Be a Better Lawyer

A Short Guide to a Long Career

Author: Eleanor Southers

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627226028

Category: Law

Page: 164

View: 1595

This book will help you assess your legal career and pinpoint what you might want to change. It will then assist you in determining how to make those changes. You will not be able to foresee exactly what life will throw your way, but this book will provide you with the tools and methods to increase your knowledge of the current state of law and how it can impact your career.
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Building a Better Law Practice

Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day

Author: Jeremy W. Richter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641051781

Category: Law

Page: 170

View: 9522

Small steps can lead to big changes. For lawyers who want to improve their career, Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day is full of these small steps. A few minutes a day with this easy-to-read guide will help put you on the right path to growing your career
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So You Want to Be a Lawyer

The Ultimate Guide to Getting into and Succeeding in Law School

Author: Timothy B. Francis,Lisa Jones Johnson,Walter C. Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620878585

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 7176

So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class! Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school, and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. You will not only find out how to get into law school, but will also gain: · Educated advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools · A better understanding of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for admission · Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students · Information about career opportunities as a lawyer So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes a traditionally dry subject and breaks it down in a skilled and entertaining way. After you have read this book, you will have a good idea of the types of problems facing lawyers and law students on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, it will become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.
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Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers

A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Wants To Be a Better Advocate

Author: Keith Evans

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 9781587332289

Category: Law

Page: 196

View: 8407

Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers provides tips and rules that will help anyone - lawyer or lobbyist, account executive or negotiator, parent or teacher - improve their advocacy skills in less than 10 minutes a day. The classic advocacy guide for trial lawyers, Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers has been hailed by attorneys, mediators and professors nationwide. It's the practical advocacy guide designed for anyone who must persuade others including attorneys, lobbyists, negotiators, account executives, law students, sales professionals, and parents.
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How Brain Science Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425345

Category: Law

Page: 126

View: 1216

Recent studies of the brain offer information, strategies, and insights that can make you more successful as a lawyer and a professional. In recent years, discoveries in neuroscience and cognitive psychology have revealed more and more about how the human brain learns. On a daily basis, lawyers are involved in changing someone's brain. That may sound dramatic, but that's exactly what happens when the human brain learns and remembers information-it is changed for a long time, perhaps forever.
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Cultivating Personal and Organizational Effectiveness

Spiritual Insights from African Proverbs

Author: Chiku Malunga

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761860290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 9565

Malunga builds on the African concept of personhood and community known as ubuntu and draws on insights from the wisdom contained in African proverbs. He discusses the stages of spiritual development, ways to cultivate the human spirit, and the place of the human spirit in personal and organizational effectiveness.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Lawyer's Guide to Negotiation

Author: Xavier M. Frascogna,H. Lee Hetherington

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604425789

Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 1730

Negotiation is by far the most frequently used device to resolve conflicts and claims. This book combines a lawyer's legal training and experience with keen interpersonal skills that achieve tangible results. The Lawyer's Guide to Negotiation dispels some long-held negotiation myths while offering lawyers a consistent and effective approach to establish a framework for any bargaining challenge.
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Where Peace Walks in a Tight Rope

Author: Francis Brainfloss

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479741477

Category: Music

Page: 251

View: 5279

The next night, she went to another bar that has live bands. She had no luck but didn't want to give-up yet. She can't get him off her mind. That gaunt face, dark hair and the dreamy eyes that was shadowed by his eyebrows. Oh, that handsome face, Deborah thought with desire. She did not care that she was looking for him everywhere and she was a woman, the guy was a hero and he saved her life; There's something poetic about him. Deborah bet he is a very good and romantic man. Deborah moves on her chair. "Are you okay honey?" asked her father William Cunningham. "Yes dad," came her reply, still with a faraway." "You must be thinking of Clide huh?" William leaned closer from across the table. "He really sounded sincere. I think he was close to tears when he talked to me." "I don't know dad," Deborah said with a dismissive sight. "But . . ." "Listen dad," Deborah said more firmly. "I need time to think. I hope you understand." "Okay," said William with resignation. "I understand. You're mad at him. It takes time to get over what he'd done. I'm just worried that you won't get married. I mean, you're past the marrying age already. Three years from now, you're going to be thirty." " I know that dad," said Deborah burdened by having to say it again. "And I thought that Clide was the one-but, he just betrayed my trust. You know how Iam about trust." Deborah wished she could leave now and be somewhere where she would be left with her thoughts and fantasize about that mysterious man. She felt a stirring in her groin every time she thinks of him. God, when am I going to find him? Deborah desperately wanted some hope just so she could go on. Then she'd find him and thank him or something. Don't joke yourself Deborah, you want more than that. Deborah smiled. "What's that smile all about?" William asked. Deborah felt herself blush. "Nothing dad . . ." she said quickly. "Listen, I have a lot to do in the office." "Honey, are you even listening to what I said?"
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Satisficing and Maximizing

Moral Theorists on Practical Reason

Author: Michael Byron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521010054

Category: Mathematics

Page: 245

View: 848

How do we think about what we plan to do? One dominant answer is that we select the best possible option available. However, a growing number of philosophers would offer a different answer: since we are not equipped to maximize we often choose the next best alternative, one that is no more than satisfactory. This strategy choice is called satisficing (a term coined by the economist Herb Simon).This new collection of essays explores both these accounts of practical reason.
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McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence

Author: James Penner,N. D. White,H. McCoubrey,Emmanuel Melissaris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199584346

Category: Law

Page: 279

View: 2795

Fully updated and revised by James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris, McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence clearly breaks down the complexities of this often daunting yet fascinating subject. Sophisticated ideas are explained concisely and with clarity, ensuring the reader is aware of the subtleties of the subject yet not overwhelmed. With chapters dedicated to both key concepts and leading theorists, this text takes a wide-ranging look at jurisprudence and places central ideas in context. In particular this text centres around one of the leading theorists, H.L.A Hart, and considers the landscape of jurisprudence in relation to his seminal The Concept of Law, looking at the key ideas which influenced him and considering the response to his work. Coverage of post-modern and feminist legal theory is also included, alongside discussion of key theorists such as Hobbes, Kant, and Rawls. Logically organised to support the topics commonly taught on jurisprudence and legal theory courses, this text provides an easy-to-follow and digestible account of this wide-ranging subject, making it the ideal companion text for further reading and research throughout your course.
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The Good Wife and Philosophy

Temptations of Saint Alicia

Author: Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray,Robert Arp

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698290

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 6384

In The Good Wife and Philosophy, fifteen philosophers look at the deeper issues raised by this stirring TV drama. The Good Wife gives us courtroom battles in the tradition of Perry Mason, with the added dimension of a political intrigue and a tormented personal story. We witness the interplay between common morality and legal correctness; sometimes following one violates the other. Lawyers operate within the law and within legal ethics, yet routinely do harmful things in pursuit of their clients’ interests. The adversarial system leads to such strategies as stringing out a case to exhaust the other side’s resources and bringing suits ostensibly because of wrongdoing by defendants but really to curtail the defendants as a competitive threat to some important client’s interest. The idea for The Good Wife came from the recurring news drama of wives standing by their husbands when scandal breaks: the wives of Bill Clinton, Elliott Spitzer, and John Edwards. Often these politicians’ spouses are themselves lawyers who have had to cope with the gray areas of legal battles and maneuvering. Following her husband’s disgrace and imprisonment, Alicia Florrick has to return to the law, which she abandoned for the sake of being a full-time wife and mother.
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John Adams

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743218290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 8412

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.
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Education, Leadership and Business Ethics

Essays on the Work of Clarence Walton

Author: Ronald F. Duska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585276242

Category: Philosophy

Page: 323

View: 753

Education, Leadership and Business Ethics: New Essays on the Work of Clarence Walton includes a history and anecdotes of Clarence Walton's professional and personal life; a discussion of the controversial introduction of ethics into the field of management studies; contributions on a variety of subjects connected to leadership and business ethics from experts in the field; and critical essays reviewing Clarence's most recent work in social criticism. The book gives a history of the rise of the fields of business and society and business ethics, details the events leading to its acceptance in academic circles and gives personal accounts by Clarence Walton, one of the people most responsible for its creation. Intended target groups are students, former academic peers, and friends of Clarence Walton, as well as anyone interested in the history of business ethics or connected to Columbia University of America, or The American College.
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Should You Really be a Lawyer?

The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School

Author: Deborah Schneider,Gary Belsky

Publisher: Gary Belsky

ISBN: 9780940675575

Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 8000

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Sycamore Row

A Novel

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0385537921

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5220

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Sycamore Row “Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books.”—The Washington Post “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today “One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Der Gerechte

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641188164

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4135

Im Zweifel gegen den Angeklagten Sebastian Rudd ist kein typischer Anwalt. Seine Kanzlei ist ein Lieferwagen, eingerichtet mit Bar, Kühlschrank und Waffenschrank. Er arbeitet allein, sein einziger Vertrauter ist sein Fahrer, der zudem als Leibwächter und Golfcaddie fungiert. Sebastian Rudd verteidigt jene Menschen, die andere als den Bodensatz der Gesellschaft bezeichnen. Warum? Weil er Ungerechtigkeit verabscheut und überzeugt ist, dass jeder Mensch einen fairen Prozess verdient. Mit Sebastian Rudd hat John Grisham seinen brillantesten, eigenwilligsten und lebendigsten Helden geschaffen. Der Gerechte ist hart, clever und packend und zeigt den Meister des Justizthrillers in Höchstform.
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Waiting to Exhale

Author: Terry McMillan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101210338

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6022

From the critically acclaimed author of A Day Late and a Dollar Short and The Interruption of Everything, a wise, earthy story of a friendship between four African American women who lean on each other while "waiting to exhale": waiting for that man who will take their breath away.
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Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office

What Every Paralegal Should Know

Author: Richard L. Hughes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401838966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 1924

This career guide gives current and future paralegals the inside scoop on how to select the right job for them and how to thrive in their work setting. A well-respected supervising attorney who now is a paralegal educator lets paralegals know what law firms look for in their paralegal staff in terms of time and work management, quality assurance, interaction with various segments of the office and much, much more. The Paralegal Perspective feature gives the reader first-hand advice on how to handle situations they encounter on the job. Further, this publication fully addresses such important issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise and advancing in a paralegal career. End-of-chapter questions, Internet-based questions and ethical discussion questions make this an enjoyable and educational read.
Posted in Business & Economics

Clinic of Hope

The Story of Rene Caisse and Essiac

Author: Donna M. Ivey

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550029657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5294

This is the story of Rene M. Caisse of Bracebridge, Canada and describes her extraordinary perseverance to obtain official recognition of her herbal cancer remedy she called Essiac, her name spelled backwards. Rene Caisse was thrust into a life-long medical-legal-political controversy that still persists since her death in 1978. Rene wrestled with the Hepburn government of Ontario over the operation of her Bracebridge cancer clinic during 1935 to 1941 and her use of Essiac. She refused to reveal her secret formula and legislation demanding the recipe forced the closing of her clinic. The government was embroiled in the dilemma of ensuring their public favour and appeasing cancer patients. This documented research presents a biography of a remarkable woman and her struggle to help "suffering humanity."
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