New Title! A Life In The Law: Advice For Young Lawyers, edited by William S. Duffey, Jr. and Richard A. Schneider American Bar Association, 2009
Call Number: KF 372 .L54 2009
In this book’s nineteen essays, editors Duffey (U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia) and Schneider (senior partner at King & Spalding in Atlanta) examine the calling to be a lawyer. Contributing authors include Griffin Bell, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge who was appointed by President Kennedy and served as Attorney General under President Carter; Paul Clement, former Solicitor General under George W. Bush; and Leah Sears, who at age 36 was the youngest lawyer and the first woman to sit on the Georgia Supreme Court, and later became its first Black female Chief Justice. These and many others write about the values of the profession, the responsibility of lawyers to their communities, and their duty of service to clients, to the public, and to each other. Also addressed are the troublesome issues of how hard lawyers are expected to work, and what sacrifices they should and shouldn’t make.