Welcome to the Silicon Valley law firm of Tweedmore & Slyde, where multi-million-dollar deals are the order of the day, ambition runs high, and stabbing a colleague in the back could be taken all too literally. T&S is a hot firm making a bid to be a major national player when Leo Slyde, the company's chief rainmaker, its king of the billable hour, is found stabbed to death in his corner office. It falls to T&S's brightest, most unjustifiably insecure young associate Howard Rickover to conduct a risky inside job for homicide detective Sarah Nelson. Can Howard flush out a wily murderer among lawyers who do not make it their practice to be caught unprepared and still keep up with an associate's impossible workload? "Susan Wolfe is at her best depicting - and spoofing - the glitzy law firm scene. A lawyer herself, she serves her damages with skill and obvious glee." (The New York Times Book Review) "A world of captivating corruption.... With a delicate blend of malice, suspense and sharp psychology, Wolfe winds up her story with a scene that explodes a number of myths." (San Francisco Chronicle) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072786/bk_acx0_072786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird. In 1945, Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered only in hostile Mississippi newspapers and far-left publications such as the Daily Worker. Then Bella Abzug, a young New York labor lawyer, was hired by the Civil Rights Congress—an aggressive civil-rights organization with ties to the Communist Party of the United States—to oversee McGee's defense. Together with William Patterson, the son of a slave and a devout believer in the need for revolutionary change, Abzug and a group of white Mississippi lawyers risked their lives to plead McGee's case. After years of court battles, McGee's supporters flooded President Harry S. Truman and the U.S. Supreme Court with clemency pleas, and famous Americans spoke out on McGee's behalf. By the time the case ended in 1951 with McGee's public execution in Mississippi's infamous traveling electric chair, "Free Willie McGee" had become a rallying cry among civil-rights activists, progressives, leftists, and Communist Party members. Their movement had succeeded in convincing millions of people worldwide that McGee had been framed and that the real story involved a consensual love affair between him and Mrs. Hawkins—one that she had instigated and controlled. As Heard discovered, this controversial theory is a doorway to a tangle of secrets that spawned a legacy of confusion, misinformation, and pain that still resonates today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002179/bk_harp_002179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Interpretation of contracts is said to make up a half of an English commercial lawyer s diet. This statement seems to be hardly conceivable unless interpretation is understood in broad terms so as to encompass, among other things, the application of widely used clauses. The book highlights, based on the relevant case law, some of the important practical issues connected with contractual interpretation. This consideration determines the structure of the book: Part I outlines general approaches to interpretation prevalent in the legal systems under consideration, Part II analyses problems related to the rules of admissibility of extrinsic evidence as a means of aid for interpretation, Part III examines the potential pitfalls of the application of business common sense and, finally, Part IV treats legal implications of interpretation of certain types of exculpation clauses which are all closed by final conclusions. The book will be useful for students and practicing lawyers in the area of commercial law.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Emily Kunstler is an activist and a documentary filmmaker. Kunstler grew up in New York City's West Village neighborhood. Kunstler attended the Little Red School House and the United Nations International School. She graduated from NYU s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA and Honors in Film and Video in 2000. She previously attended Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY where she focused in Film and Africana Studies. She was a studio art fellow with the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004. Kunstler is the daughter of left-wing radical lawyers William Kunstler and Margaret Ratner Kunstler and is the sister of nd is the sister of lawyer and filmmaker Sarah Kunstler, Karin Kunstler Goldman and Jane Drazek. Kunstler resides in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter, Alma Leonora Doggart Kunstler
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Started in 1834 as a two-partner firm in Birmingham, Wragge & Co LLP is now a UK-headquartered law firm providing a full range of legal services to UK and international clients. Its 111 equity partners and 500 lawyers advise on deals, projects and disputes from offices in Birmingham, London, Brussels, Guangzhou and Munich. According to The Lawyer 200 in 2009, Wragge & Co is the 26th largest law firm in the UK with a turnover of Pds. 103.4 million. Sixteen of its partners feature among Legal 500's leading individuals', while 68 lawyers are recommended' in Chambers UK. Number one national firm in Legal Week's 2009 Client Satisfaction Report. One of the UK's top 50 places to work as published in the Financial Times's Great Places to Work survey.
The Street Lawyer Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone: A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm’s plush offices. When it’s all over, the man’s blood is splattered on Michael’s face—and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived—and where society’s powerless need an advocate for justice. But there’s one break Michael can’t make—from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael’s hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael’s former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets. About author(s) John Grisham is the author of thirty novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.
In this monograph a fundamental distinction is made between law and juridical thinking. Law is the content of legal rules and the systems of legal rules. Juridical thinking is the handling of the law by the lawyers. To this distinction corresponds a basic distinction between the language of law and the language of juridical thinking, and correlatively, between L-concepts (law concepts) and J-concepts (juridical or jurisprudential concepts). The monograph is devoted to the J-concepts, especially of technical (not ideological or evaluative) J-concepts.Four kinds of J-concepts are investigated: morphological J-concepts, those that help us to structure the law in a logical and functional way, topological J-concepts, those that help us to indicate the phenomena to which the law is applicable, and to separate the areas of application for different legal systems, praxeological J-concepts, those that help us to explore the relations between law and action, and methodological J-concepts, those that help us to describe the methods of the professional-juridical handling of the law.The work can be characterised as presenting a lawyer s philosophy of law.
The focus of Deutsch and ChikarovskiaaC--(t)s Accounting for Non-Accountants aaC--' A Question and Answer Handbook, is to promote an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and financial statements. It is not a short cut to an in-depth knowledge of accounting. However the book will provide some useful insights to the language of accounting, the key principles involved and the sources and use of accounting information commonly encountered. The book should therefore be useful for lawyers and other users of accounting information to guide their understanding of that information. You might for example be: a barrister involved in a commercial matter requiring the review of the financial statements of a listed company a family law solicitor looking at the accounts of family entities as part of a property settlement an immigration lawyer presenting accounts as part of a visa application a small business operator reviewing the accounts of your business a so called aaC--Eumum and dadaaC--(t) investor reviewing the accounts of the listed company that you have acquired shares in recently or a student studying business, accounting or commerce This book is intended to be a useful guide for all such readers and others. Information in the book is presented in an easy to follow question and answer format. Each answer is supported by examples where relevant based on sample financial information included in an appendix. Key accounting terms are also highlighted in bold and explained in a Glossary section at the end of the book.
The legal system and the lawyers who operate in (and around) it have influenced society and continue to do so today. In this age of the slip-and-fall, &#8220;false&#8221; advertising, and medical &#8220;malpractice,&#8221; it&#8217;s clear that the quest for justice has not always been easy&#8212;it&#8217;s also been hilarious, poignant, enlightening, and scandalous. Words from renowned lawyers, not-so-renowned lawyers, judges, authors, politicians, philosophers, and preachers make up this collection of over five hundred memorable, bite-sized quotations about the lives of lawyers; the law; landmark cases; and quips, jokes, and humorous sayings. Included in this diverse compendium are quotations by and about lawyers and law: &#8220;The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.&#8221;&#8212;U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. &#8220;The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.&#8221;&#8212;Clarence Darrow &#8220;We do not get good laws to restrain bad people. We get good people to restrain bad laws.&#8221;&#8212;G. K. Chesterton &#8220;A lawyer will do anything to win a case&#8212;sometimes he will even tell the truth.&#8221;&#8212;Patrick Murray