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Mentoring and Professional Development
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Under this category, you will find information on State Bar of Texas sections and committees, mentoring opportunities and self-study/book suggestions for professional development.

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State Bar of Texas Sections  (Online Resource)  

A section is comprised of lawyers who practice in similar legal specialties. Each Section is designed to offer closer association between attorneys engaged in specialized fields of law, thus providing the opportunity to share professional experiences. Many sections are offering free memberships for new lawyers.

http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Sections
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State Bar of Texas Committees  (Online Resource)  

Committees are established by the Board of Directors and appointed by the President-Elect to consider matters of interest to the Bar membership, update professional materials, recommend changes to policies and procedures, and study legal issues affecting the legal profession and the public.

http://texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Committees
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Mentoring  (Online Resource)  

Transition to Practice The program is targeted to lawyers in their first several years of licensure. Newly-licensed lawyers are matched with more experienced attorneys who volunteer to participate in the project. Mentoring covers many areas, including law practice management, effective client representation, pro bono opportunities, career development, and other aspects of successfully practicing law.

http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Transition_to_Practice...
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TYLA’s Ten Minute Mentor  (Online Resource)  

Ten Minute Mentor features short video segments on substantive and administrative topics useful to Texas lawyers.

http://www.tyla.org/tyla/index.cfm/projects/ten-minute-mentor/
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State Bar of Texas’ Pro Bono Mentor Program  (Online Resource)  

Through mentoring, volunteer attorneys who lack experience in a particular legal area rely on the advice and counsel of more experienced attorneys to ensure competent representation of pro bono clients. Attorneys participating in the Pro Bono Mentor Program can earn up to 5 hours of participatory MCLE credit, including one hour of ethics, annually, for time spent in consultations between the mentor and the protégé. Cases referred by approved pro bono/legal services programs are eligible for the Pro Bono Mentor Program. Contact the Legal Services Support Division for a list of approved programs. Attorneys volunteering with an approved program may be covered under the State Bar Malpractice Insurance.

http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Pro_Bono_Mentor_Progra...
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Other Mentoring Information l an  (Online Resource)  
http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Model_Policies_and_Men...
7. 
Enhancing Rapport with Clients  (Book)  
by Jaqdish Sheth and Andrew Sobel
http://www.amazon.com/Clients-Life-Expert---Hire-Extraordinary/dp/0684...
8. 
The Winning Edge: Effective Communication and Persuasion Techniques for Lawyers (Book)  
by Richard H. Lucas and K. Byron McCoy
http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Edge-Communication-Persuasion-Techniques...
9. 
Rainmaking Made Simple: What Every Professional Must Know  (Book)  
by Mark Maraia
http://www.amazon.com/Rainmaking-Made-Simple-Every-Professional/dp/097...
10. 
Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for Solos and Small Firm Lawyers  (Book)  
by K. William Gibson
http://www.amazon.com/Flying-Solo-Fourth-Survival-Lawyers/dp/159031480...
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Solo by Choice: How to be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be  (Book)  
by Carolyn Elefant
http://www.amazon.com/Solo-Choice-Lawyer-Always-Wanted/dp/0940675587/r...
12. 
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It  (Book)  
by Michael Gerber
http://www.amazon.com/Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307...
13. 
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement  (Book)  
by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox
http://www.amazon.com/Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884270610
14. 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don’t  (Book)  
by Jim Collins
http://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Companies-Leap-Others/dp/0066620996/r...
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Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time  (Online Resource)  
by Brian Tracy
http://www.amazon.com/Eat-That-Frog-Great-Procrastinating/dp/157675422...
16. 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress - Free Productivity  (Book)  
by David Allen
http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/...
17. 
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less  (Book)  
by Richard Koch
http://www.amazon.com/The-80-20-Principle-Achieving/dp/0385491743/ref=...
18. 
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ  (Article)  
by Daniel Goleman
http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-Anniversary-Edition-Matte...
19. 
Emotional Intelligence 2.0  (Book)  
by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-2-0-Travis-Bradberry/dp/0...
20. 
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable  (Book)  
by Patrick Lencioni
http://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Lencioni/dp/07...
21. 
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable... About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business  (Article)  
by Patrick Lencioni
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Meeting-Leadership-Fable-About-Business/dp...
22. 
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence  (Book)  
by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee
http://www.amazon.com/Primal-Leadership-Learning-Emotional-Intelligenc...
23. 
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful  (Book)  
by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
http://www.amazon.com/What-Got-Here-Wont-There/dp/1401301304/ref=sr_1_...
24. 
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  (Book)  
by Stephen Covey
http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People/dp/0743269519/ref...
25. 
The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction  (Book)  
by James Citrin and Richard Smith
http://www.amazon.com/The-Patterns-Extraordinary-Careers-Satisfaction/...
26. 
The Winner’s Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success  (Book)  
by Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske
http://www.amazon.com/Winners-Brain-Strategies-Achieve-Success/dp/0738...