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97 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
  • In marketing, both the micro and the macro matter / Deborah Brightman Farone
  • Great luck or hard work? : a coaching lesson In business development / Deborah Brightman Faone
  • The new role for legal marketers / Adam L Stock
  • Law firm Sedgwick to Close in January / Sara Randazzo ; submitted by Ashby Jones
  • 4 trends shaping the future of the legal profession / David Lat
  • Being focused and fearless To achieve the impossible / David Lat
  • Preet Bharara's 5 secrets To success In The law / David Lat
  • The 2017 Am Law 200 : keep calm and carry on / David Lat
  • Time to step up, American lawyer, November 1, 2017 / Gina Passarella.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 122 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface
  • The myths and realities of being a lawyer
  • Applying to law school
  • Law school
  • The practice of law
  • Future trends and reform issues in the legal profession.
While emphasizing that lawyers fulfill a vital but often misunderstood public function in society, The American Legal Profession: The Myths and Realities of Practicing Law by Christopher P. Banks dispels some of the common misconceptions about the legal profession to show that the reality of being a lawyer is much different from what many students believe it to be. Many students know little about what law school is like or how it differs from undergraduate study, and this book corrects common myths about graduating law school and life after passing the bar. This brief primer is a nuts-and-bolts analysis of what it is really like to go into the legal profession, from start to finish, giving students considering a career in law a realistic overview of their potential legal careers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506333120 20180514
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / Ary Oswaldo Mattos Filho
  • Globalization, lawyers and emerging economics : the case of Brazil / Luciana Gross Cunha, Daniela Monteiro Gabbay, José Garcez Ghirardi, David M. Trubek and David B. Wilkins
  • Corporate law firms : the Brazilian case / Daniela Monteiro Gabbay, Luciana Ramos and Ligia Pinto Sica
  • In-house counsels in Brazil : careers, professional profiles, and new roles / Fabiana Luci de Oliveira and Luciana Ramos
  • South by Southeast : comparing the development of in-house legal department in Brazil and India / David B. Wilkins and Vikramaditya S. Khanna
  • Globalizing processes for Sao Paulo attorneys : gender stratification in law firms and law-related businesses / Maria da Gloria Bonelli and Camila de Pieri Benedito
  • The Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil and the politics of professional regulation in Brazil / Frederico de Almeida and Paulo Andre Nassar
  • Doing well and doing good in an emerging economy : the social organization of pro bono among corporate lawyers and law firms in São Paulo, Brazil / Fabio de Sa e Silva
  • Legal education in Brazil : the challenges and opportunities of a changing context / Luciana Gross Cunha and Jose Garcez Ghirardi
  • Transforming legal capacity in Brazil : international trade law and the myth of a booming practice / Rubens Glezer, Vitor M. Dias, Adriane Sanctis de Brito and Rafael A. F. Zanatta
  • Lawyering in new developmentalism : legal professionals and the construction of the telecom sector in the emerging Brazil (1980s-2010s) / Fabio de Sa e Silva and David M. Trubek.
This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of globalization's impact on the Brazilian legal profession. Employing original data from nine empirical studies, the book details how Brazil's need to restructure its economy and manage its global relationships contributed to the emergence of a new 'corporate legal sector' - a sector marked by increasingly large and sophisticated law firms and in-house legal departments. This corporate legal sector in turned helped to reshape other parts of the Brazilian legal profession, including legal education, pro bono practices, the regulation of legal services, and the state's legal capacity in international economic law. The book, the second in a series on Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies, will be of interest to academics, lawyers, and policymakers concerned with the role that a rapidly globalizing legal profession is playing in the development of key emerging economies, and how these countries are integrating into the global market for legal services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107183544 20180306
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 670 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Evolution of the firm
  • The practices
  • The rest of the story.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: A free speech pioneer
  • Getting started
  • The muckrakers
  • The anarchists
  • The feminists
  • The socialists
  • The pacifists I
  • The pacifists II
  • The communists
  • Winding down
  • Conclusion: Gilbert Roe's legacy.
Free speech and freedom of the press were often suppressed amid the social turbulence of the Progressive Era and World War I. As muckrakers, feminists, pacifists, anarchists, socialists, and communists were arrested or censored for their outspoken views, many of them turned to a Manhattan lawyer named Gilbert Roe to keep them in business and out of jail.Roe was the principal trial lawyer of the Free Speech League a precursor of the American Civil Liberties Union. His cases involved such activists as Emma Goldman, Lincoln Steffens, Margaret Sanger, Max Eastman, Upton Sinclair, John Reed, and Eugene Debs, as well as the socialist magazine The Masses and the New York City Teachers Union. A friend of Wisconsin's progressive senator Robert La Follette since their law partnership as young men, Roe defended ""Fighting Bob"" when the Senate tried to expel him for opposing America's entry into World War I.In articulating and upholding Americans' fundamental right to free expression against charges of obscenity, libel, espionage, sedition, or conspiracy during turbulent times, Roe was rarely successful in the courts. But his battles illuminate the evolution of free speech doctrine and practice in an era when it was under heavy assault. His greatest victory, including the 1917 decision by Judge Learned Hand in The Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten, is still influential today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299314002 20180312
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 441 pages ; 19 cm.
  • How to use this book
  • Everything you need to know
  • Dressing the part
  • The social graces
  • Overcoming shyness
  • The art (or horror) of networking
  • Cultural differences
  • Working well with others
  • The art of being supervised (gracefully)
  • The art of supervising
  • Managing written assignments
  • Research
  • A writing checklist : remember your reader
  • Feedback
  • In-person communication
  • E-mail uses and abuses
  • E-professionalism
  • Formal and informal presentations
  • Making the most of meetings
  • Time management and procrastination
  • Managing stress
  • Handling conflicts at work
  • How adults learn : and why it matters
  • Emotional intelligence : the key to excellence
  • Workplace diversity
  • Finding balance in your work and life
  • What skills do lawyers need?
  • Judgment, values, and professional ethics
  • For law students : perspectives on returning to school
  • Get a mentor : expand your world
  • First-year career plan : a guided exercise
  • Deciding whether the job is right for you
  • Salary negotiations
  • How to get practical skills in law school
  • Career office resources
  • Money matters
  • Law firm economics : understanding the business side of the profession.
A people-skills book for new lawyers, law students, paralegals, and pre-law students. Identifies skills lawyers need; addresses getting practical lawyering skills and help you need-on the job and in law school. Chapters on emotional intelligence, diversity, meetings, time management, managing writing and research assignments, meeting with clients, working with your supervisor, supervising others. How to get feedback, cope with stress and conflict, seek balance, master public speaking and oral communication. Addresses the first day, shyness, meals, dress, cultural differences, networking, judgment, values, ethics, e-mail, and e-professionalism, building a career plan, career office resources, deciding if a job is right for you, negotiating salary, law firm economics, managing money. Advice from employers, insights from students. Excellent advice for new professionals in any field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634607766 20180213
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Rafael Domingo and Javier Martínez-Torrón
  • Isidore of Seville / Philip Reynolds
  • Raymond of Penyafort / José Miguel Viejo-Ximénez
  • Alfonso X / Joseph F. O'Callaghan
  • Francisco de Vitoria / Andreas Wagner
  • Bartolomé de Las Casas / Kenneth Pennington
  • Martín de Azpilcueta / Wim Decok
  • Domingo de Soto / Benjamin Hill
  • Fernando Vázquez de Menchaca / Salvador Rus Rufino
  • Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva / R. H. Helmholz
  • Luis de Molina / Kirk R. MacGregor
  • Francisco Suárez / Henrik Lagerlung
  • Tomás Sánchez / Rafael Domingo
  • Juan Solórzano Pereira / M. C. Mirow
  • Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos / Jan-Henrik Witthaus
  • Francisco Martínez Marina / Aniceto Massferrer
  • Juan Donoso Cortés, Marquis of Valdegamas / José María Beneyto
  • Concepción Arenal / Paloma Durán y Lalaguna
  • Manuel Alonso Martinez / Carlos Petit
  • Álvaro d'Ors / Rafael Domingo
  • Pedro Lombardia / Alberto de la Hera and Javier Martínez-Torrón.
The Great Christian Jurists series comprises a library of national volumes of detailed biographies of leading jurists, judges and practitioners, assessing the impact of their Christian faith on the professional output of the individuals studied. Spanish legal culture, developed during the Spanish Golden Age, has had a significant influence on the legal norms and institutions that emerged in Europe and in Latin America. This volume examines the lives of twenty key personalities in Spanish legal history, in particular how their Christian faith was a factor in molding the evolution of law. Each chapter discusses a jurist within his or her intellectual and political context. All chapters have been written by distinguished legal scholars from Spain and around the world. This diversity of international and methodological perspectives gives the volume its unique character; it will appeal to scholars, lawyers, and students interested in the interplay between religion and law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108428071 20180618
Law Library (Crown)
170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / Chantal-Aimée Doerries
  • Strategy and why it is important / Nicholas Luckman
  • Barristers' finance / Howard Sears
  • Practice management and business development / Paul Martenstyn, Alex Taylor
  • International development / David Grief
  • Marketing and branding / Natalie Hearn, Rachel Murray, Lindsay Scott
  • Recruitment and talent management / Nick Rees
  • Women in law / David Barnes
  • Wellbeing / Nicholas Hill
  • Compliance and risk management / Christine Kings
  • Technology @ the bar / Felicity Schneider
  • Pro bono/CSR / Chris Broom.
The business of running a barristers' chambers has changed immensely over recent years. The traditional image of chambers has been, in many respects, confined to the past and they are now, in large part, run as modern, highly efficient, businesses often with an international reach. The role of the barristers' clerk continues to be vital to managing and developing the practice of independent sole practitioners operating under the umbrella of a chambers. However, the ever-changing face of the legal profession has necessitated that clerks, and chambers, adapt to the fresh demands of the new business environment. In addition to the now multi-faceted role of the clerks, the management and administrative structure of many chambers today often includes CEOs, accountants, HR and marketing teams. This practical guide, edited by David Barnes, Chief Executive & Director of Clerking at 39 Essex Chambers, provides readers with in-depth insight and advice into the management of chambers including business strategy, international development, talent management and compliance.The book features chapters from some of the most prominent clerks and CEOs currently working within the world of the Bar, as well as experts in accounting and recruitment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787420915 20180611
Law Library (Crown)
pages cm
  • Student, teacher, editor (1702-1733)
  • Gridley's law practice : the first ten years (1732-1742)
  • The Land Bank crisis (1740-1742)
  • The American magazine (1743-1746)
  • Iron and land
  • Fletcher v. Vassall (1752)
  • The House of Representatives : war, influence, and opportunity lost (1755-1757)
  • Gridley's law practice in the 1750's and 1760's
  • The writs of assistance (1760-1761)
  • Death and legacy.
Law Library (Crown)
287 pages, 26 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The true story of Abraham Lincoln's last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement--and which played out in the nation's newspapers as he began his presidential campaign At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand cases--including more than twenty-five murder trials--during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. What normally would have been a local case took on momentous meaning. Lincoln's debates with Senator Stephen Douglas the previous fall had gained him a national following, transforming the little-known, self-taught lawyer into a respected politician. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860. Taking this case involved great risk. His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, should Harrison be convicted of murder, the spotlight now focused so brightly on him might be dimmed. He had won his most recent murder trial with a daring and dramatic maneuver that had become a local legend, but another had ended with his client dangling from the end of a rope. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man Lincoln would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office--and who had bitterly slandered Lincoln as an "infidel...too lacking in faith" to be elected. Lincoln's Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful's dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client--but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today. --Amazon.com.
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 138 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • 9066
  • Rebel
  • Korematsu
  • Tule Lake
  • Renunciants
  • Citizens
  • "Tokyo Rose"
  • Passing
  • Victories
  • Precedent.
Law Library (Crown)
253 pages, 50 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A guiding hand
  • Beginnings
  • In the arena
  • Gone fishing
  • The company he keeps
  • Giving back
  • Snapper point
  • Ties that bind
  • Organization man
  • Rosser Malane
  • Closing the circle.
The core question of this book: how a great lawyer who comes to represent important causes, emerges out of the racist, paternalistic, and self-perpetuating establishment of rural Georgia in the 1950s? What about Tommy Malone led him to take on the power structure in his community and begin representing people who were injured against prominent doctors and hospitals? It wasn't money because there wasn't any money to be made at that time. There is nothing specific in his background that would cause anyone to predict that he'd become one of the first white lawyers in the Deep South to represent the black community and reach out to a struggling handful of African American attorneys and ease their passage into the mainstream. A kid who grew up in the Jim Crow era in Dougherty County, who went off to college-not an especially progressive young man-came back home after he finished law school and began representing African Americans against the ruling class? It just wasn't done. Somehow, this same young man went on to become one of the greatest trial lawyers of his generation, representing those who had their lives turned upside down-the catastrophically injured and the families whose loved ones needlessly lost their lives and futures due to the failures of others. The answers are as varied as human experience, but undoubtedly, Malone sensed a ""guiding hand"" directing him to the good. There was no teacher or mentor to illumine the path forward, just the gradual accretion of experience, knowledge, insight, and pain on a sensitive soul, kindling fierce passion and righteous anger. Viewed through this lens, Tommy Malone becomes a very important figure in the history of the South, and in some respects, the history of the country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780881466621 20180514
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 165 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface
  • An introduction to cognitive biases
  • Optimism biases
  • Negativity biases
  • Biases concerning others
  • Behavioral economic biases
  • Cognitive biases and practical reasoning
  • Behavioral legal ethics
  • Special topics
  • Review exercises on cognitive biases
  • Review exercises on cognitive biases and your professional life.
"Did you know that cognitive biases can affect your relationships with clients? Do you know the most important cognitive bias for defense attorneys in jury trials? Do you know why traditional sexual harassment training doesn’t work? Did you know that it is easy to make an ethical violation, even if you didn’t intend to? Did you know that cognitive biases can lead to malpractice suits? This book helps lawyers and future lawyers understand the cognitive biases that can affect their law practices. It introduces lawyers to cognitive biases and how to overcome them. It demonstrates how to think more clearly and how to avoid being manipulated by others through cognitive biases. It also explains how you can use cognitive biases in persuasion. Finally, it demonstrates how attorneys can avoid unconscious ethical lapses. The first part of this book (chapters 1–5) introduces cognitive biases. It will help you understand these biases, show how these biases work in the law and legal profession, and give exercises so that you can develop the ability to overcome your cognitive biases. Chapter 6 will go into more depth by showing how the cognitive biases fit into a model of moral reasoning. Chapter 7 will demonstrate how cognitive biases affect legal ethics (behavioral legal ethics). Chapter 8 will present special problems concerning cognitive biases and the legal profession. Chapter 9 will contain additional exercises on cognitive biases in general, and chapter 10 contains review exercises focused on lawyers and the practice of law."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Illustrative cases of lawyers' professional liability
  • Preliminary issues : insurance, bases of claims, important legal issues, and differences between medical professional liability and lawyers' professional liability
  • Claims : rates, sources, and issues
  • Resolving claims : lawsuits, claimant success, and payments
  • Legal malpractice trials
  • Processing lawyers' professional liability claims
  • Improving access to justice for those harmed by the actions of their lawyers.
Unhappy clients bring thousands of legal malpractice claims every year, against mega law firms and solo practitioners, for simple errors or egregious misconduct, and for losses than can reach $100 million or more. This in an industry, legal services, generating nearly $300 billion a year in revenue and touching every facet of American society. Yet, scant if any scholarly attention has been paid to the questions and consequences of lawyers' professional liability. This book is the first to fully explore the mistakes lawyers sometimes make, the nature of these mistakes, the harm they do, and the significant disparities in outcomes for corporate and individual victims of lawyers' errors. A systematic, empirical study of legal malpractice, When Lawyers Screw Up employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the frequency and nature of claims, the area of practice producing them, the amounts at stake, and the resolutions. The authors also use a range of data sources to study the frequency and outcomes of legal malpractice trials, whether bench or jury. Their comparison of legal malpractice cases involving the corporate and personal service sectors reveal the difficulties confronting claims coming from the personal sector-difficulties that often deny victims redress, even when they have suffered significant harm. When Lawyers Screw Up draws on a series of interviews to describe the practices of lawyers with expertise in handling legal malpractice claims, even as it notes how few such experts are available to prosecute these claims. In light of their findings, the authors suggest a range of reforms that would help victims of legal malpractice, particularly individuals and small businesses, in pursuing their claims.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700625857 20180508
Law Library (Crown)
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)
xxii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Meet the addicted lawyer
  • The life of Brian
  • Who's to blame?
  • I may not have been asked to the prom, but I could drink with my friends
  • College daze
  • Big-haired barbies, booze, and blow
  • Liar's dance
  • My reel life in addiction
  • Chasing paper, booze, and belonging
  • Beyond the study : acing exams and addiction
  • Do you really want to be a lawyer?
  • From the bar to the bar
  • Working hard and playing hard : playing hard and hardly working
  • When bars collide
  • Hollywood nights and hungover days
  • Many women, one love; rock bottom is relational
  • Sick is not weak : where to turn
  • Recovery is no yellow brick road
  • A leap of faith
  • Epilogue.
Brian Cuban was a successful lawyer--and an addict. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions--for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. The book takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: In our blood
  • States of nature
  • A nation of laws
  • Extreme frontiers
  • I love my country and government
  • The hour of national vengeance
  • The people's choice
  • Conclusion: Submit to nothing.
Andrew Jackson towered over American life during the second quarter of the nineteenth century, so much so that the period has been dubbed the Jacksonian era. With the passionate support of most voters and their families, he 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199751709 20170612
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 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.
The concept of learning to 'think like a lawyer' is one of the cornerstones of legal education in the United States and beyond. In this book, Jeffrey Lipshaw provides a critique of the traditional views of 'thinking like a lawyer' or 'pure lawyering' aimed at lawyers, law professors, and students who want to understand lawyering beyond the traditional warrior metaphor. Drawing on his extensive experience at the intersection of real world law and business issues, Professor Lipshaw presents a sophisticated philosophical argument that the "pure lawyering" of traditional legal education is agnostic to either truth or moral value of outcomes. He demonstrates pure lawyering's potential both for illusions of certainty and cynical instrumentalism, and the consequences of both when lawyers are called on as dealmakers, policymakers, and counsellors. This book offers an avenue for getting beyond (or unlearning) merely how to think like a lawyer. It combines legal theory, philosophy of knowledge, and doctrine with an appreciation of real-life judgment calls that multi-disciplinary lawyers are called upon to make. The book will be of great interest to scholars of legal education, legal language and reasoning as well as professors who teach both doctrine and thinking and writing skills in the first year law school curriculum; and for anyone who is interested in seeking a perspective on 'thinking like a lawyer' beyond the litigation arena.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138221307 20170605
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface
  • What Is emotional intelligence? : understanding emotional intelligence and its benefits
  • Are lawyers emotionally intelligent?
  • The business case for emotionally intelligent lawyers : four advantages emotional intelligence brings to your practice
  • Four ways emotional intelligence builds more successful law firms and law departments
  • Four steps to achieving an emotionally intelligent workplace
  • What is my emotional intelligence?
  • How do I raise my emotional intelligence?
  • The role of law schools
  • Now is the time to lawyer with emotional intelligence.
"[This book is a] guide to understanding, using and raising emotional intelligence in the unique context of law practice, outlining how: emotionally intelligent lawyers are smarter, better practitioners (negotiators, litigators and judges), make more money, and are physically and mentally healthier; emotionally intelligent workplaces profit from more effective leadership, greater performance, enhanced teamwork, and increased client satisfaction, as well as lower attrition, healthcare and professional liability costs; and individuals, workplaces and law schools can take steps to raise emotional intelligence."-- Provided by publisher.
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)