SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and lawyer John Allison has just released his third book, The Art of Practicing Law: A Practical Guide for Lawyers. This book fills the gap between the critical skills taught in traditional law school courses and the additional skills and attributes that are needed to be highly effective as a lawyer. The book is written to help lawyers master the art of practicing law, whether they are in private practice, in government agency practice, or working in-house for a business corporation or a non-profit organization. Law students reading this book will gain helpful insights about the practice of law as they decide where they want to practice.
The Art of Practicing Law: A Practical Guide for Lawyers provides clear guidance with illustrative examples on a number of topics, including these: building trust in professional relationships and communicating effectively with clients, colleagues and other people; creating and maintaining solid relationships with clients and serving their best interests; being an effective leader; dealing with difficult people without becoming adversarial; the art of negotiation; the keys to effective advocacy; developing case themes and narratives, taking depositions and working with expert witnesses in civil lawsuits; making the most of mediation as an alternative to litigation; representing clients wholeheartedly without compromising personal morality or integrity; and maintaining personal well-being. The book can be purchased at www.amazon.com.
The book's author, John Allison, is a successful lawyer with extensive experience. He was a law firm partner in private practice for many years, representing individuals, small businesses, non-profits and large companies. His law practice grew based on repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients. While in private practice he chaired a committee of the American Bar Association, served as a Judge Pro Tem, and had management roles at two different law firms. He then joined the legal department of a Fortune 100 company. As Assistant General Counsel he hired and led teams of lawyers representing the company in mass tort, class action and other complex litigation, and wrote the guidelines the company used to hire and evaluate lawyers in private practice. His experience working closely with senior corporate executives and department managers enabled him to develop a deep appreciation of what clients want from their lawyers. More recently, he founded The Coach for Lawyers, LLC which offers individual coaching, law practice consulting, mentoring and professional training for lawyers.
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