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In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate
By Nancy Gertner
Nancy Gertner launched her legal career by defending antiwar activist Susan Saxe, who was on trial for her role in a robbery that resulted in the murder of a police officer. After this high-profile, highly charged case, Gertner continued to cause a stir in case after riveting case. She threw herself into criminal and civil cases focused on women’s rights and civil liberties, establishing herself as a talented and unrepentant advocate for women. Now she looks back on that storied career of groundbreaking firsts and tells of her struggle to succeed personally and professionally while working on benchmark cases.
The Billable Hour: A Legal Practitioner’s Guide to Smarter Billing
By Annie Dike
The professional standards attorneys set for themselves are high, intentionally so. It is a difficult and confusing, but highly regarded profession, fraught daily with ethical dilemmas. This guide will teach you an efficient, effective billing system that will enable you to identify and perform more billable tasks, resulting in more hours billed.
Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine
By Clay S. Conrad
Juries have been delivering independent verdicts in the interest of justice for over 800 years, serving as the final check on government's power to pass unjust, immoral, or oppressive laws that leave citizens at the mercy of sometimes jaded or corrupt courts and legislatures. This was what the Founding Fathers feared,
and this is the reason why they guaranteed trial by jury three times in the Constitution – more than any other right.
In Jury Nullification, author Clay Conrad examines the history, the law, and the practical and political implications of jury independence, examining in depth the role of nullification in capital punishment law, the dark side of jury nullification in Southern lynching and civil rights cases, and the purpose and legal effect of the juror's oath.
Marble and the Sculptor: From Law School to Law Practice
By Keith Lee
Written from the in-the-trenches perspective of a young lawyer, The Marbleand the Sculptor provides a clear no-nonsense path from law school to lawyering.It presents a fundamental understanding of what is expected of new attorneys and a framework for becoming a successful-both as a lawyer and in life. With advice on everything from choosing classes that matter in law school to the importance of writing well, attracting clients, and avoiding five basic mistakes in your first job at a law firm, this book is destined to become the go-to guide for all young lawyers regardless of law school or area of practice.
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