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NOTE: Please see the updated Second Edition of Lawyers' Professional Development.

This comprehensive guide offers a wealth of practical information about all aspects of professional development, including performance evaluations, training, mentoring, work assignments, and much, much more. 

This book is written for legal employers, managers, professional development directors, training partners, and everyone interested or involved in lawyers' learning and development. It is intended to be a complete reference for those who are starting, expanding, revising, or restructuring professional development activities. Whether you are new to the field or have extensive experience, this book will be an invaluable resource.

Review of Lawyers' Professional Development

"... a virtual encyclopedia of professional development for the 21st century."
- Libby Saypol, The ALI-ABA Insider

"... the most important book on the subject to date ... a must read for those who manage law firms or corporate or governmental legal departments."
- Bryn R. Vaaler and Nancy O. Fraser, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report

"Ida Abbott's latest book is a prodigious gift indeed! ... More than a gift, this book is a milestone. The first book of its kind, it marks the emergence of law office professional development as a profession in itself."
- Gaye Mara, Professional Development Quarterly

Paperback – 423 pages (December 5, 2002); ISBN: 1557330336