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1L of a Ride, A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in t...
by Andrew McClurg

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English

Pages

490

Publication Date

June 07, 2017

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Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, <i>1L of a Ride</i> provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel in Law School Exams
by , Jeremy R. Paul

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

May 01, 1999

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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.
Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Pr...
by Ronald Farrington Sharp

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<B>Readers say it best: "Very informative." "Saved me a lot of money and headaches!" "Recommend it for everyone who has to plan estates for their elderly parents"</B><BR><BR><I>Living Trusts for Everyone</I> is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense.<BR><BR> Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs. Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death. This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including: <ul><li>Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amounts</li><li>Online assets</li><li>The use of passwords, usernames, and websites</li><li>Keeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasance</li><li>Forms for simplifying the planning process</li><li>Strategies to lower attorneys’ fees</li></ul> With no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, <I>Living Trusts for Everyone</I> takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.
Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies ...
by Garrett Sutton

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

February 28, 2013

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<div>We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth you must protect it. For those who don’t predators await, and their attorneys will use every trick in the toolbox to get at - whether large or small-your unprotected assets.<BR><BR>Start Your Own Corporation educates you on an action plan to protect your life’s gains. Corporate attorney and best selling author Garrett Sutton clearly explains the all too common risks of failing to protect yourself and the strategies for limiting your liability going forward. The information is timely, accessible and applicable to every citizen in every situation.<BR><BR>Garrett Sutton has spent the last thirty years protecting clients’ assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very readable book on the why to’s and how to’s for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This non-technical and easy to understand book also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions and building business credit.<BR><BR>Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says, “Start Your Own Corporation is a must read for anyone with any assets to protect.”<BR></div>
You Have the Right to Remain Innocent
by James Duane

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<p><b>An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police.</b></p><p>Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police—especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it’s also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids.</p><p>Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use your own words against you. This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love.</p>
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>
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (Nolo's Essentia...
by , Marcia Stewart

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

December 30, 2016

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Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? <i>Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home</i> will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on:<br /><br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li> deciding between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse<br /><br /><br /><li> exploring your local market for the best value<br /><br /><br /><li> creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget<br /><br /><br /><li> qualifying for and securing loan financing<br /><br /><br /><li> getting the right inspections and insurance<br /><br /><br /><li> negotiating with sellers or new home builders<br /><br /><br /><li> successfully closing the deal, and more.<br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br />Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including:<br /><br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li> real estate brokers<br /><br /><br /><li> attorneys who specialize in real estate<br /><br /><br /><li> a home inspector<br /><br /><br /><li> a neighborhood researcher<br /><br /><br /><li> a mortgage specialist<br /><br /><br /><li> and more!<br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br />The 6th edition of <i>Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home</i> is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed U.S. housing market, with emphasis on how to assess the state of your local market and local homes’ true worth before making an offer and negotiating the terms of the deal. Download forms for book at Nolo.com
J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2019: Your Complete Guide to a...
by Barbara Weltman

Language

English

Pages

720

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<p><b>Maximize your bottom line with the nation's most trusted small business tax guide</b></p> <p><i>J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2019</i> is the small business owner's ultimate guide to a money-saving, stress-free tax season. Providing straightforward advice from the nation's most trusted tax expert on small business taxes, this book gives you the answers you need quickly, with clear, concise guidance. Updated to cover changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other legislation, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering additional developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date.</p> <p>A complete listing of all available business deductions and credits helps you identify those you qualify for, and includes critical information on dollar limits, recordkeeping requirements, and how to actually <i>take</i> the write-off—all the way down to the IRS form to use. Organizational and planning strategies help you get through the process quickly and with fewer headaches, and this year's changes to the tax laws are explained in terms of how they affect <i>your</i> filing.</p> <p>Keeping up with the intricacies of tax law and filing is a full-time job—but it's not <i>your</i> full-time job. You have a business to run. This book gives you the guidance you need in the time that you have so you can get taxes out of the way and get back to work.</p> <ul> <li>Learn which expenses qualify for deductions—and which ones don't</li> <li>Adopt a more organized recordkeeping system to streamline the filing process</li> <li>Explore small-business-specific strategies for starting or closing a business, running a sideline business, and operating in multiple businesses</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Decode the various forms and worksheets correctly with step-by-step guidance</li> <li>Audit-proof your return</li> <li>Review obligations for the “other taxes,” including payroll and excise taxes</li> </ul> <p>Every year, millions of small business owners overpay their taxes because they lack the time and expertise to make tax-sensitive business decisions throughout the year only to learn that it’s too late to act when it comes to tax time. Now you can put your money back where it belongs—in your business. <i>J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2019</i> helps you take wise actions during the year and tells you how to file completely and accurately while maximizing your bottom line.</p>
Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have ...
by , Shae Irving

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<i>Get It Together</i> is a detailed workbook that helps you collect and organize your important papers and information. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The author leads you through the process step-by-step, prompting you to find and keep track of:<br /><br /><p><ul><br /><br /><li>secured places and passwords<br /><br /><li>employment records insurance policies<br /><br /><li>real estate records <br /><br /><li>tax records<br /><br /><li>retirement accounts <br /><br /><li>estate planning documents<br /><br /><li>final arrangements<br /><br /><li>letters to loved ones,<br /><br /><li>and more.<br /><br /></ul><p><br /><br />The end product will be an important and useful gift to those who wrap up your affairs after your death.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Now available a companion Binder & Tab Set - search for "get it together binder and tab set"
Cracking the Case Method, Legal Analysis for Law School Success (...
by , Patrick Goodman

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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For about 150 years, law schools have relied on the Case Method to teach the skills and art of legal analysis to first-year law students. Yet many students struggle academically, not due to lack of intellectual ability but because they are suddenly immersed in a unique and seemingly opaque educational process without receiving any explanation of what they should be trying to learn, much less how to learn it. Why do reading assignments consist of appellate court opinions? Why do professors rely on the Socratic Method? Why do law school classes so often leave students with more questions than answers? What do instructors look for when grading answers to essay exams? Why can law students know “all the rules,” yet get poor grades?<br /><br /><i>Cracking the Case Method, 2d ed.</i>, provides concise and down-to-earth information on how to succeed in law school by answering these questions and many others. Students need to know what to study and how the opinions they read and class meetings relate to law school exams. This book provides an in-depth examination of these critical topics:<br /><ul><li>The Case Method and its relationship to Socratic-style questioning and effective legal analysis.</li><li>Semester-long strategies for learning how to “think like a lawyer” by getting the most out of reading opinions, attending classes, outlining, and preparing effectively for exams.</li><li>How to read cases with a focus on legal issues, legal principles, and judges’ rationales for adopting and applying those principles.</li><li>How to prepare case briefs and use them to prepare for class.</li><li>The major types of legal argument, with many illustrations drawn from actual cases.</li><li>Using class discussions as opportunities to practice legal analysis, based on annotated excerpts from actual first-year class discussions.</li><li>Preparing for exams by outlining course materials and practicing exam-taking skills.</li><li>An approach for analyzing exam questions and writing effective exam answers that display legal analytical skills, with illustrations drawn from actual essay exam questions and annotated answers.</li></ul><br />This book provides indispensable information to anybody who is considering applying to law school, preparing for his or her 1L year, or who currently is in law school.

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