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The Religion of Law: Race, Citizenship and Children's Belonging (...
by S. Jivraj

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English

Pages

195

Publication Date

September 10, 2013

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<p>How is religion, particularly non-Christianness, conceptualised and represented in English law? What is the relationship between religion, race, ethnicity and culture in these conceptualisations? What might be the socio-political effects of conceptualising religion in particular ways? This book addresses these key questions in two areas of law relating to children.<br /><br />The first case study focuses on child welfare cases and reveals how the boundaries between race and theological notions of religion as belief and practice are blurred. Non-Christians are also often perceived as uncivilized but also, at times, racial otherness can be erased and assimilated. The second examines religion in education and the increasing focus on 'common values'. It demonstrates how non-Christian faith schools are deemed as in need of regulation, while Christian schools are the benchmark of good citizenship. In addition, values discourse and citizenship education provide a means to 'de-racialise' non-Christian children in the ongoing construction of the nation.<br /><br />Central to this analysis is a focus on religion as a socio-political, contingent, fluid and invented concept. <br /></p>
Building an Outstanding Legal Team: Battle-Tested Strategies from...
by Globe Law & Business

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English

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Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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In this practical “how to” guide, Bjarne P Tellmann, General Counsel and SVP of Pearson, draws upon more than 20 years of leading top legal organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States to provide a structured plan for upgrading your legal team in an age of disruption.<br /><br />The challenge: In an era of exponential change, the role of the general counsel (GC) has become one of the most complex, intense and challenging in the corporate world. GCs, must lead, unify and inspire diverse groups of people across the globe with subtlety and diplomacy. The stakes have never been higher and the consequences of getting it wrong can be existential. GCs must react to these challenges with ever-fewer resources and at a time when the legal profession itself is undergoing disruption.<br /><br />The response: To succeed in this “new normal”, GCs must become their own chief executives. They must lead, communicate, inspire, build cultures, manage talent, formulate and execute strategies, ensure efficacy, anticipate and manage risk and manage quality control – all in addition to being top-notch lawyers. This book gives GCs the battle plan they need to get there in three parts. Part I looks at the “hardware”, including how to assess risk, design winning teams, optimise spend, choose the best partners, and select smart technology. Part II focuses on the “software”, including how to nurture a world-class legal culture and develop talent. Part III considers two highly critical threads that weave their way through the transformational journey: change management and the need to develop a strategic roadmap.<br /><br />While primarily aimed at in-house legal leaders, the book will also have broader appeal, as many of the approaches and principles are universal. In particular, law firm partners, lawyers at all levels and leaders from other support functions will find much to draw upon, as will government lawyers, suppliers to the legal industry, such as alternative service providers and technology outfits and consultants. The book will also be of interest to academics and law students teaching and taking courses on in-house legal practice.
How Lawyers Can Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...
by , Justin Torres

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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?
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 />
Thinking Like a Lawyer
by Frederick Schauer

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

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.
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>
The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What...
by , Sanford Fisch

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 20, 2010

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<b>The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice</b> <p>Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective.</p> <p>Michael Gerber’s <i>The E-Myth Attorney</i> fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber's signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, <i>The E-Myth Attorney</i> features:</p> <ul> <li>A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice</li> <li>Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber’s principles</li> <li>Gerber’s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses</li> </ul> <p><i>The E-Myth Attorney</i> is the last guide you'll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.</p>
Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinve...
by Gillian Hadfield

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English

Pages

481

Publication Date

October 03, 2016

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The ground is shifting beneath our feet. Technology and globalization continue to uproot and reshape daily life and economics. Global supply chains are growing more deeply embedded in every region of the world. Digital platforms connect billions around the planet in ever more complex networks of data and exchange. In 2005, Thomas Friedman reduced these phenomena to one phrase, the title of his massively successful book:<em> The World is Flat</em>.<br /><br />The flat world is one of tremendous possibility, but it also poses new challenges to stability and shared prosperity. How will we come up with the new rules we need to make sure we continue to innovate and grow but also become a fairer, safer, and more inclusive global community? Law and economics professor Gillian K. Hadfield picks up where Friedman's book left off, peeling back the technological layer to look at the rule systems that guide global integration-our legal infrastructure-and argues that our existing approaches to making rules are no longer working. They are not only too slow, costly, and localized for increasingly complex advanced economies. Our rules also fail to address looming challenges such as poverty, instability, and oppression for the four billion living in poor and developing countries, largely outside of any formal legal framework.<br /><br />Following a rich and sweeping overview of the long-term evolution of social rules that made complex human societies and economic interdependence possible, Hadfield makes the case for building a more agile market-based and globally-oriented legal infrastructure. Combining an impressive grasp of contemporary economic globalization with an ambitious re-envisioning of our global legal system, <em>Rules for a Flat World</em> will transform our understanding of how to best achieve a more sustainable and vibrant global economy.
Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir
by Paddy Armstrong

Language

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>

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