Categories

 > Law > Law Practice

3,572 results were found

Sort by:

Getting to Maybe: How to Excel in Law School Exams
by , Jeremy R. Paul

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

May 01, 1999

Product Description
Customer Reviews
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.
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div><br /><div>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.</div><br /><div><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.</div><br /><div><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.</div><br /><br /></div>
A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting
by Kenneth A. Adams

Language

English

Pages

584

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><span>With A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Kenneth A. Adams has created a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the inertia and flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuate it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the United States and internationally.</span></p><p></p><p><span>This updated edition contains almost one hundred pages of new material addressing many topics, making it even more authoritative and essential. This manual’s focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Mr. Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples. Consult it to save time in drafting and negotiation and to reduce the risk of dispute.</span></p>
51 Dirty Tricks Bad Guys Really Hate: Sneaky Tactics used by Poli...
by Larry Kaye Private Invest...

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

November 29, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
This is a collection of dirty tricks used to catch criminals, cheats and fraudsters. Some tricks are completely unethical but, many can be used ethically, however any criminal would consider them unfair because they are sneaky and effective beyond what an investigator might use on a day-to-day basis to catch a criminal including...<br /><br />How a dirty cop can beat the daylights out of a completely compliant subject, on video, and get away with it every time!<br /><br />The Dirty Trick I wish I had learned YEARS ago! (This alone is worth the price of the book many times over.)<br /><br />The social media Dirty Trick Al-Queda used to blow up 4 Top Secret U.S. helicopters!<br /><br />The “How Much Do They Drink” Dirty Trick.<br /><br />WARNING: Don't even think about using any of the Dirty Tricks in the “Off Limits” chapter!<br /><br />The one Dirty Trick thieves hate even more than getting caught!<br /><br />Real-World Case Studies.<br /><br />The “Freakishly Effective” Dirty Trick to catch underage drinkers in a bar. (This is one I almost didn't include!)<br /><br />REVEALED: The Dirty Trick that saved me from a beating.<br /><br />The Dirty Trick cops use to shut down a Private Investigator's surveillance in 30 seconds or less. (Don't conduct another surveillance until you learn this one!)<br /><br />A cute little Dirty Trick to drive a stalker crazy. (I've used this one pro-actively for years!)<br /><br />One sneaky way to discover who installed a hidden cam.<br /><br />Bonus Tips!<br /><br />Section on Little Known Sources of Info (If you're a real-world P.I. you better learn these!)<br /><br />The best time of day to use “The Last Place You Look Dirty Trick”.<br /><br />The “Particularly Devastating” trick to catch a liar. (That's what the U.S Government said in a previously classified report!)<br /><br />The Post Card Dirty Trick. (This is so powerful it's one of my all-time favorites!)<br /><br />And Much, Much More!<br />
Scalia and Garner's Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Text...
by , Bryan A. Garner

Language

English

Pages

608

Publication Date

July 05, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
In this groundbreaking book, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style – with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases. Is a burrito a sandwich? Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy? If you trade a gun for drugs, are you “using a gun” in a drug transaction? The authors grapple with these and dozens of equally curious questions while explaining the most principled, lucid, and reliable techniques for deriving meaning from authoritative texts. Meanwhile, the book takes up some of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence. The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated.
The Game Changing Attorney: How to Land the Best Cases, Stand Out...
by Michael Mogill

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
These days, even if you’re an outstanding lawyer, you’re getting lost in the shuffle. America’s legal landscape is saturated with more than 1.3 million attorneys, and they’re all competing fiercely to attract the same discerning clients and high-value cases you are. Fortunately, there’s a way to stand out from the pack and reach a vast online audience searching for your services.In The Game Changing Attorney, marketing expert Michael Mogill takes you through the process of creating powerful visual content that connects emotionally with potential clients. You’ll learn the value of differentiation and storytelling, while unlocking the keys to landing the best clients and highest-value cases.Like it or not, the best cases go to the best marketers. With The Game Changing Attorney, you’ll not only become a better marketer, but you’ll also learn actionable strategies to help you break through the noise, gain your ideal client’s attention, and dominate the competition.
Master-Level Business & Client Development Activity Checklists - ...
by Julie Savarino

Language

English

Pages

79

Publication Date

December 01, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Want to save time, make more money, get new clients, win new business and/or advance your career? This book of checklists contains immediately usable, actionable, proven, step-by-step tips that will increase results and return on investment (ROI) from common business, client development, sales and selling activities used by lawyers, law firms and other professional services providers. <br /><br />If you want to maximize ROI from your business development and sales efforts, this book is a must-have for lawyers, professional services providers and in-house marketing/business development staff!<br /><br />Because this book is written in checklist format, it eliminates the need to spend lots of non-billable time reading various books about business development, client development and/or selling professional services, and then spend even more time getting that information into a usable format. All the best tips and to-dos are in one place – this book! Buy it today. <br /><br />Checklists in this Book:<br />1.Received an RFP/RFI? How to Make the Best “Go/No Go” Decision: 12 Tips to Maximize the Results From Your Time, Effort and Investment <br />2.Have a New Business “Pitch” Meeting Coming Up? 21 Proven Tips on Ways to Win<br />3.Meeting With a Prospective Client? 8 Tips to Maximize the Results From Any One-on-One or Small-Group Sales Meeting<br />4.5 Keys to Effective Cross-Servicing/Cross-Selling<br />5.Attending a Conference or Seminar? 12 Tips to Maximize Your Results From Attending <br />6.Making the Best First Impression: 16 Tips for an Effective Introductory Speech (commonly known as an “Elevator Pitch)<br />7.Speaking at a Seminar or Conference? 8 Tips to Maximize the Results From Your Speaking Engagement <br />8.Doing a Webinar Presentation? 11 Ways to Get the Best Results From Your Time and Effort<br /><br />What Readers Say About This Book:<br /><br />“What a brilliant idea to develop very practical checklists for business and client development activities! This is not just a book to read; it is a reference manual to use repeatedly, as you navigate everything from responding to RFPs to engaging in cross-selling or maximizing your results from attending a conference.” <br /> —Patrick J. McKenna, Principal, McKenna Associates Inc.<br /><br />“This book of checklists is a must-read for any lawyer or professional interested in getting the best results from non-billable time they invest in client development, new business development and sales efforts.” <br />—AJ Moss, Member, Dickinson Wright LLP<br /><br />“Similar to the lawyers I work with, I am too busy to do the things I should do, which is why this book is so great. It is broken down by business development activity - from deciding the Go/No-Go of an RFP, to how to make the best use of your time investment in a webinar - all in my favorite format of checklists and numbered lists. Whether you are an attorney sitting at your desk not sure where to start, or a business development professional coaching an attorney on next steps, this book is a great guide.” <br />—Heather Morse, Director of Marketing, Greenberg Glusker LLP<br /><br />“This book of checklists is an excellent resource. It provides lawyers and other professional services providers with specific, proven, and step-by-step things to do to get the best results from business and client development activities and efforts. Julie Savarino created this book by combining her over thirty years’ experience.”<br /> —Michael B. Rynowecer, President, The BTI Consulting Group<br /><br />"This book is a comprehensive yet concise, pragmatic, immediately actionable set of resources. These checklists are a must-have for the desktop or the briefcase of any attorney, business development professional, or legal marketer. Julie Savarino provides context and just the right amount of 'what's-in-it-for-me' to motivate change and growth, leveraging her wealth of experience as a legendary thought leader and coach in the legal marketing field. This book of checklists is invaluable." <br />—Roy Sexton, Senior Marketing Manager, Clark Hill PLC<br /><br />
Negotiate It!: How to Crush Your Fears, Develop Your Negotiation ...
by Lynn Price

Language

English

Pages

143

Publication Date

December 03, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>Negotiate It! </strong>is a conversational and engaging book that gives you tools to immediately improve your negotiation skills- in all areas! It will teach you how to overcome excuses associated with negotiation and how to overcome your fear. <br /></p><p>You will learn the proven formula of the Three R's - You will learn how to be:<br /></p><ul><li>Ready<br /></li><li>Relatable<br /></li><li>Reasonable<br /></li></ul><p><strong>Negotiate It!</strong> will teach you to "Make the Ask." You'll develop confidence, learn how to defend your position, when to anticipate push back and how to complete your negotiation strategically and efficiently. You'll be able to confidently adopt the "Don't Ask, Don't Get" philosophy. <br /></p><hr><p><strong>Lynn Price</strong> has over twenty years of professional negotiation experience.  Most of it has been as a corporate attorney working with different industries – telecommunications, engineering, construction, and advertising/marketing just to name a few. Lynn has negotiated over eleven thousand agreements. From simple and complex contracts to mergers and acquisitions, salaries, houses, cars, and even some family pets!<br /></p>
Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide
by Stephen Fishman

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

August 13, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Maximize your tax deductions</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Whether you own a ten-unit rental apartment building or rent a room in your home through Airbnb, you need to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. <i>Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide</i> is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Find out how to:<br /><br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li> handle casualty and theft losses<br /><br /><li> distinguish between repairs and improvements<br /><br /><li> deduct home office, car, travel, and meals<br /><br /><li> proper tax records—and much more.<br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br />The book also covers landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and depreciation.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, <i>Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide</i> will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />If the tax laws change, we will post updates on a special page on Nolo.com. That way, you’ll always have access to up-to-date information if there are significant changes to the law.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.<br /><br /></b>
Mastering Legal Matters: Demystifying New York Foreclosure Law
by J. D Lawrence Kaplan

Language

English

Pages

455

Publication Date

October 01, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<i>Mastering Legal Matters: Demystifying New York Foreclosure Law</i> is an excellent resource for the non-attorney who needs to a quick introduction to the "ins and outs" of foreclosures in the state of New York. The guide includes a practice checklist that details preliminary considerations before the commencement of a foreclosure action, special notice requirements in residential foreclosure cases, separate actions for mortgage debt, defendants, distribution of proceeds of sale, and the report of sale. Forms cover the individual aspect of foreclosures, including "Summons and Notices," "Complaints," "Preliminary Motions," "Notice of Appearance and Responsive Pleadings," "Summary Judgment," "Receivers," "Reference to Compute," "Payment into Court and Redemption," "Judgment," "Foreclosure Sale," "Strict Foreclosure," "Conveyance," "Distribution of Proceeds," "Referee's Report," "Surplus Money Proceedings," "Deficiency Judgment," and "Writ of Assistance."

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com