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The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemptio...
by Brian Cuban

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English

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Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions—for a while. <br /><br />Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story.<br /><br />Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption. <br />
Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir
by Paddy Armstrong

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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<p><p>Paddy Armstrong was one of four people falsely convicted of The Guildford Bombing in 1975. He spent fifteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit.</p><br /><p>Today, as a husband and father, life is wonderfully ordinary, but the memory of his ordeal lives on. Here, for the first time and with unflinching candour, he lays bare the experiences of those years and their aftermath.</p><br /><p><em>Life after Life</em> is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness. It reminds us of the privilege of freedom, and how the balm of love, family and everyday life can restore us and mend the scars of even the most savage injustice.</p><br /><p>'This book captures the sweet soul of Paddy. Beautifully written. For lovers of freedom everywhere.' Jim Sheridan</p></p>
Surviving Divorce: A Concise Guide to Help Divorced Women Move On...
by Sharon Elliot

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English

Pages

17

Publication Date

February 15, 2017

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<p><strong>IT IS POSSIBLE...</strong><br /></p><p><strong>YOU CAN DO IT..</strong><br /></p><p><strong>YES YOU CAN!!!</strong></p><p>It's over--and yeah it really hurts. I know. But as unbelievable as it may seem right now you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup...your divorce. Having to be involved in a breakup/divorce is an unfortunate part of every woman’s life, and there’s no denying that the heartache experienced after the ending of a serious relationship can be excruciating. But it doesn’t have to feel insurmountable, and there is always hope to be found. </p><p>Survivng Divorce is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, particularly divorce. Complete with<strong> inspiring stories from real people</strong>, a <strong>proven 3-phase process</strong> with new perspectives and advice from real, healed women at each step, the <strong>BEST</strong> secrets every woman needs to get her life back on track and executable strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, this book is the most effective plan for getting <strong>PERMANENTLY</strong> past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love. Surviving Divorce is revolutionary and sound, complete with steps for creating a personalized <strong>LOVE MAP</strong>, which is a vital and groundbreaking tool for moving on after a breakup. </p><p>So forget about trying to win your ex back. <strong>Forget about losing yourself</strong> while trying to make this person love you again. Forget it! From today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. It's time to become and feel more beautiful, lively and much more YOU!!! This book proves that <strong>it is possible</strong> to not only survive a breakup, but to emerge from one as an even stronger, empowered woman. <br /><strong>BUY THIS BOOK NOW AND LEARN HOW TO ENJOY A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT HIM</strong></p>
The New JD: Making your law degree work for you.
by Merima Redzic

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English

Pages

102

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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When you have been in the legal world for the past nine years, it is hard to know what else you could possibly do with your life. Where do you even begin?<br /><br />Merima Redzic is a former In-House Counsel and current Product Marketing Manager at a legal tech company. With humor and grace, she recounts her own experiences and describes the journey of transitioning within and out of the legal industry - while finding her true passion along the way. <br /><br />Whether you are currently in law school, considering applying, or have been practicing for 20 years, The New JD outlines the steps you can take to succeed at a career transition and discover your true calling. <br /><br />Use the 14-step program that helped Merima to explore your interests, find the right people and resources, and take the leap of turning your passion into your career.<br /><br />The program includes:<br />- Practical steps to take to find your passion<br />- Recommendations on how to stay calm during this difficult transition <br />- How to revise your resume to fit your ideal role <br />- Steps to take in researching your salary expectations<br />- Practical tools, including a workbook to help you discover your interests
Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago's Cook County Public Defende...
by Kevin Davis

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English

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324

Publication Date

April 03, 2007

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Chicago was the nation's deadliest city in 2001, recording 666 homicides. For lawyers in the Cook County Public Defender's Office Murder Task Force, that meant a steady flow of new clients. Eight out of ten people arrested for murder in Chicago are represented by public defenders. They're assigned the most challenging and seemingly hopeless cases, yet they always fight to win. <BR> <BR> One of those lawyers is Marijane Placek, a snakeskin boot-wearing, Shakespeare-quoting nonconformist whose courtroom bravado and sharp legal skills have made her a well-known figure around the courthouse. When an ex-convict was arrested on charges of killing a Chicago police officer that deadly year, Placek got the high-profile case, and her defense forms the hub around which the book's narrative revolves. <BR> <BR> Veteran journalist Kevin Davis reveals the compelling true story of a team of battle-scarred lawyers fighting against all odds. Unflinching, gripping, and full of surprises, <i>Defending the Damned</i> is an unforgettable human story and engaging courtroom drama where life and death hang in the balance. Davis explores the motives that compel these lawyers to come to work in this dark corner of the criminal justice system and exposes their insular and often misunderstood world. <BR> <BR> This groundbreaking work comes at a time when the country has seen how wrongful convictions have slipped through the system, that innocent people have been sent to death row, and that some police have lied or coerced suspects into confessing to crimes they did not commit. Such flaws drive these public defenders even harder to do their jobs, providing scrutiny to a long ignored and often broken system. <BR> <BR> Davis's reporting offers an unvarnished account of public defenders as never seen before. A powerful melding of courtroom drama and penetrating truecrime journalism, <i>Defending the Damned</i> is narrative nonfiction at its finest.
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
by Ross Guberman

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English

Pages

419

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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With <em>Point Made</em>, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want.<br /><br />The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In <em>FCC v. Fox</em>, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture."<br /><br />Each chapter of <em>Point Made</em> focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles--"Brass Tacks," "Talk to Yourself," "Russian Doll"--deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply.<br /><br />In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
Thinking Like a Lawyer
by Frederick Schauer

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English

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256

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April 02, 2012

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This primer on legal reasoning is aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates. But it is also an original exposition of basic legal concepts that scholars and lawyers will find stimulating. It covers such topics as rules, precedent, authority, analogical reasoning, the common law, statutory interpretation, legal realism, judicial opinions, legal facts, and burden of proof.
Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal ...
by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

May 04, 2016

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<div>Americans are slowly waking up to the dire effects of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods and communities of color. The criminal courts are the crucial gateway between police action on the street and the processing of primarily black and Latino defendants into jails and prisons. And yet the courts, often portrayed as sacred, impartial institutions, have remained shrouded in secrecy, with the majority of Americans kept in the dark about how they function internally. <i>Crook County</i> bursts open the courthouse doors and enters the hallways, courtrooms, judges' chambers, and attorneys' offices to reveal a world of punishment determined by race, not offense.<br /><br /><br /><br />Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago–Cook County, and based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts, often in plain sight. We watch white courtroom professionals classify and deliberate on the fates of mostly black and Latino defendants while racial abuse and due process violations are encouraged and even seen as justified. Judges fall asleep on the bench. Prosecutors hang out like frat boys in the judges' chambers while the fates of defendants hang in the balance. Public defenders make choices about which defendants they will try to "save" and which they will sacrifice. Sheriff's officers cruelly mock and abuse defendants' family members.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Crook County</i>'s powerful and at times devastating narratives reveal startling truths about a legal culture steeped in racial abuse. Defendants find themselves thrust into a pernicious legal world where courtroom actors live and breathe racism while simultaneously committing themselves to a colorblind ideal. Gonzalez Van Cleve urges all citizens to take a closer look at the way we do justice in America and to hold our arbiters of justice accountable to the highest standards of equality.<br /><br /><br /></div>
How Lawyers Can Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning:...
by , Dipal Parmar

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English

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Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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Although it has not been as widely accepted in the legal community as in other industries, artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming recognized as a viable tool that can be used to improve the efficiency with which lawyers complete their work. <br /><br />LAW + TECH<br />Virtual Reality in the Courtroom<br />Imagine twelve jurors sitting in the jury box, listening as the defense attorney presents them with imagery of a crime scene, showing various views and pointing out salient details. But instead of viewing a projection or large prints, they are seeing the evidence through virtual reality goggles. This may happen sooner than you expect.<br /><br />MESSAGING<br />Journalism Techniques for Compelling Content Marketing<br />When your law firm’s marketing team creates press releases, blog posts and other content, they can and should borrow from the best techniques of journalists.<br /><br />MARKETING OBITER DICTA<br />Guest contributor Stacy King outlines four ways law firms can benefit from community outreach <br /><br />VIRTUAL IMPRESSION<br />Legal tech solutions to help your firm get organized<br /><br />POLICY<br />The future of net neutrality under a Trump administration<br /><br />FUTURE OF LAW <br />In a first of its kind case, Amazon is asked to hand over data in a murder investigation<br /><br />SEO IN-DEPTH<br />What does movement in map placement mean for local search?
MEMES: Memes The Best 2016 (MEMES Largest Funniest Memes and Funn...
by Ms. ChaCha

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

October 29, 2016

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The most common meme is an image of a person or animal with a funny or witty caption. This memes 2016 book has been selected from update best mems and jokes in the world . <br />If you're looking for this kind of Memes and want to be sure you laugh at the twisted hive mind of the internet underworld, then this eBook is for you!!<br /><br /><br />In this book you'll find the best and funniest memes on the internet of 2016, compiled all together! <br /><br /><br />So go to the top of the page and click the orange "Add To Cart" button on the right to order now!

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