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The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firm -- large, medium, or small -- agency, corporation, or the military.
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Attorney, adjunct professor of business law, and author of The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book: A Survival Guide; Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold; and Con Law: Avoiding...or Beating...the Scam of the Century (The Real Student's Guide to Law School and the Legal Profession).


Since the introduction of One L by Scott Turow, published in 1977, many authors have attempted to write similarly instructional and successful books about becoming a lawyer. Thane Josef Messinger has differentiated his book by focusing not only on law school travails, but also on firm expectations of new associates. The primary focus of his book is on how new attorneys can immediately assume a production role without wasting countless hours of time. The book is extremely useful in training new associates and reminding senior partners of the commonly forgotten problems new attorneys face. It provides numerous ideas regarding the information to impart to new associates to ensure their success. Chapter Four, called "Getting the Work Done," instructs associates in a simple format how to write briefs, memos of law, complete forms and draft contracts. The author addresses the concerns, worries and fears of new associates who try to balance the need for detail and completeness against efficient use of time. The author's instructions are poignant and remind supervisory attorneys of wisdom to impart to new associates that they may take for granted or inadvertently overlook. Chapter Five succinctly addresses the basics of legal style and prose. The author provides insightful advice to help new associates manage tasks and competing firm interests. Messinger also addresses office politics and promotes modesty, even if an associate is a super genius. It provides strategy considerations for dealing with Rambo attorneys, and even the difficult client. This book will help new attorneys regardless of whether they work for a firm, government agency, corporation, or have their own solo practice. It imparts knowledge and instills confidence. The table of contents is well organized, and it is moderately easy to find the information one is searching for after a cursory review. This author does an excellent job of addressing the fears and concerns of new associates and the objectives of partners. He also addresses many other issues commonly overlooked in other books, like how to handle feedback and what to do if problems arise in employment. I recommend new attorneys, law students and supervisory attorneys read this book. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Oklahoma Bar Journal Vol. 71, No. 26, September 9, 2000 BOOK REVIEW By Tracy A. Cinocca THE YOUNG LAWYERS JUNGLE BOOK by Thane Josef Messinger, Fine Print Press $18.95, 256 pages--Tracy A. Cinocca "Oklahoma Bar Journal "

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