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Legal Profession


THE CRIME OF PRISON

by Jon Carroll Haywood
(ISBN 978-0-938609-99-5)

In this age of super technology and enlightenment, we are plagued by a justice and prison system that is in dire need of change and reformation. Walk with me through the all-powerful halls of justice where corruption defiles the scales of equality, and gaze upon a penal system that is based on the cruel and unforgiviing concepts of punishment and malicious vengeance. A truthful, informative and eye-opening book for anyone concerned with social issues.
 

 

 

BALANCING LAW AND PARENTHOOD
Part-Time Careers in the Law
by Kathryn A. Plonsky, Esq. 
(ISBN 0-938609-35-1)

A chronicle of the author’s search for balance between her professional and personal life, this is important reading for anyone interested in using their law degree and spending valuable time with their family.

 

THE ESSENTIAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRIMERS
The Law of Trademark, Copyright and Advertising
by James B. Astrachan, Esq. 
(ISBN 0-938609-87-4)

The Essential Intellectual Property Primer contains concise and comprehensive coverage of key legal issues that arise in the publishing, advertising and communications industries. Written for the business executive in these industries, the book is essential reading for CEOs, entrepreneurs, account executives, designers, writers, and students in any industry that produces or uses intellectual property. It offers engaging and useful insight into issues, such as obtaining copyright protection, safely launching a brand, avoiding trademark infringement and advertising compliance. The Essential Intellectual Property Primer is unique in that it provides everyday examples of legal issues and sample contracts that guide the reader to a comprehensive understanding of the nature and role of Intellectual Property law in the creative business environment.

 


Evaluating a Malpractice Case Against a Lawyer
by  Boyd S. Lemon

(ISBN 0-938609-96-3)
The author has been an expert witness and/or consultant in more than 700 legal malpractice and attorney fee dispute cases over the past 20 years. He has testified on behalf of both attorneys and their former clients in California and several other states. He has also authored numerous articles and publications on legal malpractice and ethics. Visit the author's website at www.legalmalexpert.com.

What the experts are saying about Evaluating a Malpractice Case Against a Lawyer...

"I highly recommend that all persons or business entities considering a legal malpractice lawsuit check out all of the relevant sections and chapters in this most well-organized treatise on the ground work which must take place when one is considering the filing of a legal malpractice lawsuit."

Christopher Rolin, Esq.

"...clear, engaging and informal writing style.... a self-assessment book for clients.... I will not hesitate to recommend it to clients so they might understand the difference between merely losing a case and malpractice."

John D. Harwell, Esq.

 


FORMULA FOR SUCCESS
The Psychological and Informational Handbook for Passing the Bar Exam
by Jennifer Herrera, Esq. 
(ISBN 0-938609-40-8)

Based on the author’s personal experience, this is a practical guide to preparing for the bar exam. It provides tips and encourages habits to help law students at all levels of academic standing to pass. This is important reading for anyone faced with readying themselves for this challenging “rite of passage”.

 


A Global View of the American Revolution
Edited by Morgan Mehler
(ISBN 0-938609-97-1)

This book presents a comprehensive look at the worldwide influences on, and historic views about, America’s war for independence.

 

How to become an accomplished trial lawyer: a thinker's guide to trial practice
by Eliot G. Disner
(ISBN 1-934 048-09-7)

Veteran trial lawyer Eliot Disner shares the secrets of his success through this compilation of articles written over the past several years. This lightly-written book covers numerous pretrial and trial topics, including: discovery strategies, the handling of experts, brief writing, trial preparation, and argument.”
 

AN INTRODUCTION TO CANADIAN LAW
by A. Sean Graham & Christopher M.B. Graham
(ISBN 0-938048-00-3)

This book provides a decent introductory grasp of Canada's legal system. Topics include history of Canadian law; the basic structures and rules of Canadian governance; the government-to-government framework of Canada; civil rights; criminal law; the resolution of civil disputes; property, torts, and contracts; corporate, competition, labor and employment law; and tax, aboriginal and family law.

 


A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE
Confronting Ethical, Moral and Professional Dilemmas in the Practice of Law
by Stanley E. Tobin, Esq. 
(ISBN 0-938609-23-8)

A view of the legal profession through real-life, everyday stories. The author relates experiences from his forty years of practice to create a critical appraisal of what lawyers do. This book presents the inherent moral and professional problems associated with the profession while expressing an empathy for those within it who honestly attempt to confront and solve them.

 


JURY DUTY
What You Need to Know
by Alfred Jones, Ph.D. 
(ISBN 0-938609-43-2)

Written by a psychologist with 30 years of experience, this book provides the potential juror with advice and wisdom on a number of topics: how to prepare for jury duty; how to measure a person’s intelligence; how to distinguish between the truth and a lie; mental health and illness; how stress can work for you; communication skills.

 


The Law of China:
Dancing with the Dragon in the 21st Century
by Feng Xu, J.D., Ph.D.
(ISBN 0-938609-93-9)

This book serves to bridge the gap between the “law in texts” and the “law in action”. It seeks to construct a real, live picture of the Chinese legal system through the carefully selected pieces taken from the mosaic of the Chinese society. The book draws from real stories in everyday Chinese life, cases with wide social responses, news and reports on major legal reform measures, and debates on critical social issues with concurrent interests in this country (government corruption, gang crimes, gay marriage, etc.). The everyday life of the Chinese and China’s challenging social issues as juxtaposed in the book will not only give readers an overview of Chinese law, but also provide them with a dynamic cultural context to understand how the law functions within and beyond the legal texts in China.

 


LAW, LAWYERS AND YOUR CASE
A Dollars and Sense Examination
by David Dixon Lentz, Esq.
(ISBN 0-938609-85-8)

This book is designed for non-lawyers who want to achieve the best possible results in their legal cases.  It is also a useful resource for those interested in the legal system and the practice of law.  The book provides the reader with the foundation necessary to make proper decisions during a case.  This includes the decision concerning whether to hire a lawyer at all.  The reader is taken, step-by-step, through lawyer selection, the court system and the usual procedures that he/she will face. Trial and testifying is discussed.  Lawyers, money and fee agreements are also examined, particularly in terms of how they affect access to the courts and the quality of legal representation that various clients will receive.  Criminal, personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy and most other kinds of legal cases are discussed.

 


LEADING LEGISLATORS IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Edited by Oliver Bowers
(ISBN 978-1-93048-13-9)

This book deals with great legislators in the 13 colonies. It covers both men who are famous and others who are less well-known.

A LEGACY LOST
by Stanley E. Tobin
(ISBN 0-938609-94-7)

This book presents an analysis of post World War II political history, including Teddy Roosevelt's "vigorous" approaches, governmental adventure, and various colorful politicians who swarmed the national stage during much of the 20th Century. It recalls the campaigns and conventions of earlier times, leading to an exploration of how the system has been steadily eviscerated to the point of becoming a state of political inertia and decay.

From the reviews of A Legacy Lost...

“A natural storyteller with a keen wit, Stan Tobin dissects our political beast—and we are forced to give serious thought to the insights he lays open before us”

Charles T. Manatt
Democratic National Chairman (‘81-’85)

“Stan Tobin has embedded his erudite analysis of our political party history with a warmth that brings life to the process, and delight to his reader”

Charles Bakaly, Jr.
Former Member, Executive Committee,
California Republican Central Council

 

THE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF THE THIRTEEN ORIGINAL AMERICAN COLONIES
Edited by Sandy Costa and Matthew Fitch
(ISBN 1-934048-02-x)

Each of the thirteen original American colonies had a unique story behind their legal foundations. This book provides an in-depth analysis of each unique, original legal foundation.


LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COLONISTS AND NATIVE PEOPLES PRIOR TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A COLONY-BY-COLONY COMPILATION
Edited by Kathryn A. Roy
(ISBN 978-1-934048-12-2)


A colony-by-colony analysis of the legal relationships formed between the native peoples and European colonists in the years prior to the American Revolution.

ON BEING A TRUSTEE
A Practical Guide
by T.L. Higginson, Jr.
(ISBN 09715692-0-7)

This is a practical review of the responsibilities and activities involved in serving as trustee of a private trust. It is a comprehensive introduction to wills, trusts, stocks, bonds, partnerships, taxes, brokerage firms, and investment management. With its excellent index, this is a valuable desktop reference for trustees and those who are new to the task of managing their own investments. 

 


OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
by Fillmore Buckner, MD. JD, FCLM
(ISBN 0-938609-70-X)

This easy-to-read account of the development of American medical malpractice also includes some parallel notes on the social status of the physician. Although primarily for health care providers with a medical-legal interest, this book should also be of value to the health care law practitioner with a limited background in legal history. The focus is on historical facts that help to explain the development of malpractice law. The economic, social and political forces that have impacted the practice of medicine and law and the social status of physicians are reviewed. It is the author's hope that this volume will fill the need for a text on the origins, development, present status and possible future directions of malpractice.

 


THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL STRUCTURES OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES PRIOR TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Edited by Adam Wolkoff
(ISBN 1-934048-03-8)

This book provides a colony-by-colony, in-depth analysis of the political and legal structures that existed prior to the American Revolution. It reveals the distinct and varied differences that existed in each of the colonies.

 


THE PUBLIC DEFENDER EXPERIENCE
A Student Career Guide into the Heads and Hearts of America’s “Real Lawyers”
by Bradley M. Bittan, Esq. 
(ISBN 0-938609-11-4)

Important information regarding the public defender experience. Provides background material and preliminary information necessary to understand and appreciate today’s public defender. With its vast amount of practical information, this book is a valuable resource for those with an interest in criminal law and a desire to help the less fortunate. Visit the author’s web site at  http://members.aol.com/BBittan/index.html.

 


The Reception of the English Common Law by the Thirteen Original American Colonies
Edited by David Vassilaros
(ISBN 0-938609-98-X)

This book presents the various histories and commentaries on the reception of the English common law by each of the thirteen original American colonies. Each chapter informs the reader of the extent of each colony’s adoption of the English common law, and then focuses on some aspects of reception that are peculiar to that colony. The authors’ research included reviewing scholarly literature, studying original documents, personally visiting state archives, and conversing with known scholars of early American common law.


SOIA MENTSCHKOFF AND KARL LLEWELLYN: A COMPILATION OF ARTICLES ABOUT TWO ICONIC LAW PROFESSORS
(ISBN 9781934048108)

This is a collection of articles about these two icons written over a period more than 10 years.
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Last modified: March 31, 2013