Lawyer Books Can Be More Than a Dictated Consultation

I believe lawyers can reach more people, expand access to justice, and improve their practices by publishing books.Of course, lawyers have been publishing books to market themselves for a long time. I have an example on my shelf: Your Life, Your Legacy: The Fundamentals of Effective Estate Planning. It looks like it was designed by … Continue reading Lawyer Books Can Be More Than a Dictated Consultation

Podcast Episode 2—Full Court Press, with Morgan Morrissette Wright

The latest episode of The Editing Lawyer Podcast, published last Friday, features Morgan Morrissette Wright. She's an attorney, product manager at Fastcase, and publisher of Full Court Press. I've been interested in Full Court Press since Fastcase announced its serious effort to publish secondary content last year. It looks like Full Court Press might offer … Continue reading Podcast Episode 2—Full Court Press, with Morgan Morrissette Wright

A Podcast About Attorney Authors and Publishers

After publicly wondering why there aren't any podcasts devoted to legal writing, I've decided to take steps toward starting one. Here's what I'm thinking. First, I can't get mired in setup and equipment. Partly because of the expense (every dollar counts right now); but mostly because I've been down that road before and I know … Continue reading A Podcast About Attorney Authors and Publishers

Recent Podcasts and Resources on Legal Writing

It seems there's a bevy of law-related podcasts available now. Bob Ambrogi recently rounded up a bunch, and others I've discovered serendipitously through Twitter. Curiously, though, I have yet to see a podcast devoted just to legal writing or publishing. I made this observation on Twitter to see if perhaps I missed something, and that … Continue reading Recent Podcasts and Resources on Legal Writing

More Lawyers Should Self-Publish—Mostly

More lawyers should self-publish. Also, fewer lawyers should self-publish. Let me explain. We lawyers become experts in our areas of practice and learn a mountain of useful information over our careers. It's natural to share that information with a wider audience by writing a book. It's natural, but it isn't easy. Especially for busy professionals. … Continue reading More Lawyers Should Self-Publish—Mostly