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Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Words of Wisdom from Multicultural Women Attorneys Who’ve Been There and Done That (2000) (Table of Contents)
Karen Clanton (Editor)
To be successful, simply working hard is not enough. Guidance from mentors turns working hard into working smart. This is particularly true for women and minorities, who cite lack of mentoring as one of the most persistent problems in career development. Here, 84 multicultural women attorneys serve as mentors. Through letters to their sisters and daughters, they offer practical advice and inspiration that can aid anyone on the road to a successful career. Compiled by the ABA Multicultural Women Attorneys Network, the letters represent decades of experience from the best in the profession.

Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Strategies for Success from Multicultural Women Attorneys (2009)(Table of Contents)
Multicultural Women Attorneys Network
Our goal for Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Strategies for Success from Multicultural Women Attorneysis to provide the next generation with a collection of tips for success that they can use as they begin to contemplate and shape their careers in the legal profession.
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Visible Invisibility (2006) (Table of Contents) 
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
The report is not an end unto itself. It is a tool for law firm managing partners to implement change so that they retain women of color and enable these women to join the ranks of leadership. Women of color must be visible at all levels within private firms. If the legal profession is to move forward and reach its full potential, then it must reflect the diversity of society. Anything less is unacceptable.

The Woman Advocate 2nd Edition (2010) (Table of Contents)
Abbe F. Fletman and Evelyn R. Storch
This is an essential book for all women advocates, whether they are still in law school, just starting out, at the height of their careers, or winding down. There is much to learn from the personal stories each chapter presents, and much to inspire women advocates to even greater heights.

Women-At-Law (2004) (Table of Contents) 
Phyllis Horn Epstein
How do women lawyers define success in today’s world? Is it becoming a powerful partner in a large high-profile global firm? Running a thriving solo practice in a picturesque small town? Earning a challenging public appointment or tenure as a law school professor? Or is success simply being able to simultaneously practice law and have a satisfying personal life? What exactly is “having it all,” anyway?
Author Phyllis Horn Epstein interviewed over 100 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles in a wide variety of practice setting nationwide to discover how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life. Some have already achieved national recognition and notoriety, while others are still struggling to make their way. What she learned is that there are many pathways to fulfillment; the key is to first identify which path will lead to your own individual goals, and then be ready to accept that it’s far more likely to take some twists and turns than it is to be a straight shot forward.
More and more women are choosing to enter this once male-dominated profession, not fully anticipating the many challenges they will face. Women-at-Law not only shares a wealth of practical guidance and direction for the law student or young lawyer, its lessons will also resonate with the seasoned lawyer who has wondered how her peers are managing their practices and their lives.

Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips 3rd Edition (2010) (Table of Contents)
Theda C. Snyder
Success depends on innovative planning, but brainstorming for new ideas takes valuable time. In one quick read you can get dynamic, creative, and practical ideas that can work for you and your practice. Women Rainmaker’s Best Marketing Tips, Third Edition, is the updated collection of easy-to-read helpful hints and strategies from Theda Snyder, one of the recognized leaders of women rainmakers nationwide, and the ABA Women Rainmakers of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. The book contains well over 150 tips you can put to use right away to positively impact your marketing strategy. With this updated guide, you can learn creative marketing strategies that will build your client base and discover new action plans that fit your person style and strengthen your rainmaking skill.