Pictures of lawyers and lawyer commercials often feature a bookcase filled with leather bound tomes of law. What’s in them? A list of laws? Socratic discourses about what’s legal and what’s not? Pictures? Do lawyers read these books?

The answer has changed over time, so I wrote a blog post on the subject from the perspective of a lawyer in litigation:

https://www.unpredictableblog.com/blog/law-books