On Trial

Lessons from a Lifetime in the Courtroom

Author: Henry G. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9780970597045

Category: Law

Page: 165

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A primer on the art of trial advocacy, this book provides advice, tips, rules, proverbs, and secrets for a successful trial practice. Strategies for trying a first trial, common jury selection mistakes and how to avoid them, secrets of living with judges, the commandments of settlement, and direct and cross examination pointers are provided, and quotes from famous lawyers throughout history are sprinkled throughout the book. Not a textbook or a collection of war stories, this concise and practical reference will become second nature to lawyers over the years as they perfect their practice.
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How Leading Lawyers Think

Expert Insights Into Judgment and Advocacy

Author: Randall Kiser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642204845

Category: Law

Page: 281

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In this book, 78 leading attorneys in California and New York describe how they evaluate, negotiate and resolve litigation cases. Selected for their demonstrated skill in predicting trial outcomes and knowing when cases should be settled or taken to trial, these attorneys identify the key factors in case evaluation and share successful strategies in pre-trial discovery, negotiation, mediation, and trials. Integrating law and psychology, the book shows how skilled attorneys mentally frame cases, understand jurors’ perspectives, develop persuasive themes and arguments and achieve exceptional results for clients.
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Gender on Trial

Sexual Stereotypes and Work/life Balance in the Legal Workplace

Author: Holly English

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9781588521095

Category: Law

Page: 324

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"This compelling and important discussion of the gender stereotypes that continue to plague both women and men is situated in the context of the legal workplace but is accessible to people in all professions. Lawyers, psychologists, consultants, and recruiters testify to the continuing existence of problems typically thought long conquered, such as male-only executive teams and management committees; sexist jokes; women who resent other ambitious women; men unable to work reduced hours; and firms hesitant to hire women for fear that they might leave the firm to start a family. Revealed is a profession still struggling with persistent stereotypes governing sexuality, competence, ambition, personal style, leadership, honesty, motherhood, and fatherhood. Original concepts such as the genderation gap, underground harassment, and story making are introduced and explained, and innovative options, solutions, and models are put forth to help realize the vision of a workplace free of gender bias."
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The Practice of Law School

Getting in and Making the Most of Your Legal Education

Author: Christen Civiletto Carey,Kristen David Adams

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9781588521101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 637

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This essential handbook for lawyers-to-be shows what to expect, how to succeed at every stage, and how to make a law school experience fulfilling and relevant. From preparing for law school to getting the most out of opportunities once, readers will find sound, helpful advice to give them a running start in the legal profession.
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The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web

Author: Robert J. Ambrogi

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9781588521170

Category: Law

Page: 417

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This comprehensive resource helps lawyers and non-lawyers know which legal web sites are worth their time, which aren t, and why. Organized into more than 30 specific areas of legal expertise, it includes information about web sites on administrative law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, estate planning, immigration, intellectual property, Internet law, job listings, legal news, public records, and real estate. Each site is reviewed and assigned a rating of up to five stars, creating an invaluable research tool for lawyers, law librarians, paralegals, and anyone interested in legal resources on the web. This replaces 0970597037. "
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Inside/outside

How Businesses Buy Legal Services

Author: Larry Smith

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9780970597052

Category: Law

Page: 379

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""A superb exploration of the behind-the-scenes decision-making that goes into buying outside legal services ... Attorneys in both law firms and corporate law departments will find this book a revelation.""--Jeff Kindler, former Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc. What do buyers of legal services care about? What influences their decision to retain one firm and not another? How much are they swayed by law firm marketing? In an era of unprecedented economic challenges, professional service firms thrive or die on the strength of their marketing and business development strategies. More than any othe.
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In Harm's Way

Author: David Lafaille

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493109820

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Denny Martel, a young and promising public defender assigned to Los Angeles Central Division Trials, is making a name as an aggressive and unrelenting advocate for his clients. These clients, who cannot afford their own counsel, are assigned to him at random from a mix of unfortunates charged with felonies. The PD office is in the beginning stages of a huge expansion, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, and the U.S. is fully involved in the Vietnam War. This confluence of circumstances produces an influx of socially evolved and involved recent graduates of top law schools into the public law offices. These young Turks, not least among them Denny, take the times and their cases to previously unknown levels of scholarship and excellence. Denny, recently in felony trials, discovers the power of not doing things the old way and yet respecting those and what has gone before him. Combining humanism, scholarship, and fierce independence, Denny attacks his cases, his women, and his life with the same level of intensity. His interactions with the judges and his supervisors who try to ride herd on him are rife with conflict. An uncompromising moral sense, coupled with a competitive nature and training, means his cases are all handled with the same abandon and skill. The inevitable clash of his way of living and practicing law and the status quo make for a roller-coaster ride for those who share his experiences in reading this book.
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