Winning in Your Own Court: 10 Laws for a Successful Career Without Burning Out or Selling Out

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Price
$34.95
Publisher
American Bar Association
Publish Date
Pages
163
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781639051304

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About the Author
Dena Lefkowitz, Esq., PCC, is the founder of Achievement by Design, LLC, a leading coaching firm focused on helping lawyers find career direction, partnering with law firms to help their attorneys develop into rainmakers. She has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post, and regularly contributed to Law.com for seven years. The former lawyer of 25 years reinvented herself from being a civil litigator to general counsel for state government. Dena then transitioned from being a lawyer to helping other lawyers. She was awarded her juris doctor from Temple University School of Law, graduated from the College of Executive Training, and earned certification from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Executive Education and Leadership.
Reviews
Tasha Norman, law.com, September 21, 2022 The book helps lawyers enjoy their jobs, be better at them, and to earn more money. It also helps them determine if they should stop practicing law. In her book, Lefkowitz addresses topics such as burnout, selling out, and why so many lawyers leave the profession. She lists the root causes for dissatisfaction: The environment they're practicing in is toxic and run by terrible bosses. They are in the wrong area of practice. They have no autonomy. The hours required leave no time for a personal life. They don't feel empowered to set boundaries. More importantly, she provides tools for helping lawyers choose the best path at each career crossroads. In Winning in Your Own Court, Dena Lefkowitz helps readers re-envision and reinvigorate their careers and their lives.
John M. Murray, Forward Reviews, September 15, 2022 The book draws heavy inspiration from Lefkowitz's previous legal field, and most of its anecdotes come from legal professionals as well. While this is somewhat limiting, all of the ten laws are widely applicable, standing to help anyone who is feeling overworked or trapped in their current profession. Their advice is evergreen; it can be used to either advance careers or help the audience start fresh. Humane and introducing actionable options for career renovations, Winning in Your Own Court is a holistic career guide to remedying difficult work situations by ensuring that one's career goals match one's life goals.
Kirkus Indie, Kirkus, October 1, 2022 Her advice is as straight to the point as a well-written legal brief―"dread, sadness, or crying at the thought of going to work" is a sure sign that a change is needed―and sometimes pithily aphoristic. Lawyers in particular will appreciate the author's lessons, but others will glean important insights as well. A useful, reassuring guide to midcareer course correcting for attorneys.
BlueInk Review, September 1, 2022 Lawyers struggling with career choices will appreciate Lefkowitz's advice and her stories of others in similar situations. Indeed, anyone dissatisfied with their current job, regardless of the sector, will find solid, if well-worn, advice here.