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Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul
0890897603
June 1999
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Book Description
Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader's performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for "right answers," and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don't stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also...


48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene
0140280197
January 1998
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Book Review
"Learning the game of power requires a certain way of looking at the world, a shifting of perspective," writes Robert Greene. Mastery of one's emotions and the arts of deception and indirection are, he goes on to assert, essential. The 48 laws outlined in this book "have a simple premise: certain actions always increase one's power ... while others decrease it and even ruin us."

The laws cull their principles from many great schemers--and scheming instructors--throughout history, from Sun-Tzu to Talleyrand, from Casanova to con man Yellow Kid Weil. They are straightforward in their amoral simplicity: "Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit," or "Discover each man's thumbscrew." Each chapter provides examples of the consequences of observance or transgression of the law, along with "keys to power,"...



The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Deepak Chopra
1878424114
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Teilhard de Chardin said, "We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Chopra builds on this powerful thought in this recording that expands his life's work in spiritual approaches to daily living. He explains the laws of pure potentiality, giving, karma, least effort, intention and desire, detachment, and dharma and includes useful suggestions on how to apply these fundamental, natural principles if one is truly searching for purpose and a satisfying life. Ancient Vedic concepts form the basis of this philosophy of living that transcends the Eurocentric theological dogma that seems to preoccupy Western thought, especially among Americans. With Chopra's rapidly growing adherents and his appearance on the glib talk shows, look for this new release to attract attention. The recording, read by the author, is...


The Condominium Concept
Peter M. Dunbar
1561643262
Mar 2005
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Book Description
The practical guide for operating a successful Florida condominium association, completely updated, and now cross-referenced not only to the Florida statutes but also Florida case law. Written in clear, concise language, an indispensable working tool for officers, directors, homeowners, managers, realtors, and attorneys. Includes procedures for membership meetings, the board of administration, officers and committees, the budget and financial reports, assessments (levy and collection), amending documents and modifying the property, rights and responsibilities of the unit owner, enforcing documents and resolving disputes. Includes 67 sample forms and documents.

About the Author
Peter M. Dunbar is a partner in the law firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A., in...


School Law and the Public Schools : A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders (3rd Edition)
Nathan L. Essex
020541205X
April 26, 2004
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Book Description
In a concise, convenient paperback form, this book provides contemporary and practical coverage of relevant legal issues that affect educational leaders in the 21st century. This book is written to provide practical knowledge to practicing and prospective educational leaders, students of educational leadership, teachers, prospective teachers, and policy makers at all educational levels. Legal issues are covered thoroughly yet succinctly, and are discussed in a way that is informative, entertaining and useful so that the audience can effectively perform their professional duties within the boundaries of constitutional, statutory, and case law. For educators and educational administrators.

From the Back Cover
This concise, easy to read paperback contains relevant information...


How to Avoid Probate by Creating a Living Trust: A Simple Yet Complete Guide
Gordon Mead Bennett
0760754721
February 2004
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The Law of Florida Homeowners Associations
Peter M. Dunbar
1561643254
Feb 2005
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Book Description
The Only Complete Practical Guide for the Operation of Florida Homeowners Associations Includes: · single-family subdivisions · townhouse and cluster developments · master community associations A homeowners association is designed to preserve the common welfare and property values of the community. In a well operated community, it does. In a poorly run community, it does not. The proper operating procedures are not difficult, but they are often overlooked or misunderstood. This book is a guide to help ensure that the association carries out its responsibilities fairly and effectively under current Florida laws. • 27 forms • subject index • cross referenced to Florida Statutes

About the Author
Peter M. Dunbar is a partner in the law firm...


Father's Rights
Jeffrey Leving
0465023622
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Jeffery Leving has spent more than a decade in the trenches of domestic law. From that perspective, he gives men embroiled in custody disputes a powerful and impassioned voice in Fathers Rights. Arguing that men are disenfranchised and stigmatized by a biased legal system, Leving promises help through such difficulties as finding empathetic attorneys, avoiding unhealthy custody arrangements, protecting the child-parent relationship, and remaining financially solvent. Included is advice on how to demonstrate parental competence when falsely accused of abuse. Writing with passion for the plight of an under-represented population in the domestic drama, Fathers' Rights offers sound, step-by-step council and a road map through the complex terrain of family law. "Too often a dangerous free-fall ensues," Leving writes,...


American Bar Association Guide to WorkPlace Law: Everything You Need to Know about Your Rights as an Employee or Employer
Barbara J. Fick
0812929284
March 1997
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Book Description
The law affects just about every aspect of work, from hiring to firing to retiring. Now, as they've done with wills and estates, home ownership, family law, and consumer law, the American Bar Association has written this clear and compact guide to all the law that one needs to know, whether employee or employer. As in all ABA books, the advice is dependable and in plain English--not "legalese." Online promo.

Card catalog description
The ABA Guide to Workplace Law is the complete and easy guide to the laws that affect the workplace. Organized in easy-to-follow chapters, with plenty of informative sidebars and checklists, The ABA Guide to Workplace Law covers all of the topics that are important to employees and employers, from the law that surrounds hiring and firing...


Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions: Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More
Anna Ivey
0156029790
April 2005
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Book Description
As dean of admissions at the University of Chicago Law School, Anna Ivey decided the fate of thousands of law school applicants. In this book-the first of its kind by a former law school admissions officer-she draws on her expertise to cover topics from the application and the essay to the interview and the recommendations, touching on hot-button issues like how much the LSAT, ethnicity, and age really matter. Offering an insider's advice on how to produce the very best application, this guide gives straight answers to questions such as:

• What kind of essay should I write to set me apart from the rest of the pack?
• Should I explain my low LSAT score, my D in chemistry, my attention deficit disorder, my time in rehab?
• Is law school worth the debt I'll face when I graduate?...


The American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates
Americam Bar Association
0609809342
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
There has been so much public interest in estate planning that it is no surprise that three new books on the subject have emerged at the same time. Each takes a different approach and addresses different goals. The American Bar Association Guide to Wills and Estates overviews the law of estate planning. It provides explanations of wills, trusts, and living trusts and covers essential information like choosing an executor, dealing with taxes, and planning for disability. An estate-planning checklist allows readers to evaluate their own situation to create or update their estate plan. Important concepts appear in shaded boxes; there is also a helpful section on where to get more information. The most basic of the three titles, this is a good choice for those getting started or looking for an organized review of the...


CLA Review Manual: A Practical Guide to CLA Exam Preparation
Virginia Koerselman
0314206213
October 22, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This manual is a comprehensive study tool for the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. The manual thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests are included at the end of each chapter. Tips for studying and successful completion of the exam are also provided. The new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the law and the CLA Examination.

About the Author
Virginia Koerselman, JD, is a paralegal instructor at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha Nebraska. She is a frequent speaker at legal conventions and seminars and is the author of several legal books. Ms. Koerselman is a member of various...


Plan Your Estate
Denis Clifford, Cora Jordan
1413300731
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Planning your estate is one of the most complicated endeavors you'll ever undertake, yet its results are also the most far-reaching; after all, it will continue to affect those you care about long after you no longer can. So it's worth understanding all the options and ramifications, being personally involved, and doing it right. This Nolo Press guide to estate planning is an excellent source of information on the many various details and considerations that you need to take into account--such as children and probate, estate and gift taxes, second marriages, and a wide variety of trust options (charitable, generation-skipping, spendthrift, living, and educational, for starters). It delves into the factors that affect married people versus single, the laws regarding children, types of beneficiaries and wills, plus joint...


Create Your Own Employee Handbook: A Legal and Practical Guide with CD
Lisa Guerin
141330186X
May 2005
Paperback
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EntrepreneurialConnection.com
You don't have shell out big bucks to a professional handbook developer. Instead, turn to the pages of this Handbook.

Book Description
Providing your employees with a handbook that spells out your company's benefits, policies and procedures makes great sense, practically and legally. Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides all the information and policies managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide. Each chapter covers a different topic, including: -at-will employment
-hiring
-pay and payroll
-workdays and hours
-performance evaluations
-benefits
-discrimination and harassment
-complaints and investigations
-leave
-health and safety
-substance abuse
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Every Landlord's Legal Guide with CDROM
Marcia Stewart
1413300723
Oct 2004
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Book Review
Anyone who has ever been a landlord knows that the rental business is tightly regulated. As the authors of Every Landlord's Legal Guide point out, "a landlord either knows and follows the law or doesn't stay in business long." This book clearly outlines what the law requires of a landlord and, just as importantly, offers advice on how to be conscientious yet profitable. This useful book is filled with helpful information on finding good tenants, agreements and leases, liability issues, and even terminations and evictions. The advice is extremely thorough. For example, the chapter on the landlord's maintenance duties contains information on who is responsible for minor repairs, ways to avoid problems by instituting a preventive-maintenance program, and even possible tenant responses to landlord negligence. The book is rounded...


The Inventor's Notebook
Fred Grissom
1413302181
May 2005
Paperback
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NASA Tech Briefs
"Offers an organized way to document an inventions progress from first glimmer to the marketplace."

IEEE MICRO
organize and document your development activities something you'll be glad you did when it comes time to patent your invention."

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Marketing the Legal Mind
Henry Dahut
0974512605
March 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Martindale-Hubbell, Timothy Corcoran, V.P. Market Planning
"A compelling and analytical roadmap to growing your law practice and a must-read for law firm leaders...."

Latham & Watkins LLP, Perry Viscounty, Partner & Chair of Global Marketing Committee
"This book is a must read for all lawyers. Henry Dahut really understands the art of law firm marketing."

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Executor's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Settling an Estate for Personal Representatives, Administrators, and Beneficiaries
Theodore E. Hughes
0816044279
June 2001
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From Library Journal
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Hughes and Klein (emeritus, social sciences, Michigan State Univ.) provide nonprofessional estate representatives with an understanding of the duties and procedures for settling an estate. They describe how to read and understand a will, locate and manage the assets of the estate, and cope with the probate process. One chapter discusses working with the testator before his or her death to create a letter of instruction to help settle the estate. In this new edition, the authors provide coverage of how to settle trusts and use pay-on-death bank accounts to help keep money out of probate. Numerous charts and tables show tax rates and exemptions, but dates on some of the tables go back to 1997 and 1998 and will need to be updated by using sources that reflect recent ...


To Pay or Not to Pay
Stanley G. Hilton
158062944X
Dec 2003
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The Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorce
Russell Wild
0764579096
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line!

Sad. Mad. Scared. Stressed. Distraught. Distracted. Overwhelmed. Divorce dredges up so many emotions and entails so many financial and legal issues, it's difficult to stay rational and keep your life on track. This savvy, updated guide empowers you to take constructive steps toward a better future. It leads you through preparing for divorce, the process, legal issues, coping, sticky situations, and post-divorce financial and health-care issues. It tells you things attorneys and other advisors may not, and gives unbiased recommendations for negotiating the tricky issues of divorce while keeping your sanity. Vital Information to help you protect your interests in a divorce or in dealings with your future ex, attorneys, financial advisors,...



A Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Gregory M. Stein, et al
1570739307
June 25, 2001
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Book Description
This is a practical introduction to transactional real estate law. Walking lawyers through the steps in the order in which they are likely to arise, the book focuses on the documents to be drafted and revised, the due diligence to be undertaken.

About the Author
About the Authors Gregory M. Stein is a professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he teaches property, real estate finance, real estate development, and land use courses. He often contributes law review articles and continuing legal education chapters in these areas and speaks frequently on these topics. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Stein practiced commercial real estate law with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. He is a graduate of Harvard College...


The College Student's Guide to the Law
C. L. Lindsay
1589790898
June 2005
Paperback
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Amanda Joyce in Chicago Tribune on August 7, 2005
...a helpful guide...fun to read, it covers college-life occurrences, from legal snafus...to hosting keggers in the backyard.

Book Description
A must-have for every college student, THE COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW provides legal explanations, strategies for steering clear of problems, and detailed instructions about how to deal with the authorities--both educational and municipal--when trouble can't be avoided. Its retro look and humorous, approachable tone make it a fun read as well as an invaluable resource, for everything from planning a party to organizing a campus protest.

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American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business: Everything a Small-Business Person Must Know, from Start-up to Employment Laws to Financing and Selling a Business
Americam Bar Association
0812930150
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The ABA Legal Guide for Small Business is the complete and easy guide to understanding the small-business owner's legal responsibilities and options. This guide takes you from the day you start your business right through to the day you sell it or retire:

Getting Started: Funding, Financing, Insurance, Location

Types of Business Organizations: Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability, Options

Franchising: Tips for Evaluating Opportunity, Franchise Agreements, Buying a Business

Employees: Hiring, Laws Affecting Employees and Employers, Terminating Employees, Maintaining a Safe Business, Dealing with Customers, Extending Credit

Running the Business: Contracts, Special Terms and Strange Clauses, Contract Disputes,...


The Effective Deposition: Techniques and Strategies That Work (Nita Practical Guide Series)
David M. Malone, Peter T. Hoffman
1556816820
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The mechanics of taking and defending depositions are simple, but to avoid mistakes you must be thoroughly familiar with the applicable rules. Small or inadvertent mistakes can cost money and time, and prevent the use of valuable deposition testimony on behalf of your client. In this popular book, David M. Malone and Peter T. Hoffman help you master the critical deposition skills you need to compete in the courtroom. The Effective Deposition, Revised Second Edition, incorporates the 2000 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These amendments focus on, among other things, the scope of discovery, the length of depositions, and what is required by the mandatory disclosures. This book discusses how to take and defend depositions under the Federal Rules as they existed through the year 2000 and note any...

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