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xxi, 535 pages ; 19 cm.
  • The basic financial statements
  • The accounting process
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Recognition of revenues and expenses
  • Current assets and liabilities
  • Accounting for inventories
  • Property, plant, and equipment and depreciation
  • Intangible assets
  • Accounting for investments
  • Accounting for long term debt
  • Accounting for leases
  • Accounting for other long term liabilities
  • Accounting for stock and stockholders' equity
  • Partnership accounting
  • Accounting for business combinations
  • Earnings per share and financial ratios
  • Special reporting issues
  • Corporate finance : valuation
  • International accounting issues
  • Appendix. Time value of money.
This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634608510 20170515
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 337 pages ; 25 cm
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: In Our Blood
  • Chapter 1: States of Nature
  • Chapter 2: A Nation of Laws
  • Chapter 3: Extreme Frontiers
  • Chapter 4: I Love My Country and Government
  • Chapter 5: The Hour of National Vengeance
  • Chapter 6: The People's Choice
  • Conclusion: Submit to Nothing
  • Notes
  • Index.
"Most Americans know Andrew Jackson as a frontier rebel against political and diplomatic norms, a 'populis' champion of ordinary people against the elitist legacy of the Founding Fathers. Many date the onset of American democracy to his 1829 inauguration. Despite his reverence for the 'sovereign people, ' however, Jackson spent much of his career limiting that sovereignty, imposing new and often unpopular legal regimes over American lands and markets. He made his name as a lawyer, businessman, and official along the Carolina and Tennessee frontiers, at times ejecting white squatters from native lands and returning slaves to native planters in the name of federal authority and international law. On the other hand, he waged total war on the Cherokees and Creeks who terrorized Western settlements and raged at the national statesmen who refused to 'avenge the blood' of innocent colonists. During the long war in the South and West from 1811 to 1818 he brushed aside legal restraints on holy genocide and mass retaliation, presenting himself as the only man who would protect white families from hostile empires, 'heathen' warriors, and rebellious slaves. He became a towering hero to those who saw the United States as uniquely lawful and victimized. And he used that legend to beat back a range of political, economic, and moral alternatives for the Republican future. Drawing from new evidence about Jackson and the Southern frontiers, Avenging the People boldly reinterprets the grim and principled man whose version of American nationhood continues to shape American democracy."-- Provided by publisher.
"With the passionate support of most voters and their families, Andrew Jackson broke through the protocols of the Founding generation, defying constitutional and international norms in the name of the "sovereign people." And yet Jackson's career was no less about limiting that sovereignty, imposing one kind of law over Americans so that they could inflict his sort of "justice" on non-Americans. Jackson made his name along the Carolina and Tennessee frontiers by representing merchants and creditors and serving governors and judges. At times that meant ejecting white squatters from native lands and returning blacks slaves to native planters. Jackson performed such duties in the name of federal authority and the "law of nations." Yet he also survived an undeclared war with Cherokee and Creek fighters between 1792 and 1794, raging at the Washington administration's failure to "avenge the blood" of white colonists who sometimes leaned towards the Spanish Empire rather than the United States. Even under the friendlier presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Jackson chafed at the terms of national loyalty. During the long war in the south and west from 1811 to 1818 he repeatedly brushed aside state and federal restraints on organized violence, citing his deeper obligations to the people's safety within a terrifying world of hostile empires, lurking warriors, and rebellious slaves. By 1819 white Americans knew him as their "great avenger." Drawing from recent literatures on Jackson and the early republic and also from new archival sources, Avenging the People portrays him as a peculiar kind of nationalist for a particular form of nation, a grim and principled man whose grim principles made Americans fearsome in some respects and helpless in others"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 170 pages ; 25 cm
  • Why a critique?
  • The logic of pure lawyering
  • Assessing theory-making in pure lawyering
  • Games and models
  • Causation and blame
  • Action, authority, rationalization, and judgment
  • Beyond legal reasoning.
Law Library (Crown)
216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Three lucky Swedes and one corrupt judge
  • Wickersham chafes under Eagle's slow pace
  • George Grigsby's biggest damned hat
  • Becoming Norman Banfield
  • W.C. Arnold : territorial Alaska's most powerful lobbyist
  • Mildred Hermann and Dorothy Haaland : independent thinking women
  • Hellenthal chooses Anchorage
  • Tales of the silver fox
  • Judge George Folta : license to hunt
  • Remembering Judge Folta and Ketchikan's red light district
  • Influence and discipline : policing territorial lawyers
  • Buell Nesbett : navigating territorial waters and getting soaked
  • Anchorage lawyers : creating a better system
  • Rocky seas : the great Alaska court-bar fight
  • Nesbett's surrogate
  • Grace Berg Schaible and the Tanana Valley bar
  • More frontier stories
  • Afterword.
Alaska history from the days before statehood is rich in stories of colorful characters prospectors, settlers, heroes, and criminals. And right alongside them were judges and lawyers, working first to establish the rule of law in the territory, then, later, laying the groundwork for statehood. The Biggest Damned Hat presents a fascinating collection of stories ranging from the gold rush to the 1950s. Built on interviews and oral histories from more than fifty lawyers who worked in Alaska before 1959, and buttressed by research into legal history, the book offers a brilliantly multifaceted portrait of law in the territory from laying the groundwork for strong civil and criminal law to helping to secure mining and fishing rights to the Alaska Court-Bar fight, which pitted Alaska's community of lawyers against its nascent Supreme Court. Bringing to life a time long past when some of the best lawyers had little formal legal education The Biggest Damned Hat fills in a crucial part of the story of Alaska's history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781602233171 20170515
Law Library (Crown)
xxxiii, 301 pages ; 19 cm.
  • The markets and self-regulation
  • Broker-dealer definitions and registration requirements
  • Exchange trading and market making
  • Retail and other operations
  • Manipulative and deceptive practices
  • Civil liabilities
  • Arbitration of broker-dealer disputes.
"This title is designed to provide an introduction and overview of broker-dealer regulation in the securities markets. It covers broker-dealer front office and back office issues as well as market regulation generally. It gives you an understanding of basic concepts and the underlying regulatory scheme, providing an explanation of broker-dealer regulation generally, sales practices, analysts' conflicts of interest, civil liabilities, and arbitration. This title also provides an overview of industry self-regulation under FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Dealing with clients
  • Dealing with others in your professional life
  • Writing
  • Discovery
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Court appearances
  • Succeeding in your practice and in your life.
"[This books covers aspects] of the civil litigation process and then some, told with humor and erudition. This book does not purport to be an academic treatment of the subject. Instead, it provides practical pointers on everything from dealing with clients and adversaries to managing ethical dilemmas to marketing one’s practice and learning how to avoid alienating prospective clients at the next fund-raising dinner...Taken as a whole, the book provides a...checklist and how-to guide for civil litigators...Two themes permeate this book. First, in the [author's] view of the litigation process, less is almost always more. As noted, briefs should be edited to the point of gem-like brilliance. Significantly, the cogency that underlies the most effective briefs also informs other key aspects of the litigation process, from determining the necessary scope of discovery to sifting through the claims to present in a complaint or to pursue at trial. Second, every trial lawyer needs to identify the themes that will advance the client’s cause and make certain that every litigation judgment is consistent with those themes. Following the precepts of this book will maximize every client’s opportunity for success while minimizing the needless costs and expense that have given the contemporary litigation process such a bad reputation."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 213 pages ; 25 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Litigation costs and third-party funding / Willem H. van Boom
  • TPF and its alternatives : an economic appraisal / Jef De Mot, Michael Faure and Louis Visscher
  • 'Playing the man not the ball' / John Peysner
  • Legal costs awards and access to justice in Dutch intellectual property cases : how the IPR enforcement directive impacts on litigation and settlement behavior in IP disputes / Charlotte Vrendenbarg
  • 'Mercantile adventurers' : the disclosure of third-party funding in investment treaty arbitration / Eric De Brabandere
  • Experimenting with conditional fees in the Netherlands / Ben Van Velthoven and Peter van Wijck
  • Financial arrangements with litigation funders and law firms in Australian class actions / Vicki Waye and Vince Morabito
  • Funding of mass claims in Germany : caught between a rock and a hard place / Astrid Stadler
  • Entrepreneurial motives in Dutch collective redress : adding fuel to a compensation culture / Ilja Tillema.
This collection explores the practical operation of the law in the area of litigation costs and funding, and confronts the issue of how exposure to cost risks affects litigation strategy. It looks at the interaction of the relevant legal regime, regulatory framework and disciplinary rules with the behaviour of litigants, courts and legislatures; examining subjects such as cost rules and funding arrangements. The book discusses a wide range of topics such as cost shifting rules, funding and mass tort litigation, cost rules and TPF rules in specific areas such as IP litigation, commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, the role of legal expense insurance arrangements, fee regulation, and professional ethics. The contributors include renowned scholars, experts in their respective fields and well versed individuals in both civil procedure and the practice of litigation, arbitration and finance. Together, they present a broad approach to the issues of costs, cost shifting rules and third party funding. This volume adds to the existent literature in combining topics in law and practice and presents an analysis of the most recent developments in this fast developing area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472482891 20170313
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Thurgood Marshall : the law's promise
  • William Brennan : a life lived twice
  • John Doar : to stand for what is right
  • Burke Marshall : a reluctant hero
  • Harry Kalven : a tenth justice
  • Eugene Rostow : the law according to Yale
  • Arthur Leff : making coffee and other duties of citizenship
  • Catharine MacKinnon : feminism in the classroom
  • Joseph Goldstein : the scholar as sovereign
  • Carlos Nino : the death of a public intellectual
  • Robert Cover : cases and materials
  • Morton Horwitz : timeless truths
  • Aharon Barak : law is everywhere
  • Coda: Toiling in Eden.
Pillars of Justice explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century.Some, such as Thurgood Marshall, were Supreme Court Justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall, set the civil rights policies of the federal government during the 1960s. Some, including Harry Kalven and Catharine MacKinnon, have taught at the greatest law schools of the nation and nourished the liberalism rooted in the civil rights era. Jurists from abroad--Aharon Barak, for example--were responsible for the rise of the human rights movement that today carries the burden of advancing liberal values. These lawyers came from diverse backgrounds and held various political views. What unites them is a deep, abiding commitment to Brown v. Board of Education as an exceptional moment in the life of the law--a willingness to move mountains, if need be, to ensure that we are living up to our best selves. In tracing how these lawyers over a period of fifty years used the Brown ruling and its spirit as a beacon to guide their endeavors, this history tells the epic story of the liberal tradition in the law.For Owen Fiss, one of the country's leading constitutional theorists, the people described were mentors, colleagues, friends. In his portraits, Fiss tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and legal principles they served.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971868 20170515
Law Library (Crown)
284 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The early years
  • Freshman in the House
  • Champion of the environment
  • Land-use pioneer
  • A journey to feminism
  • Sunshine in government
  • An historic election
  • Keeping Oregon honest
  • The Rajneeshee Affair
  • Heartbreak and consolation prize
  • Oregon's Chief Educator
  • A legacy of service.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Historian Matthew Crow unpacks the legal and political thought of Thomas Jefferson as a tool for thinking about constitutional transformation, settler colonialism, and race and civic identity in the era of the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson's practices of reading, writing, and collecting legal history grew out of broader histories of early modern empire and political thought. As a result of the peculiar ways in which he theorized and experienced the imperial crisis and revolutionary constitutionalism, Jefferson came to understand a republican constitution as requiring a textual, material culture of law shared by citizens with the cultivated capacity to participate in such a culture. At the center of the story in Thomas Jefferson, Legal History, and the Art of Recollection, Crow concludes, we find legal history as a mode of organizing and governing collective memory, and as a way of instituting a particular form of legal subjectivity.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 289 pages ; 26 cm
  • What does and should influence the number of lawyers? / Richard L. Abel
  • Too many lawyers? : or should lawyers be doing other things? / Carrie Joan Menkel-Meadow
  • Unauthorized practice of law and the production of lawyers / Neta Ziv
  • The flood of US lawyers : natural fluctuation or professional climate change? / Bruce A. Green
  • It's the law schools stupid! : explaining the continuing increase in the number of lawyers / Herbert M. Kritzer
  • Coping with the consequences of 'too many lawyers' : securing the place of international graduate law students / Carole Silver
  • Effects of the acceleration in the number of lawyers in Israel / Limor Zer-Gutman
  • The new knowledge economy and the transformation of the law discipline / Margaret Thornton
  • Is access to the profession access to justice? : lessons from Canada / Avner Levin & Asher Alkoby
  • The 'overcrowding the profession' argument and the professional melting pot / Eyal Katvan
  • Setting the limits : who controls the size of the legal profession in Japan? / Kay-Wah Chan
  • Legal education in Spain : challenges and risks in devising access to the legal professions / Laura Carballo Piñeiro
  • The virtue of low barriers to becoming a lawyer : promoting liberal and democratic values / Russell G. Pearce & Sinna Nasseri
  • 'I love my American job' : professional prestige in the Indian outsourcing industry and global consequences of an expanding legal profession / Swethaa Ballakrishnen.
The topic of "too many lawyers" is both timely and timeless. The future make up and performance of the legal profession is in contest, challenged by new entrants, technology and the demand for transparency; at the same time, lawyers long have participated in contests over professional boundaries. In this book, we take up several fundamental questions about the question of whether there are "too many lawyers". What do we mean by "too many"? Is there a surplus of lawyers? What sort of lawyers are and will be needed? How best can we discern this? These questions and more are addressed here in scholarly articles presented at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Spain) by some of the best researchers in the field. The collection, witha chapter by Prof. Richard L. Abel, addresses methodological, normative and policy questions regarding the number of lawyers in particular countries and worldwide, while connecting this phenomenon to political, social, economic, historical, cultural and comparative contexts. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the Legal Profession.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138212794 20170220
Law Library (Crown)
pages cm
  • Introduction
  • How civil rights lawyers emerged
  • Children of the South / Fred Gray
  • The making of a lawyer / Barbara Phillips
  • How I became a civil rights lawyer / Jack Drake
  • From Gardendale, Alabama / Laughlin McDonald
  • Growing up in Winnsboro, South Carolina / Larry Menefee
  • Growing up in Bama
  • Children of the north / Armand Derfner
  • Growing up in the shadow of the holocaust / John C. Brittain
  • Growing up on the Gold Coast / David Lipman
  • Race consciousness / Mac Farmer
  • Why did I go? / Kent Spriggs
  • Growing up in Washington, D.C.
  • The context of civil rights litigation
  • Big events / Fred Gray
  • Selma once more: the 1965 Selma March / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • The first damages judgment against the KKK / Larry Aschenbrenner and Armand Derfner
  • Democratic convention in Chicago: white Mississippi delegation barred / Reber Boult
  • Senator McClellan seeks to prove SNCC is communist / Armand Derfner
  • Miscegenation comes to Mississippi / Norm Siegel
  • The full court press for voting rights in Alabama / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • Mississippi seeks to ban the civil rights lawyers
  • The tenor of the times / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • Mass meetings, demonstrations, and boycotts / Barbara Lipman
  • Being married to a civil rights lawyer / Jim Lewis
  • From civil rights worker to civil rights lawyer / Dennis Roberts
  • B. King, iconic civil rights lawyer / Bill Ferguson
  • Seeking justice for a blind black man in front of Judge Cox / Kent Spriggs
  • "Summer vacation" in Mississippi / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • Get a bullet in your car at the law library / Henry Aronson
  • The politics of civil rights lawyering / Kent Spriggs
  • The Rev. C.K. Steele and racism in Tallahassee / Elliott C. Lichtman
  • Mississippi notes / Armand Derfner
  • Opening up the closed society
  • Arrests of lawyers (and other "minor indignities") / John C. Brittain
  • Arrests while practicing law in Mississippi / Armand Derfner
  • Doing a little time in Holly Springs / Mac Farmer
  • Elements of procedure I missed at Harvard Law School / Kent Spriggs
  • Arrests, a beating, and a moment of weakness / Richard Sobol
  • Arrested by Leander Perez Sr. / Henry Aronson
  • Getting punched by Sheriff Clark and other misadventures / David Lipman
  • Get a rifle barrel in the mouth for monitoring an election in Belzoni / Constance Slaughter-Harvey
  • A very bad morning in Rankin County
  • Modes of law practice / Fred Banks
  • 538{1/2}: the Legal Defense Fund office in Mississippi / Richard Sobol
  • Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Louisiana / Mac Farmer
  • Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee in Mississippi / Armand Derfner
  • It changed my life: lawyers constitutional rights committee in Mississippi / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • The formation of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law / Larry Menefee
  • Private practice in Alabama / Jack Drake
  • Nonprofit and private practice in Alabama
  • Basic legal rights
  • Access to justice / Armand Derfner
  • The friendly judicial climate
  • Voting rights and political representation / Richard Sobol
  • Voting shenanigans in Madison Parish / Fred Banks
  • Rights lawyers emerge into politics / Laughlin McDonald
  • Voting rights in Edgefield County / Larry Menefee
  • Challenging at-large elections / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • Mississippi pushes back against the Voting Rights Act / David Lipman
  • Voting in LeFlore County
  • Public accommodations / Solomon Seay
  • Solomon Seay seeks public accommodation / Don Marmaduke
  • Desegregating the Neshoba County courthouse / Richard Tuttle
  • Integrating the Fox Theatre / Richard Sobol
  • Trying to get service at Bill's Highway 80 24-hour Truck Stop / Larry Aschenbrenner
  • Integrating the Admiral Benbow Inn swimming pool / Henry Aronson
  • Desegregating the Parliament House Hotel
  • School desegregation and municipal equalization / John Maxey
  • Ulysses S. Grant's legacy / David Lipman
  • School desegregation and municipal equalization / Fred Banks
  • The Legal Defense Fund's massive effort / Kent Spriggs
  • Desegregating schools in northern Mississippi
  • Employment discrimination / Richard Sobol
  • Crown Zellerbach becomes the standard / Kent Spriggs
  • The perfectly segregated plant in the perfectly segregated town / Kent Spriggs
  • Monsanto: fair employment comes to a megaplant
  • How the civil rights movement and litigation advanced other movements for social justice
  • Constitutional race-based litigation and the friendly judicial climate lead to other areas of constitutional litigation / Jack Drake
  • The constitution comes to the state residential hospitals / David Lipman
  • The rule of law comes to infamous Parchman Prison
  • How the civil rights movement and litigation informed other movements for social justice / Barbara Phillips
  • The legacy of other social justice movements / Mac Farmer
  • Rights in Mississippi informs LGBT concerns
  • Framing the contemporary dialogue of race / Barbara Phillips
  • The Trojan horse called "diversity" / Larry Menefee
  • White supremacy lives
  • Conclusion.
Civil rights lawyers were handmaidens of change who worked in the back rooms during twentieth-century America's era of profound social upheaval. Kent Spriggs, a noted lawyer of the period, gathers stories of legal maneuvers and memories of racial injustices from 26 voices--white and black, male and female, Northern-born, and Southern-born--many of whom share their own defining moments as civil rights lawyers. This collective perspective adds depth to the history of the era and its window on the legal and extralegal activities that occurred away from the actual protest venues. The framing materials place civil rights litigation into the context of major events from the 1960s, and the concluding section reflects on contemporary relevancies and continuing legacies.
Law Library (Crown)
50 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 251 pages : forms ; 26 cm
  • Getting ready to meditate
  • Week one, beginning to meditate
  • Week two, mindfulness
  • Week three, clarity
  • Week four, compassion toward others
  • Week five, self-compassion
  • Week six, mantra repetition
  • Week seven, heartfulness
  • Week eight, gratitude
  • Taking your practice forward.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 556 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 264 pages ; 23 cm
  • Lawyers : education, practice, and alternatives
  • Judiciary : system, issues, and alternatives
  • Civil procedure
  • Family law and torts : personal relationships and personal injury
  • Property : real and intellectual
  • Contract and employment law
  • Commercial and company law
  • Administrative law
  • Criminal law
  • International law.
While international attention has focused on China's developing economy, dramatic changes are also taking place in its legal system. This book gives an introduction to different aspects of Chinese law and presents a real life picture of legal practice in China, in which Chinese lawyers and judges speak openly about their frustrations and hopes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137452054 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
pages 1811-2412 : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Forword: Lawyering in the regulatory state / Nancy J. Moore
  • Time, due process, and representation : an empirical and legal analysis of continuances in immigration court / David Hausman & Jayashri Srikantiah
  • Lawyers and the secret welfare state / Milan Markovic
  • Inside lawyers : friends or gatekeepers? / Sung Hui Kim
  • Recalling the lawyers : the NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt / Bernard W. Bell
  • Lawyering within the domain of expertise / David McGowan
  • The laws of agency lawyering / George M. Cohen
  • Lawyers in the shadow of the regulatory state : transnational governance on business and human rights / Milton C. Regan, Jr. & Kath Hall
  • Nothing could be finer? : the role of agency general counsel in North and South Carolina / Elizabeth Chambliss & Dana Remus
  • Ethics for examiners / Daniel J. Bussel
  • Lawyer speech in the regulatory state / Renee Newman Knake
  • Articles: Communication and competence for self-representation / E. Lea Johnston
  • Guns and drugs / Benjamin Levin.
Law Library (Crown)
218 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • La formation de l'esprit classique en France
  • La renaissance du droit romain
  • L'éclosion d'un savant
  • En route vers la renommée
  • Au faîte des honneurs
  • Cujas, les glossateurs et les bartolistes
  • La vieillesse, la retraite et la mort
  • Cujas après Cujas
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxi, 307 pages ; 24 cm
  • Alternative structures will undermine professionalism and ethics
  • There is no way to regulate alternative structures
  • The adoption of alternative structures will jeopardize self-regulation of the profession
  • There is no demonstrated need, demand, or problem
  • New delivery models can be developed without changing Rule 5.4
  • The payment of salary is adequate compensation for non-lawyers
  • No one in their right mind would want to invest in a law firm
  • Alternative structures will lead to a consolidated market controlled by large law firms
  • Alternative structures cannot help those who canot pay for legal services
  • Alternative structures will make things harder for un- and underemployed lawyers
  • The burden of proof has not been met
  • Opportunities for funding for legal aid
  • Opportunities for downstream markets and the economy as a whole
  • Opportunities for lawyers
  • Opportunities for in-house legal departments in the public and private sectors
  • Opportunities for an improved regulatory approach
  • Opportunities for failure
  • Unacknowledged complexity
  • Access to justice comes in all shapes and sizes, sometimes obvious and sometimes not
  • Unmet need as human rights crisis
  • Abdication of regulatory power
  • International obligations and commitments
  • Endless objections and calls for evidence and the lawyer monopoly on legal services (or, having your cake and eating it, too)
  • Good governance requires actual governance
  • Lletting the old lady scream.
"We live in a 'law-thick' world. For individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors, navigating the large number of complex laws, rules, institutions, and procedures that pervade American life is virtually impossible without some assistance. Some argue that 'there are too many lawyers.' Others argue that the unmet need for legal services is so high that it constitutes a human rights crisis. This book exposes why it is easy to access legal services for some, while it is virtually impossible for others, and why some lawyers have successful careers, but others cannot. This book argues that the problems plaguing legal services in the US can be only be addressed by a radical overhaul of the rules that govern how legal services may be delivered, as well as radical changes to who exercises the power to make those rules. Through interviews with those with experience with alternative legal service providers, this book exposes the formidable obstacles that exist along the path to those changes, as well as the opportunities that await."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)