The Lawyer S Myth

Author by : Walter Bennett
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Lawyers today are in a moral crisis. The popular perception of the lawyer, both within the legal community and beyond, is no longer the Abe Lincoln of American mythology, but is often a greedy, cynical manipulator of access and power. In The Lawyer's Myth, Walter Bennett goes beyond the caricatures to explore the deeper causes of why lawyers are losing their profession and what it will take to bring it back. Bennett draws on his experience as a lawyer, judge, and law teacher, as well as upon oral histories of lawyers and judges, in his exploration of how and why the legal profession has lost its ennobling mythology. Effectively using examples from history, philosophy, psychology, mythology, and literature, Bennett shows that the loss of professionalism is more than merely the emergence of win-at-all-cost strategies and a scramble for personal wealth. It is something more profound—a loss of professional community and soul. Bennett identifies the old heroic myths of American lawyers and shows how they informed the values of professionalism through the middle of the last century. He shows why, in our more diverse society, those myths are inadequate guides for today's lawyers. And he also discusses the profession's agony over its trickster image and demonstrates how that archetype is not only a psychological reality, but a necessary component of a vibrant professional mythology for lawyers. At the heart of Bennett's eloquently written book is a call to reinvigorate the legal professional community. To do this, lawyers must revive their creative capacities and develop a meaningful, professional mythology—one based on a deeper understanding of professionalism and a broader, more compassionate ideal of justice.


The Lawyer Myth

Author by : Rennard Strickland
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Publisher by : Ohio University Press
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Description : "When you mentioned to family or friends that you were considering becoming a lawyer, you probably faced skepticism, if not serious criticism... You are undoubtedly asking yourself if three or four years of a rigorous and costly legal education is really worth the candle. For you ... we add these final comments. We hope that they will reassure you, as well as your friends and family, that it is possible, as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. proclaimed, 'to live greatly in the law.'" -- from The Lawyer Myth Lawyers and the legal profession have become scapegoats for many of the problems of our age. In The Lawyer Myth: A Defense of the American Legal Profession, Rennard Strickland and Frank T. Read look behind current antilawyer media images to explore the historical role of lawyers as a balancing force in times of social, economic, and political change. One source of this disjunction of perception and reality, they find, is that American society has lost touch with the need for the lawyer's skill and has come to blame unrelated social problems on the legal profession. This highly personal and impassioned book is their defense of lawyers and the rule of law in the United States. The Lawyer Myth confronts the hypocrisy of critics from both the right and the left who attempt to exploit popular misperceptions about lawyers and judges to further their own social and political agendas. By revealing the facts and reasoning behind the decisions in such cases as the infamous McDonald's coffee spill, the authors provide a clear explanation of the operation of the law while addressing misconceptions about the number of lawsuits, runaway jury verdicts, and legal "technicalities" that turn criminals out on the street. Acknowledging that no system is perfect, the authors propose a slate of reforms for the bar, the judiciary, and law schools that will enable today's lawyers--and tomorrow's--to live up to the noble potential of their profession. Whether one thinks of lawyers as keepers of the springs of democracy, foot soldiers of the Constitution, architects and carpenters of commerce, umpires and field levelers, healers of the body politic, or simply bridge builders, The Lawyer Myth reminds us that lawyers are essential to American democracy.


The E Myth Attorney

Author by : Michael E. Gerber
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The complete guide to the business of running a successful legal practice Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective. Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Attorney fills this void, giving you powerful advice on everything you need to run your practice as a successful business, allowing you to achieve your goals and grow your practice. Featuring Gerber's signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, The E-Myth Attorney features: A complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly, as well as comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of an existing practice Industry specific advice from two recognized legal experts that have developed a highly successful legal practice using Gerber’s principles Gerber’s universal appeal as a recognized expert on small businesses who has coached, taught, and trained over 60,000 small businesses The E-Myth Attorney is the last guide you'll ever need to make the difference in building or developing your successful legal practice.


The Law And Ethics Of Lawyering

Author by : Geoffrey C. Hazard
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Description : This extensive revision will update this innovative casebook throughout, reporting the many important developments in the field since 1993, & incorporating at many points an analysis of relevant provisions of the ALI Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers. Many segments of the book are substantially redone, including: the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege, disclosure of client identity, furtherance of client fraud on third persons or on a tribunal, regulation of excessive fees, role of the government lawyer, responsibilities of the lawyer for a class, form-of-practice restrictions, regulation of multi-state & international practice, & choice of law in multi-state practice.


The Myth Of Moral Justice

Author by : Thane Rosenbaum
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Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : We are obsessed with watching television shows and feature films about lawyers, reading legal thrillers, and following real-life trials. Yet, at the same time, most of us don't trust lawyers and hold them and the legal system in very low esteem. In The Myth of Moral Justice, law professor and novelist Thane Rosenbaum suggests that this paradox stems from the fact that citizens and the courts are at odds when it comes to their definitions of justice. With a lawyer's expertise and a novelist's sensability, Rosenbaum tackles complicated philosophical questions about our longing for moral justice. He also takes a critical look at what our legal system does to the spirits of those who must come before the law, along with those who practice within it.


Some Myths Of The Law

Author by : Walter Clark
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The Obesity Myth

Author by : Paul Campos
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Is your weight hazardous to your health? According to public-health authorities, 65 percent of us are overweight. Every day, we are bombarded with dire warnings about America’s "obesity epidemic." Close to half of the adult population is dieting, obsessed with achieving an arbitrary "ideal weight." Yet studies show that a moderately active larger person is likely to be far healthier (and to live longer) than someone who is thin but sedentary. And contrary to what the fifty-billion-dollar-per-year weight-loss industry would have us believe medical science has not yet come up with a way to make people thin. After years spent scrutinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors, scientists, eating- disorder specialists, and psychiatrists, Professor Paul Campos is here to lead the backlash against weight hysteria—and to show that we can safeguard our health without obsessing about the numbers on the scale. But The Obesity Myth is not just a compelling argument, grounded in the latest scientific research; it’s also a provocative, wry exposé of the culture that feeds on our self-defeating war on fat. Campos will show: How the nation’s most prestigious and trusted media sources consistently misinform the public about obesity What the movie industry’s love affair with the "fat suit" tells us about the relationship between racial- and body-based prejudice in America How the skinny elite—with their "supersized" lifestyles and gas-guzzling SUVs—project their anxieties about overconsumption on the poorer and heavier underclass How weight-loss mania fueled the impeachment of Bill Clinton In this paradigm-busting read, Professor Campos challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the medical, political, and cultural meaning of weight and brings a rational and compelling new voice to America’s increasingly irrational weight debate.


Young Limbs Of The Law

Author by : Christine Ann Fidler
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Up Against The American Myth

Author by : David Finkelhor
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The Lawyer The Man The Myth The Legend Blank Wide Ruled With Line For Date Notebooks And Journals Lawyer S Edition

Author by : Journals Brigade
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Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : This journal paper is a neutral wide-ruled paper with a line at the top for date. It is great to write in as a notebook for school, college, office and daily note taking book at home. Looking for a gift ideas? This blank notebook is a great gift as a mindfulness one line a day journal for moms, multi subject notebook for kids, address book log for grandma, lab notebook for science student, travelers notebook for frequent flyers, mileage notebook for mechanics, call log book for telemarketers, meeting notebook for busy dads, or even as a poem journals for poet. ***USE AMAZON LOOK INSIDE FEATURE TO CHECK IT OUT*** Book Feature: 100 white lined neutral wide-ruled paper with a line at the top for date. 6x9 Sturdy Paperback Matte Cover, Perfect Bound


The Discipline Of Law Schools

Author by : Philip C. Kissam
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Description : Philip C. Kissam teaches constitutional law, immigration law and jurisprudence at the University of Kansas School of Law.


The Christian Lawyer

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Planning By Lawyers

Author by : Louis Morris Brown
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Accounting And The Law

Author by : Michael Bromwich
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Description : This collection of papers is based upon a symposium held in 1988 to provide an opportunity for academics and senior practitioners to discuss important areas of accounting as they and the law impinge upon each other. The papers have been updated to reflect changes up to the winter of 1990.


The Country Myth

Author by : Henry George Hahn
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Publisher by : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Description : Focusing on Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Goldsmith, and Smollett, this anthology assembles major studies of the dominant motifs in their novels, among them, London, masquerades, the law, sex, the pilgrimage, and the country house. Together the motifs constitute a mythic journey from the city to the green, golden world of the country. Why the myth ends in the country is the question posed in the editor's opening chapter. A reinterpretation based on recent historical scholarship, it relates the myth's urban and rural poles to the politics of the opposition, the Country Party. Professor Hahn's country thesis suggests that the novel, affirming the values of the landed gentry, is a declaration of conservative romanticism.


Glendale Law Review

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Law Society Journal

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The Hastings Law Journal

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Student Lawyer

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West Northwest

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