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The Official Guide to Legal Specialties
Lisa Abrams, 2000.
This book, based on interviews with lawyers who enjoy their work, offers a comprehensive look at 30 practice area specialty areas, from anti-trust to trusts and estates. The guide incorporates interviews with 130 attorneys from private law firms of all sizes, solo practitioners, public interest organizations, and government agencies. The profiled attorneys describe their career paths and provide insight into their daily work. The author describes the basics of each practice area, details what students/graduates need to know to practice in that area, and encourages readers to find a practice area that is a good fit with their own strengths and interests.