Talmage Boston seeks to find out what it was that made our major presidents tick and what caused their historic lives to play out as they did. In Cross-Examining History, Boston interviews presidential insiders including Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, Emmy Award winners, New York Times best-selling and "Notable Book" authors, scholars of the highest order, and a few newcomers well on their way to gaining national public recognition, all in hopes to provide insights about America's past that can help us better understand our present situation and provide a more informed expectation about our future.
The Inside Job is aimed at corporate counsel and in-house lawyers – General Counsel, Head of Legal and experienced in-house lawyers by whatever title. It is especially relevant for lawyers new to an in-house role or considering a move in-house, whether immediately or as part of a longer-term career development plan. The Inside Job covers the key elements of an in-house legal role: (1) From the outside looking in; (2) The view from inside; (3) Privilege and ethics; (4) Legal risk and compliance; (5) Soft skills. It shows how legal skills acquired in private practice must be adapted to the imperatives of the business and how specialist legal knowledge is often less important than a broader understanding of the business implications of particular actions.It also will be of interest to lawyers in private practice as well as legal executives, company secretaries and those in associated functions, such as compliance.
Small claims court is a place where some look to level the playing field against individuals, businesses, or partnerships that have wronged them in the past. Thousands of Americans end up there each year. Many people cannot afford the cost of a lawyer to ensure a solid case and as a result, are left out in the cold. Small claims courts are not nearly as simple as those television judges make it seem: fixing problems in 30 minutes on dramatized shows. If you are not fully prepared with the right paperwork, evidence, and witnesses, you may end up worse off than before.With this comprehensive guide, you will get a complete run-through of everything you need to know before you submit your case to court. The book includes a checklist of things you need to look for before filing a claim, information on how the courts work, and all of the legal jargon — defined — that will be thrown during the process.You will learn how to state a claim in formal documents and ultimately whether your case has a chance of winning before you file. Different approaches to more than 15 different kinds of small claims cases are provided, including breaches of contract, property damage, personal injury, defective products, breaches of warranty, and nuisance claims. The limitations on monetary compensation in small claims court are outlined for you, along with specific methods for how to calculate your own limit. You will learn how long you have to sue after an offense has occurred and how you can approach a settlement with the plaintiff outside of court. Different legal procedures for bringing legal action against individuals, couples, businesses, and corporations are provided. A detailed chapter about the various filing fees, needed court papers, and court schedules is also provided in this comprehensive book.Based on hours of interviews with small claims court lawyers and successful defendants, an outline of the process is also included with information on how to get ready for court, prepare your witnesses, and what you can expect on the day you are to be in court. You will learn the difference between various judgments and what options you have after a verdict is reached. For anyone looking into the option of taking legal action against a person or business, this book is a necessary resource that will ensure you are both fully educated and prepared for the process. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.
Outlines a systematic program for negotiating and securing a fair auto accident settlement, and includes legal information and explanations of medical terminology
From the beginning of the article: "Like many Sixties children, I learned of the Hare Krishnas when they accosted me on the streets and tried to “give” me colorful books of Hindu sacred literature that they said had been printed with donations from George Harrison, the Beatles’s guitarist. Harrison had swooned over Srila Prabhupada, the sect’s founder, and put out a double album in the Seventies titled “Living In The Material World.” The record, that featured a Kirlian palmprint as its cover art, was a Krishna-flavored testament of gently-weeping guitars that colored the commercial airwaves with a special brand of made-for-pop-radio renunciation. Conditioned to think kindly of the Krishnas by this musical endorsement, I developed a tolerant view of them as a rather dotty, fundamentally harmless sect of burnouts devoted to eating Indian food and dancing in the streets with white stripes painted down their foreheads, and heads shaved but for a top-knot ponytail. In other words, just plain folks. That all changed when I read "Monkey On A Stick -- Murder, Madness, and the Hare Krishnas" by John Hubner and Lindsey Gruson, published in 1989. I discovered the book on a paperback rack in 1999 while standing in an A&P grocery store killing time one evening in Daytona, Florida. Initially captivated by the almost-unbelievable tale of how a gang of pedophile vegetarians ran an international sex and drug ring under the guise of a charity and service, I returned to the story several times, and have now produced an up-to-date telling of how one more hippie dream went horrendously sour with the help of this kooky little thing called “Eastern religion.” This article is separated into two parts, a summary of some of the most lurid stories that appear in Monkey On A Stick, and the legal story, drawn primarily from legal documents and news reports about the aftermath of the IKSCON pedophilia scandal, including the class action lawsuit by Texas lawyer Windle Turley on behalf of nearly five-hundred abused children that was resolved in a massive bankruptcy settlement in November 2008." Written by a former prosecutor, Oregon criminal defense attorney and California civil litigator with 22 years of courtroom experience, this factual account is stuffed with scary facts and reads quickly. (Length: 4,500+ words)
Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone: A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm’s plush offices. When it’s all over, the man’s blood is splattered on Michael’s face—and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived—and where society’s powerless need an advocate for justice.But there’s one break Michael can’t make—from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael’s hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael’s former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets.
This award-winning psychological thriller navigates between the sophisticated corridors of the Paris courts and a small backwater in central France, where rolling hills and quiet country life hide dark secrets. As a child, she was the only witness to a heinous crime. Now, Catherine Monsigny is an ambitious rookie attorney in Paris, working for a well-known firm. On the side, she does pro bono work and hits the jackpot: a major felony case that could boost her career. A black woman is accused of poisoning her rich farmer husband in a peaceful village in central France, where nothing ever happens. While preparing the case, Catherine’s own past comes back with a vengeance. This fast-paced story follows Catherine’s determined search for the truth in both her case and her own life. Who can she believe? And can you ever escape from your past? The story twists and turns, combining subtle psychological insight with detailed descriptions of the region.
J.D. Miller, aka The Lawyer, continues to hunt the men that slaughtered his family. His next target is Jules Despare who’s been riding with the Selkirk gang robbing banks. When the town of Emmett, Texas, is marked by the hardcases and the local marshal murdered, The Lawyer is asked by the town’s influential residents to track down the reprehensible outfit. But he has little use for the narrow-minded bigots that won’t stand behind the remaining deputy—a black man named Ernest Tell. After Tell resigns, he suggests a partnership with The Lawyer who refuses. It’s obvious, though, these two avengers are gunning for the same men and will eventually work together to settle old scores in THE RETRIBUTIONERS.Best-selling, Western hardboiled author Wayne D. Dundee (The Empty Badge, The Guns of Vedauwoo) pens his second Lawyer book that is based on characters created by Edward A. Grainger, author of the Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles series.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR • Featuring one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best. On the right side of the law—sort of—Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. His office is a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, and fine leather chairs. He has no firm, no partners, and only one employee: his heavily armed driver, who also so happens to be his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddie. Sebastian drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. He defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial—even if he has to bend the law to secure one. Praise for Rogue Lawyer “Terrific . . . inventive . . . Grisham still makes it look easy.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “Sebastian Rudd is . . . a kind of twenty-first-century Philip Marlowe . . . with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wiseguy voice.”—Benjamin Percy, The New York Times Book Review “Deeply engaging and entertaining . . . [Grisham finds] intense drama in the little skirmishes that play out across our legal system every day.”—Charles Finch, USA Today “Grisham has taken a step in an intriguing new direction.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
A nomadic lawyer because of frequent death threats, Sebastian Rudd takes on a case involving a brain-damaged young man accused of murdering two little girls.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR • Featuring one of John Grisham's most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best. On the right side of the law-sort of-Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. His office is a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, and fine leather chairs. He has no firm, no partners, and only one employee: his heavily armed driver, who also so happens to be his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddie. Sebastian drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. He defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial-even if he has to bend the law to secure one..
Rogue Lawyer: A Full Summary! Rogue Lawyer is a book written by American author John Grisham. This book offers to its audience a slice of life of a man named Sebastian Rudd, as he manages to handle and to solve several cases in his career, which is represented those whom the legislative system will not otherwise touch. It is a novel that is very enjoyable and interesting to read as, besides taking about Rudd and his case-solving skills, this book also talks about the state of legal system in the United States, a system that is in great need of reform. Besides solving his cases, Rudd also attempts to navigate through his personal life, which suffers hence of his work. And if we consider the fact that it is not easy at all to be a successful lawyer and to have a successful and rich personal life, it will be interesting to read Rogue Lawyer, as its story flows pretty smoothly and is also fairly easy to follow Rudd and other characters through the novel. Sebastian Rudd as a ‘street’ lawyer, as uncommon as it can be, it is still welcomed change in literature’s genres. Overall, John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer is a novel worth of our attention and something special to read in upcoming cold days of winter. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: In Rogue Lawyer , you will get a detailed summary of the novel In Rogue Lawyer , you will find some analysis to strengthen your knowledge about the book In Rogue Lawyer , you will get some fun multiple choice quizes, along with answers to help you learn about the novel. Click the Buy Now With One Click Button, and learn everything about Rogue Lawyer .
Discover how Rogue Lawyer's Sebastian Rudd meets his partner and bodyguard in this thrilling short story, by master of the legal thriller John Grisham.Ten years out of law school, and running an office out of what used to be a seedy bar, Sebastian Rudd is beginning to make a name for himself - and learning that in order to get justice, you often have to cheat.When he chooses to represent Thomas Cardell, he's about to make even more enemies.At 33 years old, and with no money and a son to care for, Thomas Cardell is forced to become a drugs mule. But on his first night in the game, he's ruthlessly shot at by an undercover cop, and his only choice is to shoot back in self-defence. When the cop is killed it's Cardell's word against the other police officer on the scene, and proving Cardell innocent will be far from simple.But who ever said getting justice was easy?Featuring the characters from ROGUE LAWYER, and full of the wit and fast-paced action that makes ROGUE LAWYER so irresistibly entertaining, PARTNERS is another classic Grisham story.
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Title: The Fifth Witness( A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) Binding: Compact Disc Author: MichaelConnelly Publisher: HachetteAudio
This casebook provides detailed information on professional and personal responsibilities of the lawyer. It also provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point study. Major changes reflected in the 2011 3rd edition include: Four 2009-2010 cases by the US Supreme Court on competence of counsel in criminal trials Federal regulation of securities lawyers under Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and detailed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules promulgated thereunder. Major revisions to ABA Model Rules 1.6 (client confidences) and 1.13 (organization as client) to address issues arising in the Enron and Worldcom bankruptcies. Controversies that have arisen concerning the ethics of government lawyers since the last edition of this book in 2001, including political influences on US attorneys, interrogation and trial of detainees in the war on terror, etc. The recent increase in the number of litigants representing themselves pro se and changes in ABA Model Rules that have been made to allow lawyers to provide limited assistance to pro se litigants Recent changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence to address problems that arise when privileged communications are inadvertently disclosed by a party or by their lawyers.