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Workplace book on ­millennials receives praise

With new case studies and new data, Ankerwycke has released an updated version of "You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams," a highly-acclaimed book about the first generation to come of age in this millennium.

First released in spring 2014, the latest version of the book, written by nationally recognized workplace expert Lauren Stiller Rikleen, has already earned the No. 1 ranking on Amazon's list for hot new releases in office management. The book lays out a comprehensive and nuanced view of a generation that is entering into the workplace in large numbers, even as their generational reputation has been established for years.

In this newest version, Rikleen updates her comprehensive and practical book, and adds additional hard data and actionable solutions for millennials and professionals of any generation. She also provides a detailed roadmap for retaining and developing the next generation of leaders. Written for managers, professionals of all generations and even parents, "You Raised Us, Now Work With Us" offers a practical and thoughtful interpretation of the stereotypes that preceded millennials into the workplace. In her research, Rikleen dispels those stereotypes with fresh analysis as well as concrete strategies for helping the generations better understand each other and build more collaborative relationships.

Based in the Boston area, Rikleen brings decades of experience to her analysis, including as an author, a law firm partner, a mediator, and a professional and community leader. She is frequently requested to appear as a keynote speaker and to lead programs and workshops that offer concrete strategies for: strengthening multigenerational teams; creating a culture that supports women's leadership and advancement; and minimizing the impacts of unconscious bias in workplace decisions.


'Secret Justice' centers around a Supreme Court Justice

Did Supreme Court Justice Richard Davenport stand by and watch when his wife fell to her death into a raging sea? Or, as whispered inside the Beltway, did the new justice do something far worse?

"Secret Justice" is a legal thriller that derives its page-turning tension not from chase scenes or other action set pieces, but rather from the personal decisions of and internal debates endured by Justice Davenport as he considers his votes-one involving assisted suicide and a terminal patient's right to die, the other involving a severely disabled patient's ability to make a decision whether or not to donate a kidney to his dying identical twin brother and whether the state has a right to force the decision on him.

"Secret Justice" is written by Paul Goldstein, bestselling author of "Errors and Omissions and A Patent Lie," and a law professor at Stanford. His most recent novel, "Havana Requiem," won the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Best Legal Fiction.


'Anatomy of a ­Confession' examines the presumption of ­innocence


"Anatomy of a Confession' is the story of the 1990 murder trial of Debra Milke. Two men murdered a four year-old boy. One of them casually implicated the boy's mother. Even before she was questioned, the police hung a guilty tag on her. The prosecutor believed it because the police did. The judge let the jury hear her confession, but not vital exculpatory evidence. The jury believed she did it because the cop was so convincing and the mother so unmotherly. That label came from her own family. No one in her courtroom presumed her innocence not the cops, prosecutors, jurors, judge, or her own lawyer. America's most vaunted legal principle the presumption of innocence was nowhere to be found.

This book is a vivid reminder of what America's vaunted presumption of innocence is supposed to be all about, and what can happen when the criminal justice system fails and presumption of innocence becomes just the opposite, a presumption of guilt.

New ABA book offers innovative ­business ­models for remaking law firms

With the changing times and issues like the global financial crisis, traditional law firm business models are no longer working. To respond, law firms will have to go beyond just cutting costs, they need to adopt business models that are better adapted to serve their clients not just today, but well into the future. This will mean remaking their business models in accordance with the needs of their commercial clients.

The American Bar Association book "Remaking Law Firms: Why and How" provides examples of innovative and successful business models from remade law firms. Ultimately, this book is meant to fuel a desire for change in law firms that goes beyond thinking and planning, and leads straight into implementing change, and ultimately to better client service.

Published: Wed, Mar 30, 2016


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