Letters to a Young Lawyer

Author: Alan Dershowitz,M Dershowitz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786722303

Category: Law

Page: 224

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As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time.We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the "tricks of the trade" that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of "lawyering."

Letters to a Young Contrarian

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786739073

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 339

From bestselling author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens, the classic guide to the art of principled dissent and disagreement In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires the radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, and angry young (wo)men of tomorrow. Exploring the entire range of "contrary positions"--from noble dissident to gratuitous nag--Hitchens introduces the next generation to the minds and the misfits who influenced him, invoking such mentors as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks, and George Orwell. As is his trademark, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast to stagnant attitudes across the ideological spectrum. No other writer has matched Hitchens's understanding of the importance of disagreement--to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress, to democracy itself.

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks

Author: Grover Cleveland

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606868

Category:

Page: 206

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The go-to book for new lawyer success at leading firms and schools, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks contains critical advice new graduates need to thrive. Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition includes vital new information on networking, client service, business development, project management, and many other topics. The goal is simple: To help new lawyers start strong. With an easily readable style, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks helps new lawyers navigate unwritten rules and stay afloat in a challenging profession. The book contains hundreds of tips with inside information from successful lawyers nationwide. Humorous, real-life examples illustrate the lessons along with checklists to provide comprehensive advice quickly. With employers and clients clamoring for "practice-ready" graduates, the Second Edition's lessons are more essential than ever.

Letters to a Young Artist

Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

Author: Anna Deavere Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 030748744X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 1598

From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

A Survival Guide

Author: Thane Josef Messinger

Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd

ISBN: 9781888960198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 7004

In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Full Disclosure

The New Lawyer's Must-read Career Guide

Author: Christen Civiletto Carey

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9780970597007

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 1644

Publisher Fact Sheet A comprehensive guide for young lawyers, those about to enter the practice of law & those thinking about a legal career.

Rights from Wrongs

A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465017133

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 7680

A noted legal scholar examines the source of human rights, arguing that rights are the result of particular experiences with injustice and looking at the implications in terms of the right to privacy, voting rights, and other rights.

Chutzpah

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671760890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 6821

The well-known attorney discusses what it is like to be Jewish today, examining such issues as anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, assimilation, Zionism, civil rights, the role of Jews in the U.S.S.R., changes in Eastern Europe, and more. Reprint.

Reasonable Doubts

The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068483264X

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 1316

Using the O.J. Simpson case as a backdrop, the famous defense lawyer examines the American criminal justice system, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses

The Best Defense

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307755207

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 8937

"Anyone interested in the true merits of criminal law and very fine writing must read Alan Dershowitz's book." --Truman Capote In this tell-all legal memoir, Alan Dershowitz describes his most famous, and infamous, cases and clients. In the process, takes a critical, informed look at a legal system that he regards as deeply corrupt.

Is There a Right to Remain Silent?

Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195307798

Category: Law

Page: 212

View: 8906

An outspoken legal scholar and author of America on Trial reveals why Fifth Amendment rights matter and how they are being reshaped, limited, and in some cases revoked in the wake of 9/11, in this absorbing look at one of the most essential constitutional rights.

Letters to a Young Chef

Author: Daniel Boulud

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786736615

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 7550

Daniel Boulud is a pioneer of our contemporary food culture-from the reinvention of French food to the fine dining revolution in America. A modern man with a classical foundation and a lifetime of experience, Boulud speaks with passion about the vocation of creating food. Part memoir, part advice book, part recipe book, this updated edition celebrating of the art of cooking will continue to delight and enlighten all chefs, from passionate amateurs to serious professionals.

Letters to a Young Gymnast

Author: Nadia Comaneci

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786728655

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6763

If there were such a thing as an "elder" stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. Olga Korbut came before her, and many other medalists would follow, but none has ever been as dominant in winning the hearts of millions around the world. With grit and determination, Nadia Comaneci ushered in a new era for women's sports, one where young girls could vault into the arena of superstardom. Even today, almost thirty years after her greatest triumphs, you need only mention the name "Nadia" and gymnastics fans know instantly whom you are talking about.In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia shows what it takes to achieve athletic perfection and become the best. With inspiring and dramatic stories from her own experience, she tells us how the young girl that Bela Karolyi discovered in a Romanian elementary school found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. This collection of Nadia's memories, anecdotes, and advice grants unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream, to the necessity of "a spirit forged with mettle," Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening and surprisingly challenging.

Jagged Rocks of Wisdom

Professional Advise for the New Attorney

Author: Morten Lund

Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd

ISBN: 9781888960075

Category: Law

Page: 94

View: 988

Lund's "21 Rules" are a distillation of Lund s decade experience with clients, colleagues, and subordinates. No new lawyer should be without all three "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom" guides: . "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for the New Attorney" . "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom The Memo: Mastering the Legal Memorandum" . "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom Negotiation: Mastering the Art of the Deal""

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties

An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area

Author: Lisa L. Abrams

Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries

ISBN: 9780159003916

Category: Law

Page: 475

View: 5974

With this product, you'll get an inside look at what it's like to practice law in 30 major specialty areas, including appellate practice, entertainment, immigration, international, tax, and telecommunications. This book gives you the insights and expertise of top practitioners-the issues they tackle every day, the people and clients they work with, what they find rewarding about their work, and what classes or work experience you need to follow in their footsteps. Over 120 government, public interest, corporate, and private attorneys are featured.

A Ladder to the Sky

A Novel

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 1984823035

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2309

“Clever, chilling, and beautifully paced; a study of inner corrosion that Patricia Highsmith herself could not have done better.” -- The Times (London) Esquire: "Best Books of 2018 (So Far)" Town & Country: "5 Books You Need to Read in November" Vulture: "Best New Books of November" A seductive, unputdownable psychodrama following one cunning, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful – but desperately lonely – older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall… Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

The Female Persuasion

A Novel

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525533222

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1873

"Wolitzer's ultra-readable latest illuminates the oceanic complexity of growing up female and ambitious--and reveals the author's substantial insight into the tangles of gender and power." -Vogue "Symphonic... The perfect feminist blockbuster for our times." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. To be admired by someone we admire - we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

Letters to a Young Therapist

Stories of Hope and Healing

Author: Mary Pipher

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458720187

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 212

View: 1966

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Eye Corps

Coming of Age at the Dmz

Author: Jack Walker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524500356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 3086

This is the story of a young man who was drafted into the army in 1964 and who ended up in Vietnam as a marine recon company commander at the DMZ in 1967. While a war story, it is more importantly about growing up in a combat zone with the help of senior mentors and a bit of luck, while dealing with a tenacious enemy as well as politicians thousands of miles from the battlefield. It is also a portrait of America in the troubled 1960s.

365 Thank Yous

The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life

Author: John Kralik

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401396496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4980

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winter and baked in the summer; he was 40 pounds overweight; his girlfriend had just broken up with him; and overall, his dearest life dreams--including hopes of upholding idealistic legal principles and of becoming a judge--seemed to have slipped beyond his reach. Then, during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year's Day, John was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn't have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had. Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal--come what may--of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year. One by one, day after day, he began to handwrite thank yous--for gifts or kindnesses he'd received from loved ones and coworkers, from past business associates and current foes, from college friends and doctors and store clerks and handymen and neighbors, and anyone, really, absolutely anyone, who'd done him a good turn, however large or small. Immediately after he'd sent his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John's way--from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. While John wrote his notes, the economy collapsed, the bank across the street from his office failed, but thank-you note by thank-you note, John's whole life turned around. 365 Thank Yous is a rare memoir: its touching, immediately accessible message--and benefits--come to readers from the plainspoken storytelling of an ordinary man. Kralik sets a believable, doable example of how to live a miraculously good life. To read 365 Thank Yous is to be changed.