The Curmudgeon s Guide to Practicing Law

Author: Mark Herrmann
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590316762
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

A collection of essays on how to survive and thrive in a law firm, written for recent law school graduates, discusses the basics of law firm etiquette and the essentials of law practice, from conducting research and dressing for success to working with clients and staff and building a practice. Original.

Best Friends at the Bar

Author: Susan Smith Blakely
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454828785
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Genre: Law

Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today';s Woman Lawyer candidly addresses the problems unique to women in the practice of law and provides practical, helpful advice and solutions. This companion to Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law is based on research, the author's experience, and interviews with women attorneys who have successfully made the transition from one practice setting to another. These women, many with national reputations, tell their stories in their own compelling words. The lawyers profiled are Sally Blackmun, former Senior Associate General Counsel of Darden; Kathleen Tighe, Inspector General, US Department of Education; Bonnie Brier, General Counsel, New York University; Karen Kaplowitz, Law Firm Consultant, The New Ellis Group; Laura Oberbroekling, Solo Practitioner; Kathryn Spencer, former member of Women-owned Law Practice; Stephanie Kimbro, Virtual Law Firm Practice, Kimbro Legal Services; Victoria Pynchon, Alternative Dispute Resolution, She Negotiates at ForbesWoman ADR Services, Inc.; Deborah Burand, Professor, University of Michigan Law and former GC and VP, Legal Affairs, OPIC; Amy Yeung, Associate Counsel, ZeniMax Media Inc.; Honorable Marianne Short, Managing Partner, Dorsey & Whitney; and Markeisha Miner, Assistant Dean, Career Services and Outreach, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Features of Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer Candidly addresses problems unique to women in the practice of law Provides practical advice and solutions Based on research, the author's experience, and experience of women attorneys who successfully transitioned from one practice setting to another The women interviewed, many with national reputations, tell their stories in their own words

Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy

Author: Mark Herrmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199750245
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Genre: Law

Each year, thousands of lawsuits are filed in federal and state courts seeking recovery from manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. These lawsuits include individual actions, actions consolidated into multidistrict litigation, and class actions. The litigation occasionally becomes life-threatening for the defendant corporations, and may breed a public relations nightmare, as occurred with Vioxx, breast implants, and fen-phen. Drug and Device Product Liability Litigation Strategy, by Mark Herrmann and David B. Alden, offers assistance to lawyers who practice in this high-stakes, high-profile, and rapidly-evolving area. The book's primary focus is to provide useful practice pointers and overall strategic guidance for attorneys in product liability litigation involving prescription drugs and medical devices. It will serve as an indispensable guide to handling such a case from pre-litigation through trial. The legal landscape in this important area is expected to shift as the Supreme Court's decisions in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. and Wyeth v. Levine are applied, and as the President and Congress address tort reform and other health care issues. Practitioners will need thoughtful, expert advice to navigate these changes.

Federal Taxation of Corporations and Corporate Transactions

Author: Steven Dean
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858041
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Law

This first edition of Federal Taxation of Corporations and Corporate Transactions provides a comprehensive examination of tax principles with a unique practice-oriented approach to help students become practice ready with skills that they have developed in a setting that reflects practice in the real world. The casebook introduces students not only to transactional tax practice and the federal tax penalty regime, but also to the rules of professional ethics and the specific rules that govern professionals who practice tax law. It features an array of Deal Downloads that breathe life into complex material, presenting high-profile transactions involving Amazon, Apple, Ford and others. This first edition will have a separately sold Client File supplement, which provides memoranda that require students to analyze the Deal Download transactions and to employ them as precedents to structure acquisitions, investments, and distributions for a hypothetical client. Key Benefits: Client files that are designed to help students learn the law in a practice-like setting. Extensive commentary about tax principles and cites to statutes, cases, regulations, and rulings that the students must study to fully learn the material. Chapter 9, where students will learn about the transaction that heralded the return of Steve Jobs to Apple in the 1990s and paved the way for the company’s subsequent dominant run. An examination of issues posed by classic cases, by focusing on the language of the underlying deal documents, and by learning how to solve clients’ problems before they are set in stone.

The Complete Advocate

Author: Ronnie K. Boodoosingh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483649207
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Law

The Complete Advocate is a comprehensive guide to the advocate from the beginning of a case to its end. This book covers the essential skills needed to perform well as an advocate including research, writing, time management, client interviewing and public speaking. Technical topics such as examination in chief, cross-examination, civil and criminal applications, opening and closing speeches, appellate advocacy, court etiquette, traditions and ethics for lawyers are also examined. The author adopts a practical approach to the topics giving many examples to guide beginner advocates.

The Tenth Song

Author: Naomi Ragen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429941324
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Fiction

When life is at its best, the unimaginable can shatter everything you think you know... Abigail Samuels has no reason to feel anything but joy on the morning her life falls apart. The epitome of the successful Jewish American woman, she is married to a well-known and respected accountant and is in the middle of planning her daughter Kayla's wedding. Kayla, too, wakes up that morning with the world in the palm of her hand. Having lived the charmed life of a well-loved child from a happy family, she is bright, pretty, a Harvard law student who has never really questioned the path she found herself on. With a shocking suddenness, all that is smashed to pieces in ways they could never have dreamed. When a heartbroken Kayla runs away to a desert commune run by a charismatic mystic, Abigail rushes to save her, only to find that there is nothing more whole than a broken heart.

Writing for Litigation

Author: Kamela Bridges
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454824114
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Law

Writing for Litigation offers in-depth coverage and helpful tips for every type of document associated with the life of a case, from the client engagement letter to motions, discovery, client communications, affidavits, and more. Systematically examining each document and its constituent parts, this remarkably concise text explains how audience, purpose, and strategy determine the content and tone of effective writing. Ideal as a coursebook, supplement, or reference, Writing for Litigation features: broad coverage that includes every type of case document, from the client engagement letter to pleadings, discovery requests, and motions ancillary documents that lawyers frequently draft, including demand letters, client communications, and affidavits how the audience and the object of the document determine tone and content strategic considerations that influence how a document is written a clear guide to the component parts of every type of document examples of every type of document in the Appendix writing tips that address concerns typically arising in practice , such as how to avoid ambiguity how to adapt form documents to your individual case how to avoid unintended sexism in writing

Taxation and Business Planning for Partnerships and LLCs

Author: Bradley T. Borden
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454895893
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Law

The materials in this Client File provide real-word problems, documents, and financials that direct the study of partnership taxation. They are an ideal accompaniment to partnership tax casebooks, especially the author’s own Taxation and Business Planning for Partnerships and LLCs. This first edition of the Client File includes memoranda and practice materials. It also includes recent developments that will not be in most casebooks. The Client File creates a practice setting that is ideal for studying issues that transactional tax attorneys’ clients face regularly. Complete features include: 13 memoranda that introduce a client fact pattern, present questions relating to the fact pattern, and introduce the types of transactions that raise partnership tax questions Numerous documents that transactional tax attorneys encounter in practice and raise partnership tax questions, including multiple LLC agreements and loan documents Financial statements of an operating LLC and a real estate LLC Recent cases An in-depth demonstration of legal analysis that transactional tax attorneys commonly use and that is essential to analyzing the problems raised in the memoranda

Mass litigation

Author: American Law Institute
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064229656
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law


The Winning Oral Argument

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: IND:30000128376807
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

In this eminently browsable book, Bryan A. Garner has collected and arranged the most important, interesting, and penetrating statements from judges and lawyers about how to conduct an oral argument. Each didactic principle is stated, briefly explained, and then illustrated with quotations from a dazzling array of sources, ancient and modern. Novices and veterans alike will find helpful advice in these pages, which systematically explain the subtleties of the art more lucidly than any previous work has done.

Principles of Legal Research

Author: Kent C. Olson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134448187
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

Principles of Legal Research will be published in June and available for fall 2009 class adoptions. Principles of Legal Research is the long-awaited successor to the venerable How to Find the Law, 9th edition, thoroughly updated for the electronic age. The text provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists nearly 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.