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What Are You Reading This Summer?

CLM Fellows and Members share what they're reading for professional development

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What is on your summer professional development reading list?

“My summer reading of late includes articles and blogs on technology in litigation. How we litigate has changed immensely over the past few years and it is important to be able to adapt if not embrace those technology changes to best serve our clients. I have also been reading some business and tech articles on smart contracts. Although I am not sure I will ever see litigation directly arising out of smart contracts, I think it makes sense to have a basic understanding of them.”

Jeanine Clark, Partner, Margolis Edelstein. CLM Member since 2011.

“I just bought ‘21st Century Monetary Policy’ by Ben Bernanke, which seems especially timely right now. I also have ‘The Power of Regret’ by Daniel Pink on my list, as I’ve always found his books really thought-provoking. Finally, I’m really looking forward to reading ‘The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan’ by Peter Canellos, which sadly was on my summer reading list last year, but I’m determined to get to it this summer!”

Lauren Kim, Senior Vice President, Legal and Technical Leader, NFP Insurance. CLM Fellow since 2017.   

“I am always listening to a podcast or reading a book. I’m a big fan of Audible and just finished Jon Gordon and Mike Smith’s book ‘You Win in the Locker Room First.’ And I just started ‘Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones’ by James Clear.”

Jay Gates, CPCU, ARM, AIC, Managing Director, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. CLM Fellow since 2017.

“This summer, I am committed to reading ‘Leaders Eat Last’ by Simon Sinek. I am also re-reading ‘Essentialism’ by Greg McKeown, a great book on clarity of focus and achieving more by doing less. Finally, I always scan ‘Tools of Titans’ by Tim Ferriss for inspiration from the habits and routines of world-class performers in all types of professions and vocations.”

Scott Rembold, Partner, Rembold Hirschman. CLM Member since 2011.


Percent of workers who say that a lack of employee development opportunities is preventing them from reaching their full potential.

Source: ClearCompany


Percent of employees who consider their organization’s career advancement opportunities a very important factor to their job satisfaction.

Source: Lorman Education Services

About The Authors
Fran Clark

Fran Clark is SME Manager at CLM.  fran.clark@TheCLM.org

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