101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer 3rd Edition (2003) (Table of Contents)
Gregg M. Herman
This compendium of practical advice is gathered from family law professionals, including lawyers, judges, CPAs, and psychologists, who share their real-world experience in a concise chapter. Even better, a bonus CD-ROM contains forms, agreements, charts, and checklists. Other time-saving tools include financial charts and hypotheses, questions to ask, and interview forms and checklists. Topics include fees, custody, discovery, trial techniques, support, avoiding malpractice, discovery, premarital agreements, valuation, settlement, and evidence.
American Law in a Global Context (2005) (Table of Contents)
George P. Fletcher and Steve Sheppard
Whatever your background, if you seek an understanding of the legal system of the United States, this is the book for you.
American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. Fletcher and Sheppard illuminate the core concepts of U.S. law and offer a unique perspective on American law as part of the global network of laws. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law—its constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure—are all presented in their historical and intellectual contexts. Actual cases illuminate each major subject, as do contrasts to foreign laws. Designed to help the beginning student and the foreign student grasp the basic ideas of pedagogy, legal institutions, and substantive law in the United States, the book includes appendices that present an introduction on how to read a case, and the interpretation of statutes.
Based on the course for lawyers from across the globe studying American law at Columbia University, this cutting-edge volume is a must-own reference source for LL.M. students, undergraduates, and students of U.S. law in other countries.
Anatomy of a Trial (2011) (Table of Contents)
Paul Mark Sandler
As any experienced litigator knows, litigation theory is often compromised by the realities of an actual trial. This valuable book is written to give young trial lawyers an appreciation of the real problems encountered during jury trials, and how to effectively handle them.
Anatomy of a Trial examines the key phases of jury trials (voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, and closing arguments) in the context of two particular cases, one criminal and the other civil. The criminal case involves highly complex subjects and law, and hinges on simplification and storytelling for the jury. The civil case illustrates that most cases rely on the credibility of witnesses, and also showcases the critical importance of experts in trials of a technical nature.
The assessment of these cases highlights their differences, but also illustrates where the well-developed principles of rhetoric are fundamental to success at trial, no matter the nature of the litigation. With complete opening and closing statements, many excerpts from the trial transcripts, helpful explanations of the tactics used in the courtroom, and commentary from five judges on what the lawyers did right and wrong, Anatomy of a Trial is a thorough exploration of trial techniques through the lens of two actual cases.
Associate’s Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law (2009) (Table of Contents)
Meaghan Hemmings Kent and Joshua J. Kaufman
An Associate's Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law guides associates through what is typically the most challenging part of their job: knowing where to find information and what specifically they need to complete a particular task or assignment. Written by a senior associate and a supervising partner, the authors rein in the work process for associates and give practice-oriented advice on important topics such as what questions to ask a client, what research to conduct, what elements must be met for various causes of action, the potential repercussions for various actions and the proper alternatives to be considered. The book also includes sample documents and pleadings, references to secondary sources and key cases in copyright law. A CD-ROM containing many forms in electronic format, is included.
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Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy (2006) (Table of Contents)
Corinne Cooper and Catherine E. Vance
This new and comprehensive book will give you exactly what you need to understand and comply with the law. It provides an overview of the provisions for the new Bankruptcy Reform Act including new sanctions provisions in Chapter 7 cases; regulation of attorneys as debt relief agencies; heightened requirements for reaffirmation agreements.
Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist (2009) (Table of Contents)
Norman L. Pernick
This new fourth edition of Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist is a quick reference guide for anyone who deals with a bankruptcy case including bankruptcy judges, lawyers, paralegals, credit managers, collection agents, professors, law students and others participating in bankruptcy cases or study. It has been updated to incorporate relevant Code and Rule changes. The Checklist incorporates the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 and other amendments to the code through August 31, 2009, as well as the corresponding rules adopted by the Supreme Court, which became effective as of December 1, 2009, and should prove useful in learning the extensive changes contained in the most material revision of the Code since the 1978 enactment. The Checklist also incorporates the amendments to the Code contained in the Statutory Time-Periods Technical Amendments Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-16, Stat. 1607, H.R. 1626, as well as amendments to the Rules on the Computation of time.
The Checklist is organized by chapter of the Bankruptcy Code (i.e., 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, and 15), and, within each chapter, by Code section, with additional sections covering those items typically needed upon the filing of a case, rules on adversary proceedings, appeals, and notices. Due to the minimal number of Chapter 9 and 12 cases filed, deadlines under those Chapters are not included. The Checklist is meant to be a list of all of the potential deadlines in a case; it certainly is not necessary (and indeed would be unlikely) to use each deadline in a particular case. To use the Checklist, simply look up the relevant Code section(s), which appear in numerical order and in the Index. Cross references for applicable Rules are provided. Code sections or Rules in bold designate the primary section or Rule containing the relevant deadline. Each deadline in the Checklist has a corresponding space for the insertion of a due date, so that the user may calculate and maintain a master list of deadlines in each case if that is desired.
Beyond the Big Firm (2007) (Table of Contents)
Alan B. Morrison and Diane T. Chin
This succinct paperback will fill a major information void for students and recent graduates who are interested in a legal career outside the typical large, corporate law firm. "Beyond the Big Firm" offers more than 30 engaging profiles of lawyers who have chosen to follow nontraditional legal careers, in a wide range of subject areas, practice settings, and types of work. This distinctive book explores the many possibilities open to graduates of law school through the use of profiles -- written primarily by students interested in public interest law -- of lawyers who made "alternative" career choices. The editors of this informative compilation are long-time public interest lawyers; the actual authors of the profiles are primarily students who capture the personalities of their subjects in a way that is sure to resonate with the audience because they share the same questions about career choices. The subjects of the profiles have been out of law school 10-15 years, they represent 18 law schools, and they work in 15 states. The lawyers profiled have jobs in governments, non-profits, and small private firms; both civil and criminal law are covered, including prosecutors and defense counsel. Some of the fields that the lawyers work in are civil rights, civil liberties, immigration, personal injury, and human rights. In addition to the fascinating lawyer-profiles, special features include: a special resources chapter to help students determine and follow their career choice; a final chapter with mini-profiles of 3 lawyers who are not practicing law, but for whom their legal training is vital to their work; and short essays by current and former Stanford Law School deans Larry Kramer and Kathleen Sullivan.
Building a Practice (1992-1995) (Table of Contents)
ABA Small Firm Resource Center
Compilation of articles from an array of sources including ABA Journal, Compleat Lawyer, Flying Solo, Focusing on Profitability, and more.
Business Competency for Lawyers (2006) (Table of Contents)
You don't need an MBA degree to run a law firm--but to be profitable, you need to know the basic business principles in this book. You will discover: -Planning for your success -Turning billable hours into collected cash -Building a more profitable firm -Thinking more creatively about The Business of Law.
Business Interruption/Disaster Recovery Part 1 (2008)
Association of Legal Administrators
Business Interruption/Disaster Recovery Part 2 (2008)
Association of Legal Administrators
This Webinar focuses on issues that involve protecting and recovering a firm's records in the event of a disaster. The speakers will discuss where files are and should be stored and some best practices for storing records and files.
Business Method and Software Patents (2012) (Table of Contents)
Morgan D. Rosenberg and Richard J. Apley
Business Method and Software Patents addresses the drafting of business method and software patents in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Bilski v. Kappos. Morgan Rosenberg and Richard Apley offer a review and analysis of all relevant case law and guideline presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). With the use of actual patents filed by the authors, this work provides practical information and guidance on the drafting of successful patent applications.
Careers in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (2010) (Table of Contents)
Professor James T. O'Reilly
This book is an essential resource for law students and lawyers interested in a career in administrative law. In the first half of the book, a national expert describes the field, and outlines your optimal entry strategies. The second half offers individual, personalized examples of the various career paths in administrative law, and details the demands and rewards of each.
The "how-to" essays are authored by 19 of the leading law firm practitioners, government agency counsels, federal administrative law judges, non-profit group advocates and legal educators. In plain language, they open your eyes to the many rewarding careers that lie within the administrative law specialty.
This easy to read book covers topics you need to know: how do I enter this field, pre-law preparation, skill sets, advancement and networking. Essays include becoming a lawyer with a work-life balance, becoming an environmental practitioner, becoming an immigration lawyer, becoming a food and drug lawyer, becoming an effective adjudicator, becoming an administrative law judge, and many others.
Careers in Animal Law (2011) (Table of Contents)
One of the fastest growing legal disciplines, animal law is concerned with protecting and improving the lives of animals through city ordinances, state and federal laws, international treaties, and cases that impact animals. Over 100 law schools in the U.S. now offer animal law courses, and more lawyers than ever before are looking to start animal law firms or incorporate animal cases into their practices. The first book of its kind, Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy will help you: Gain an overview of the field from a practicing animal lawyer and professor of animal law; Forge a successful animal law career with firms of all types and sizes, government agencies, major corporations, or nonprofit organizations; Strike out on your own as a solo practitioner of animal law; Learn career tips from a series of animal-lawyer profiles; and Understand evolving trends in legislation, litigation, and academia that will change the face of animal law in the decades to come.
Law students interested in animal law, seasoned attorneys seeking a new direction, or any lawyer interested in building a satisfying career will benefit from reading Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy.
Careers in International Law (2008) and (2012) (Table of Contents-Third Edition) (Table of Contents-Fourth Edition)
Salli A. Swartz (Editor)
This third edition of a best seller is an essential resource for law students and lawyers interested in a career in international law, irrespective of age, experience, nationality, residence or practice area. Each chapter is written by an attorney who has made the transition to international law. The authors detail their paths and describe what they work truly entails, including the pros and cons of their positions. Topics covered include: strategies for starting and developing an international law practice; international in-house counsel careers; international law and the public sector; developing a small firm international law practice; networking; and more.
Choosing the Language of Transnational Deals (2011) (Table of Contents)
Patrick Del Duca
Lawyers who make deals across borders and lawyers who litigate them, those interested to learn how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of language as it relates to law, and anyone simply passionate about language, will find this work a bridge to better understanding of how law and language interconnect.
Drawing on examples from English-, French-, Italian-, Portuguese-, and Spanish-speaking jurisdictions, this book takes a comparative look (intelligible to non-lawyers) at cross-border secured lending and commercial dispute resolution. It illustrates how governments might best promote languages and economic activity, and how parties to transactions can effectively structure their business to maximize their control of the choice of language in which they deal.
The book integrates investigations of national legal systems, the European Union, the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, to illustrate the new institutional dynamics through which the languages of transnational commerce and finance are being defined. Maps sketching the global distribution of the languages and legal systems examined underline the potential for profit, growth and integration through attention to the role of language and the passions that it engages.
Colorado Real Property Law (2005) (Table of Contents)
George E. Reeves, Esq.
This work is designed as a treatise on the law of real property in Colorado, with particular emphasis on the aspects of real property law relating to titles and rights in land.
The Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act—2nd Edition (1997) (Table of Contents)
CBA Act Revision Committee
A CLE of Colorado publication with commentary by the Revision Committee.
The Commercial Litigator’s Job—with CD (2005) (Table of Contents)
Cristen Sikes Rose
If you think that keeping your calendar on an electronic device is a smart move, wait until you try a case in a court that doesn’t allow you to bring it in the building: how can you prepare for that? What should you do if you accidentally send privileged material to opposing counsel? There are also more routine problems: what if a senior lawyer sends you an e-mail that says “draft a set of interrogatories for me in the morning” and you’ve never drafted interrogatories before?
The Commercial Litigator’s Job: A Survival Guide provides helpful tips and instruction on the assignments that litigators are likely to receive in the commercial litigation department of most law firms. This book is not a summary of the law but rather a recipe book for turning out legal work that satisfies the palates of the senior lawyers who give you your work and write your reviews.
Also included on CD-Rom are sample complaints, answer, plaintiff’s proof plan, plaintiff’s discovery plan, certificate of service, interrogatories, requests for production, request for admission, notice of deposition, motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6), motion to compel and more.
Compendium of State Certificate of Title Laws (2009) (Table of Contents)
Alvin C. Harrell (Editor)
Covering all 50 states, this user-friendly Compendium goes beyond a statutory compilation and describes in detail what the certificate of title (CT) laws in each state say, cover, and do, how they work internally and with regard to other laws. This guidebook identifies and describes the applicable certificate of title (CT) law of each state in a convenient format by restating and analyzing those laws. The guidebook acts as a finding aid and a summary of the applicable law, as well as a source that helps lawyers become more familiar with the relevant points at an early stage of the analysis and in an easy-to-read and understand format.
The Compendium of State Certificate of Title Laws provides you with an explanation and analysis of often difficult (and loosely drafted) CT statutes. For lawyers who need to research outside of their jurisdiction, this is a great starting point and convenient reference.
The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice (2005) (Table of Contents)
Whether you’re just starting out or want to build up your document library, this proven system is a winning strategy for your family law practice. This complete divorce practice system can easily be customized to fit your jurisdiction and the way you handle cases, providing over 420 documents to efficiently take clients through every step of the divorce process.
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.
Content includes forms, checklists, worksheets, formal motions, orders, pleadings, agreements, and letters in the following areas: Law Office Management, Clients, Client Interview, Complaints, Discovery, Marital Dissolution Agreement, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trial, Final Decree, Motions, Petitions, Consent Orders, Orders, Miscellaneous Pleadings, Letters, and Pre and Post-Marital Agreements.
The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice - 4th Edition (2012) (Table of Contents)
Larry Rice and Nick Rice
Whether you’re just starting out or want to build up your document library, this proven system is a winning strategy for your family law practice. This complete divorce practice system can easily be customized to fit your jurisdiction and the way you handle cases, providing over 500 documents to efficiently take clients through every step of the divorce practice.
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 discovery, negotiations, mediation, trial and ends with prenuptial agreements.
Content includes forms, checklists, worksheets, formal motions, orders, pleadings, agreements, and letters in the following areas: Law Office Management, Clients, Client Interview, Complaints, Discovery, Marital Dissolution Agreement, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trial, Final Decree, Motions, Petitions, Consent Orders, Orders, Miscellaneous Pleadings, Letters, and Pre and Post-Marital Agreements.
The Constructive Divorce Guidebook (2006) (Table of Contents)
Mark A. Chinn
This book views family trials not as contests to be won or lost, but as challenges for affirmative resolution for all concerned parties. After reading the book, you will be able to help your clients to resolve family disputes in a manner that will lead to long-term results for the families and children of divorce, including: Developing techniques for eliminating or deflecting negative tactics; Creating a framework within which both sides to a dispute feel safe resolving conflicts without damaging the other party; Maintaining civility toward opposing counsel, parties, staff, members of the court system and third parties affected by the dispute; Examining alternative dispute resolution and negotiation tactics and methods that lead to “win-win” solutions and encourage the use of the values and principles learned in our various faiths, which can and should be woven into the fabric of our problem solving; Adopting law practice management methods for the preparation of mediations, trials, and negotiation, which foster civil and courteous conduct; and Implementing behavior analysis and modification for lawyers and other involved in the process.
Convincing the Judge (2008) (Table of Contents)
Cecil C. Kuhne
Learn what judges like and do not like and how to deal with the judge throughout the entire litigation process. This book distills the advice of judges to practitioners appearing in their courtrooms and provides practical advice on case management, all phases of trial, and appeals. It also explains the judicial role and suggests tips for dealing with a difficult judge.
The Corporate, Securities, and M&A Lawyer’s Job (2007) (Table of Contents)
Daniel Lee and Matt Swartz
Busy, experienced deal lawyers do not always have the time to teach new deal lawyers the basics. This guide is a head start on those lessons, speeding the learning of everyone who uses it. New corporate lawyers are assigned a number of tasks for which law school provides no preparation. For example: How should you organize and execute the closing of a transaction? What are the main components of an acquisition agreement? How should you conduct and report a due diligence investigation? What are the basics of drafting board minutes and resolutions? What are the key documents of a venture capital financing and how do they work? What tasks should you expect to receive if you are assigned to work on a public securities offering? These and many other issues are addressed in this guide.
The Creative Lawyer (2007) (Table of Contents)
Michael F. Melcher (Michael Francisco)
The Creative Lawyer is a self-help book for lawyers. It is a practical, fun, inspirational guide to building and maintaining a life that is personally and professionally satisfying. The book responds to a huge and completely unsatisfied need: the desire of lawyers to be more fulfilled, by showing how lawyers can design an optimal career and life that corresponds to who he or she actually is.
The Criminal Lawyer’s Job (2006) (Table of Contents)
Amber L. St. Clair
You don’t want to take a criminal case unless you have this book! The Criminal Lawyer’s Job was written from the trenches by a practitioner with over 100 trials under her belt and “not guilty” verdicts in cases involving murder, rape, sex crimes, drugs and DUI, among others. It is an excellent resource to guide you along the journey of representing an individual who is alleged to have committed a crime. It provides valuable “how-to” advice on performing the actual tasks of a criminal defense lawyer, from taking the initial client meeting to picking a jury and trying the case. It is not intended to be a summary of the law, but rather a cheat sheet. It is a guide that most senior criminal defense attorneys wish they would have had before they tried their first few cases.
Direct Examination (2010) (Table of Contents)
Jill Eckert and Kathy Morris
The pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right, but one that not all lawyers exercise as they work day in and day out to protect the life, liberty and interests of their clients.
Now, an easy-to-use workbook helps bring attorney career planning into focus, with exercises from and insights of long-time legal career counselor Kathy Morris, and her colleague, Jill Eckert, J.D./M.B.A., legal Career Specialist of the ABA Career Resource Center.
Do No Wrong (2009) (Table of Contents)
Peter A. Joy and Kevin C. McMunigal
Criminal law practice is a minefield of legal ethics issues for both the prosecution and defense. There are a myriad of ethical questions requiring not only an understanding of the relevant ethics rules, but also applicable constitutional and statutory law as well as rules of criminal procedure and evidence. This book aims to put these and other ethical questions on the “radar screens” of criminal practitioners and to provide both prosecution and defense with the analysis and authorities necessary to understand the issues and underlying policies.
Drafting Wills, Trusts, and Other Estate Planning Documents (2006) (Table of Contents)
Kevin D. Millard
As an attorney, you communicate with your clients not only through phone calls and e-mail, but also through the documents that you draft for them. Drafting clear, well-written documents is critical for the success of any attorney, but particularly for trusts and estates lawyers—after all, the lawyer is speaking on behalf of the client and stating what the client wants to have happen at the time of death or disability.
Legal drafting is not a skill that can be mastered in law school; it is an ongoing process that requires attention and continuous refinement throughout your legal career. Drafting Wills, Trusts, and Other Estate Planning Documents can help you take the first steps toward improving your legal drafting skills and teach you new writing habits that will result in better documents.
In addition to addressing issues of style, organization, grammar, and the appearance of the document, the book specifically teaches you how to adapt language from existing legal forms and refine it for use in your practice. The final chapter includes several estate planning documents, with annotations explaining how the author has incorporated the suggestions in this book to create clearer, more concise legal documents—and ones that still meet the needs of clients, other attorneys, and the courts.
The Effective Estate Planning Practice (2001) (Table of Contents)
This book is intended to be a technician’s handbook as well as a legal resource. Practical methods for streamlining the estate planning practice and for using procedures and systems so the drafter may spend less time on the mundane, repetitive tasks of estate planning have been included. This frees up time for personal interaction with clients and for the intellectually stimulating aspects of designing a customized plan for the individual client.
The availability of computers, the increasing demand for quality estate planning services and the sophistication of today’s estate planning clients creates unlimited potential for personal, professional and financial growth for the estate planning professional. Answers to estate planning questions and techniques with which to apply substantive law are required to take full advantage of the opportunities available. This book will provide both substance and technique.
Employment Law Update (2008)
Association of Legal Administrators
Estate Planning and Taxation in Colorado (2007) (Table of Contents)
Peter B. Scott and Karen L. Brady
Our legal system presumes that people will choose the manner in which their property is transferred at their death, and residents of the United States have relatively unlimited opportunity to direct the transfer of their property. As an estate planner, you can use your expertise and experience can help your clients navigate their way through this seemingly vast universe or choices. This book is designed to add to your expertise.
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The First Trial (1982) (Table of Contents)
Steven H. Goldberg
The First Trial Nutshell is a fresh and unique approach to advocacy instruction. Concentrating on the overall approach to trying a case, it weaves persuasion and procedure to help lawyers and law students prepare for their first trials with confidence. Addressing everything from technology to where to sit and what to say it meshes the practical advice and how to instructions with sophisticated persuasive techniques. Small enough to be read in a single sitting, this book will serve as the perfect first primer and a continuing resource for experience litigators to read again before trial.
The Forensic Accounting Deskbook (2011) (Table of Contents)
Miles Mason, Sr., JD, CPA
Forensic accounting can help family lawyers win case and help their clients keep money which might otherwise be taken from them by the difficult and confusing divorce process. To help you understand the practice of forensic accounting and business valuation and apply it to your family law cases, The Forensic Accounting Deskbook provides a basic introduction to the core financial concepts in divorce, such as asset identification, classification, and valuation, income determination, and expenses.
Writing in a clear, accessible style, author Miles Mason, both an attorney and CPA, gives step-by-step explanations of these "how to" mechanics and also explores higher-level strategic concerns appropriate for high-asset and high-conflict cases. He connects the dots and fills in the gaps among the interrelated topics involved in divorce, from methodology to testimony.
Forms, Checklists, and Procedures for the Family Lawyer (2010) (Table of Contents)
Mark A. Chinn
This manual is designed to take the reader through the family law process from beginning to end. It is divided into chapters such as “Client Intake,” which deals with client intake and file set-up, and “Litigation,” which deals with everything from the filing of the complaint, to temporary hearings, to answering discovery. It is hoped that the division into chapters will allow you to locate the desired form quickly and easily. In addition, the index is designed to provide the user with a quick reference to find a needed form or checklist.
From Handshake to Closing (2010) (Table of Contents)
Sidney G. Saltz
This is a mentoring guide intended both for lawyers new to real estate as well as a valuable refresher for more experienced attorneys. Written by Sidney G. Saltz, a practicing general real estate lawyer with 40 years of experience, From Handshake to Closing shows how to convert that handshake in the beginning of the deal into a heartfelt handshake at the closing--which is, in the end, what the role of the commercial real estate lawyer is all about. It is also a valuable resource for use in law school classes on real estate transactions. Topics covered include: the real estate broker; pre-documentation documents; documenting the transaction; reviewing and analyzing documents; negotiating; final steps; other issues, including title, survey, and due diligence; and preparing for and handling the closing.
Getting to Resolution (2009) (Table of Contents)
Adversarial models for dealing with conflict waste time, money, and energy. They satisfy no one, so the conflict ends up resurfacing in a different form. Stewart Levine's "resolutionary" alternative goes beyond compromise and capitulation. He offers ten guiding principles that stop anger and resentment cold and enable both sides to return to productive, satisfying, functional relationships. Levine's seven-step conversational process fosters dignity and integrity, optimizes resources, and allows all concerns to be voiced, honored, and woven into the resolution. This second edition has been thoroughly revised with new examples; new tools; new material about communication, trust building, and virtual collaboration; and a more global look.
Going to Trial (1992) (Table of Contents)
Daniel I. Small
A classic reference with accessible and proven advice on how to better prepare for trial, from the first client interview to closing argument including numerous procedures, checklists, forms, and worksheets.
The Handbook for Divorce Valuations (1999) (Table of Contents)
Robert E. Kleeman, Jr.; R. James Alerding; and Benjamin D. Miller
The Handbook for Divorce Valuations is a comprehensive, practical handbook that covers every aspect of the CPA's role in divorce proceedings. It offers clear and detailed coverage of everything from the impact of state law on the practice to the applicability of various valuation methodologies, from establishing valuation credentials to marketing the divorce practice in a highly competitive environment.
The authors, who have a combined total of 50 years' experience in divorce practice, lead the reader through each step of a divorce engagement. They recommend the most practical and efficient methods of addressing each issue and point out hazards and potential difficulties along the way. They also explain why and how business valuation in divorce practice differs from valuation in other situations, and they examine the intricacies of data collection and analysis, discounts and premiums, preparing for depositions and trials, and much more.
How the New Health Care Law Will Affect Your Business (2010)
Association of Legal Administrators
Frank McArdle and Ken Sperling
The health-care reform bill has made history. But how will this landmark bill affect you and your business? Get the facts and find out exactly how your business will be affected; what you need to do today; the timeline for compliance in the future and what challenges your company may face down the road.
How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice—with CD (2006) (Table of Contents)
Mark A. Chinn
Tips, strategies, tactics, forms, and real-word advice for starting - or building - a family law practice. Written by a successful and happy family lawyer, this book explains the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a challenging area of the law. It takes a no-nonsense approach in explaining the most critical issues for developing a successful career. Examples and practice tips show how to gain experience, understand the business aspects of a practice, develop and maintain the ideal client mix, and manage staff and finances. CD-ROM with forms and related materials is included.
Click HERE to read a review by Todd A. Stahly in The Colorado Lawyer.
How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice - 2nd and 3rd Editions (Table of Contents - 2nd Edition) (2006) (Table of Contents - 3rd Edition) (2012)
K. William Gibson
Written by an experienced and successful personal injury lawyer, this newly revised edition is ideal for lawyers starting a personal injury law practice, and for current practitioners interested in improving their practice. This book discusses the basic differences between personal injury law and other types of law practice, and provides guidance for avoiding common pitfalls. You’ll also find information on planning for a personal injury practice; deciding whether to go solo or form a partnership; marketing and financing the practice; interviewing clients; keeping clients happy; managing the workload; choosing office space and equipment; and much more. In addition, an accompanying CD-Rom includes worksheets, flowcharts, checklists, and “fill-in-the-blank” forms.
How to Build and Manage an Employment Law Practice (1997) (Table of Contents)
This guide provides practical advice on running an employment law practice. It covers situations ranging from the initial client consultation to the pros and cons of solo versus group practice. Samples of common letters and agreements used in employment law are included.
How to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice (2001) (Table of Contents)
Written by Gary Greenberg, an entertainment law lawyer since 1986, this book will help lawyers and other legal professionals build and manage an entertainment law practice.
This book is perfect for lawyers and other professionals looking for a resource that will shorten the learning curve for building and managing an entertainment law practice. This book addresses a variety of issues critical to establishing a successful entertainment law practice, and discusses the basic difference between entertainment law and other types of law practice and provides guidance for avoiding common pitfalls.
Lawyers considering entertainment law practice, as well as those already practicing, will benefit from the guidelines, tips, and examples presented throughout this book. Of particular value is the author’s extensive experience and his discussion on networking and finding new clients.
How to Build and Manage an Environmental Law Practice (2000) (Table of Contents)
Stuart L. Somach
Through practical examples and explanations, this volume explores how to build and manage an environmental law practice. It covers: the specialized business aspects of environmental law practice; developing and maintaining the ideal clientele mix; and the technology, tactics and tools needed.
How to Build and Manage an Estates Practice (2008) (Table of Contents)
Daniel B. Evans
This guide is logically organized to lead the attorney through the essential stages of developing a specialty practice such as an Estate Practice. It includes everything an attorney needs to know including how to manage workload and staff and much more.
Click HERE to read a review by Ben Leutwyler in The Colorado Lawyer.
How to Make Money as a Mediator (and create value for everyone) (2006) (Table of Contents)
Jeffrey Krivis and Naomi Lucks
How to Make Money as a Mediator(and Create Value for Everyone) is an invaluable and inspirational resource filled with practical, proven, and down-to-earth information on how you can develop a satisfying and lucrative career as a mediator, no matter what your area of interest—labor and employment mediation, intellectual property, environment, personal injury, family and divorce, contract, securities, or international peacekeeping.
In-House (2012) (Table of Contents)
David J. Parnell
In-House: A Lawyer's Guide to Getting a Corporate Legal Position is the "must-have" career book on finding, securing, and thriving in the fiercely competitive in-house legal market. Author, David J. Parnell takes the in-house-bound attorney by the hand, leading him or her through the maze of potential job-hunting strategies, dispelling the myths about corporate life, and offering the reader an arsenal of tips, skills and methods for creating a successful corporate career. Sometimes irreverent, always poignant, Parnell's In-House is the first step on your way to corporate legal work.
The IP Licensing Lawyer’s Job (2008) (Table of Contents)
Jim E. Bullock
This practical guide will help attorneys new to intellectual property law demystify the intellectual property license. It reviews each of the basic issues applicable to all licensing agreements and provides an outline to assist in reviewing any intellectual property issues. It provides answers to questions such as: Why is the intellectual property being licensed? Who is authorized to possess and use the intellectual property? For how long may the intellectual property be used? How may the intellectual property be used? Where may the intellectual property be used?
The Labor and Employment Lawyer’s Job (2007) (Table of Contents)
Dipanwita Deb Amar
This Guide gives basic direction on assignments that new labor and employment lawyers are likely to receive. It also provides tips for honing in on the precise questions that need to be asked--whether of another lawyer in one's firm or an outside entity--and devising a framework for addressing them. Divided into three parts, it covers: 1. Preliminary Matters -- issues that might arise before an employment matter becomes a court action. 2. Employment Litigation -- major issues that frequently recur, but are not always recognized or property treated. 3. Substantive Law -- areas that you are likely to encounter in the practice of labor and employment law.
Landing a Federal Legal Job (2011) (Table of Contents)
Richard L. Hermann
The U.S. government is the largest legal system in the world and employs lawyers in an innumerable variety of legal jobs. When seeking government legal work, you need a thorough understanding of the many positions throughout the different departments and branches to find the right fit for you. You also need to be able to decode the mysteries surrounding the federal legal application and employment.
Landing a Federal Legal Job is designed to give you the edge in pursuing a U.S. government attorney or law-related position over your competitors, but also to provide a solid understanding of the U.S. government's legal employment opportunities and hiring processes so that you can make an intelligent decision about whether you want to work for--and where you want to work within--this giant legal system.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Estate Planning (2004) (Table of Contents)
L. Rush Hunt and Lara Rae Hunt
This book is intended to provide a helpful introduction to the basics of estate planning. It is written with an eye toward the needs of general practitioners and those who are seeking to develop a specialty in the estate-planning field. For this reason, the text is written in a user-friendly manner that provides basic text treatment of the subject along with cautions, examples, and planning pointers clearly denoted throughout the book. The cautions point out problem areas that must be considered to avoid an unwanted tax or other problem. The examples supplement the text and illustrate the point being discussed. The planning pointers show how to use the tax laws to benefit the tax and other planning needs of your clients. Also included on CD-Rom are numerous will and trust forms.
Letters for Bankruptcy Lawyers (2005) (Table of Contents)
Marc S. Stern and Joel Pelofsky
Letters for Bankruptcy Lawyers: Essential Communication for Clients, Creditors, Opposing Counsel and Others is written for every lawyer who practices or advises clients on consumer bankruptcy law. It contains the critical letters and forms you need to comply with the changes made by the new bankruptcy law.
BACPCA is a very long, very detailed Act, and it goes to unprecedented lengths to prescribe the way counsel will practice and bankruptcy cases will be administered.
The letters and forms in this book are written to comply with the requirements of the new law.
As a legal document, a letter memorializes a position or request and does so in a non-confrontational manner. It also shifts the burden of going forward to the other party. Letters should be a key part of your bankruptcy calendar checklist. Especially in the bankruptcy practice, meeting deadlines is critical to the success of your representation.
Letters for Divorce Lawyers (2006) (Table of Contents)
Martha J. Church
Frequent, effective written communication with clients is vital to the successful practice of law. Letters for Divorce Lawyers is a unique collection of sample letters to simplify your divorce law practice. Lawyers who do divorce work need protection—and files filled with letters can provide some of this protection. Your clients expect you to be responsive, efficient, and cost conscious. Letters for Divorce Lawyers will help ease the task of effective communication.
This new guide is set up chronologically following the usual life of a typical divorce case. It contains valuable, easy-to-conform form samples including letters for: initial client contact, declination, retention letters and employment contracts, billing, withdrawal, pleadings transmittals, financial, discovery, depositions, scheduling, mediation, trial, settlements, closing matters, prenuptial agreements, and more.
Letters for Litigators (2004) (Table of Contents)
Daniel I. Small and Robin Page West
Save time and simplify your office routine! This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others. As an added benefit, all letters contained in the book are also included on CD-Rom.
As electronic communication via quick e-mails and voice mail become the norm, paper letters the exception, it becomes increasingly important not to lost sight of the importance of documenting the file and maintaining a professional tone. These letters simplify and expedite this effort, whether they are sent in paper form or via e-mail. Don’t reinvent the wheel, start with these letters instead.
Letters for Small Business Lawyers (2008) (Table of Contents)
Jean L. Batman
A huge portion of the U.S. economy is comprised of small businesses. To prosper in this market segment, an attorney must consistently produce effective communications to retain existing clients and pave the way for referral business. This book offers letter templates, forms and advice for the many attorneys who represent, or wish to represent, small businesses.
Life After Death (2005) (Table of Contents)
Marilyn W. McWilliams
If you are faced with the death of your spouse, there are many important questions you must answer during an already difficult time. Should you sell your house? Will you be able to collect your spouse’s Social Security? How long will it take to probate the estate?
LIFE AFTER DEATH offers widowed persons a practical guide for dealing with the legal, financial, and social aspects of life in the aftermath of a spouse’s death. Attorney Marilyn McWilliams not only addresses the key issues that should be a part of every couple’s estate plan, but also details the steps to take in the event of a spouse’s death—including planning the funeral, handling probate and estate administration, reacclimating to social life, and making financial plans for the future.
This compassionate and straightforward book is designed to help surviving spouses make better plans—and better decisions—in the case of this life-changing event.
Click HERE to read a review by Carrie L. Ciliberto in The Colorado Lawyer.
The Little Book of Skiing Law (2013) (Table of Contents)
Cecil C. Kuhne III
Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and other types of snow sports attract an affable and interesting melage of people. But all glamour and eccentricities aside, skiing can be--how you say it?--dangerous.
Because all skiers know the sport is somewhat hazardous, the thorny question the courts wrestle with is whether the particular risks the skier is about to encounter have been voluntarily assumed. For instance, is falling down an unmarked ravine near a ski run an "inherent danger and risk" of skiing?
There are also much more novel and diverse legal questions surrounding skiing than one might imagine, including whether the Utah tourism bureau can freely use the phrase "The Greatest Snow on Earth" without offending the venerable circus trademark. And then, of course, there are the more amusing moments on the slopes, like the flight attendant who on a layover day was injured while skiing and then applied to the airline for workers compensation, and the skier who parked illegally, had her car towed, then stealthily "reclaimed" the car from the impound lot without paying--and who claimed indignantly that her constitutional rights were violated.
Many more equally interesting controversies are covered in The Little Book of Skiing Law, arising from such alluring ski resorts as Aspen, Vail, Copper Mountain, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Killington, and Stratton Mountain.
Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection (2005) (Table of Contents)
Jeffrey T. Frederick
This new and expanded edition by one of the nation’s most experienced trial consultants goes beyond other books on jury selection and focuses on the skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection, ultimately improving your chances of a favorable verdict at trial. This new edition updates and expands discussions of developing voir dire questions, good questioning techniques and skills, reading jurors’ nonverbal behavior, successfully overcoming common problems encountered during voir dire, the use of juror questionnaires, and overall jury selection strategies. Also new is user-friendly, completely searchable, CD-Rom containing more than 70 juror questionnaires from criminal and civil trials.
McElhaney’s Trial Notebook (2006) (Table of Contents)
James W. McElhaney
A perennial best seller, Trial Notebook exemplifies Jim McElhaney’s gifts as a writer and teacher on trial practice. His writing is clear, graceful, and entertaining, and it sticks in the mind. He knows his subject better than anyone, both as a practitioner and a professor (though there is no academic dust on these pages). The result is articles that litigators want to read, can understand, will enjoy, and can use daily in court.
Mediation Career Guide (2001) (Table of Contents)
Forrest S. Mosten
In this definitive guide, Forrest Mosten—an internationally recognized mediation expert—helps would-be mediators answer the critical question “Do I have the values, skills, personality, and commitment necessary to mediate?”
Step-by-step, Mosten helps aspiring mediators tackle such difficult decisions as whether or not to go to law school and how to choose the right academic conflict resolution programs. Throughout the book, he shows how to create a unique mediation “signature” based on personal vision, define potential markets and needs, and develop a mediation-friendly office and staff. He also explains the nuts-and-bolts of a mediation practice and describes how to launch and maintain a private practice, create a viable business plan, and manage the budget of capital/time investment and operating expenses. A comprehensive resource, the book also explores a wealth of timely topics including the need to establish standards of the profession, how to maintain confidentiality, the pros and cons of co-mediation, and the place of mediation in the process of court and law reform.
Straightforward and reader-friendly, the Mediation Career Guide is filled with practice tips, self-surveys, diagrams, reading resources, a list of training programs and volunteer opportunities, budget forms, and model standards of conduct. This hands-on resource is designed to make the challenging journey of becoming a peacemaker a one-step-at-a-time manageable process.
The Military Divorce Handbook (2006-1st Ed.) (2011-2nd Ed.) (Table of Contents-1st Ed.) (Table of Contents-2nd Ed.)
Mark E. Sullivan
Practicing in this area can be challenging and rewarding. Knowing how to do it well marks the difference between merely adequate (or sometimes inadequate) representation and excellence, and often will make a significant difference in the life of the client involved. The purpose of this book is to assist the civilian lawyer on the journey to that standard of excellence. Numerous Practice Tips are included to illustrate important points, and detailed information is provided for the practitioner on where to go for more information.
Click HERE to read a review by John E. Kirchner in The Colorado Lawyer.
Multidisciplinary Practice (2001) (Table of Contents)
Gary A. Munneke and Ann L. MacNaughton
At its simplest levels, MDP involves providing services through multi-professional offices, offering joint service delivery among lawyers and other professionals—one-stop shopping for the client. The concept also raises questions about ethics for lawyers, such as sharing of fees with non-lawyers, ownership of law firms by non-lawyers, interference with lawyers’ independent judgment, as well as others. Those firms that understand the nature of this change will be better positioned to adapt and benefit financially from the trend.
Multidisciplinary Practice: Staying Competitive and Adapting to Change pulls a wealth of material together on the MDP trend, and offers practical suggestions on how lawyers should cope with the developments. This book is an anthology of articles and information that address the real questions on MDP that will affect law practice day to day.
Nine Principles of Litigation and Life (2009) (Table of Contents)
Michael E. Tigar
The principles, each of which has a chapter of its own are: courage, rapport, skepticism, observation, preparation, structure, candor, empowerment, and presentation.
Preparing Witnesses (2004) (Table of Contents)
Daniel I. Small
This book has been expanded with over 10 new chapters including: The Party Witness, The Expert Witness, The Physician as Witness and the Criminal Defendant. The book also contains real-world examples and clearly planned exchanges illustrating key points for witnesses to remember. With this book’s sage advice, you’ll improve your witness preparation skills to help your client perform as an asset to your case and learn the most effective ways to teach your client basic principles of testifying. Includes CD-Rom with all appendix material.
Click HERE to read a review by Mark Cohen in The Colorado Lawyer.
Spoilation of Evidence (2000) (Table of Contents)
Margaret M. Koesel, David A. Bell, and Tracey L. Turnbull
This book is not a treatise; rather, it is a guide for the litigation practitioner faced with the loss of evidence in a civil suit in a state or federal court. Among other key topics, the authors discuss record-keeping obligations, the duty to preserve evidence, sanctions and other remedies for spoliation. In addition, the authors provide a brief analysis of the current state law and the law of each federal circuit to facilitate the practitioner’s ability to locate key cases in his or her jurisdiction.
Starting an IP Law Practice (2012) (Table of Contents)
Ann M. Mueting
If you think you want to start your own intellectual property law firm, there are important questions you should answer that you may never have considered. Do you want to practice out of your basement, in your slippers, with your dog nearby? Or do you want to develop a specialized IP law practice within a large law firm?
Start by asking yourself: 1.) Are you ready to work the long hours needed? 2.) Do you have a high tolerance for risk? 3.) Do you have both the drive and patience to see it through? 4.) Do you have the business savvy to run a practice? 5.) Do you have the time necessary to build a business? 6.) Do you have the self-respect to make mistakes and live through it? 7.) Can you face failure and survive?
Starting an IP Law Practice will help you ask many of the not so obvious questions, evaluate your options, and decide what is best for you as you embark on the adventure of developing your own IP practice.
Valuable case studies illustrate what practitioners like you have faced in setting up various types of practices focused on intellectual property in a variety of settings. These real-world examples cover all aspects of starting an IP practice, including acquiring an office, equipment, and staff; getting--and keeping--clients; methods for establishing fees; accounting practices and procedures; and managing the practice, office, staff, and employee benefits. It's time you got serious about whether starting your own practice is the right thing for you.
State of Criminal Justice 2006 (Table of Contents)
Victor Streib (Editor)
This volume provides a snapshot of key criminal justice issues as of 2006. Organizing the breadth and depth of these issues is a daunting task, and we have chosen to do so according to the various divisions within the Criminal Justice Section. Following are summaries of the contributions of each of these divisions and their constituent committees, task forces, and other working groups.
Third-Party and Self-Created Trusts (2002) (Table of Contents)
Clifton B. Kruse, Jr.
Professor Austin Scott’s great treatise, The Law of Trusts, was first published in 1939 in four volumes. Its most recent transcription is authored by William F. Fratcher, and since his death in 1992, it has been supplemented by Mark L. Asher and currently appears in twelve volumes annually supplemented. It is indeed a rare treatise and a seminal one for all persons counseling others on the intricacies of trust law. Third-Party and Self-Created Trusts is much less ambitious than Halbach’s and Scott’s work, but this third edition, still a single volume and distinctly less monumental in coverage than Halbach and Scott, describes comprehensively the effect governmental legislations has had on trust law in this country. In particular, it describes the effect of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA 1993) on trusts for older and disabled Americans.
The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce (2000) (Table of Contents)
Judith S. Wallerstein
The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce should be essential reading for all adult children or divorce, their lovers, their partners, divorced parents or those considering divorce, judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals. Challenging some of our most cherished beliefs, this is a book that will forever alter how we think about divorce and its long-term impact on American society.
Vouching (2008) (Table of Contents)
Donna Lee Elm
What are those "proper bounds" when arguing credibility of witnesses? Specifically, what is "vouching?" Although ethics rules are explicit and firm, commentators are quick to point out that case law is inconsistent, fact-driven, and highly protective of convictions.
Most trial lawyers know vouching, like obscenity, when they see it -- even if they have trouble formulating a definition. Understanding the principles that underlie vouching has been confounded by how it is usually defined: not by why it is problematic, but instead by how it most commonly appears. The basic concept of vouching, then, is that it is an improper means of bolstering a witness's credibility. Witnesses' reliability and honesty virtually always arises at trial, so practitioners frequently find that they need to "rehabilitate" or support their witnesses' statements.
This one-of-a-kind book supplies all you need to know about this sometimes misunderstood concept. In fifteen chapters you'll find the topic of vouching covered from every angle, backed up with relevant case citations whenever applicable. You'll discover when it's permissible, and when it's prohibited. You'll get a clear picture of where the illusive grey areas lie, and learn to recognize when it's been crossed. If you are a trial lawyer, prosecution or defense, you need this book to help establish your expertise in the sometimes confusing area of vouching.
Wills, Trusts, and Technology (2004) (Table of Contents)
Daniel B. Evans
…the real purpose of this book is to explain why an estate practice should be automated, what should be automated, how to select software, and how to get a law firm automated with the software that is selected. (And for those who want to get their hands dirty, there will be some gritty stuff to play with.)
Working With High-Conflict Families of Divorce (2001) (Table of Contents)
Mitchell A. Baris, Ph.D.; Christine A. Coates, M. Ed., J.D.; Betsy B. Duvall, M.S.W.; Carla B. Garrity, Ph.D.; Elaine T. Johnson, J.D.; and E. Robert LaCrosse, Ph.D.
Families engaged in contentious, highly adversarial, and prolonged conflict before and during divorce often remain embattled afterward as well. As professionals are increasingly being called upon to provide post-divorce intervention, having the knowledge and skills required to manage high-conflict situations is crucial. This practical handbook defines the dynamics of high conflict, explains its impact on children, identifies the role of the professional, and offers specific techniques that have proven helpful. Distilled from their experience in dealing with such families, the authors present a new dispute-resolution process that helps parents reduce conflict and protect the well-being of their children.
The Young Litigator (2011) (Table of Contents)
ABA Section of Litigation
Young lawyers entering into the practice of law can be overwhelmed by the amount of information they must obtain to create and maintain a productive and successful law practice.
This book is a compilation of articles from the ABA Section of Litigation, chosen by young practicing lawyers, that seeks to guide young litigators in their first days, months, and years in the practice of law. The articles are divided into three key areas: rainmaking; writing; and trial practice.
A litigator cannot fully succeed without the ability to gain and manage clients, write persuasively, and conduct a trial. Even in the world of decreasing jury trials, increasing ADR, and written communication by email or texting, these skills are essential. This engaging and instructive collection provides much-needed guidance for the young litigator.