Getting Attorneys to Read: the Bell Dewar Book Club

Submited by Olwyn Garratt, Knowledge Manager, Bell Dewar, South Africa. 

The Bell Dewar Book Club was proposed by Bell Dewar’s Managing Director, Blaize Vance, as an initiative for first year candidate attorneys to promote the habit of reading. At the first meeting the group were given set pieces to read from Freakonomics (Levitt & Dubner) and What the Dog Saw (Gladwell) and these formed the basis for a discussion on looking beyond the obvious in any given situation. This meeting was followed by a couple of sessions at which we looked at topical business issues and the media coverage on each. Continue reading