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A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting
by Kenneth A. Adams

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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>
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>
Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Lik...
by Ruth Ann McKinney

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 01, 2012

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<p>The ability to read law well is an indispensable skill that can make or break the academic career of any aspiring lawyer. Fortunately, the ability to read law well (quickly and accurately) is a skill that can be acquired through knowledge and practice. First published in 2005, <em>Reading Like a Lawyer</em> has become a staple on many law school reading lists for prospective and admitted students. The second edition includes the same critical reasoning and reading strategies, accompanied by hands-on practice exercises, that made the first edition such a success. It adds a valuable new chapter on a growing challenge for this generation of legal readers: how to read material that is presented on a screen with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.</p> <blockquote> <p> “<em>Reading Like a Lawyer</em> is a must-read for 1Ls.” — Sally Zusman, Director of Academic Achievement Programs at William Mitchell College of Law</p> </blockquote> <p> </p>
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.
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken
by The Secret Barrister

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

March 22, 2018

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<p><b>THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.</b><br /><b>Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018.</b><br /><b>Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.</b><br /><b>Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018.</b><b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>‘Eye-opening, funny and horrifying’ <i>Observer</i></b><br /><b>‘Everyone who has any interest in public life should read it’ <i>Daily Mail</i></b></p><p>You may not wish to think about it, but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or – perhaps through no fault of your own – a defendant. Whatever your role, you’d expect a fair trial.</p><p> I’m a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system, and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free.</p><p> I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken, who broke it and why we should start caring before it’s too late.<br /><b></b><br /><b>A <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> TOP TEN BESTSELLER FOR 24 WEEKS.</b></p>
The Mueller Report: Part I and Part II and annex. full transcript...
by Robert S. Mueller

Language

English

Pages

653

Publication Date

June 19, 2019

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<h2>If you need the Mueller Report in a clear text format, this is the right one! keep reading</h2><p>The Mueller Report - May 2019 Edition, officially titled Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election as released by US Department of Justice<br />The FULL TRANSCRIPT of the official report documenting the findings and conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian actions to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice.<br /><br /></p><ul><li>Original Report in Large Clear Text.<br /></li><li>Great transcript for a easier reading and foodnotes linked.<br /></li><li>Volume I concludes that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.<br /></li><li>Volume II of the report addresses obstruction of justice.</li><li>Annex A, Annex B, Annex C, Annex D.</li><li>THE FULL US. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REDACTED VERSION</li></ul><p> </p><br /><p><br />Go grab your copy now.</p>
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<br /><p>Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>You’ll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We’ll help you decide for yourself.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>What's inside:</p><br /><br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><br /><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><br /><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><br /><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><br /><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)</li><br /><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li><br /></ul><br /><br /><br /><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><br /><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><br /><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><br /><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><br /><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><br /><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon’s AWS offering)</li><br /><li>Blockchain’s use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)<br /></li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><br /><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><br /><li>ICOs’ status as securities</li><br /><li>The SEC’s STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><br /><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><br /><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><br /><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><br /><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><br /><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><br /><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><br /><li>Facebook and WhatsApp’s upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>Currency tokenization and China’s efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><br /><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><br /><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><br /><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><br /><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li><br /></ul><br />
Plain English for Lawyers, Sixth Edition
by , Amy E. Sloan

Language

English

Pages

166

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p> <i style="font-size: 0.84em;">Plain English for Lawyers </i>has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for almost 40 years. The sixth edition, now co-authored by Amy Sloan, updates this classic text, including new chapter exercises, while preserving all the approaches that make it such a standard in the field. It remains (in size only!) a little book, small enough and palatable enough not to intimidate over-loaded law students. </p><br /><p style="padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-indent: 1.5em; font-size: 13.333333015441895px;">In January 2005, the Legal Writing Institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written <em style="text-indent: 1.5em;">Plain English for Lawyers</em>. The Legal Writing Institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. The Institute has over 1,300 members representing all of the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. Its membership also includes law teachers from other nations, English teachers, and practicing lawyers.</p><br /><p style="padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-indent: 1.5em; font-size: 13.333333015441895px;">The LWI award states: “<em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> … has become a classic. Perhaps no single work has done more to improve the writing of lawyers and law students and to promote the modern trend toward a clear, plain style of legal writing.”</p><br />“[P]robably the most popular legal text today…” —<em> The New York Times, </em>on an earlier edition<em><br /><br /></em><br /><br />“[A] survival kit for the profession. It should be on every lawyer's desk.” — <em>New Jersey Lawyer, </em>on an earlier edition<br /><br /><br /><br />“<em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> is a classic that deserves a place on every lawyer's shelf. It is everything that a writing book should be — clear, concise, spirited, practical, accessible, and sound.” — <em>The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, </em>on the fourth edition<br /><br /><br /><br />“Wydick's <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> is the most practical book of its kind, following in the fine tradition of Strunk and White's <em>The Elements of Style</em>.” —<em> The National Law Journal, </em>on an earlier edition<br /><br />“A classic updated for today’s students. Concise, clear, and comprehensive. It doesn't get any better than that.”—<em>Linda H. Edwards, Boyd School of Law, UNLV</em><br /><br />“Hurray for the sixth edition of <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em>! Professor Sloan has masterfully retained Professor Wydick’s rich tradition of providing easy-to-understand advice and helpful exercises to improve legal writing clarity. This new edition updates the timeless advice and exercises for which <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> is so well known, and it also provides innovative ideas on design techniques that are particularly useful for electronic and digital communications. Lawyers and law students alike will enhance their written communication skills by reviewing the advice and practicing the techniques contained in this book.”—<em>Christine Nero Coughlin, Wake Forest University School of Law</em><br type="_moz" /><br /><br type="_moz" /><br /><br type="_moz" />
Law Office on a Laptop, Second Edition: How to Set Up Your Own Su...
by , Kelly C. Sturmthal

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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 />
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.

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