American Bar Association Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes

Author: American Bar Association
Publisher: Random House Reference
ISBN: 0307493814
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether you’re fighting with a neighbor about who should pay for a fence, pursuing a charge of discrimination at work, or chasing a $5000 loan, the ABA Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes: Inside and Outside the Courtroom can help you decide what steps to take to resolve disputes. This book, written in easy-to-read language with dozens of real-life examples, includes tips on how to be a better negotiator. It also provides important information about mediation, arbitration, small claims court, and civil court procedures, and includes a chapter on working with a lawyer, with tips on how you can save time and money. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In the Court of Public Opinion

Author: James F. Haggerty
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590319857
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is your essential guide to understanding how public relations during lawsuits should be handled with the same seriousness and care as any other aspect of the case. Whether you're a lawyer at an outside law firm, corporate counsel, a publicist, a business executive or a senior communications professional, you need a system for managing communications during litigation, to ensure that you win this critical battle.

Collaborative Law

Author: Pauline H. Tesler
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570739316
Format: PDF, ePub
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This unique new handbook explains this emerging dispute resolution model of collaborative law that is helping family lawyers bring their clients through the divorce passage with integrity and satisfaction. Collaborative Law describes how this approach engages the unique problem-solving skills of lawyers to achieve settlements that creatively and appropriately customize outcomes in the way that few courts are able to achieve. In the collaborative process, fees and costs are minimized, high-quality legal counsel and negotiating assistance are built in, and the ability of divorcing spouses to cooperate and coparent is maximized to a dramatic extent.

Justice Performed

Author: Sarah Kozinn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472526007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law is the first study of the reality TV genre to trace its theatrical legacy, connecting the phenomenon of the daytime TV shows to a long history of theatrical trials staged to educate audiences in pedagogies of citizenship. It examines how judge TV fulfills part of law's performative function: that of providing a participatory spectacle the public can recognize as justice. Since it debuted in 1981 with The People's Court, which made famous its star jurist, Judge Joseph A. Wapner, dozens of judges have made the move to television. Unlike the demographics in actual courts, most TV judges are non-white men and women hailing from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. These judges charge their decisions with personal preferences and cultural innuendos, painting a very different picture of what justice looks like. Drawing on interviews with TV judges, producers and production staff, as well as the author's experience as a studio audience member, the book scrutinizes the performativity of the genre, the needs it meets and the inherent ideological biases about race, gender and civic instruction.

The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice

Author: Larry Rice
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590315538
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is so easy to use. It is arranged in the natural order of the divorce experience. It starts with the clients, follows through with the interview, proceeds through trial and ends with prenuptial agreements.

The Creative Lawyer

Author: Michael F. Melcher
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318430
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A high level of pay doesn't necessarily mean a high level of satisfaction. Written in a fun and inspirational way, this book will help lawyers find a way to happiness in their career and life. Starting with self examination, readers will be able to analyze their personal values and then create their own personal fulfillment plan. Create a step-by-step plan for life and career that will get you back on track with your personal definition of happiness with this important book.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
Format: PDF
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.