Hidden Gems You Probably Didn’t Think are in the WSBA Lending Library

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Sadly, many WSBA members are unaware that as members they have free access to hundreds of titles through the WSBA Lending Library. Even sadder, many WSBA members think the Lending Library is just another repository for dusty tombs of legal text that weigh as much as a neutron star but are far less interesting. Happily, many WSBA members, in this regard, are wrong.

The Lending Library is brimming with fascinating titles, that while related to the law, delve into myriad areas that are—dare we say—also entertaining and informative. Not to knock a good deskbook, but the things you’ll find through the Lending Library go beyond law itself and explore everything it affects, whether that’s clients, communities, history, and even lawyers themselves.

Better news still: After the pandemic closed the library for more than a year-and-a-half, the Lending Library is open once again!

Members are welcome to check out books in person at the WSBA office in Seattle or via the virtual library. Now that we’re back in the library lending business, consider checking out some of these hidden gems for a celebratory read.

The Art of Constructive Confrontation: How to Achieve More Accountability with Less Conflict

First build your people. After that, your people produce the profit. The Art of Constructive Confrontation is an easy-to-follow, systematic process that makes sure you don’t get those things backwards.

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment, by Leticia Nieto Psy.D., and co-authors, brings a long-awaited breakthrough to the fields of liberation and cultural studies. Nieto offers a powerful analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege, and shows readers how to develop the skills that can promote social justice for themselves and those around them.

Cloud Computing for Lawyers

Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud-computing in your practice, including practical tips for securing your data.

Cybersecurity for the Home and Office

Every day in the news, we see cybercrime—a multi-billion-dollar-a-year criminal industry perpetrated by actors who have little fear of law enforcement. Incidents of cybercrime and related identity theft continue to grow exponentially. As a result, governments, regulators, and professional bodies increasingly require lawyers and other professionals to take reasonable cybersecurity measures.

e-Discovery for Everyone

e-Discovery for Everyone is an introduction to e-Discovery that avoids the overly technical without being superficial. It Manages to be interesting, informative, and amusing.

Instant Messaging Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policies, Security, and Legal Issues for Safe IM Communication

This IM handbook addresses costly legal, regulatory, and management challenges that IM brings to the workplace.

The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy

While loquacious law students, professors, and lawyers thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can get sidelined. Here’s how to avoid the crowding.

Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law

In Legal Upheaval, Professor Michele DeStefano lays out the trifecta for success in a changed legal landscape, focusing on creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

The New Jim Crow

Once in a great while, a book comes along and changes the way we see the world. It helps fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is that book, period.

Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers

This important resource shows you when and how to choose a nonlegal (not criminal) career; how to plan and conduct a job search; and provides details on careers in business and industry, government and public service, associations and institutions, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, 2nd edition

Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications is the definitive guide for healthcare professionals and anyone else seeking straightforward, concise and user-friendly information about mental disorders and medications used to manage them.

Public Records Online

The only master guide to online public record searching. The sixth edition details nearly 10,000 sites, both government agencies and private sources.

Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy

In the bestselling book The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman argues technology and globalization have leveled the playing field among workers and innovators worldwide. But why, ten years after he proposed this thesis, are billions of people around the world still locked out of global prosperity and security?

So You Want to Talk About Race

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress Related Diseases, and Coping (2nd Edition)

Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of humor and practical advice, Sapolsky explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies mental afflictions.