Whether you’ve been a lawyer for decades or whether you are an attorney just starting out, you could benefit from reading Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day. In his preface, author Jeremy W. Richter points out that being a good lawyer requires continually improving your craft and that this act of betterment requires time and energy, perhaps two things one does not have at the end or (sometimes) the middle of the day. In this regard, Richter has written a book to help lawyers build a better practice, and he has done so in a “daily reading” format that takes only five minutes a day. His book is arranged into four topics:

  • managing clients and creating collaborative relationships;

  • practical considerations for your law practice;

  • improving skills and managing caseload; and

  • developing yourself and your practice.

Highlights include: the importance of trust and creating value in client relationships, practical tips for getting paid by clients, intentionally improving your legal writing, and, my personal favorite, four ways to model your law practice after Chick-Fil-A. Chicken sandwich, anyone? 

Richter has crammed a lot of useful and practical tips into his easy-to-read Building a Better Law Office: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day. Five minutes a day is all it takes to improve yourself and your practice. Who doesn’t have time for that?