Courtroom Avenger

Author: Robert L. Habush
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627223089
Size: 16.73 MB
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This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big pocket. Each chapter of this compelling book covers a significant trial in his career, and more. In it you'll find: details on the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries trial, his representation of the survivors of the World Trade Center attack, and an analysis of trial strategy and commentary from Habush himself. This book is filled with stories that will thrill, educate and inspire you. Finally, the author shares his personal visions for the future of the legal profession and the law. Read this compelling story of a man who wasn't afraid to fight for the common man and make a difference in the legal profession."

Shaving Lessons

Author: Kurt Chandler
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811823609
Size: 13.87 MB
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The award-winning author of Passages of Pride shares an intimate memoir of his son Ben's freshman year of high school, documenting a time of transition for both father and son as the two share Ben's life adventures, including a first shave, first date, sports tryouts, a road trip, and a rock concert.

The Jesus Cow

Author: Michael Perry
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062289993
Size: 17.85 MB
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New York Times bestselling humorist Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this hilarious and big-hearted tale, a comic yet sincere exploration of faith and the foibles of modern life that blends the barbed charm of Garrison Keillor, the irreverent humor of Christopher Moore, and the audacious insight of Chuck Klosterman. Life is suddenly full of drama for low-key Harley Jackson: A woman in a big red pickup has stolen his bachelor’s heart, a Hummer-driving predatory developer is threatening to pave the last vestiges of his family farm, and inside his barn is a calf bearing the image of Jesus Christ. His best friend, Billy, a giant of a man who shares his trailer house with a herd of cats and tries to pass off country music lyrics as philosophy, urges him to avoid the woman, fight the developer, and get rich off the calf. But Harley takes the opposite tack, hoping to avoid what his devout, dearly departed mother would have called “a scene.” Then the secret gets out—right through the barn door, and Harley’s “miracle” goes viral. Within hours pilgrims, grifters, and the media have descended on his quiet patch of Swivel, Wisconsin, looking for a glimpse (and a percentage) of the calf. Does Harley hide the famous, possibly holy calf and risk a riot, or give the people what they want—and raise enough money to keep his land—and, just possibly, win the woman and her big red pickup truck? Harley goes all in, cutting a deal with a major Hollywood agent that transforms his little farm into an international spiritual theme park—think Lourdes, only with cheese curds and t-shirts. Soon, Harley has lots of money . . . and more trouble than he ever dreamed.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Ann McFeatters
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826332196
Size: 42.75 MB
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On July 1, 1981, President Ronald Reagan interviewed Sandra Day O'Connor as a candidate for the United States Supreme Court. A few days later, he called her. "Sandra, I'd like to announce your nomination to the Court tomorrow. Is that all right with you?" Scared and wondering if this was a mistake, the little-known judge from Arizona was on her way to becoming the first woman justice and one of the most powerful women in the nation. Born in El Paso, Texas, O'Connor grew up on the Lazy B, a cattle ranch that spanned the Arizona-New Mexico border. There she learned lifelong lessons about self-reliance, hard work, and the joy of the outdoors. Ann Carey McFeatters sketches O'Connor's formative years there and at Stanford University and her inability to find a job--law firms had no interest in hiring a woman lawyer. McFeatters writes about how O'Connor juggled marriage, a career in law and politics, three sons, breast cancer, and the demands of fame. In this second volume in the Women's Biography Series, we learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped a generation of Americans.

A Journey Of Hope

Author: Neil Willenson
Publisher: Camp Heartland Project, Inc.
ISBN: 0976716933
Size: 54.68 MB
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Stories about and by the children and counselors at Camp Heartland, a summer camp for young people affected by HIV and AIDS.

Win Your Case

Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429909013
Size: 38.43 MB
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Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.

Wisconsin Owi Defense

Author: Andrew Mishlove
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933264318
Size: 68.90 MB
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For even the most seasoned attorney admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin, defending OWI cases has always presented special challenges. Today mounting a successful defense is more difficult than ever. Now you have the advantage with Wisconsin OWI Defense: The Law and Practice. This text and supplementary DVD contains the most important information to help you attain a successful verdict.Written by Andrew Mishlove and James Nesci, both members of the National College for DUI Defense,Wisconsin OWI Defense: The Law and Practice ensures that you understand the chemical, biological and technological concepts and issues underlying OWI prosecution and defense in the State of Wisconsin. The authors provide the most up-to-date information available on key areas of OWI law in Wisconsin including: OWI Investigations, Driving and Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition, Evaluation and Chemical Testing, Blood Alcohol Calculations, Pre-trial Investigations and Motions, Practice, Plea Offers and Agreements, OWI Trial Procedures, and more.Many practical tools and applications designed to streamline and simplify the complex OWI defense process have been developed along with this book. They are all included on a bonus DVD--so you can locate, review and print them out in a matter of seconds. The companion DVD contains NHTSA studies, articles and visual detection videos.

The Mother Court

Author: James D. Zirin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634256339
Size: 26.25 MB
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The Mother Court: Tales of Cases That Mattered in America's Greatest Trial Court is the first book to chronicle the history of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the most influential district court in the United States