Bridging the Gap from Law School to Law Firm: Challenges and Opportunities that Can Last an Entire Career (LawyerPsychology.com Series) (Volume 1)

 
9789187349065: Bridging the Gap from Law School to Law Firm: Challenges and Opportunities that Can Last an Entire Career (LawyerPsychology.com Series) (Volume 1)

Includes: 

  • - Tips for Graduating Law Students and New Lawyers; avoid the most common mistakes made by your peers! 
  • - 'What I Would Read if I Were in Your Shoes' for Graduating Law Students and New Lawyers 
  • - Recommendations for Senior Lawyers to Help Graduating Law Students and New Lawyers 
Lawyering is not for the faint of heart, nor those short of nerve. The profession constantly ranks amongst the highest in rates of depression and other stress related inflictions. Understanding the manifestations of mental health issues and their underlying causes is a challenging but necessary endeavour for the profession. This work provides an in depth analysis at the harmful manifestations of stress in lawyers, and the underlying causes, many inexorable to the modern practice of law and the path necessary to get there. Further, it analyzes the gap between legal education and practice that leaves law students with an undoubtedly well-earned and broad knowledge set, but one that all too often lacks in preparation for the actual practice of lawyering. This gap is partly due to the dynamics of a modern law school, which produces expert test takers but not lawyers, and also a failure on the other side of the bar exam. It is crucial to understand that the emotional issues suffered by lawyers have a direct impact on their practice, and by extension, the treatment of their clients. This book seeks to target and address this issue. While an overhaul of the billable hour is unlikely to occur anytime soon, many of the negative consequences that often result from this unit of measurement that strikes fear in the anxious hearts of law students everywhere can be mitigated in many ways. Law Students, Associates, Senior Lawyers, Partners, and Law-firms alike can become involved in efforts to address the long overdue issues of stress and depression so that both mental health and productivity can be saved. Beginning an orchestrated attack on these fronts can be an intimidating and overwhelming challenge for anyone and everyone affected. By providing an analysis of the issue, in addition to advice founded on sound scientific research, this book will prove to be a welcome resource for many in the industry who wish to be pro-active in targeting stress and its negative effects. This report will be of great value to hiring partners, HR at law firms, new lawyers, law students, teaching staff at law schools, and CLE specialists.

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Jens P. Nasstrom is a work psychologist with a focus on providing psychological skills that increase efficacy and decrease stress in the work place. His specialties are mind training in corporate settings (Potential Project Sverige AB) and work psychology in law firms (Lawyer Psychology Services), in addition to other client based, high performance environments. For the past seven years, he has trained well over 3.000 lawyers and paralegals in effective, practical, and cutting edge psychological skills that makes lawyering more efficient and less stressful, and clients more satisfied. Aside from working with law firms of all sizes, he was a regular lecturer in stress management and client psychology at the continued legal education (CLE/CPD) services of the Swedish Bar Association for seven years. He has also taught client psychology at the Swedish Bar Exam.  Paloma A. Capanna is an Attorney & Policy Analyst. After more than 20 years of litigation experience in trials and appeals, Paloma's focus is upon compliance issues facing manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, firearms, and ammunition. Paloma combines her legal background with an intimate knowledge of government systems and politicians to work with clients on projects such as cutting edge advisory opinions and thought leadership White Papers. Paloma is a former candidate for federal and state offices and she continues to advocate for government function in accordance with the constitution. Paloma is a sought-after speaker and writer from boardrooms to classrooms. Her law office is located in Webster, NY.

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