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Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for the New Attorney

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A new job is scary for anyone. A new job as an attorney is scary times two: the challenges are both substantive (as in actually knowing the law), as well as procedural (as in knowing how to act like an attorney). In this professional transition, many new attorneys fall by the wayside. This book is a guide to keep the new attorney on track. It includes advice for the new la ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Fine Print Press
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Jerry Johnson
This book was mailed to me by a law firm before I began a 1L Summer Associate position at the firm. I found it helpful in some regards and outdated in others. There is no mention of best practices in a collaborative work environment. Instead, it presents an overly cautious, head down "everything is your fault" mentality that I found not applicable to my experience that summer.
Morten Lund is a partner in a law firm, but he also remembers what it was like to be a summer associate as well as a new attorney. In Jagged Rocks of Wisdom, he shares advice for surviving your first two years as a lawyer and getting yourself on the partnership track.

The book comes in at just under 90 pages, but the amount of information packed in there is truly impressive. Lund organizes his advice into "21 rules" that were originally conceived when he was giving a presentation to young associa
Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for the New Attorney, by Morten Lund, provides important, relevant, practical, and helpful advice that tends to be overlooked and left out of law school curriculum. Lund combines his advice with personal experiences which results in a highly satisfying read. The book is formatted into 21 chapters, each containing a new rule (or jagged rock of wisdom) which build upon each other and culminate into a mountain of wisdom. Although the title suggests the ad ...more
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