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Miller on Contempt of Court
by OUP Oxford

Language

English

Pages

800

Publication Date

December 22, 2017

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Contempt of court has been aptly described as the Proteus of the legal world, assuming an almost infinite diversity of forms. Its central concern is to protect the administration of justice in criminal and civil cases, but also to protect witnesses from being victimized and courts from being subjected to destructive criticism in the press, or disruptive conduct during their proceedings. Professor Miller's classic work Contempt of Court gives a comprehensive<br />treatment of the issues in this broad subject area including contempt in the face of the court, publication contempt, and civil contempt when orders are breached.<br /><br />This new and updated edition has been written against the backdrop of transformations to the media and mass communication technology. Social media has changed day-to-day life almost beyond recognition, and its potential to prejudice criminal proceedings in particular has quickly become apparent. The High Court and the Court of Appeal are considering with increasing frequency what steps might be appropriate to safeguard criminal trials in this context, these can include injunctions, orders made<br />under the Contempt of Court Act 1981, and severe sanctions when members of the public find themselves in contempt. This edition incorporates the most recent case law in this area.<br /><br />Through pragmatic and reliable analysis, this book provides the reader with an authoritative understanding of all aspects of this vital topic.
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
by Ross Guberman

Language

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.
Reading Text and Polity: Hermeneutics and Constitutional Theory
by Simeon C.R. McIntosh

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

March 30, 2014

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The critical importance of interpretation to the enterprise of constitutional adjudication has been highlighted recently by several cases out of the Commonwealth Caribbean. In Reading Text and Polity, noted law Professor Simeon McIntosh contends that hermeneutics – the art of interpretation – is central to how Caribbean constitutions are read and in turn, is a fundamental political act defining not only individuals, but communities. In this collection of essays, McIntosh argues that the received ways of reading Caribbean Constitutions have resulted in Caribbean societies being trapped within a colonial hermeneutic. Confronted with some of the same philosophical issues evident in American constitutional theory, Caribbean constitutional theory has also had to deal with judicial authority and the constraints on legitimate interpretation. The retention of the special savings clause in most of the Caribbean constitutions has resulted in a fixing of the meaning of the constitutional text giving rise to a virtual cap on the nature and scope of adjudication and consequently the true authority of the Judicial system in a constitutional democracy. Reading Text and Polity addresses this fundamental challenge of interpretation and implications for the role of the Caribbean Court of Justice.<br /><br />Simeon C.R. McIntosh is former Dean and Professor of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and Professor Emeritus at Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future
by Richard Susskind

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 02, 2017

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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers<br />and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law.<br /><br />Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change, such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as<br />he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their<br />current and future employers.<br /><br />This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law , Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services.<br /><br />This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.
Sherlock Holmes for Lawyers: 100 Clues for Litigators from the Ma...
by Cecil C. Kuhne, II I

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

October 01, 2016

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<p><span>Sherlock Holmes, the iconic fictional English detective that he was, had a lot to teach modern-day lawyers about logical reasoning and forensic science. The popular and well-beloved creation of the Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes was an immediate success after he first appeared in print in 1887. Sherlock Holmes for Lawyers excerpts pieces from the various Sherlock Holmes novels and explains how the excerpt can be used in the practice of law.</span></p>
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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<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

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<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>
A Brief Guide to Brief Writing: Demystifying the Memorandum of th...
by Janet S. Kole

Language

English

Pages

139

Publication Date

August 14, 2014

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<span><span>Briefs are a combination of legal reasoning and good story-telling. It is very important to be able to construct a persuasive legal argument in support of a client’s case while telling the client’s story. The aim of every brief is always the same: to persuade. This means that there are fundamentals that must be adhered to in order to create a good brief, and big mistakes must be avoided. </span></span><br /><br /><span><span>The book can utilized as an outline or a refresher for any type of brief that must be written, whether it’s a main brief, reply brief, or sur-reply, and whether it’s a lower court or appellate brief. </span><span style="font-style:italic;">A Brief Guide to Brief Writing </span><span>will enable brief writers to understand and tell the client’s story, in a persuasive and effective manner. </span></span>
The Mindful Lawyer Handbook: Ten Minutes A Day To A Better Way O...
by Petris Lapis

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

July 23, 2018

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Law is a challenging profession. Lawyers suffer more stress, depression and psychological distress than people working in most other professions. The Mindful Lawyer contains research on why lawyers are suffering and how the suffering begins as law students.<br />This handbook on mindfulness for lawyers shows you how in as little as ten minutes of training a day, you can work and live in a way that is more productive, enjoyable, healthy and better able to cope with the demands of your profession and life. You can improve your concentration, thinking, memory, performance, mediation and negotiation skills. The training can help you take back control of your life through moments of mental peace, making it easier to calm your thoughts and emotions.<br />Mindfulness training will also help you deal with the unexpected so you can respond to stressful and uncomfortable events more easily. It also helps you to be more genuine and present in your interactions with others.<br />Discover how to put this wonderful practice into your working day in very practical ways.<br />This book has:<br />* research on why lawyers suffer so much (including personality profiles)<br />* mindful mind-sets to use throughout your day<br />* how to use your brain's potential for creativity and decision making in a more mindful way<br />* why multi-tasking is a myth and how to get more done<br />* how to overcome distractions and be a two marshmallow person<br />* mindful ways to work<br />* how to have more mindful relationships (at work and at home)<br />* how to be a mindful leader<br />* how to use mindfulness to help you in analysing law, finding facts, research, giving advice, being error free, negotiating, presenting and training<br />* how to practice mindfulness in ten minutes a day<br />* what it means to be self-aware and have emotional intelligence and how to use mindfulness to get there
Law Office on a Laptop, Second Edition: How to Set Up Your Own Su...
by , Kelly C. Sturmthal

Language

English

Pages

142

Publication Date

June 14, 2017

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What is a Mobile Law Practice? A law practice that is available when and where your clients need you. Structuring your practice as a mobile law practice allows you the flexibility to go to your clients, to work from your home office or to move to different offices. With today’s technology, the options are limitless. When you structure your Law Office on a Laptop, you have control over your hours, your overhead, and your life.<br /><br />This is a step-by-step interactive resource manual for starting up and running a successful mobile law practice. In this revised Second Edition, there is over 20% more information, including how to launch a solo practice and an expanded section on marketing through social media.<br /><br />With sample forms, helpful links, website information and checklists, this book has mapped out everything an attorney needs to set up their mobile law practice for success. <br /><br />•Considerations for Your Practice<br />•Setting up Forms and Procedures<br />•Evaluating Systems and Software<br />•Marketing Yourself and Getting Clients<br />•Using Social Media <br />•State-by-State Guide for Law Practice Management<br />•10 Tips for a Successful Solo Law Practice<br /><br />In addition to the helpful links and resources, this book provides checklists of Goals and Opportunities to pursue so that by the end, you’ll have a concrete plan of action to start or enhance your own law practice.<br /><br />When attorneys, Catherine Hodder and Kelly C. Sturmthal, started their law firm on a tight budget, they rejected the notion of the typical law office and went to clients’ homes or offices. They found they could have more control over their overhead while delivering professional customized services for their clients. Using their own experiences, they want to educate other attorneys who wish to have more control over their careers and lives.<br /><br />Advance Reviews:<br /><br />"...Catherine Hodder and Kelly Sturmthal have managed to do something no American law school has yet to do - prepare lawyers for a successful solo practice!...This innovative guide, both practical and succinct, answers a very real need in today's contemporary legal market for options beyond the traditional models of practice" - Amy Impellizzeri, Author of Lawyer Interrupted<br /><br />"...a great resource for any professional who is thinking about striking out on their own.” - Karrie Bunting, Esq. <br /><br />“…a book that impressively covers all the aspects of a law practice that one ought to think about before opening up shop…” - Liz Johnson, Esq., author of the Young, Hungry and Committed blog for lawyers.<br /><br />"There are many questions when you start a practice and this book gets them covered" - Hope Wood, Esq.<br /><br />"I love all the information on different places to use social media.  Chapter 5 is, by far, my favorite chapter of the book!" - Jennifer Hamey, Esq.<br /><br /><br /><br />

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