Isn’t it time someone made a compelling case for restoring the reputation of the legal profession?
With his newest book, Talmage Boston brings this question to the forefront through his review of iconic figures that have brought integrity and honor to the status of the lawyer in American society. In Raising the Bar, Talmage brings to life the stories of some of our most distinguished attorneys, and inspires today’s practitioners to follow in their footsteps.
The book profiles in depth the lives and legal careers of Abraham Lincoln, Leon Jaworski and James A. Baker, III, whose times in the trenches first as lawyers, and then as government leaders, speak to us now as to the wisdom, integrity, and tenacity lawyers must exhibit daily to transform the public mindset toward the profession.
In the world of fiction, Atticus Finch—among the most popular literary characters ever put on page and screen—remains an icon, and as Talmage’s book establishes, his story is essentially based on non-fiction. Raising the Bar also profiles popular lawyer-novelists John Grisham, Richard North Patterson and Louis Auchincloss, who have brought and continue to bring legal issues to the public’s attention, showing us both the successes and failings of our legal system.
Talmage Boston’s detailed accounts of these men, characters, and issues provide lawyers with a statement of aspirational goals for their personal and professional lives. Embracing these stories with a renewed passionate perspective toward the profession can only cause readers of Talmage’s book to raise the bar.
Speaking Engagements - Meet Talmage Boston
An accomplished keynote speaker, Talmage Boston speaks frequently at bar associations and civic group meetings throughout the country. His audiences leave the room recharged about their profession and encouraged to “raise the bar” in their own legal circles.
- What Lawyers Can Learn About Communication and Professionalism from Abraham Lincoln
- What Lawyers Can Learn About Professionalism from Atticus Finch
- What Lawyers Can Learn About Negotiation and Counseling from the Career of James A. Baker, III
- The Lawyer: The Person in the Arena—Navigating the Peaks and Valleys
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HEROES OF THE COURTROOM
Presented by the State Bar of Texas
Reputation of Profession
Confrontation with Calm Professionalism
The 5 Ps
Talmage's Thoughts on Atticus Finch Make National Law Journal on 50th Anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird
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Onstage interview with PBS documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns
Talmage Boston interviewed PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns onstage at the Anatole Hotel as part of the SMU Athletic Forum speaker series in connection with Mr. Burns' national tour promoting "Tenth Inning" which will air on PBS this coming fall--about the history of baseball from 1993-2010--as the sequel to his 1994 PBS documentary "Baseball"Sherrington: Steroids a topic as Ken Burns' Baseball goes extra innings
Interview with best-selling author Michael Lewis
Talmage interviewed best-selling author Michael Lewis (wrote Liar's Poker, Moneyball, and The Blind Side) on stage at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas on March 30 at a luncheon sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth on the subject of his new book The Big Short coming out 3/15 about he recent economic collapse
Talmage Boston interviewed by Doug Miller of MLB.com
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Talmage Boston - Noted Baseball Historian on the Rangers
SNY.tv - Major League Baseball Media Interviews Talmage About Baseball and the Baby Boomer
Baseball and the Baby Boomer