Lawyers and Mediation: Bryan Clark
The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--soon to be both a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary feature. In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls ´´as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so´´--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson´s story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice. Proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson´s important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A BOOKLIST EDITORS´ CHOICE FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: ´´It´s really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them.´´ --Salon ´´A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading.´´ --Kirkus Reviews, starred review ´´Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson´s narrative is also unforgettable.´´ --Booklist, starred review PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION: ´´Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation.´´ --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ´´Important and compelling.´´ --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER ´´Inspiring and powerful.´´ --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM
The inspiring story of an idealistic African American lawyer´s coming of age, and a moving portait of the lives of those he has fought for. Bryan Stevenson has been called ´America´s young Nelson Mandela´ for his work defending Death Row prisoners in America. In Just Mercy he calls for compassion in the pursuit of justice, and highlights the horrific racism facing many black Americans today.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice-from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time, as seen in the HBO documentary True Justice ´´[Bryan Stevenson´s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.´´-John Legend SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX ? Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times ? The Washington Post ? The Boston Globe ? The Seattle Times ? Esquire ? Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn´t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship-and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer´s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction ? Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction ? Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award ? Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize ? Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize ? An American Library Association Notable Book ´´Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.´´-David Cole, The New York Review of Books ´´Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America´s Mandela.´´-Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times ´´You don´t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.´´-Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review ´´Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he´s also a gifted writer and storyteller.´´-The Washington Post ´´As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.´´-The Financial Times ´´Brilliant.´´-The Philadelphia Inquirer
Thurgood Marshall--the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement--jumps to life in this inspiring picture-book biography from an award-winning author and six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator. Thurgood Marshall was a born lawyer--the loudest talker, funniest joke teller, and best arguer from the time he was a kid growing up in Baltimore in the early 1900s. He would go on to become the star of his high school and college debate teams, a stellar law student at Howard University, and, as a lawyer, a one-man weapon against the discriminatory laws against black Americans. After only two years at the NAACP, he was their top lawyer and had earned himself the nickname Mr. Civil Rights. He argued--and won--cases before the Supreme Court, including one of the most important cases in American history: Brown v Board of Education. And he became the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice in history. Like its subject, here is a biography that crackles with energy and intensity--a great introduction to a great man.
Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful - all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner´s ´Legal Writing in Plain English´ has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, ´Legal Writing in Plain English´ draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book´s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more class-room-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.
Here it is: the original Bible-versus-evolution trial. In 1925, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, two of the greatest lawyers ever, joined battle in the case of a young schoolmaster charged with teaching the theory of evolution. An historic and very entertaining trial resulted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edgar Lustgarten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/berg/000037/pf_berg_000037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.