"The Creative Lawyer
is a smart, practical, and often inspirational guide for any lawyer seeking to build both a better business and a richer life." -- Daniel Pink, Author, A Whole New Mind, September 5, 2007
"A must-read. It combines practicality with ingenuity to lead lawyers to live more fulfilled, productive and successful lives. Packed with advice, the book is an invaluable guide for lawyers to take the concrete steps and develop the skills they need to live enriched lives and thrive as lawyers." -- Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, September 1, 2007
"There is no book on the shelves to compare with The Creative Lawyer
. Funny, well-researched, and provocative, it's an invaluable guide to understanding yourself better -- not just as a lawyer, but as a person. It's full of useful exercises, relevant case histories, and powerful insights, delivered in unlawyer-like concise and entertaining prose. It's required reading for anyone who has taken the bar exam -- or, for that matter, anyone who is considering taking the LSAT. " -- Gretchen Rubin, Blogger, The Happiness Project, former editor-in-chief, Yale Law Journal, September 15, 2007
"Whether you are living the law or leaving it, you need wise counsel to make your career meaningful. One part Socrates, one part Deepak Chopra, and one part cheerleader, Michael Melcher is the ideal advisor for lawyers contemplating their options. The Creative Lawyer
should be mandatory reading for anyone who has ever set foot in law school." -- Noah Feldman, Professor, Harvard Law School, September 7, 2007
About the Author
Michael Melcher is an attorney who is one of the country's leading career coaches. With a blend of humor, sensitivity and professional acumen, he has helped hundreds of individuals transform their careers into personal platforms that are professionally fulfilling and personally meaningful. A gifted speaker and workshop leader, he has addressed audiences on career development themes across the United States as well as in Europe and Asia.
Michael is a graduate of Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He worked for several years as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, was previously a Foreign Service Officer in Calcutta and Taipei, ran an internet start-up in Silicon Valley, and is currently a partner at Next Step Partners, the leadership development and executive coaching firm.