Skip to content

Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

A Success Plan For Lawyers

Most people a hundred years ago thought there were far too many lawyers in this country, and too many new law graduates each year.

Of the 150 or so law schools then, at least a half dozen had more than 500 enrollees, and many of the young hopefuls across the country were taking on alarming amounts of debt in exchange for a hoped-for law degree.

It was in this eerily familiar setting that Arthur M. Harris wrote Letters to a Young Lawyer.

Harris, a lawyer himself, sent the eighteen letters to his son, then a law student. The son had the foresight to keep them, and the result is this American classic, first published in 1912.

The 100th Anniversary Edition has been completely reformatted in an easy-to-read package that will be familiar to today’s audiences.

Harris’ examination of the legal profession and the business of the law are astounding and thoroughly modern. His words could have appeared in today’s morning paper or in a professional blog.

Adapted from the introduction to “Letters to a Young Lawyer, 100th Anniversary Edition,” available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

Share this post

LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter

Comments are closed for this article!