New Guide Provides Mindful Mentoring for the Next Generation of Lawyers

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Attorney James H. Fierberg utilizes what he has learned from his extensive law career to encourage young lawyers to take moral inventories in “Mentoring Lawyers: Finding Civility”

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Emphasizing the importance of ethics in a profession that faces many moral obstacles, the lessons to be taken away from this book are essential teachings for all who are entering the workforce.

Author and experienced attorney James H. Fierberg recognizes that few law schools are equipped to prepare students with the real-world law experience, including the ability to work cooperatively with others while facing ethical decisions. In his book, “Mentoring Lawyers: Finding Civility,” he focuses on enlightening the next generation of lawyers with an understanding of the role civility should play in their work. Seeking to overlay the practice of law onto the interpersonal skills graduates have, this book emphasizes the use of a strong moral compass to succeed both as a member of society and a practitioner of law.

Readers will discover the skillful art of mindful mentorship and the tremendous effect it carries on impressionable young lawyers. Emphasizing the importance of ethics in a profession that faces many moral obstacles, the lessons to be taken away from this book are essential teachings for all who are entering the workforce.

Clarifying the essential qualities that make up an exceptional lawyer, readers will develop the tools to prepare themselves for a successful career in the law profession.

“If we choose to normalize incivility in our lives, it will bleed over into our practice and the client will pay the immediate price,” emphasizes Fierberg. “This book seeks to highlight what mentors and mentees should be focusing on during the early years of practice and also serves as a refresher for mid-career lawyers.”

With a focus on the role bias, hubris, reputation, ego and truth play in the practice of law, “Mentoring Lawyers” effectively showcases the true value of civility and highlights its importance in the professional world and beyond.

“Mentoring Lawyers: Finding Civility
Understanding Your Moral Compass, Interpersonal Skills, and Ethical Inventory before Practicing Law”
By James H. Fierberg
ISBN: 9781480880696 (softcover); 9781480880689 (hardcover); 9781480880702 (electronic)
Available at the Archway Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Author James H. Fierberg spent almost 40 years as a lawyer in Massachusetts and Florida, practicing at the highest levels. A graduate of Boston State College (now the University of Massachusetts at Boston) and Western New England University School of Law, he also served as a Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator and law professor for more than a decade. Throughout his career, he focused on mentoring new lawyers and is proud that many have gone on to have successful careers. After teaching law for 10 years in Miami, he retired in 2015 and has continued to work as a consultant to lawyers and law firms from his home in the deep mountains of Western North Carolina. More information can be found here: http://www.flaflexlaw.com. He is currently teaching Business Law at Southwestern Community College in Franklin, North Carolina, continuing his focus on providing resources for young lawyers in need of mentoring. Learn more about his efforts here: http://lawyer-mentor-me.org.

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