New ABA Book Helps Lawyers Develop Skills with a Professional Coach
CHICAGO, May 2, 2012 – In this tough economy, more lawyers than ever are seeking the services of a professional coach. The Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Coaching, a new book published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, will teach lawyers to find, select and work productively with the right coach for their needs—and transform their law practice in the process. Readers will learn how to get the most out of coaching, decide whether coaching is right for them and their firm, and use coaching skills to manage, mentor, and collaborate with client and colleagues. This book will help lawyers:
- Learn why coaching has become so popular—and necessary;
- Hire a qualified coach;
- Formatting the documents and reveal codes;
- Understand how coaches differ from consultants, therapists and trainers;
- Know what to expect from coaching conversations and engagements;
- Use a professional coach to improve their firm’s bottom line;
- Get the best return on their coaching investment.
Author Andrew Elowitt is the founder and managing director of New Actions, a professional coaching and consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles. He works with lawyers, other professionals and executives throughout North America. Elowitt is a nationally certified counselor with Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Southern California.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law – marketing, management, technology, and finance – through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
Title: The Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Coaching
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Product Code: 5110735
Size: 7 × 10
Orders: 800.285.2221 or www.ShopABA.org
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.