The Lawyer's Song:
• Explores the complexity of legal practice, breaking it down into twenty separate topics.
• Discusses each topic in an entertaining, dual format - first presenting a vignette following a frontier guide in 1842 Oregon Territory and then discussing the same topic as it relates to the present day practice of law.
• Reinvigorates the battle-fatigued lawyer.
• Explains the challenges lawyers, especially trial lawyers, face on a day-to-day basis: Adhering to their oaths, negotiating fees, accepting the weight of responsibility, enduring the pain of defeat and savoring the intense satisfaction of assisting the client in achieving his or her goals.
The worn and weathered attorney will emerge from reading The Lawyer's Song with renewed understanding, strength and purpose - ready to plunge head-first back into raging legal waters.
The Lawyer's Song splits open the profession and lays it bare. The young student considering life as an attorney will find his or her view of this work changed, in a number of ways less romanticized and in others, more so.
The Lawyer's Song is a song to "sooth the soul, to lift the spirit and celebrate our noble profession. If you are such a soul, it is a song for you. If you are not, if you are of the uninitiated, then hear our song."
- from the Preface
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a sweet book on the way lawyers and clients interact using 19th century Oregon experiences. For example, leading a wife to join her husband in the wilderness where rules must change and the challenge proceeds.