Practice of Law – recommended reading

The following list was compiled for the court’s law clerks as they leave the courthouse but thought many of the titles might be of interest to attorneys just starting out or already out there practicing.

Foonberg, Jay G. How to Start & Build a Law Practice. 5th ed. Chicago: ABA Law Practice Management Series, 2004. (KF300.F66 2004)

Gibson, K William, ed. A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer. 5th ed. Chicago: ABA Law Practice management Section, 2014. (KF300.F59 2014 (in process))

Fees: The Fine Art of Setting, Contracting & Collecting – Without Being Sued.  Baltimore: MICPEL, 2005. (KFM1277.5.F4F44 2005)

Beard, Christopher L., C. Michael Bradshaw, and Richard C. Goodwin. Legal Representation and Fee Agreements for the Maryland Lawyer: Forms. 2d ed. Baltimore: MICPEL, 2009. (KFM1277.5.F4B36 2009)

Kowalski, Mitchell. Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century.  Chicago: ABA, 2012. (in process)

Moore, Desiree. Thrive: A New Lawyer’s Guide To Law Firm Practice. Chicago: ABA Publishing, 2012. (KF297.M66 2012)

Munneke, Gary A. and Wayne, Ellen. The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer. 5th ed. Chicago: ABA Law Practice Management Section, 2008. (KF297.M8619 2008)

Munneke, Gary A., Henslee William D., and Wayne, Ellen. Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers. 5th ed. Chicago: ABA LAw Practice Management, 2006. (KF297.M862 2006)

Rikleen, Lauren Stiller. You Raised Us – Now Work with Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams. Chicago: ABA, 2014. (in process)

Furi-Perry, Ursula. The Millennial Lawyer: Making the Most of Generational Differences in the Firm. Chicago: ABA, 2012. (in process)

Hall, J. Wesley Hall, Jr. Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice.  St. Paul: West, 2005. (KF306.H27 2005)

Hazard, Geoffrey C. The Law of Lawyering. 3rd ed. New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2000. (KF306.H33 2000)

Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers.  St. Paul: West, 2000.

ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.  online Bloomberg BNA publication available in the law library.

Speiser, Stuart M. Lawyers and the American Dream.  New York: M. Evans and Comapny, 1993. (KF300.S66 1993)


By Joan Bellistri

Law Library Director for the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

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