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Practice of Law
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- By Will Pryor. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st ed.
"A Short & Happy Guide to Mediation is for lawyers who want better results from mediation, clients curious about an upcoming mediation, mediators who want to become more effective, and students who want to explore dispute resolution as a career. What disputes should be mediated? Who gets to be the mediator and how do you choose the right one? How can preparation for a mediation lead to a more successful result? What are some things about the practice of mediation these days that we can improve? A Short & Happy Guide to Mediation addresses these and many other intriguing questions." - from the publisher
- By Kermit Roosevelt. Published by Foundation Press. 2014. 2nd edition.
"This new addition to the Concepts and Insights series provides an analytical overview of the field of conflicts, explaining all major choice-of-law approaches in simple and straightforward text. Separate chapters explore discrete conflicts issues, including personal jurisdiction, recognition of judgments, family law, and state-federal conflicts including Erie and preemption. Extensive description and analysis of leading cases make this book an excellent companion to a casebook as well as a resource for practitioners." - from Amazon.com
- By Kay Kavanagh. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 1st edition.
"Excellence in the Workplace: Legal and Life Skills in a Nutshell provides tools and techniques for success on the job and in life to students and lawyers beginning their careers. It progresses from preparing for the first day of work, to work-life balancing. Designed for easy reading and reference by students, the chapters can also be used as teaching modules. The authors: Discuss fundamental lawyering skills such as analysis, research, writing, oral communication, and time management Introduce the characteristics of emotional intelligence, effective interpersonal relationships, models of professionalism, conflict and stress management, and generational differences Offer practical advice for building a successful career, creating a career plan, assessing a job offer, negotiating a salary, managing money, and maintaining a work-life balance." - from the publisher
- By Vincent Johnson. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 1st edition.
"The initial chapters of this title focus on key legal principles (such as professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud), as well as the role of experts in malpractice litigation, important defenses, and the rules governing damages and fee forfeiture. Subsequent chapters explore issues of practical significance, including the vicarious liability law firms, common malpractice problems (such as conflict of interest), strategies for reducing errors and claims, and the role and limits of malpractice insurance." - from the publisher
- By Kimberlee Kovach. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd edition.
"This title provides a comprehensive, yet concise examination of the primary aspects of mediation practice. In doing so, the book considers the legal, philosophical, policy and practical issues surrounding mediation use. Matters include issues such as levels of participation in mediation, enforceability of mediated agreements, regulation of practice including ethical issues, and a survey of the specialized applications of mediation. The extent and limits of confidentiality are examined along with consideration of the Uniform Mediation Act. Each chapter also contains an extensive bibliography and listing of the leading cases in each subject area." - from the publisher