Rogue Lawyer

Rogue Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 0385539444
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rogue Lawyer Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

Partners A Rogue Lawyer Short Story

Partners  A Rogue Lawyer Short Story
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1473642396
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partners A Rogue Lawyer Short Story Book Excerpt:

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. 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films: NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

Sanctions The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse

Sanctions  The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse
Author: Gregory P. Joseph
Publsiher: LexisNexis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN: 0769876773
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanctions The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse Book Excerpt:

Federal courts have issued thousands of fines - many in excess of $1,000,000 - against attorneys and parties engaging in litigation abuse. The record: $114,687,675 in attorney's fees and fines imposed for discovery abuse in Bush Ranch, Inc. v. E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. (11th Cir. 1996) Make sure you know the law related to litigation abuse, as well as the latest changes that affect your practice, with the new edition of Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse - a valuable resource for both judges and litigators. Gregory Joseph, one of the nation's most effective and experienced commercial litigators, sheds light on these difficult subjects for you by clarifying the issues and conducting a logical, step-by-step survey of sanctions law and its ramifications. Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse contains: - A current and comprehensive discussion of the law of sanctions, including Rule 11, Section 1927, Appellate Rule 38 and Section 1912, and the inherent powers of the court. - Thousands of critical cases that deepen the practioner's appreciation of the relevant on-point law and its interpretation. - Frequent comparison of the subjective focus of a sanction to its objective standard - Thorough discussion of the scope of each law, its construction and application, as well as procedural issues.

Bestseller

Bestseller
Author: Robert McParland
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1538110008
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bestseller Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the bestselling titles since the early 20th century. The author considers how the popular circulation of these books reflected America’s consciousness and tastes at different junctures in the country's history.

The Context and Media of Legal Discourse

The Context and Media of Legal Discourse
Author: Girolamo Tessuto,Vijay K. Bhatia,Ruth Breeze,Birte Bös,Martin Solly
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2020-02-24
ISBN: 1527547477
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Context and Media of Legal Discourse Book Excerpt:

This volume provides new insights into the diverse and complex contexts of legal discourse and activity performed across a variety of socially and culturally informed digital media transformations. It addresses topical issues of legal discourse performed by Web-mediated technologies and (social) media usage in professional and institutional contexts of communication. Its analyses rely on specific perspectives, varied applications, and different methodological procedures, providing a multifaceted overview of ongoing research and knowledge in the field.

Partners

Partners
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 0385541929
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partners Book Excerpt:

AN ORIGINAL E-SHORT • This standalone prequel to the #1 bestseller Rogue Lawyer tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner. Sebastian Rudd, rogue lawyer, defends people other lawyers won't go near. It's controversial and dangerous work, which is why Sebastian needs his bodyguard/assistant/sidekick: Partner. So if Sebastian is just about the most unpopular lawyer in town, why is Partner so loyal to him? How did they meet? And what's the real story of this man of few words who's as good with a gun as he is with the law? The surprising answers are all in PARTNERS, John Grisham's first exclusively digital short story.

Imagining a Great Republic

Imagining a Great Republic
Author: Thomas E. Cronin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 1538105721
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining a Great Republic Book Excerpt:

In the first comprehensive reading of dozens of American literary and social culture classics, Tom Cronin, one of America’s most astute students of the American political tradition, tells the story of the American political experiment through the eyes of forty major novelists, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Hunter S. Thompson. They have been moral and civic consciousness-raisers as we have navigated the zigs and zags, the successes and setbacks, and the slow awkward evolution of the American political experiment. Constitutional democracy, equal justice for all, the American Dream, and American Exceptionalism are all part of our country’s narrative. But, as Imagining a Great Republic explains, there has never been just a single American narrative—we have competing stories, just as we have competing American Dreams and competing ways of imagining a more perfect political union. Recognizing and understanding these competing values is a key part of being American. Cronin’s book explains how this is possible and why we should all be proud to be American.

The Truth It Lies

The Truth  It Lies
Author: Eoin Hennigan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2006-09
ISBN: 1847285406
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth It Lies Book Excerpt:

A lawyer on the brink of ruin, a paranoid director, a dead movie star, and a picture no one will ever see. It is 1952 and showbusiness lawyer Robert L Harvey is on the brink of financial ruin. The Hollywood witch-hunt is putting him out of business. That is, until, he receives a call from movie director, and constant paranoid, Michael Bloom. The big shot has misplaced the film reels of his latest project, the star of which has recently died. Harvey thinks it's a job for the police but the director is adamant he doesn't want his employer, Mayor Studios, to know their investment is lost. Desperate for the money Harvey agrees, but when he delves into a side of the movie industry he's never seen before his priorities have to change.

Chinese Netizens Opinions on Death Sentences

Chinese Netizens  Opinions on Death Sentences
Author: Bin Liang,Jianhong Liu
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0472038737
Category: Capital punishment
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Netizens Opinions on Death Sentences Book Excerpt:

Few social issues have received more public attention and scholarly debate than the death penalty. While the abolitionist movement has made a successful stride in recent decades, a small number of countries remain committed to the death penalty and impose it with a relatively high frequency. In this regard, the People's Republic of China no doubt leads the world in both numbers of death sentences and executions. Despite being the largest user of the death penalty, China has never conducted a national poll on citizens' opinions toward capital punishment, while claiming "overwhelming public support" as a major justification for its retention and use. Chinese Netizens' Opinions on Death Sentences: An Empirical Examination uses a forum of public comments to explore and examine Chinese netizens' opinions on the death penalty. Based on a content analysis of 38,512 comments collected from 63 cases in 2015, this study examines the diversity and rationales of netizens' opinions, netizens' interactions, and their evaluation of China's criminal justice system. In addition, the book discusses China's social, systemic, and structural problems and critically examines the rationality of netizens' opinions based on Habermas's communicative rationality framework. Readers will be able to contextualize Chinese netizens' discussions and draw conclusions about commonalities and uniqueness of China's death penalty practice.

Lawyers Gone Bad

Lawyers Gone Bad
Author: Philip Slayton
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 0143179659
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawyers Gone Bad Book Excerpt:

In this shocking and delicious exposé, Philip Slayton, a respected corporate lawyer and former dean of law, sheds light on those who betrayed clients and committed crimes—sometimes for very little personal gain.In this shocking and delicious exposé, Philip Slayton, a respected corporate lawyer and former dean of law, sheds light on those who betrayed clients and committed crimes—sometimes for very little personal gain. While recounting actual cases of Canadian lawyers who ran afoul of the law, using one-on-one interviews with the offenders and their families, Slayton searches for what drives a respected professional to corruption. Sharp and insightful, this book is a call for reform of the legal profession as well as an entertaining, eyebrow-raising look at the few who give lawyers a bad name.

Justice in Paradise

Justice in Paradise
Author: Bruce A. Clark
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780773520011
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice in Paradise Book Excerpt:

As a newsmaker, Bruce Clark is infamous - not for his discussions of the finer points of the law in relation to Aboriginal rights but for being dragged away by the police at the Native standoff at Gustafsen Lake, British Columbia. Now he is challenging the United States' ownership of Liberty Island and the rest of the Hudson River drainage basin - the site of the world's most potent symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty.

Mass Market Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism 1972 2017

Mass Market Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism  1972   2017
Author: Michael J. Blouin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2018-05-10
ISBN: 3319893874
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Market Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism 1972 2017 Book Excerpt:

Mass-Market Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism, 1972–2017 tracks the transformation of liberal thought in the contemporary United States through the unique lens of the popular paperback. The book focuses on cultural shifts as they appear in works written by some of the most widely-read authors of the last fifty years: the idea of love within a New Economy (Danielle Steel), the role of government in scientific inquiry (Michael Crichton), entangled political alliances and legacies in the aftermath of the 1960s (Tom Clancy), the restructured corporation (John Grisham), and the blurred line between state and personal empowerment (Dean Koontz). To address the current crisis, this book examines how the changed character of American liberalism has been rendered legible for a mass audience.

Defamation Law and Social Attitudes

Defamation Law and Social Attitudes
Author: Roy Baker
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 0857939440
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defamation Law and Social Attitudes Book Excerpt:

'Because the law of defamation is about reputation and thus necessarily about community and social attitudes, Baker's serious empirical analysis of just those community and social attitudes about defamation and about reputation is a novel and important contribution to the literature on libel and slander. It will be a useful corrective to the various empirically unsupported assertions that dominate the court cases and the academic literature on the topic.' Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia, US 'This book shines a welcome light on a neglected area of defamation law: how juries and judges determine what it means to say a statement is defamatory. The author employs well-designed empirical research to provide concrete answers, and the reform he proposes is sensible and workable. The book should be must-reading for anyone who seeks to understand how the law does or does not protect reputation especially lawyers and judges who try libel cases.' David A. Anderson, University of Texas Law School, US 'When defamation jurors decide whether a statement about someone is "defamatory", the question for them to answer is whether it would generate disapproval among "ordinary reasonable people". It has generally been assumed that they answer this question correctly. What Roy Baker discovered through empirical research is that this assumption may often be wrong. This fascinating and important book sets out his findings, alongside a broad-ranging and perceptive analysis of the law's approach to defining "defamatory".' Michael Chesterman, The University of New South Wales, Australia 'This refreshingly original work is an essential addition to the libraries of all defamation aficionados. Through empirical evidence, including interviews with judges and practitioners, and surveys of the general public, Dr Baker convincingly demonstrates the human propensity to overestimate the negative effect that defamatory imputations may have on other people ("the third person effect"). The conventional "ordinary reasonable person" test becomes in practice an "ordinary unreasonable person" test, regrettably lowering the defamation threshold and further curtailing freedom of communication.' Michael Gillooly, The University of Western Australia The common law determines whether a publication is defamatory by considering how 'ordinary reasonable people' would respond to it. But how does the law work in practice? Who are these 'ordinary reasonable people' and what do they think? This book examines the psychology behind how judges, juries and lawyers decide what is defamatory. Drawing on a thorough examination of case law, as well as extensive empirical research, including surveys involving over 4,000 members of the general public, interviews with judges and legal practitioners and focus groups representing various sections of the community, this book concludes that the law reflects fundamental misperceptions about what people think and how they are influenced by the media. The result is that the law tends to operate so as to unfairly disadvantage publishers, thus contributing to defamation law's infamous 'chilling effect' on free speech. This unique and controversial book will appeal to judges, defamation law practitioners and scholars in various common law jurisdictions, media outlets, academics engaged in researching and teaching torts and media law, as well as those working within the disciplines of media or communications studies and psychology. Anyone concerned with the law's interaction with public opinion, as well as how people interpret the media will find much to interest them in this fascinating study.

My Demons Were Real

My Demons Were Real
Author: Bob Ybarra
Publsiher: Arte Publico Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1611923697
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Demons Were Real Book Excerpt:

Even as a teenager, Joseph Albert Calamia understood the need to live by the rule of law. In high school, a class bullys continual harassment of a skinny Hispanic kid led Joseph to confront him. But he wisely did so with the coachs permission, challenging the boy to a boxing match. The tormentor went down quickly and Calamia settled the score under the jurisdiction of the high school coach. Calamia began his career as a criminal defense attorney in El Paso, Texas, in 1949. He was a crusader for justice, considered by many to be akin to Don Quixote, tilting at windmills. But he disagreed, "The big difference is that my demons were real." His demons were the institutionalized practices that favored expediency over the rights of individuals; he spent his lifetime fighting to ensure peoples rights were not trampled by law makers and enforcers. A World War II veteran, Calamia grew up in El Pasos Segundo Barrio, a few blocks from the Rio Grande River that separated Mexico from the United States. He grew up in a world that expected those of Mexican descent to maintain their inferior status. But he couldnt stand by and let injustice occur without a fight. Over the course of his long career, Calamia successfully challenged a host of attacks against civil liberties, including police undercover tactics and the constitutionality of searches and seizures in drug, immigration, and other cases. Published as part of Hispanic Civil Rights Series, this enlightening book documents the efforts of one man who devoted his life to protecting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery Bundle Books 1 9

A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery Bundle  Books 1 9
Author: Fiona Grace
Publsiher: Fiona Grace
Total Pages: 2372
Release: 2022-04-04
ISBN: 1094376396
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery Bundle Books 1 9 Book Excerpt:

A complete bundle of books 1-9 in Fiona Grace’s LACEY DOYLE cozy Mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire. Wilfordshire is exactly as Lacey remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Lacey doesn’t want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop. Lacey finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead. As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Lacey, and it’s up to her to clear her own name. With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Lacey thought it would be?

Unlikely Muse

Unlikely Muse
Author: Daniel J. Kornstein
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 1449032974
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlikely Muse Book Excerpt:

This trail-blazing book explores previously uncharted aspects of law and literature, as well as the psychology, paradoxes and wonderful mystery of creativity. A study of artistic inspiration, Unlikely Muse examines and analyzes the lives and works of three very different writers who combine law, literature and imagination: nineteenth-century French novelist Honore de Balzac, modernist American poet Wallace Stevens, and controversial playwright-memoirist Lillian Hellman. From the literary careers of those three writers emerge two intertwined and exciting new themes. The first theme demonstrates unexpected synergy between law and literature. Opening original lines of inquiry, Unlikely Muse probes the possible relationship between legal training and artistic creativity. A surprisingly large number of great creative artists - writers (such as Balzac), poets (such as Stevens), painters (such as Matisse) and composers (such as Tchaikovsky) - studied or practiced law. This book asks whether such people became great creative artists because of or despite their legal background. Others, such as Hellman, had no legal training but wrote much about the law. This book sketches the intellectual atmosphere and biographical background that shaped these three writers' creative process, highlighting the impact of the law on their work. The second theme uses these same three writers to focus on the changing role of imagination in literature. From Balzac through Stevens to Hellman and beyond, the author traces imagination's arc from a positive artistic quality to something that is sometimes more controversial, perhaps deceitful, and negative. In the last few decades - ever since Hellman's memoirs were attacked as untrue - journalists, memoirists and other writers have palmed off works of fiction as non-fiction, often causing literary scandals. This book offers a new theory why this phenomenon is happening and how it should be regarded.

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication
Author: James Lukaszewski
Publsiher: Rothstein Publishing
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2015-04-03
ISBN: 1931332649
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication Book Excerpt:

Masterwork on Crisis Communication and Reputation Risk Selected as One of "30 Best Business Books of 2013" Jim Lukaszewski -- nationally recognized PR expert, executive coach, often called America's Crisis Guru, and noted by Corporate Legal Times as one of "28 experts to call when all hell breaks loose" -- advises exactly what to do, what to say, when to say it, and when to do it, while the whole world is watching.The book is endorsed by the Business Continuity Institute. In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, Lukaszewski jump-starts the discussion by clearly differentiating a crisis from other business interruptions and introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style and backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it. Using case studies, examples and templates, he explains how to build a crisis management plan and how to put it into action in the real world of media scrutiny, social media, activists, and litigation. Lukaszewski distills four decades of experience into 10 chapters of field-tested how-to's, practical tools, tips, charts, checklists, forms, and templates and teaches you:How crises create victims;To avoid the toxicity of silence;To overcome the abusive, intrusive and coercive behavior of bloviators, bellyachers, back-bench bitchers, the media, activists and critics;To drive attorneys to settle instead of litigate;Apology is the atomic energy of empathy;Simple, sensible, sincere, constructive, positive techniques to reduce contention and to succeed!Chapter learning objectives; discussion questions; case studies; real-life examples; and glossary facilitate college and professional development classroom use.

You Are the Brand

You Are the Brand
Author: Steve Adubato
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-07-06
ISBN: 0813550718
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are the Brand Book Excerpt:

Steve Adubato's entire professional life has been about branding--learning it, living it, making mistakes at it, teaching it at several universities, while discovering how to find the fine line between shameless self-promotion and smart, strategic branding--first for himself, then for others, and now for readers interested in an honest analysis of the good and bad in practiced branding. So, what's really in this book for you? Adubato profiles the brands of more than thirty people and companies and skillfully analyzes and dissects their strategies. His sage advice and on-target approach will help readers who: Feel they have something of value to offer, Are in a market-driven or aggressive environment in which their name, reputation, and persona hold the keys to their success, Want their customers to buy products and services again and again, Feel unappreciated in their current job, Have recently lost a job or are seeking their first job out of college, Are trying to get back into the workforce after years of being "out of it." Let's face it--it's a tough economic world today and there's cutthroat competition. Dive into Adubato's book and get ready to turn a powerful page in life.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art Book Excerpt:

Eclectic Magazine

Eclectic Magazine
Author: John Holmes Agnew,Walter Hilliard Bidwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eclectic Magazine Book Excerpt: