succeed." The National Jurist, February 2011

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