Law Books Every Lawyer Must Read

Essential Law Books for Every Lawyer

Diego Ruiz Duran is a criminal defense attorney who has been practicing law for over 2 decades in Mexico. Having opened his own practice in the area and becoming one of the most well – known lawyers in the area, it is no surprise that people want to know his opinion on matters and up and coming lawyers seek his advice on their studies. There are several books that he suggests to them that he uses regularly in his line of work. He has become one of the most sought after defense attorneys in the country and has been making new paths for himself and other lawyers in his journey. He is an inspiration to many getting started in the field and is quickly gaining world-wide recognition. It is no surprise one of his most asked questions pertains to his inspiration and advice.

“A Civil Action” is an epic courtroom showdown that takes you through a civil litigation. This high stakes book shows how hard it can be on attorneys for cases like this. This book also falls in line with “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

Some more technical books suggested were “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” and “The Majesty of the Law”. These all touch on the history of constitutional law and Supreme Court Justice O’Connor’s tenure. It is especially for international attorneys who may not be as familiar with the Supreme Court.

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”, “How to win Friends and Influence People”, and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” are all books that touch on the personal influence of a lawyer and how to be a leader.

“Point Made” examines the work of the most successful legal writers in history and shows how to imitate and adapt their skills. A brief or motion can make or break a case. The ability to write compellingly is an undervalued skill that doesn’t receive the attention it deserves in school.

“Thrive” is a basic guide to new attorneys. Working in a law firm after receiving your degree can be frustrating. This book bridges the gap between law school and practice of law. It can help a new attorney avoid the distractions and mistakes that many new attorneys make.

“What Can You Do With a Law Degree ” is a piece of literature that gives someone with a law degree on to pursue a more non-traditional path with their experiences. It is a great starting point that provides suggestions on how a law degree can be used other than just practicing law in the original setting.
Examining, reading, and studying these books can help any lawyer to become successful in their practice. They can inspire any lawyer to improve themselves not only in their professional field but also in their personal lives. Diego Ruiz Duran certainly contributes a piece of his success to these books and highly recommends them to anyone asking for advice on their career or personal journey’s as well.