Interpersonal skills for lawyers

Whether you are a solo/small firm partner or a law firm Associate who wants to make partner, practicing law is stressful: long hours, staying on top of your practice area, meeting the demands and pressures of effectively representing your clients, while growing business in a competitive environment is not easy. 

The number one complaint among lawyers is lack of work-life balance. 

And because this is such a need for most law practitioners, I have co-authored a book: The Happy Law Practice: Expert Strategies to Build Business While Maintaining Peace of Mind

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The Happy Law Practice: Expert Strategies to Build Business While Maintaining Peace of Mind offers guidance on essential business development skills without sacrificing work-life balance. Twenty-one lawyers and entrepreneurs of varying expertise use their combined knowledge in law, business development, well-being, and more to bring you tips and strategies on how to make your business flourish and keep your stress levels low during the process. Covering such topics as productivity, networking, branding, organization, and stress management, The Happy Law Practice will give you the skills that all lawyers need to THRIVE in their career. Whether you are a well-established lawyer or just starting your practice, this book offers tips, strategies, and innovative insights that is sure to help you succeed. The Happy Law Practice is like buying a bird’s-eye view into the top-secret, idea-generating portion of 21 Experts on Entrepreneurship and Law! We will walk you through moneymaking ideas to try on for yourself and your law practice.   And best of all, we will help you choose the BEST ones that fit YOUR particular situation, whether you’re a new lawyer, or a seasoned one.
In my chapter From Average to Excellence: Advanced Interpersonal and Counseling Skills to Stand Out in Your Legal Practice, I share lots of tips based on my experience in delivering legal advice and heading the counsel selection and engagement process for corporate clients in a multijurisdictional settings.   

 To buy The Happy Law Practice through Amazone UK, click here  

These are some of the raving reviews we have received:

  •  The Happy Law Practice is a MUST read for anyone who has, or plans to have, an Esq. at the end of his/her name.  The changes in law firms over the decades have really required a how-to-guide for lawyers of all ages; The Happy Law Practice fits the bill perfectly. It is not only a guide to running a successful law practice but also to living a healthy life as a lawyer. It is possible to be a successful lawyer without billing 300 hours a month! This book provides the necessary tools for lawyers of all ages. Thank you for this book!”  – Genavieve Shingle, Genavieve Shingle Law (genavieveshingle.com)
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  • “Inspiring and energizing: a must read for every lawyer, with excellent tips and wise advice to boost personal development while striking the right balance.” –Pascale De Jonckheere, Founder and Director, Three Points Legal Solutions – Corporate legal consultancy and interim management, Brussels  (www.threepoints.eu)
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  • The book is a treasure trove of practical and easy tips for lawyers to implement. From suggested topics for self-reflection, to specific actionable steps, the authors weave their background and experience into an engaging book that is sure to leave many breathing a sigh of relief and at the same time eager to take action.” –Susan Tabor-Kleiman, Esquire, Your Professional Writer (http://yourprofessionalwriter.com)
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  • “Excelling in our service to clients, paying attention to our clients’ needs is what a successful law practice is about. Reading this book gives you a good head start.– Dirk Van Gerven, former President of the Brussels Bar
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  • .”This book is full of helpful hints which lawyers at all types of firms can use in their daily practice. – Anne Fontaine, Partner, NautaDutilh, Brussels (www.nautadutilh.com)
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  • What a great resource tool for anyone wanting to make contacts and create business opportunities!  And who doesn’t?  Must read for all and something that belongs on everyone’s shelf, dog-eared and accessible!”  –Norman Perlberger, Esquire of Perlberger Law Associates, P.C., Bala Cynwyd, PA (www.perlbergerlawassociates.com

 

If you are a lawyer who would like to improve your management, counseling and business development skills, get in touch with me and let’s review your challenges together in a totally confidential introductory session.  You may call me at +32 477971539, or email at wisergems@gmail.com.