Here is a list of the best Lawyer books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Typography for Lawyers 2nd (2018)
- The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013)
- Plain English for Lawyers (2019)
- The New Yorker Book of Lawyer Cartoons (1996)
- 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers (2011)
- The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy (2017)
- Haikus For Lawyers (2018)
- The Shotgun Lawyer (2018)
- [The Lincoln Lawyer] [by: Michael Connelly] ()
- Plain English for Lawyers (2005)
- The Last Chance Lawyer (Daniel Pike Series) (2019)
- The Street Lawyer (2006)
- Satan’s Advice to Young Lawyers (2014)
Typography for Lawyers 2nd (2018)
Originally released to great acclaim in 2010, Typography for Lawyers was the first guide to the essentials of typography aimed specifically at lawyers. Author Matthew Butterick, an attorney and Harvard-trained typographer, dispelled the myth that legal documents are incompatible with excellent typography. Butterick explained how to get professional results with the tools you already have quickly and easily.
Joel Trachtman’s book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law.
Plain English for Lawyers (2019)
Plain English for Lawyers has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for almost 40 years. The sixth edition, now co-authored by Amy Sloan, updates this classic text, including new chapter exercises, while preserving all the approaches that make it such a standard in the field.
Perhaps Shakespeare said it best–“first, kill all the lawyers.” Now, the profession we most love to hate is hilariously portrayed by some of the greatest cartoonists of our time, including James Thurber and Charles Addams, in this small-format collection of cartoons taken from the pages of The New Yorker magazine.
A stereotype bias exists in law school and legal practice favoring the garrulous extrovert. While loquacious law students, professors, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic Method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can become sidelined.
Haikus For Lawyers (2018)
#1 Gift for Lawyers! Haikus for Lawyers is a collection of 120 witty haikus about lawyers and the legal profession. From dealing with clients and judges, to trial objections that range from the clever to the absurd, to some plain-old-sound advice, Haikus for Lawyers conveys, like a good brief, the essence of the profession, minus the billing hours.
The Shotgun Lawyer (2018)
Personal injury attorney Peter Game has a reputation: cynical, untroubled by ethics, and willing to take any case, anytime, in his pursuit of the win. He dreams of a sweetheart score that’ll make his name and net him millions. Then comes the lightning rod: a school shooting just outside of Salt Lake City. His client: the devastated mother of one of the victims.What she wants is understandable—just not simple: to sue the manufacturers of the automatic weapon used in the mass killing.
Paperback: 527 pages Publisher: Grand Central Pub (May 1, 2012) Language: English ASIN: B00AA2L8G8 Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,527 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Plain English for Lawyers (2005)
Wydick’s Plain English for Lawyers–now in its fifth edition–has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for over 25 years.In January 2005, the Legal Writing Institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written Plain English for Lawyers. The Legal Writing Institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research.
Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to “connect the dots,” to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause.
The Street Lawyer (2006)
Paperback ASIN: B006NKJ5B6 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 1,000 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,447,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #178465 in Suspense Thrillers #10354 in Legal Thrillers (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
The perfect gift for lawyers and law students!”There is no denying it, Satan has the legal landscape dialed.” — Gabriel”Impressive book.” — John Milton”See? This is exactly what I was talking about.” — William BlakeIt is not every day that the himself writes a book.
Best Lawyer Books: The Ultimate Collection
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The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story
Author(s): James Patterson; Benjamin Wallace
ID: 3172613, Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Year: 2022, Size: 603 Kb, Format: epub
How to Think Like a Lawyer--and Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas (Legal Expert Series)
Author(s): Kim Wehle
ID: 3218664, Publisher: Harper Paperbacks, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
How to Think Like a Lawyer--And Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas
Author(s): Kim Wehle
ID: 3218899, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: mobi
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.