Helpful Books

Happiness and Wellness for Lawyers

The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law

By Nancy Levit and Doug Linder

The Happy Lawyer examines the causes of dissatisfaction among lawyers, and then charts possible paths to happier and more fulfilling careers in law. Eschewing a one-size-fits-all approach, it shows how maximizing our chances for achieving happiness depends on understanding our own personality types, values, strengths, and interests.

Lawyer Wellness Is NOT An Oxymoron: Why Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers Must Embrace Wellness Today-And What You Need to Do to Be One of Them

By Andy Clark

In this book you will discover: *why so many lawyers are unhealthy, unhappy, and unfulfilled *how a wellness lifestyle creates sustained health, happiness, and fulfillment – and makes you a more effective lawyer *what wellness really is, what a wellness lifestyle consists of, and what you need to do to create one *why lawyers are perfectly positioned to adopt a wellness lifestyle, to change the legal profession for the better, and to be wellness leaders for the world

Stress Management for Lawyers

Stress Management For Lawyers: How To Increase Personal & Professional Satisfaction In The Law

By Amiram Elwork

When you practice law, stress comes with the territory. Such stressors as time pressures, work overload, conflict, and difficult people can rob you of a satisfying career and personal life. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. You can take effective action and this book, written specifically for lawyers, shows you how.

Mindfulness for Lawyers

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation

By Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford

The Anxious Lawyer provides a straightforward 8-week introductory program on meditation and mindfulness, created by lawyers for lawyers. The program draws on examples from Cho and Gifford’s professional and personal lives to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into practices that can reduce anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and enrich the quality of life.

The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers

By Scott Rogers

Recent scientific research has confirmed that ancient contemplative principles are capable of changing the physical structure and function of the brain, which reflects the reduced levels of stress, increased productivity and improved health and well-being in those who practice them. The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers is based on the Jurisight® program, which attorneys have used to incorporate mindfulness techniques seamlessly into their busy lives. The time-tested lessons contained in this easy-to-read book are specifically designed so that they can be integrated into the most hectic schedule and help any lawyer achieve greater balance, clarity of mind and effectiveness both personally and professionally.

Body-Mind for Lawyers

Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques for Feel Better All the Time

By Hallie Neuman Love and Nathalie Martin

Lawyers are twice as likely to be alcoholics than the general population, and three times more likely to suffer a heart attack. Yoga for Lawyers is here to help! Written by lawyers, for lawyers, this is a short, user-friendly yoga book focused on effective ways to de-stress every day, throughout the day, in very little time. The featured meditative yoga techniques and safe therapeutic yoga stretches are medically proven to be healthy ways to relieve stress.

Meditations for Lawyers

The Reflective Counselor: Daily Meditations for Lawyers

By Dr. F. Gregory Coffey and Maureen C. Kessler

This 370 page meditation-a-day book is designed to help lawyers recover their spiritual strength in their hectic world. Each daily entry appears on a single page and includes an introductory quotation, followed by a refection inspired by that quotation. Themes found in the book include overcoming fear, personal beliefs and values, maintaining integrity, personally defining success, dealing with difficult people, and common workplace challenges.

Career Change for Lawyers

Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have

By Liz Brown

Life After Law offers an alternative framework and valuable analytic tools for potential careers to help launch lawyers into new fields and make them attractive hires for non-legal employers.

The Unhappy Lawyer: A Roadmap to Finding Meaningful Work Outside of the Law

By Monica Parker

The Unhappy Lawyer will help you uncover exciting alternative careers with a unique step-by-step program that will make you feel like you have your very own career coach. With chapters containing real letters from lawyers who are desperate to leave the practice of law, tales from lawyers who have shut the door on their legal careers, and powerful exercises, The Unhappy Lawyer provides a witty, no-nonsense roadmap for finding and pursuing engaging work outside of the law.

The New What Can You Do with a Law Degree: A Lawyer’s Guide to Career Satisfaction Inside, Outside & Around the Law

By Larry Richard and Tanya Hanson

In this new, 6th edition of a law career classic, lawyers are introduced to a unique, five-part model for career satisfaction. It is based on a well-established principle that the better the fit between your career identity and your job, the greater your long-term satisfaction. The five-part model developed by Larry Richard JD/Ph.D. will help identify your career identity so that you can find lifelong satisfaction in the traditional practice of law, or through alternative work arrangements, or career choices. This book contains career exercises, practical career-finding techniques, and a compendium of 800+ ways to use your law degree inside, outside or around the law.