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An Advocate Persuades
by , Sandy Patrick

Language

English

Pages

445

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<p><em>An Advocate Persuades</em> introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor <em>A Lawyer Writes</em>, places the reader in the role of a first-year attorney. Now, that first-year attorney must draft a motion or appellate brief and then present an oral argument.</p><br /><p>With step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> explains how to develop and refine trial-level and appellate arguments and then how to present those arguments orally. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> communicates both the theories and foundational skills of persuasion so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.</p><br /><p><strong>A teaching website for this book is available. If you are a professor, you may request the link and login information by emailing meade (at) cap-press (dot) com.</strong></p>
Father Brown Complete Murder Mysteries: The Innocence of Father B...
by G. K. Chesterton

Language

English

Pages

412

Publication Date

January 20, 2020

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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself...
Effective Communication: The Patterns of Easy Influence: Master b...
by Peter Andrei

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

December 05, 2019

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<p>Want to <strong>ace every interview</strong> with easy confidence, impress every employer, and <u>get your dream job</u>? <br /></p><p>Want to <strong>command respect</strong> in management and business, gaining <u>instant support for your ideas</u>?<u></u><br /></p><p>Want to <strong>know exactly what to say</strong> to influence people in business and <u>sell with ease</u>? Read more...<br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem. Let me explain:</strong><br /></p><p>Your professional communication is ineffective. Why? Because it is missing <em>structure</em>. And business communication without structure is a lost opportunity. It sidelines your brilliant ideas, diminishes your workplace influence, and weakens your professional appearance. And you don't deserve that.<br /></p><p><strong>Instead, here's the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong>You deserve to master effective communication, and speak with power, influence, and persuasion. You deserve to convince people that your ideas matter. It's wrong that every time you speak or write, people won't tune-in if you miss just <em>one </em>simple communication secret: structure. So let's fix that.<br /></p><p><strong>And I was there. I understand you:</strong><br /></p><p>I remember when my words were forgettable... when I could actually <em>see </em>people tuning out. But when I started using this secret, that changed. People across the room stopped <em>their own conversations</em> and started listening to <em>me</em>. I want the same to happen to you. I want you to unlock this secret too.<br /></p><p><strong>But first, here's why you can trust me:</strong><br /></p><p>I won 27 awards and recieved national recognition as a competitive public speaker <em>by using this one secret</em>. I taught this secret to hundreds of mentees, who have instantly become compelling communicators. And I'll teach it to you too. <br /></p><p><strong>And here's how I can help you:</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong>In this book, you learn <em>521 strategies of effective communication</em>, including:<br /></p><ul><li>29 proven communication theories that make your words change minds and influence people.<br /></li><li>43 hidden, little-known, step-by-step communication structures that make your words count.<br /></li><li>211 core human drives and human desires that will grab attention and motivate people.<br /></li><li>132 proven templates for starting your communication with power and undivided attention.<br /></li><li>71 communication transitions that grab attention from start to end and avoid audience tune-out.<br /></li><li>22 communication-ending strategies that guarantee your words will produce action.<br /></li></ul><p>This guarantees that you will:<br /></p><ul><li>Have stronger communication skills than 99% of people you will encounter in your career.<br /></li><li>Ace every interview, meeting, or presentation with bullet-proof confidence and easy eloquence.<br /></li><li>Understand the hidden secrets of influence, the psychology of persuasion.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of FREE Limited-Time Bonuses:</strong><br /></p><ul><li>5 free communication books (PDFs) including <em>The Art of Public Speaking</em>, by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>6 free bonus resources, including a 40-page presentation skill-sheet.<br /></li><li>A free <em>Public Speaking Essential Skills</em> video course, by me.<br /></li><li>A free email training (for example, I can personally edit your speech-manuscript for you).<br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here's what you should do now:</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong> Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a lifetime of weak communication skills, ineffective words, and career stagnation. That will cost you much more than this book. And it can show you the secret that might help you impress the right person and get promoted. <br /></p><p><strong>If you're not ready to buy:</strong><br /></p><p> Go hit that look inside button and read the first 20 pages for free!<br /></p>
The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Your La...
by , Marshall Lichty

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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Let’s be honest, traditional small firm law practice is not working very well. Too many small firm lawyers struggle to make ends meet, get clients, meet clients’ expectations, or they wrestle with mental health issues or substance abuse. Meanwhile, there is a huge gap between those who need legal help and those who can get it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. <BR><BR>We can build better firms, be more effective with our clients, enjoy better health and a greater sense of fulfillment, and make a bigger impact on our communities.<BR><BR>With the client-centric law firm management model in <i>The Small Firm Roadmap</i>, you’ll see that getting started is easier than you think. The team from Lawyerist.com—<B>Aaron Street</b>, <b>Sam Glover</b>, <b>Stephanie Everett</b>, and <b>Marshall Lichty</b>—will help you gain clarity around your career and firm goals and identify successful strategies for starting, managing, and growing a thriving future-oriented law firm. If you’re ready to do great work that supports a great life, this book is for you.
Trusts for Senior Citizens
by , Shirley B. Whitenack

Language

English

Pages

134

Publication Date

April 17, 2009

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Trusts for Senior Citizens includes discussion of recent caselaw, including 2009 cases, two sample irrevocable income-only trust forms, and an informed consent form for use in settling personal injury and workers' compensation cases. <br /> <br />Trusts for Senior Citizens also helps you <br /> <br />Draft trusts for non-Senior Citizens who are settling personal injury or workers' compensation claims. <br /> <br />Understand the effect of government benefits on a personal injury settlement <br /> <br />Know when a Medicare set-aside trust must be created in settling a personal injury case <br /> <br />Obtain informed consent from clients concerning injury-related expenses that Medicare may not cover <br /> <br />
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.<br /><br /><br />Accessible and witty, <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.<br /><br /><br /> In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.<br /><br />
Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes
by Robert H. Mnookin

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

April 15, 2004

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Conflict is inevitable, in both deals and disputes. Yet when clients call in the lawyers to haggle over who gets how much of the pie, traditional hard-bargaining tactics can lead to ruin. Too often, deals blow up, cases don't settle, relationships fall apart, justice is delayed. <i>Beyond Winning</i> charts a way out of our current crisis of confidence in the legal system. It offers a fresh look at negotiation, aimed at helping lawyers turn disputes into deals, and deals into better deals, through practical, tough-minded problem-solving techniques.
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel in Law School Exams
by , Jeremy R. Paul

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

May 01, 1999

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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.<br /><br />But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.<br /><br />In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance.
Basic Labor and Employment Law For Paralegals, Second Edition (As...
by Clyde E. Craig

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

June 06, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
An effective teaching and learning text, <B>Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals</B> covers all the essential elements in depth and breadth in a rational three part structure. "Introduction to Labor and Employment Law"examines the historical development of labor and employment law in America alongside the nature of the employment relationship. "Labor-Management Relations in the Union Setting" shows how American labor law regulates labor-management relations and includes methods of selecting collective bargaining representatives, unfair labor practices by employers and unions, economic weapons in labor disputes and the formation and administration of labor contracts. "Employment Discrimination" deals with the various forms of discrimination and the methods and procedures of pursuing employment discrimination claims. To underscore concepts and ensure student understanding, each chapter features marginal definitions, fact scenarios illustrating the concepts, and questions about specific facts for the students to consider. Answers to the fact scenarios are included at the end of each chapter. Discussion questions and exercises are provided to help students apply the concepts, and engaging case excerpts give them experience with case analysis. <P></P> <P>The <B>Second Edition</B> has been completely updated to include new material analyzing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a federal statute amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additional new material discusses the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a federal statute prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information. Fresh case references and examples appear throughout the text.</P>
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (Nolo's Essentia...
by , Marcia Stewart

Language

English

Pages

466

Publication Date

December 02, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>There’s no place like home!</b><br /><p><br />Ready to say goodbye to your landlord? With help from Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, you’ll not only find <br />the right house for you, you’ll have fun doing it.<br /></p><p><br />Learn how to:<br /></p><p></p><ul><br /><li> research the local market and listings<br /></li><li> choose a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse<br /></li><li>create a realistic budget<br /></li><li>qualify for a loan you can truly afford<br /></li><li>borrow a down payment from friends or family<br /></li><li>protect yourself with inspections and insurance, and<br /></li><li>negotiate and close the deal successfully.<br /></li></ul><p><br />You’ll find insights from 15 real estate professionals—agents, attorneys, mortgage specialists, a home inspector, and more. <br />It’s like having a team of experts by your side! Plus, read real-life stories of over 20 first-time homebuyers.<br /></p><p><br /><b>Download the Homebuyer’s Toolkit</b><br />Dozens of customizable forms that will help you find your dream home, crunch the numbers, interview real estate professionals, inspect the house thoroughly, and more—available on nolo.com (details inside).</p>

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