New Lawyer s Handbook

Author: Karen Thalacker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402249101
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Expert advice on becoming a better lawyer.

The Official Lawyer s Handbook

Author: Daniel R. White
Publisher: Harriman House Pub
ISBN: 9781897597002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This satirical guide to the legal profession, first published in the 90s, was reviewed by The Times as 'one of the most irreverent, funny and perceptive books about the legal profession ever published.' Nine years later, revised and updated, it still retains all its freshness and bite, and is essential reading for clients, lawyers themselves, and anyone considering a career in the law. Over 15,000 copies of this cult book have been sold in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond. The back of the book also includes a catalogue of legal gifts, including humorous prints, t-shirts, paperweights and coffee mugs.

Texas Criminal Lawyer s Handbook

Author: Mark Daniel
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1945421592
Format: PDF
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This new edition of Texas Criminal Lawyer’s Handbook includes updated coverage of a broad range of issues and new text throughout the book to keep you on the cutting edge of Texas criminal law, procedure and practice. The highlights include: New Text on the following topics: Search and Seizure -- Intrusion Upon Property Principle [§2:21.4] Pretrial DNA Testing In Capital Cases [§12:190] Jury Charge Error [§15:24] Charge of Court – Definitions of Terms [§15:125] Reforming Verdicts [§15:166.1] Promiscuity Defense to Child Sexual Assault Cases – Admissibility to Show Motive or Bias [§17:53.5] Post-Trial Issues – Sufficiency of Serious Bodily Injury Evidence [§21:20.7] Expanded Coverage of the following topics: Search of Particular Places – Curtilage [§2:51] Terry Stops [§3:32.1] Ineffective Counsel [§4:95] Immunity Agreements – Purpose and Policy [§5:92] Two-Step Confessions [§6:34] Previous Jeopardy and Subsequent Prosecutions – When Jeopardy Does Not Attach [§8:21] Defendant’s Motion for Change of Venue [§12:55] Constitutional Speedy Trial Motions [§12:63] Competency of Defendant to Stand Trial – Appeal [§12:165] Guilty Pleas – Waivers of Rights [§12:172] Involuntary Pleas [§12: 174.3] Discovery – Exculpatory, Mitigating or Impeaching Evidence [§13:53] Jury Selection/Voir Dire: Challenges for Cause – Bias or Prejudice as a Matter of Law [§14:64] Trial Issues: Impeachment – Bias, Interest, Motive [§15:24.1.1] Deadly Weapon Allegations and Findings – Entry of Finding in the Judgment [§15:78] Mental Status Defenses – Intellectual Disability/Mental Retardation [§15:105.6] Electronic Evidence – Cell Phones [§16:38.3.2] Admissibility of Scientific Evidence – DNA Evidence [§16:52.3.2] Blood Testing and DWI Cases [§16:52.5] Punishment Phase – Enhancement Allegations and Evidence [§20:21] Sudden Passion Evidence in Murder Cases [§20:30] Habeas Corpus – Time Credits [§21:78] Post-Conviction DNA Testing [§21:80]

The Happy Lawyer Handbook

Author: Mitchell Nathanson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478280422
Format: PDF, ePub
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Each year, thousands of men and women make a decision that will ultimately change not only the course but the quality of the rest of their lives: they decide to become lawyers. From the moment that thick congratulatory envelope arrives, accepting and welcoming them to law school, they begin their journey down a road they hope will lead them to a life of worth and personal satisfaction. Unfortunately, for most of them, this road leads only to misery and despair which oftentimes plummets to depths that eventually cause them to leave the practice of law or, more often, remain, resigned to spend their entire professional lives working for people they do not like and on issues for which they have no interest. The Happy Lawyer Handbook is out to change all that, examining the roots of this phenomenon and providing practical advice for law students and young attorneys in how they can avoid this in their legal careers. The Happy Lawyer Handbook provides insight into those practicalities of law practice that are never discussed in the career services office but which will very likely have an overwhelming effect on the entirety of a budding attorney's career. For example, the dangers of being pigeonholed and trapped into practicing in an unsatisfying area of law are discussed as a way of stressing the importance of choosing one's preferred area of practice right out of law school. Once in the workplace, competition among fellow law firm associates and issues relevant to promotion is analyzed in order to provide a better understanding of who gets promoted and why. Intrinsic in this discussion is the importance of job satisfaction right off the bat as a required tool for career advancement. The topic of student loan debt and how to deal with it is likewise a focus of The Happy Lawyer Handbook. Far too many students and young attorneys permit their fears over their student loans to dominate their career decisions, causing them to accept employment positions they otherwise would never even consider, thereby dooming themselves to a lifetime of professional misery. The Happy Lawyer Handbook shows them how to make sense of their student loan obligations, how to put their debt in the proper perspective, and how to avoid falling into a disastrous career spiral. Should young attorneys strive to retire their student loan debt as quickly as possible? Surprisingly, and contrary to popular opinion, The Happy Lawyer Handbook demonstrates how and why this is perhaps the worst thing he or she should do. On a larger economic scale, the book discusses how the combination of new technology and the recent recession has changed the legal employment marketplace forever. It shows readers how to make sense of it all and points out the hidden upsides to seeking legal employment in a down economy. As The Happy Lawyer Handbook shows, it is possible for savvy legal job seekers to use the current fragile economic climate to their advantage to secure the job of their dreams. The key is in understanding the new rules of the job search game. Readers of The Happy Lawyer Handbook will not only learn these rules but, more importantly, learn how to make them work to their advantage.

The Young Lawyer s Jungle Book

Author: Thane Josef Messinger
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
ISBN: 9781888960198
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law

Author: Ronald Roesch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199766851
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Designed to meet the specific needs of lawyers,Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers provides insight into what to expect from forensic mental health evaluations and how to navigate these assessments with skill and competence. The volume is divided into sections by evaluation type: criminal, civil, and juvenile and family evaluations. Each chapter addresses one of the most commonly requested forensic evaluations and is written by a forensic psychologist with both academic and professional experience with that type of evaluation.

Butterworths In House Lawyers Handbook

Author: Ian Jones
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9781405755504
Format: PDF, Docs
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Butterworths In House Lawyers' Handbook is the first and only text to bring together all the practical guidance, precedents, expert commentary and key source material for the in-house law department.In-house lawyers in all types of institutions will benefit from the insights Ian Jones’ commentary provides. The book covers all the key planks of the internal legal advisors’ role, from managing a legal team to handling the procurement process.In today's world, in-house counsel in businesses and the public sector are expected to have a thorough understanding of the aims and activities of their institution, and relate that understanding to the advice they give their employer. Aside from this requirement, the in-house lawyer needs a high level understanding of a range of legal issues in multiple jurisdictions and to know how to access that information quickly. This book assists that by providing key precedents and accessible information on a range of the most common issues in core jurisdictions.Butterworths In House Lawyers’ Handbook also:* Helps in-house legal teams demonstrate their value to the business and especially to the FD* Provides comprehensive best practice guidance on the role of the in-house lawyer* Includes useful precedents* Is accessible and portable* Teaches you how to make decisions about the legal team and outsourcing/in-sourcing based on value to the business* Collates useful black letter sources, making it a one-stop shop* Is of use particularly to in-house lawyers newly managing teams* Benefits solicitors in private practice by providing unique insights into the world of clients

Arizona Laws 101

Author: Donald A. Loose
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1587365227
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Arizona Laws 101 is one of the handiest reference books youÂ'll ever own. Written so that a person with no legal training will readily understand the principles set forth, this handbook covers the 101 laws most relevant to Arizona residents, including: landlord/tenant rights divorce jury duty consumer fraud living wills traffic laws wrongful firing lawsuits child custody/support sexual harassment business law medical malpractice . . . and much more!

Thrive

Author: Desiree Moore
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614387435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Like so many other professionals, lawyers can benefit from a coach, a mentor, as you embark on your legal career. This book is written to do just that. Thrive will improve your performance, save you some very real growing pains, and accelerate your legal career. It's perfect for lawyers who are just beginning their careers, who want to do more than show up, act eagerly, and not get fired.