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Below is an alphabetical listing of the 637 titles in our Digital Collection.

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    By Michael Olivas. Published by Arte Público Press. 2014. 1st edition.

    "This collection of ten essays commemorates the 50th anniversary of an important but almost forgotten U.S. Supreme court case, Hernández v. Texas, 347 US 475 (1954), the major case involving Mexican Americans and jury selection, published just before Brown v. Board of Education in the 1954 Supreme Court reporter.

    This landmark case, the first to be tried by Mexican American lawyers before the U.S. Supreme Court, held that Mexican Americans were a discrete group for purposes of applying Equal Protection. Although the case was about discriminatory state jury selection and trial practices, it has been cited for many other civil rights precedents in the intervening 50 years. Even so, it has not been given the prominence it deserves, in part because it lives in the shadow of the more compelling Brown v. Board case.

    There had been earlier efforts to diversify juries, reaching back at least to the trial of Gregorio Cortez in 1901 and continuing with efforts by the legendary Oscar Zeta Acosta in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Even as recently as 2005 there has been clear evidence that Latino participation in the Texas jury system is still substantially unrepresentative of the growing population. But in a brief and shining moment in 1954, Mexican-American lawyers prevailed in a system that accorded their community no legal status and no respect. Through sheer tenacity, brilliance, and some luck, they showed that it is possible to tilt against windmills and slay the dragon.

    Edited and with an introduction by University of Houston law scholar Michael A. Olivas, Colored Men and Hombres Aquí is the first full-length book on this case. This volume contains the papers presented at the Hernández at 50 conference which took place in 2004 at the University of Houston Law Center and also contains source materials, trial briefs, and a chronology of the case." - from the publisher

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    By David Sonenshein. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edition.

    "This book contains vignettes of trial testimony all designed to raise evidentiary issues in the context in which they occur. Whether this resource is used in an evidence or trial advocacy classroom, professional learning environment, or for your own personal study, the vignettes are extraordinary examples of how specific evidentiary issues arise at trial. Additionally, this resource provides a context for a better understanding of the rules of evidence as they are applied - a skill set every successful attorney acquires." - from the publisher

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    By Ralph Warner. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 10th ed.

    This book provides over 100 ready to use forms and contracts for a variety of everyday legal and practical situations faced by most users. Some of the forms included are simple wills, power of attorney, leases, child care agreements, daily expenses and monthly budgets.

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    By Lita Epstein. Published by F+W Media. 2009.

    Contains questions dealing with basic to more complex estate planning concerns. Includes topics such as the probate process, selling property, handling business dealings, life insurance, incompetency planning, and medical decision planning.

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    By Mary Randolph. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 10th ed.

    This book offers simple methods to avoid the probate process with real-world examples of how others have used them. Topics covered include: payable-on-death accounts; naming beneficiaries, including children, institutions, and multiple beneficiaries; small estates; joint ownership, living trusts, and making gifts.

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    By Roderic Duncan. Published by Nolo Press. 2007. 1st ed.

    This guide helps those seeking to settle a divorce outside of the courtroom. Additionally, if court is unavoidable, the guide covers a wide range of topics that will help you along every step of the court process.

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    By Emily Doskow. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 18th ed.

    Nolo’s updated edition of A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples provides information on the changing laws affecting LGBT couples. Outlining the proper legal steps to define and protect relationships, this guide covers the marriage laws of all 50 states, planning for medical emergencies, acquiring domestic partner benefits, buying property, legal issues surrounding children, and end of life decisions

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    By Anthony J Bocchino. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 11th edition.

    "Whether in moot court or trial, A Practical Guide to Federal Evidence, Eleventh Edition, will guide you to mastery of making and responding to evidentiary objections. Objections and their responses are grouped by subject category of the objection for easy location. The extensive practice commentaries given for each objection will help you understand the application of the Federal Rules of Evidence in practice and enable you to deal with the common issues that arise. This edition also includes the 2011 restyling of the rules and current amendments through December 2014.

    The Federal Rules of Evidence and a quick reference guide to objections are included. The handy quick reference guide includes only the minimum language required to make or respond to objections for quick use in moot or trial court and provides reference to the more detailed explanations in the text." - from the publisher

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    By Anthony J. Bocchino. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015.

    Whether in moot court or trial, A Practical Guide to Federal Evidence, Eleventh Edition, will guide you to mastery of making and responding to evidentiary objections. Objections and their responses are grouped by subject category of the objection for easy location. The extensive practice commentaries given for each objection will help you understand the application of the Federal Rules of Evidence in practice and enable you to deal with the common issues that arise. This edition also includes the 2011 restyling of the rules and current amendments through December 2014. The Federal Rules of Evidence and a quick reference guide to objections are included. The handy quick reference guide includes only the minimum language required to make or respond to objections for quick use in moot or trial court and provides reference to the more detailed explanations in the text. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

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    By Richard Freer. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st ed.

    This title distills the complex topic of civil procedure down to a very accessible 167 pages. It presents the crucial elements, mentioning doctrinal cases as needed to show where certain fundamental principles derive from. Brief, yet more than sufficiently informative, this guide will prove useful in helping you outline, and understand civil procedure in general.

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    By Mark C. Alexander. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st ed.

    "This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection." - from the publisher

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    By David G. Epstein; Bruce A. Markell; Lawrence Ponoroff. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st ed.

    "This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies." - from the publisher

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    By Kenney F. Hegland; Robert B. Fleming. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st ed.

    A quick and easy guide to problems of aging and how the law and practical advice can make things better. "Students taking elder law, working in elder clinics, or simply dealing with aging relatives, should read this book. Quick and easy it offers a legal checkup and describes how it is to grow older. It covers the legal issues, but also talking to one's family, recognizing elder abuse, dealing with disability and death. Kenney Hegland is known for clear writing and questionable jokes; Robert Fleming, in the trenches for 35 years, is known, along with Professor Rebecca Morgan, as the “rock star” of NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys)." - from the publisher

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    By Sherri Burr. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st ed.

    This book uses colorful characters to explain money management in a simplified, yet humorous manner.

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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

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    By Paula A. Franzese. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 2nd ed.

    "This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain. This expanded edition also includes the top ten themes of property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!" - from the publisher

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    By Roger E. Schechter. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st ed.

    "In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well." - from the publisher

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    By Charles Harak. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2011. 5th edition.

    This title looks at the delivery of electric, gas, and telecommunication services. It includes a state by state summary of utility commission regulations. It looks at the right to utility service, metering issues, payment issues, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, termination of service, and bankruptcy issues.

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    By Charles Meyer. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 5th ed.

    "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. The text reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as expanded use of fair values in financial statements and guidance on how to determine fair value, accounting for service agreements in securitizations, and revised rules on accounting for acquisitions." - from the publisher

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    By Chris McNeil. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edition.

    "Whenever the government tries to deny a benefit or take away a license, the parties affected by the action have the right to a fair hearing before an impartial adjudicator. Protecting that right takes some planning. This book is designed to offer practical suggestions about how to prepare for agency hearings. It's a guide for lawyers, clinical assistants, law students, and laymen who want to gain an accurate understanding of what to expect in litigating with a local, state, or federal governmental agency." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Pierce. Published by Foundation Press. 2012. 2nd edition.

    "This mini-treatise discusses and analyzes principal concepts of administrative law and process, including the political and legal nature of administrative law; legislative control of administrative discretion; executive control of administrative discretion; judicial control of agency discretion (threshold issues, procedural issues, substantive issues); and access to private and public information." - from the publisher

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    By Alfred Aman. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd ed.

    "This treatise sets forth a comprehensive analysis of administrative law in the United States. Administrative law continues to evolve in interesting ways in all of its various dimensions. The authors address the new developments in the law of standing, congressional attempts to make agencies more accountable, and the continuing evolution of Chevron deference, among other issues. The fundamental purposes of this book are to assess and explain fundamental doctrines of administrative law, placing some of the most important aspects of those doctrines in a historical context, and setting forth the current state of the law. The book is intended to serve practitioners, scholars and students of administrative law." - from the publisher

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    By Ernest Gellhorn. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 5th edition.

    "Governmental agencies have grown significantly in the last half-century, as has the importance of governing administrative law. This volume reviews general principles, policy considerations, and the methods of analysis of federal, state, and local agency procedures. Chapters discuss authority delegation; political controls over agency action; scope of judicial review; acquiring and disclosing information; informal administrative processes; procedural due process; formal adjudications; procedural shortcuts; rules and rulemaking; and obtaining judicial review." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Schoenbaum. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th ed.

    "Schoenbaum's Admiralty & Maritime Law is a comprehensive guide on the special procedures, rules, jurisdictional questions, and remedies for American and international admiralty and maritime law. In this publication, the author offers:

    Insightful, expert discussion of current practice, analyzing recent cases and developments
    Detailed footnotes supplying additional commentary and citations to leading cases, and updated statutory citations reflecting the recodified admiralty statutes in new sections of Title 46 of the United States Code
    An emphasis on the international character of maritime and shipping law, with examples ranging from the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico to what liability regime should apply to multimodal transportation of goods in international trade
    Extensive coverage of the treaties, conventions, protocols and instruments of The International Maritime Organization, the United Nations Security Council, and other organizations" - from the publisher

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    By Frank Maraist. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 6th edition.

    "This text addresses maritime tort law, collision law, worker injury claims, wrongful death, and platform injuries. It explores maritime property liens and the seaman's employment contract, wages, and compromise of claims. It discusses marine insurance, towage and pilotage, salvage, and general average. It also covers sovereign immunity; joint and several liability, indemnity, and contribution; liability limitations; and jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims." - from the publisher

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    By Sanford Katz. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st edition.

    "With the number of people waiting to adopt children, the need for a comprehensive yet succinct explanation of adoption laws and practices is met by Adoption Laws in a Nutshell. The book is an excellent resource for the legal and social work professions, providing an analysis of the latest developments regarding agency responsibilities toward adoptive parents and children, consents necessary to complete an adoption, father’s rights, the new assisted reproductive technology and adoption including surrogacy, standards for placement, open adoption, access to adoption records, inheritance rights of all the parties and intercountry adoption." - from the publisher

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    By Mark Cammack. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 2nd edition.

    "Designed for use as supplemental reading in an advanced criminal procedure course on the post-investigation processing of a criminal case. Includes a clear, concise, and thorough narrative explanation of the issues involved in the prosecution and adjudication of a criminal case, from the decision to prosecute and pre-trial release through to sentencing, appeal and collateral attack. Ideal reference for students and practitioners." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Guernsey. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edition.

    "Providing a systematic, strategic and integrated approach to negotiation, authors Thomas F. Guernsey and Paul J. Zwier explain adversarial and problem-solving strategies, how to help clients make better strategic use of negotiation, counseling techniques and organizational tools for successful negotiations." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Bainbridge. Published by Foundation Press. 2014. 2nd edition.

    "This text provides a reader-friendly, accessible overview of unincorporated business associations. While emphasizing the doctrinal issues taught in today's unincorporated business associations classes, it places significant emphasis on economic analysis of the major issues in that course. The second edition has been comprehensively updated. It includes extensive new treatment of the now final Restatement (Third) of Agency and amendments to the various uniform acts governing unincorporated business associations. The coverage has been expanded to include additional topics, especially in the chapter on limited liability companies, so as to reflect their continually growing popularity as a choice of form for small businesses. Among these new topics are single member LLCs, shelf LLCs, conversion to an LLC from other forms of business organizations, promoters' duties, non-profit and low profit LLCs, and freedom of contract in LLC law." - from Amazon.com

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    By Ronald Wada. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2007.

    "AILA's Focus on EB-2 & EB-3 Degree Equivalency provides a comprehensive resource on EB-2 visa requirements (for professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business) and EB-3 visa requirements (for skilled workers, professionals, and other workers). In particular, it focuses on how to design degree requirements for PERM applications and anticipate common issues that arise in previously approved labor certification applications. A new Supplement fully updates the book by incorporating additional guidance on changes in the law and procedure since the book's publication in 2007.

    AILA's Focus on EB-2 & EB-3 & Supplement cover:

    The AACRAO EDGE degree equivalency database, how to access it, how USCIS uses it, and how to interpret the information it contains;
    Identification of shifts in USCIS's ad hoc degree equivalency policies that have occurred since the publication of the original book (2007);
    Clarification of the "single source degree" rule;
    DOL and BALCA degree equivalency policies and related issues;
    Degree equivalency developments for professional degrees and for positions requiring a degree in any field;
    Definition of the most challenging case scenario for degree equivalency; and
    Guidelines for drafting PERM applications for common scenarios" - from the publisher

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    By Jacqueline Nolan-Haley. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 3rd edition.

    Alternative dispute resolution in a nutshell by Jacqueline Nolan-Haley is an update to the 2001 edition in Thomson West's nutshell series. In addition to the discussion of the subject from Ms. Nolan-Haley, the appendices contain the complete text of key rules and laws, including the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators, The Uniform Arbitration Act, Uniform Mediation Act, and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Users familiar with the nutshell format will find this book concise and informative with extensive bibliographic references.

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    By Andrea Doneff. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edition.

    "Alternatives to Litigation explores key concepts and terms in ADR practice, and addresses practical how-to issues that all attorneys need to recognize and master regardless of their field of expertise." - from the publisher

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    By Paul Mandelstein. Published by Nolo Press. 2006.

    Always Dad details how to work with an ex to create a supportive family environment following divorce. This book provides strategies for maintaining a healthy relationship with and prioritize the needs children and working effectively with a former spouse following divorce.

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    By William Canby. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 6th edition.

    The most recent edition of American Indian Law in a Nutshell provides up to date, basic coverage of the complexities of American Indian law. Readers familiar with West's Nutshell series will find it to be a straightforward discussion of the history and topics of American Indian law. It is important to note that this book does not address problems specific to Oklahoma, New York, or native Hawaiians

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    By Lloyd Bonfield. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 1st.

    An introduction to American law. This guide provides a clear and concise introduction to the American constitutional system, judiciary, civil and criminal law.

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    By Carol Anderson. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2010. 1st edition.

    "Successful trial lawyers are constantly working to improve their trial techniques and advocacy skills. Anderson on Advocacy presents effective approaches and advice on all aspects of trial practice. Carol Anderson, an award-winning clinical professor, illustrates her points with entertaining and educational examples from many of America's most successful trial lawyers, including: Michael Tigar, David Berg, Howard Nations, and John Edwards. These outstanding trial lawyers will help your students master the tactics and strategy of trial advocacy." - from the publisher

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    By Pamela Frasch. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 1st.

    "Topics in this book include animal anti-cruelty laws, industrial and agricultural uses of animals, torts, and other claims for harm done to animals, as well as federal, state, and local regulation of animal ownership and use. In addition, this book covers animal rights activism, hunting, fishing, and other recreational uses of animals, animals in entertainment, issues arising when animals are the subject of a contract or the intended beneficiary of a will or trust, remedies for harm done to animals, and anticipated future legal developments in the field." - from the publisher

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    By Steve Lubet. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2003. 2nd edition.

    "This insightful guide to the arbitration process will help you achieve the best results for clients in all types of arbitration settings - from commercial to labor. John W. Cooley, an experienced judge, trial attorney, arbitrator, and mediator, and Steven Lubet, author of NITA's best-selling Modern Trial Advocacy have written this book to describe an up-to-date description of the arbitration process for advocates. You will get specific advice on:

    • The arbitration process
    • Prehearing considerations
    • Advocacy at the arbitration hearing
    • Effective openings and closings
    • Tactical considerations in shaping the process

    Arbitration Advocacy, Second Edition, contains a chapter on attorney ethics and a chapter on cyberarbitration which explores the variety of online dispute resolution services available, the benefits and limitations with the use of cyberarbitration, and considerations in selecting a cyberarbitration service and cyberarbitrator." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Carbonneau. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 3rd.

    A guide containing the basic terms, characteristics and issues in arbitration. Covering freedom of contract, the Federal Arbitration Act, the enforcement of arbitral awards and more.

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    By Regina Germain. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2015. 7th edition.

    The number of asylum seekers in this country is growing, as are the complexities and challenges to receiving asylum status. Because many asylum seekers have fled to this country with few resources, this area of law has a great need for lawyers wanting do more pro bono work. This publication is a comprehensive procedural guide for the attorney working through a claim. Practical aspects of the publication include checklists for each stage of the application process and sample forms and many practice tips. Additionally, a chapter is devoted to other forms of relief, should the asylum claim be denied.

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    By William Lovett. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 8th.

    This reference guide provides coverage of recent developments in banking and financial institutions law and policy. Per the publisher, it covers subjects such as "increased competition, deregulation, bank and thrift failures, large-scale bailout, and restructuring efforts. Unresolved challenges include budget stimulus, deficits, and renewed supervision by regulators."

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    By David Epstein. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 8th.

    "This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 40 years, has been revised to reflect changes in caselaw, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found that this book helps them better comprehend reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions." - from the publisher

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    By Socrates Media. Published by Socrates Media. 2006.

    This comprehensive personal aid title walks through different types of bankruptcy, the process of filing for bankruptcy, and advice for next steps.

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    By David Brown. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 7th ed.

    "Everything you need to fight an unfair ticket! We've all received one -- a traffic ticket that seems completely unfair, the result of an officer's evening quota rather than a serious moving violation. But do you have to pay the penalty and watch your driving record crash and burn?
    Not if you choose to fight back with Beat Your Ticket. Beat Your Ticket simply and clearly lays out the best strategies for beating tickets in court. The book explains in plain English how to:

    - use the law to fight an unwarranted ticket
    - find out what the police officer plans to say at your trial
    - attack radar and other detection methods
    - pick a jury
    - present your case
    - cross-examine the ticketing officer

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    By Kurt Wagner. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007.

    A start-to-finish guide for those attempting to obtain United States citizenship through "naturalization". This guide provides information regarding the application process including residency requirements, appropriate documentation and fees, fingerprinting, where to file, and the Pilot Naturalization Test.

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    By Peter Lovenheim. Published by Nolo Press. 2004.

    "Becoming a Mediator shows you how, offering a practical, nuts–and–bolts guide to breaking into the field and a no–nonsense approach to the reality of current professional opportunities. Drawing from the experiences of actual mediators, as well as from his own many years of work as an attorney and mediator, Lovenheim not only provides a vital resource but also conveys the sense of mission mediators feel for this emerging new profession." - from the publisher

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    By Ilona Bray. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 8th Edition.

    Helps readers determine their eligibility and offers advice on how to fill out applications forms, study for the citizenship exam, and ace the interview.

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    By Paul Mandelstein. Published by Nolo Press. 2010. 1st ed.

    A practical guide for maintaining a close relationship with your children after divorce.

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    By Sandra Johnson. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st.

    "This work provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception, and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision making (including physician-assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), organ transplantation, limitations on coercive public health regulation, the operation of ethics committees, and other emerging topics. The book provides an excellent introduction to this area as well as useful support for students." - from the publisher

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    By Mark Pearson. Published by Allen & Unwin. 2012.

    While not an exhaustive guide, Pearson provides the reader with a basic understanding of "blogging and social media law". A introduction to common legal principles that apply to online publishing and how to avoid some of the obstacles that exist for free speech from a global perspective.

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    By Henry Bailey. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 8th edition.

    "Brady on Bank Checks and Funds Transfers provides comprehensive commentary and guidance to bankers and practitioners concerned with the complexities of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3, 4, and 4A as they relate to bank checks and funds transfers. This authoritative treatise addresses the issue, transfer, collection, and payment of checks; the return of unpaid checks; substitute checks; electronic checks; electronic funds transfers; and forgeries and alterations. The legal analysis is supported with numerous citations to the most recent and relevant statutes, regulations, and cases -- resulting in an incomparable resource for all your practical questions or legal research involving bank checks and funds transfers." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Hazen. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd edition.

    "This title, which provides an introduction broker-dealer regulation generally, including SEC Regulation and self-regulation by FINRA, includes sales practices, analysts' conflicts of interest, civil liabilities, and arbitration." - from the publisher

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    By Mimi Lyster Zemmelman. Published by Nolo Press. 2014.

    Nolo’s guide to creating a co-parenting agreement provides information, worksheets, and a fill-in-the-blank parenting agreement to assist divorcing couples in making a fair and lasting child custody agreement. The mediation-based strategies contained in this book will help minimize conflict in resolving issues such as health care, education, and living arrangements.

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    By Joseph Shade. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 3rd edition.

    "This book gives students in an introductory course in business associations a succinct but reliable overview of the principle legal issues that arise in business relationships over the life cycle of the business. It explains the basic concepts that govern these relationships and provides specific examples of how they apply. It also explains similarities and dissimilarities in the business associations covered. The book is intended to help students understand the course whether their background is in accounting or music." - from the publisher

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    By Anthony Mancuso; Bethany Laurence. 2016. 7th ed.

    This guide walks business owners through drafting legal documents that act as a sort of "pre-marital agreement" for your business. These agreements will help to clarify the circumstances when someone must sell, what price will be paid, and other topics.

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    By Daryl Buffenstein. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2011.

    This comprehensive guide to business immigration law provides the practitioner with strategies, citations, and analyses to advise corporate clients in all phases of the hiring and transfer of foreign nationals. The set covers such topics as the various types of visas, consular status, and the visa waiver program.

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    By Willaim Klein. Published by Foundation Press. 2010. 11th edition.

    "This title explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance. It is the best additional resource to assign to students for background. It distills in a straightforward and accessible way the essential elements of these often complex topics and explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance with concise, conceptual overviews. It contains a detailed introduction outlining the essential functions of corporate law. It contains an invaluable new section covering recent developments in financial markets, the financial crisis, the role of derivatives and financial complexity in the modern corporation to give students background on modern financial issues." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Freer. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st edition.

    "The study of business organizations is, broadly speaking, a study of how people engage in business and, more importantly, how the law facilitates and regulates the operation of such businesses. Written in a clear and informative style, and chock full of examples and illustrations, this book examines the legal rules and doctrines associated with running a business?from formation to dissolution to everything in between. These rules and doctrines are explored within the context of the various organizational forms in which a business may be operated. Thus, reading this book will provide you with a solid grounding in the law of agency, general partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies." - from Amazon.com

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    By James Cox. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 3rd edition.

    "Clear, succinct, descriptions of the reasoning and policy issues underlying corporate law that is accessible to law students with no business or economic background. The 2011 edition is thoroughly updated to include recent Delaware and other leading decisions focused on fiduciary obligations and duties in corporate acquisitions, state and statutory developments affecting corporations including the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the changing landscape of securities fraud suits in the federal courts, new discussions of unincorporated forms of business, insightful explanations of such news-making issues as corporate governance and director liabilities, and coverage of LLCs and LLPs." - from Amazon.com

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    By Steven A. Bank; Kirk J. Stark. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 1st ed.

    "This book does not deal solely with judicial opinions. In the field of business taxation, many of the most significant developments are not cases, and certainly not Supreme Court cases, but rather legislative and administrative changes and transactional innovations. Business Tax Stories includes chapters on several landmark cases; however, it also surveys many of the critical developments in the history of U.S. corporate and partnership taxation. Taken as a whole, this title is organized to serve as a history of business taxation over the last century." - from the publisher

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    By Craig Venezia. Published by Nolo Press. 2009. 2nd ed.

    If you are looking to buy a second home, this guide helps walk you through the process of finding the right bargain, providing innovative financing strategies, choosing the right mortgage, and more.

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    By Douglas Lavine. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edtion.

    "Judge Douglas Lavine claims there are certain recurring, core principles of persuasion that can be studied, and when mastered lead to successful advocacy. Lavine's unique interdisciplinary approach draws from history, literature, psychology, drama, religion, and the law to discuss the fundamental principles of effective persuasion that will help all lawyers win cases and avoid serious errors." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Elias and Robin Leonard. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 13th ed.

    This book from Nolo is intended to inform and assist individuals considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Readers will find this plain-English guide useful when determining if Chapter 13 is a valid option for their situation. This book shows readers how they can keep their property while successfully discharging their unsecured debts

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    By Karen Houppert. Published by New Press. 2013.

    On March 18, 1963, in one of its most significant legal decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Fifty years later, 80 percent of criminal defendants are served by public defenders. In a book that combines the sweep of history with the intimate details of individual lives and legal cases, veteran reporter Karen Houppert movingly chronicles the stories of people in all parts of the country who have relied on Gideon’s promise.

    There is the harrowing saga of a young man who is charged with involuntary vehicular homicide in Washington State, where overextended public defenders juggle impossible caseloads, forcing his defender to go to court to protect her own right to provide an adequate defense. In Florida, Houppert describes a public defender’s office, loaded with upward of seven hundred cases per attorney, and discovers the degree to which Clarence Earl Gideon’s promise is still unrealized. In New Orleans, she follows the case of a man imprisoned for twenty-seven years for a crime he didn’t commit, finding a public defense system already near collapse before Katrina and chronicling the harrowing months after the storm, during which overworked volunteers and students struggled to get the system working again. In Georgia, Houppert finds a mentally disabled man who is to be executed for murder, despite the best efforts of a dedicated but severely overworked and underfunded capital defender.

    Half a century after Anthony Lewis’s award-winning Gideon’s Trumpet brought us the story of the court case that changed the American justice system, Chasing Gideon is a crucial book that provides essential reckoning of our attempts to implement this fundamental constitutional right.

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    By Douglas Abrams. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th.

    "This Nutshell follows the structure and format of the authors' casebook—Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy and Practice. The authors have devoted entire chapters to the meaning of "parent," abuse and neglect, the foster care system, adoption, medical decision-making, support and other financial responsibilities, protective legislation, and delinquency. Representation of children is covered throughout the book. Also treated for comparative purposes are several relevant international law issues, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, international child labor, and U.S. tobacco exports to children overseas." - from the publisher

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    By Sherrie Bourg Carter. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2009. 2nd edition.

    "In Children in the Courtroom, Sherrie Bourg Carter provides attorneys and judges with the critical information they need to properly review and handle cases involving child witnesses. Through a detailed discussion of the complicated legal, investigative, and developmental problems that are commonly encountered when children are involved in the legal system, Bourg Carter offers practical guidance to help legal professionals maneuver the often thorny landscape of using child witnesses in litigation. In an easy-to-read format, this book covers common legal arguments that arise with child witnesses, proper and improper child interview methods, legally relevant child developmental issues, and helpful procedures when children testify in the courtroom." - from the publisher

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    By Samuel Issacharoff. Published by Foundation Press. 2011. 3rd editition.

    "This book analyzes legal procedure as part of a complicated interaction between private ordering and public intervention. Modern society brings people together in a variety of settings and injects an active state presence into everyday activities. Inevitably there are disputes and they are settled based on social norms or on an understanding of what is right and what is wrong; what is contestable and what is not. This private ordering of responsibility occurs against a backdrop of what might occur were the matter to be taken to the more costly system of public dispute resolution. In this sense, disputants outside the legal system are said to be bargaining in the shadow of the law." - from the publisher

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    By Jack H. Friedenthal; Mary Kay Kane; Arthur R. Miller. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.

    "Gain insight into the laws governing all of the major steps in the civil litigation process, starting with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. This text covers the major themes underlying the governing legal standards and those basic issues that the case law and literature suggest to be the most pressing. References to federal practice and procedure are provided with a discussion on the burden of complex, multi-party litigation on the judicial system." - from the publisher

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    By Mary Kay Kane. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 7th edition.

    A guide that provides the broad view of Civil Procedure. Topics include proper court jurisdiction, pretrial preparation, trial practice, adjudication, judgments, and appeals among others. A good resource to refresh your memory on things you've learned in the past or place to start if you're new to the law.

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    By John Steinsiek. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender.

    Steinsiek’s book is designed to be used as a quick, practical reference for both students and practitioners. Divided into four different sections, the first section covers the service rules, laws, guidelines and specific information on topics such as bonds, liability, who may serve, and out of state documents. Next specific service documents with each entity containing a definition for the document, the service requirements, and the server duties in the second section are discussed. The third section covers property issues such as manufactured housing and sale of real property. The final section consists of reference charts on topics such citation publication, evictions, and protective orders.

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    By Walter Robillard. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 7th edition.

    "The Seventh Edition of Clark on Surveying & Boundaries maintains the proven, easy-to-use format of earlier editions while digesting the latest case law, regulations, & statutes. Cited in decision after decision, Clark on Surveying & Boundaries is recognized by surveyors & lawyers as the authoritative reference on surveying & subdividing public lands." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Klonoff. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th edition.

    Covers the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, the 2003 amendments to Rule 23, and applicable court cases. Topics relevant to class action suits including commencement of a class action, requirements for class certification, discovery, notice to class members, and opt-out rights are all discussed.

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    By John Nolon. Published by Thomson West. 2011.

    "Policies regarding sustainable development and climate change management appeared on the world stage at the same time and should be studied and understood as a single body of law. This Nutshell enables readers to learn how the U.S. legal system fosters greenhouse gas reduction, energy conservation, and sustainable patterns of growth including energy efficient and sustainable buildings, the use of renewable energy resources, the protection of sequestering open space, and the adaptation of buildings and communities to sea level rise and natural disasters." - from the publisher

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    By Nicholas Robinson. Published by Rand. 2011.

    "This report discusses how policy-makers might address the challenges and risks in respect of the security, privacy and trust aspects of cloud computing that could undermine the attainment of broader economic and societal objectives across Europe." - from Amazon.com

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    By Donna Christie. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 3rd edition.

    This nutshell provides an introduction to the law of coastal management and as well as issues between federal jurisdiction and international jurisdiction in the water. Topics covered include public and private rights in coastal zones, public access to beaches, coastal management, offshore resource management, oil pollution regulation, and domestic ocean policy and the law of the sea.

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    By Jonathan Sheldon. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2014. 3rd edition.

    This title covers consumer defenses to collection lawsuits on credit card, medical, and other debts. It provides information on defending a collection lawsuit including statutes of limitations, choice of law, elements of the collector's causes of action and Consumer and class counterclaims. It also provides specifc steps to take after judgment for the collector or consumer.

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    By Alan Resnick. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1981.

    This multivolume practice guide covers preparation and filing for bankruptcy proceedings. It also covers trustee appointments and their powers, bankruptcy claims, debtors rights, reorganization, debt adjustment, and the appeals process.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Alan Resnick. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2009. 16th edition.

    This multivolume set covers in depth a wide range of bankruptcy topics. Information includes details on the bankruptcy court system, bankruptcy code provisions, case administration, creditors & debtors, liquidation, reorganization, and the Federal rules of bankruptcy procedure.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

    Due to publisher restrictions, this title can only be checked out from home by government employees. Members of the public must visit the library in person to view this title electronically or in print. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    By None. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender.

    Provides desktop access to the full text of the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure in an easy-to-use, quick-reference format, along with invaluable commentary and case summaries.

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    By Samuel Williston. Published by Duke Classics.

    "Whether used as a research tool or as an artifact of a past era of financial governance, Samuel Williston's Commercial Law is an indispensable reference on the subject. Prepared under the auspices of the American Institute of Banking by an esteemed Harvard Law School professor, this volume is the authoritative guide to commercial law up to and including the early twentieth century." - from Google Books

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    By Robert Mennell. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd ed.

    "Summarizes the marital property laws dealing with creation, management and termination of community property in nine states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin).

    The first portion of each chapter presents a broad overview, followed by the detail of the law in the second part. A third part explains how various states differ. Covers premarital contracts, transmutations, community property, separate property, and characterization issues. Discusses community property during a marriage, management and control, and liabilities. Addresses the termination of community property and the special problems that can result." - from the publisher

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    By John Vile. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. 2013. 5th edition.

    An introductory guide to the U.S. Constitution, includes annotations and citations to key court cases. This text also provides readers with a history into the events leading to its ratification, as well as additional documents including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and list of Supreme Court Justices

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    By Boris Kozolchyk. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st edition.

    "This work offers a contextual comparative analysis of commercial contracts from their origin until the present time. It studies their positive and living law in countries and regions representative of major legal systems and business cultures: Classical Rome, Medieval Europe and Middle East, Codification Europe (especially France and Germany), Post-Colonial Latin America, the Soviet Union, the Peoples’ Republic of China, England, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Post-Colonial United States. It identifies the concepts, principles, rules, doctrines, methods of reasoning and commercial practices that have contributed most to mankind’s economic development." - from Barnes & Noble

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    By Mary Ann Glendon. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 3rd edition.

    "This nutshell offers a general introduction to comparative law that includes both an overview of the methods of comparative law as well as of the two most widespread legal traditions in the world: civil (or Romano-Germanic) law and common law. For both legal traditions, this expert discussion covers their history; legal structures, including constitutional systems, courts, and judicial review; the roles of central legal actors, including lawyers, judges, and scholars; an overview of civil and criminal procedure; the principal sources of law and divisions of substantive law; and the judicial process. Throughout, the discussion also includes references to the place and the importance of supranational law and institutions and their impact on the civil law and common law traditions in Europe." - from the publisher

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    By Robert A Stein. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edition.

    "Stein and Rubinowitz discuss the concept that many of us learn intellectually, others of us learn existentially, and then there are the rest of us that learn by doing. In Compendium of Trial Advocacy Drills, the student will practice the skills taught verbally in the classroom through a hands-on approach. All of the drills are designed to bring a unique energy to the classroom. Set-up as mini-exercises, each drill narrows in on specific trial techniques that students are eager to practice." - from the publisher

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    By Sterling Steves. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2006. 5th edition.

    A complete reference designed for readers working in the construction industry as well as practitioners who are working with the lien laws for public and private construction projects. Topics covered include notice, limitation, and attorney’s fees. The book also discusses recent bankruptcy cases that deal with Chapter 53 of the Property Code. Also included are forms designed to be used throughout the entire lien process as well as timetables with information on when to file liens and send notice. Included is a CD-ROM with updated information.

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    By Martha Maeda and Maurcia DeLean Houck. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    This title walks you through the legal options you have in avoiding foreclosure on your home. Strategies for obtaining legal advice, keeping current on mortgage payments, filing for bankruptcy, and more topics are covered in this guide.

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    By Fred Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2012. 4th ed.

    "This book focuses on the sale of small to mid-sized businesses. Though much of
    what you learn here will also be applicable to selling larger enterprises, this book
    definitely is not concerned with the sorts of mergers and acquisitions that you read about in The Wall Street Journal
    It covers:

    getting your business ready to sell
    pricing your business and valuing your assets
    finding the right buyer
    analyzing the tax issues
    negotiating a payment plan and other terms of sale
    planning your future relationship with the business
    limiting your liability
    working with lawyers, accountants and brokers
    closing the deal and transferring the business to its new owner"
    - from the publisher

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    By Bruce Brown. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2013.

    "Retiring or being discharged from the military is one of the most trying times for service members. You must leave your military life and training to venture once more into the civilian life, transition into a civilian career, and navigate the waters of life without the military. But the good news is, you don t have to do it alone. As a veteran of the U.S. military, you are entitled to multiple benefits including health care, loans, and many other aids for all aspects of your life. The Complete Guide to Veterans Benefits will help you discover and apply for every benefit you are eligible to receive. As of 2010, there were approximately 21.8 million veterans in the United States., according to the U.S. Census Bureau. When not on duty, 20 percent of these veterans do not have health coverage. This book will help you discover all you could be receiving for your dedicated service to this country.

    Author Bruce C. Brown provides all the details you need to know in order to receive your maximum benefits. Still serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Brown understands what it takes to be in the military and knows the difficulties of navigating all of the government programs and policies. That's why he has gathered everything you need to know here, in one great resource. Topics included are: health care, disability compensation, The Post-9/11 GI Bill, scholarships, grants, military discounts, VA loans, vocational rehabilitation and employment, hospitals and facilities, and much more. Take the next step for yourself and your family’s future by finding out what veteran’s benefits you qualify for, and apply for them today using this book as your guide. Thank you for your service." - from Amazon.com

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    By Socrates Media. Published by Nolo Press. 2006.

    No single resource covers the subject of landlording like The Complete Landlording Handbook. Every aspect of this life-changing decision comes under scrutiny by the editors of Socrates Media. The book contains the research, interviews with experienced landlords and investors, analysis,
    * The book has short chapters, bullet points and boxed items so readers can get easy access to information. Every aspect of landlording is covered. * Not only do readers get state-of-the-art information, but they get leasing forms and other useful tools for free on the CD-ROM with each book. *

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    By Linda Ashar. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2014.

    Every year, thousands of medical, financial, and legal issues appear due to confusion surrounding the specific directions of an individual incapable of making the necessary decisions about their estate, body, or finances. The same problems can arise for small businesses and, for that reason, understanding what power of attorney entails, and how you go about establishing it, is a vital step. This guide helps you clear the confusing red tape and finally understand exactly what power of attorney involves and how you can use it to your advantage.

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    By Marvin Chirelstein. Published by Foundation Press. 2013. 7th edition.

    "Recommended in more than 100 schools, the updated seventh edition is a readable primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts." - from the publisher

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    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

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    By David Siegel. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 3rd edition.

    "Develop perspective on the conflicts of law arena with Siegel's broad vantage point. Topics covered include issues involving domicile; jurisdiction; adjudication; statute of limitations; foreign law; contract and business cases; torts; "renvoi"; Erie Doctrine; judgments; and family (marriage, dissolution of marriage, property incidents, and custody). Use Siegel's Conflicts in a Nutshell as an introduction and review tool for students or as a quick refresher and reference tool for lawyers." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Baker. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 2nd edition.

    "This authoritative text provides a framework for understanding individual liberty and governmental power and the institutional role played by the U.S. Supreme Court. Coverage includes judicial review, commerce clause and state powers, federalism, separation of powers, congressional and executive powers, and individual civil rights and civil liberties. Includes diagrams that aid understanding of the fundamentals of our system of government." - from the publisher

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    By Norman Vieira. Published by Thomson West. 1998. 3rd edition.

    "Convenient and reliable source on constitutional civil rights. Written by a leading authority, Vieira's Constitutional Civil Rights provides comprehensive coverage on procedural and substantive due process; the right to be heard; suspect classification; specific interests; state action; and congressional enforcement. Text also addresses the essential issue of state action." - from the publisher

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    By John Nowak. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 8th edition.

    Nowak and Rotunda Hornbook on Constitutional Law, 8th. A detailed, up-to-date, and comprehensive analysis of American constitutional law.

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    By Glenn Smith. Published by Wiley. 2011.

    This text uses less technical language to break down the U.S. Constitution, as well as discuss how it has been interpreted through key court cases. While ideally written for students as a "supplement" to their undergraduate law coursework, this book would also be useful for professionals and the interested public.

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    By Jerome Barron. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 8th.

    "This new 8th edition of Constitutional Law in a Nutshell serves as an updated guide and summary of constitutional law. Expert authors summarize judicial review and its limits, national legislative powers, state power in American federalism, Congress and the executive power, due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression and religion, state action, and controversial Supreme Court cases. For example, this edition features the opinions of the Justices of the Supreme Court opinions in the Affordable Care Act decision, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012). This edition discusses the impact of the decision on the law concerning the Taxing Power, the Spending Clause and the Commerce Clause. Also, highlighted are extensive case discussions illustrating the Supreme Court's continuing focus on the First Amendment. These cases include the funeral picketing case, Snyder v. Phelps (2011), the dog fight video case, United States v. Stevens (2010), the video games case, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) and a case dealing with the conflict between freedom of expression and national security, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (2010). In short, landmark Supreme Court cases, past and present, in these and other areas of constitutional law are presented in a concise, comprehensive readable and informative way." - from the publisher

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    By Gail Kelley. Published by Wiley. 2012.

    A comprehensive source of basic legal information created for professionals in the design and construction field. A general overview of the common legal issues that arise in areas such as contracts, exposure to liability, project planning, and dispute resolution.

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    By Donald E. Campbell. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 1st ed.

    "This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2014.

    A comprehensive guide to help you protect your rights and the rights of your business with specific forms for many types of independent contractors such as accountants, software consultants, and construction contractors.

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    By Paul F. Bland. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2011. 6th edition.

    "This treatise covers one of the most active areas of consumer litigation today: the enforceability of arbitration agreements entered into before any dispute has arisen between the parties. This treatise focuses on how consumers can, in some situations, avoid being forced into arbitration and instead retain their constitutional right to litigate their claims in court. This area of consumer law is important and constantly evolving not only because of the increasing prevalence of arbitration clauses but also because the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is currently considering rules that would make the forced arbitration landscape considerably different for consumers, including by prohibiting many entities within its jurisdiction from using forced arbitration clauses to prevent class actions.

    The treatise surveys current theories and selected case law. Comprehensiveness is beyond the scope of this or any publication, not only because new cases are reported on a weekly basis but also because of the great variation in arbitration clauses and in the underlying transactions." - from the publisher

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    By Lauren Saunders. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2013. 5th edition.

    This text provides information on credit, debit & stored value cards, checks, money orders, e-sign, electronic banking and benefit payments.

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    By Henry Sommer. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2016. 11th edition.

    This manual is a basic resource for both attorneys and paralegals when handling bankruptcy cases. The author focuses on serving consumers with low and moderate incomes. Topics covered include the different types of bankruptcy, determining when bankruptcy is the best solution, exemptions, secured creditors, attorney fees, and litigating in bankruptcy court.

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    By Stuart Rossman. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2013. 8th edition.

    From the introduction, “[T]his manual takes the attorney step by step through each procedure and demonstrates how even a small law office can manage the typical class action.” Attention is given to selecting cases, defining and certifying the class, drafting the complaint, attorney fees, multi-district litigation, and distribution of benefits. Sample forms are included, and access to the companion website is available from the library computers.

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    By Carolyn Carter. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2015. 2nd Ed.

    "This treatise examines federal and state restrictions on consumer credit transactions, and federal preemption of the state restrictions. It focuses on interest rates, fees, third-party charges, rebates of unearned interest, late charges and other credit terms for non-mortgage credit. Other NCLC treatises detail limits on creditor remedies where a consumer defaults on a credit obligation—debt collection, collection lawsuits, repossessions, credit reporting, and garnishment. This treatise focuses on the origination of the credit obligation and its terms.

    Consumer Credit Regulation Part I analyzes issues of general applicability, including a survey of applicable legal claims, an analysis of what state law applies and federal preemption, an examination of interest, the basics of credit math, credit insurance, and litigation issues. Part II focuses on particular forms of consumer credit:
    • Credit cards;
    • Payday loans and credit union small loans;
    • Installment loans not involving sales of goods or services;
    • Automobile sales financing;
    • Manufactured home sales financing;
    • Other installment sales;
    • Auto title pawns;
    • Rent to own transactions;
    • “Sales” of future income streams;
    • Refund anticipation loans."
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    By Robert Hobbs. Published by National Consumer Law Center.

    "All Pleadings from All NCLC Manuals

    Basic “bread and butter” pleadings and form letters
    The most novel and hottest consumer litigation
    Pleadings from both federal and state courts
    Everything from demand letters to complaints, from document requests to depositions, from motions in limine to motions for summary judgment, from opening statements to jury instructions.

    The Advanced Pleadings Search (located above the search bar) Lets You View and Download Any Pleading in Seconds

    Powerful web search techniques pinpoint pleadings of a specific treatise, type, subject area, or legal claim"
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    By Gene A. Marsh. Published by Thomson West. 1999. 3rd edition.

    This nutshell title looks at state and federal laws dealing with consumer protection. Topics covered include identity theft, credit repair, equal access to credit, regulating the cost of credit, and the consumer credit market.

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    By Carolyn Carter. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2015. 5th edition.

    The fourth edition of this title from the National Consumer Law Center provides a comprehensive treatment of warranty law. Specific topics covered include the Magnuson-Moss warranty act, express warranties, implied warranties, ways to beat warranty disclaimers, breaches of warranties, used cars, service contracts, leases, and UCC remedies and damages. Additional appendices provide state-by-state analyses of lemon laws, service contract laws, and new home and condo warranty laws. Also includes sample notices of rejection, revocation, and deduction of damages, sample complaints, sample discovery, and sample trial documents.

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    By Joseph Perillo. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th edition.

    "The author provides a detailed treatment of the basic rules, principles, and issues in contracts. Topics covered include offer and acceptance, parol evidence and interpretation, consideration, promissory estoppel, contracts under seal, capacity of parties, conditions, performance, and breach. The author also discusses damages, avoidance and reformation, third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and the statute of frauds. The discharge of contracts and illegal bargains are also the subject of separate chapters." - from the publisher

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    By Claude Rohwer. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 7th edition.

    "This nutshell provides a comprehensive guide to the law of contracts. It contains expert explanations of contract concepts under both the Common Law and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It also includes the basics of the Law of Restitution." - from the publisher

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    By Mary LaFrance. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd.

    "This book offers a compact yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of U.S. copyright law in an uncluttered and readable format. It covers topics including:The fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringementThe highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordingsThe safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providersThe anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright ActThe evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention." - from the publisher

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    By Arthur Corbin. Published by Thomson West. 1993.

    This venerable set, providing an exhaustive analysis of all the rules of contract law, including all exceptions and variations, is one of the most cited and influential treatises in print. It provides an exhaustive exposition of all the working rules of contract law has assisted lawyers for more than half a century.

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    By Jeffrey Haas. Published by Thomson West. 1st edition.

    "This Hornbook is an indispensable resource for both legal practitioners focusing on business and finance as well as students taking classes in business associations, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. The book expertly lays out the fundamentals of corporate finance from a legal and business perspective in a manageable, user-friendly manner. The author highlights how accounting, finance and corporate law intersect and operate synergistically. The book provides an in-depth analysis of how the law affects both equity securities (common stock and preferred stock) and debt securities (bonds, debentures and notes), as well as a company’s capital structure generally." - from the publisher

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    By Jeffrey Haas. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.

    "This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in “plain-English,” you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background." - from the publisher

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    By Douglas Kahn. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 6th edition.

    "This book is a useful companion to law students taking a course in this area. It can also serve as a course book that will provide an introduction to the subject as a prelude to applying the principles to a set of problems. This complex topic has been made comprehensible to readers who are not yet conversant with the area and is a valuable supplement to a casebook or set of problems. The book discusses the crucial issues of corporate taxation and provides numerous examples illustrating how the various provisions operate." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Bainbridge. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 2nd.

    "Corporations classes present students with two related problems: First, many students have trouble understanding the cases studied because they do not understand the transactions giving rise to those cases. Second, Corporations classes at many law schools are taught from a law and economics perspective, which many students find unfamiliar and/or daunting. Yet, with few exceptions, corporate law treatises and other study aids have essentially ignored the law and economics revolution.

    This book is intended to remedy these difficulties. The pedagogy is up-to - date, with a strong emphasis on the doctrinal issues taught in today’s Corporations classes and, equally important, a mainstream economic analysis of the major issues in the course. As such, the text is coherent and cohesive: It provides students not only with an overview of the course, but also (and more importantly) with a unifying method of thinking about the course. Using a few basic tools of law and economics-price theory, game theory, and the theory of the firm literature-students will come to see corporate law as the proverbial 'seamless web.'" - From Amazon.com

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    By Franklin Gevurtz. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.

    According to the publisher, this hornbook "clarifies rather than simply recites corporations law, while paying attention to correcting common misconceptions held among students about the subject." This title covers topics such as financial structure, mergers, duties of directors, and securities fraud.

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2005.

    This book from Nolo shows employers how to draft their own guide to workplace policy simply and easily. Create Your Own Employee Handbook comes with forms and policy examples to assist employers and HR professionals in developing their handbooks, covering topics such as hiring and firing, performance evaluations, discrimination and harassment and workplace privacy.

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    By Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 8th edition.

    This title assists HR professionals and managers in updating or creating an employee handbook. With up-to-date legal information and practical suggestions, you can communicate clearly on time off, wages and hours, and more.

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    By Alys Cohen. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2013. 6th edition.

    This title provides an overview of federal law which prohibits not only intentional discrimination, but also practices that have a disparate impact on protected groups. Important statutes examined include the ECOA, Fair Housing, Civil Rights, and Community Reinvestment Acts, and state discrimination laws.

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    By Robin Leonard. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 11th ed.

    This book from Nolo is intended to share sensible strategies for fixing bad credit. In the updated 11th edition of Credit Repair, the authors assist readers in clearing up their credit reports, negotiating with creditors, and prioritizing their debts with plain-English advice, forms, and letters that will get readers on a path to living debt-free with a solid credit history.

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    By Joe Nickell. Published by University of Kentucky Press. 2014.

    "The O.J. Simpson trial. The Lindbergh kidnapping. The death of Marilyn Monroe. The assassination of the Romanovs. The Atlanta child murders. All controversial cases. All investigated with the latest techniques in forensic science. Nationally respected investigators Joe Nickell and John Fischer explain the science behind the criminal investigations that have captured the nation's attention. Crime Science is the only comprehensive guide to forensics. Without being overly technical or treating scientific techniques superficially, the authors introduce readers to the work of firearms experts, document examiners, fingerprint technicians, medical examiners, and forensic anthropologists. Each topic is treated in a separate chapter, in a clear and understandable style. Nickell and Fisher describe fingerprint classification and autopsies, explain how fibers link victims to their killers, and examine the science underlying DNA profiling and toxicological analysis. From weapons analysis to handwriting samples to shoe and tire impressions, Crime Science outlines the indispensable tools and techniques that investigators use to make sense of a crime scene. Each chapter closes with a study of a well-known case, revealing how the principles of forensic science work in practice." - from the publisher

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    By Jefferson L. Ingram. Published by Elsevier Science. 2014.

    "Criminal Evidence is a well-respected and trusted introduction to the rules of criminal evidence for criminal justice students and professionals. The first half of this book follows the Federal Rules of Evidence in its explanation of how evidence is collected, preserved, and presented in criminal court. The second half provides a selection of relevant criminal court cases that reinforce these basics and provide the context of how these rules are currently practiced. Readers will have an understanding of how concepts of evidence operate to convict the guilty and acquit the innocent.

    Part of the John C. Klotter Justice Administration Legal Series, this twelfth edition provides many updates, new references to recent cases, and a current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Student aids include chapter outlines, key terms and concepts lists, a glossary, a table of cases cited, and online interactive case studies. Teacher resources include Instructor's Guide, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

    Thoroughly revised, updated, and streamlined to include recent case law on evidence
    Each chapter includes outlines, key terms and concepts, and review questions to aid understanding
    Appendices include a helpful glossary; Federal Rules of Evidence as amended and effective through December 1, 2013; Table of Jurisdictions That Have Adopted Some System of Uniform Rules for Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Evidence through 2014; and Table of Contents of the Uniform Rules of Evidence with 2005 Amendments." - from the publisher

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    By Edward Imwinkelreid. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2007. 2nd edition.

    This text describes in detail how to create a foundation that ensures that the evidence presented in a criminal trial is admissible. Some of the topics covered are competency of witnesses, privilege, hearsay rule and motions to suppress evidence. Chapters include an evidentiary foundation, its doctrine, elements of the foundation and sample foundations.

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    By Wayne LaFave. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 5th edition.

    "Major emphasis is placed on the basic premises of criminal law, including its sources and general limitations. This Hornbook provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes, accomplice, and liability. Attention is also given to subjects such as causation, insanity, and conspiracy." - from the publisher

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    By Arnold Loewy. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 5th edition.

    "This guide helps you gain an overview of and develop perspective on the area of criminal law. It is organized into eight sections for quick reference. Expert discussion explores punishment, specific crimes, and the ingredients of a crime such as mens rea and actus reus. Other topics covered include special defenses, the burden of proof, and inchoate and group criminality. It also reflects on the limitations of criminal law." - from the publisher

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    By Donna Coker; Robert Weisberg. Published by Thomson West. 1st ed.

    "This collection of case stories illustrates the balance, continuity, and evolution in substantive criminal law doctrine in light of the social and political contexts in which those doctrines are perennially tested. These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence." - from the publisher

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    By Paul Bergman. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 3rd edition.

    "Criminal Law: A Desk Reference covers the basic to the complex in alphabetical order. Whether it’s “alibi” or “writ of habeas corpus,” the book makes it easy to find and understand what you’re looking for. It even provides links to articles about the law in your state.

    With this book you’ll be able to:

    • learn the law with real-life examples
    • understand procedures from arraignment
    through appeals
    • determine defenses to common crimes
    • examine actual criminal statutes
    • understand new movements in the law, like "revenge porn" prosecutions, and
    • learn about working with a lawyer." - from the publisher

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    By Brent E Newton. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2014. 4th edition.

    "Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure is designed to incorporate the substantive law of criminal procedure into a trial advocacy course. The traditional trial advocacy course is concerned almost exclusively with skills training (e.g., learning techniques for cross-examining a witness), but does not incorporate much, if any, substantive law. Conversely, a traditional substantive course on criminal law or criminal procedure focuses exclusively on legal principles and doctrine, but does not involve training students in courtroom advocacy skills concerning substantive law. Criminal Litigation and Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure merges elements from these two types of courses into one and seeks to bridge the gap between them." - from the publisher

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    By Wayne LaFave. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 5th edition.

    "Major emphasis is placed on the basic premises of criminal law, including its sources and general limitations. This Hornbook provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes, accomplice, and liability. Attention is also given to subjects such as causation, insanity, and conspiracy." - from the publisher

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    By Rolando Del Carmen. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. 2010.

    The authors of this text aimed to compile a list of the top twenty court cases dealing with criminal procedure. They rank these cases on their importance as well as present facts, discuss decisions, update, and provide in-depth coverage. These cases deal with various aspects of the Fourth Amendment ranging from police investigatory practices to prosecutorial conduct at trial.

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    By Jerold Israel. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 8th edition.

    "This nutshell is intended for use by law students of constitutional criminal procedure. It is a succinct analysis of the constitutional standards of major current significance. This is not a text on criminal procedure, but rather about constitutional criminal procedure. It avoids describing the non-constitutional standards applied in each state and federally. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney." - from the publisher

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 1st edition.

    "In this convenient handbook that will fit neatly in your briefcase and in your mind, author David Malone has created a guide to the questions and answers you need on the game-changing Daubert decision and its important progeny, including Joiner and Kumho Tire.

    When issues arise and need to be dealt with quickly, this new publication from NITA® will be the place to start. For objections, for responses, for motions to exclude testimony, and for motions that inform the judge why unusual bases for opinions are or are not permissible, Daubert Rules: Modern Expert Practice under Daubert and Kumho provides persuasive arguments and scientifically logical reasoning.

    Written in this eighth book of his 'Rules' series, David Malone identifies nearly 100 areas that the practitioner concerned with presenting and opposing experts must consider as she readies herself and her team to engage in the 'battle of the experts.'" - from the publisher

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 7th edition.

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    By Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 6th ed.

    This title provides helpful techniques and quick fixes for dealing with problem employees.

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    By Victor Streib. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 4th.

    "Streib’s Death Penalty in a Nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital cases, along with relevant history, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. It addresses: International issues, The complex role of defense counsel, Systemic bias, Execution of the innocent. All relevant data, including statutory and caselaw, provide a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students, and others interested in the worst crimes committed by the worst offenders." - from the publisher

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 5th edition.

    "In its Fifth Edition, Deposition Rules remains the essential deposition handbook for busy practitioners: a ready and convenient, on-the-go reference, it provides quick access to the rules, procedures, and practices that govern deposition practice, and it answers the most commonly asked questions about depositions.

    Deposition Rules also provides 'Practice Tips,' which are drawn from the actual conduct of counsel in depositions, because modern deposition practice has evolved at least as much from 'what works' as it has from 'what is required.'

    This Fifth Edition incorporates all the changes from the 2010 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as well as the 2011 complete rewrite of the Federal Rules of Evidence." - from the publisher

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    By Albert Moore. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 1st edition.

    "This resource helps refine and improve deposition skills, such as obtaining answers to critical questions; finding out everything deponents know about topics and events; undercutting harmful testimony that emerges at deposition; obtaining information from deponents who claim not to understand questions or who interpret questions in a hypertechnical way; exploiting deponents’ conflicting statements; dealing with opposing counsel’s objections; undermining adverse experts’ opinions; and preparing for deposition. The book also contains chapters on taking special depositions, including those of an adverse expert, a Rule 30 (b) (6) deponent, and a deposition to preserve the testimony of your own witness for trial." - from the publisher

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    By Violet Woodhouse. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 12th edition.

    This guide provides legal advice and information for how to split assets fairly and equally in the event of divorce.

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    By Janice Green. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 3rd ed.

    Divorce After 50 covers these subjects and much more: - ways to divorce -- collaborative, mediated, contested, etc. - marital property: what it is, what you do with it, and how to divide assets and liabilities - how to survive financially during and after divorce.

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    By Katherine Stoner. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 4th ed.

    This title helps couples end a marriage fairly and inexpensively. Divorce Without Court explains how mediation works, how collaborative divorce works, and more.

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    Published by Socrates Media. 2006.

    This title approaches divorce from a personal side, discussing what divorce is about, what the decision to seek a divorce means now and what life will be like in the future.

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    By David Lazer. Published by MIT Press. 2012.

    A critical look at the use of DNA in the criminal justice system both historically and in the future. Written by a group of distinguished experts, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, this collection of essays provides insight into the use of DNA evidence. Topics discuss the advancement of the technology in criminal justice and the trade-offs between individual freedom and societal interests.

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    By Larry Mays. Published by ABC-CLIO. 2012.

    "For more than 20 years now, the attitude in some jurisdictions has been "if you're old enough to do the crime, you're old enough to do the time." After two decades of applying this increasingly punitive mindset to juvenile offenders, it is possible to see the actual consequences of transferring more and younger offenders to adult courts.

    In Do the Crime, Do the Time: Juvenile Criminals and Adult Justice in the American Court System, the authors apply their decades of experience, both in the practical world and from unique research perspectives, to shed light on the influence of public opinion and the political forces that shape juvenile justice policy in the United States. The book provides a fresh look at the way the United States is choosing to deal with some of the serious or persistent juvenile offenders, utilizing real-life examples and cases to draw connections between transfer policies and individual outcomes." - from Amazon

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    By G. Larry Mays. Published by ABC-CLIO. 3/31/2012.

    "For more than 20 years now, the attitude in some jurisdictions has been 'if you're old enough to do the crime, you're old enough to do the time.' After two decades of applying this increasingly punitive mindset to juvenile offenders, it is possible to see the actual consequences of transferring more and younger offenders to adult courts. In Do the Crime, Do the Time: Juvenile Criminals and Adult Justice in the American Court System, the authors apply their decades of experience, both in the practical world and from unique research perspectives, to shed light on the influence of public opinion and the political forces that shape juvenile justice policy in the United States. The book provides a fresh look at the way the United States is choosing to deal with some of the serious or persistent juvenile offenders, utilizing real-life examples and cases to draw connections between transfer policies and individual outcomes." - from the publisher

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    By William V. Dorsaneo. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016. 2016-2017.

    Dorsaneo's Texas Discovery contains the most up-to-date coverage of discovery available in Texas, including treatise discussions, procedural guides, and the highly regarded forms that are a mainstay of Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide. Thanks to a form index as well as a main index, attorneys can locate the material they need in seconds.

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    By William V. Dorsaneo. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2012. 16.

    This title is a comprehensive look at pretrial civil procedure in Texas. Various strategies, procedural guides, and treatise discussions as listed in this indexed and easy-to-read guide to pretrial practice.

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 1st ed.

    This title helps with the tax planning process to get a lower tax rate, identify and use credits, and make the most of deductions.

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    By Jim Walsh. Published by University of Texas Press. 2014. 8th edition.

    This volume explains Texas school law in plain language for easy use by Texas educators. All major topics in education law are covered including student attendance, instructional programs, special education, the employment relationship, and personnel issues. Laws are explained in a way that educators will understand the reasoning behind the laws as well as their rights and responsibilities as an educator. The authors provide a subject index and a case index as well as a glossary of terms.

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    By Joseph F Anderson. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2010. 1st edition.

    "With the benefit of more than twenty-three years of trial observation and juror feedback, Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. distills his thoughts on how to master the fundamentals of trial advocacy, develop advanced skills, and win arguments before judges and juries.

    Written from the perspective of an experienced trial judge, Effective Courtroom Advocacy provides practical and insightful advice designed to empower new litigators and inspire seasoned advocates. Judge Anderson's conversational style offers a treasury of practical suggestions for conducting every aspect of trial, from dealing with courtroom personnel and handling difficult judges to comprehending troublesome evidentiary rules and avoiding common - but deadly - mistakes in the courtroom. A fireside chat that tackles the most prevalent courtroom issues, Effective Courtroom Advocacy is the go-to manual for litigators everywhere." - from the publisher

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 2nd edition.

    "In this creative handbook for active trial lawyers, David M. Malone, the acclaimed author of The Effective Deposition, addresses common questions and problems associated with the defense of depositions. This book is intended to provide a quick and ready practical reference to issues and answers for busy trial lawyers.

    In deposition texts and training programs, the role of the defending attorney often is underanalyzed, perhaps because a reasonable, ethical defense of a well-taken deposition is often an outwardly passive role, not inviting much attention. Nevertheless, before an attorney can develop the skill and confidence to be outwardly passive while defending a deposition, she must understand her powers and responsibilities, the dangers and cures.

    Effective Deposition Defense Rules presents accessible, practical, and common-sense ways to deal with situations that arise as attorneys and witnesses work their way through the pretrial deposition." - from the publisher

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2014. 3rd edition.

    "If you are a litigator, then you understand that a well-received expert is a vital segment of your winning case. All trial lawyers confront many issues when dealing with experts, including skepticism from the court, a high cost for your client, and resentful jurors who fear the expert is arrogant. In this Third Edition, authors Paul Zwier and David Malone examine the rules of evidence and ethics that govern the relationship of experts to lawyers, experts to juries, and experts to courts all in a manner that resolves these issues.

    Effective Expert Testimony now provides the litigator more guidance concerning what can be discovered pretrial including information selected by the attorney. Additionally, you will find information on case law, rules, and statutes that specify how the expert may communicate with the hiring attorney before submitting an opinion." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence Frolik. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 6th.

    "This edition integrates the wide-ranging changes made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health reform legislation), as well as other recent developments. It includes the following topics: the Elder Justice Act responding to elder abuse and neglect; criminal background checks of workers who work with older patients; major Medicare changes, such as cost-free annual wellness visits and personalized prevention assessments, end-of-life planning, tax increases on both earned and investment income, increased premiums on higher-income enrollees in Part D, and gradual filling of the Part D "donut hole"; Medicaid spousal impoverishment protection changes; and more." - from the publisher

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    By Daniel Tokaji. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st.

    "Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. Tokaji's Election Law in a Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term." - from the publisher

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    By Shira Scheindlin. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st.

    This title "provides a concise treatment of issues relating to the use of electronic information in litigation. It covers the preservation, search for, and production of electronically stored information, as well as ethical issues faced by lawyers managing this information. It also discusses how electronic information can be produced in court and how the federal rules accommodate digital evidence. It is written by the author of the landmark Zubulake opinions; the Reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence; and the Sedona Conference, which is at the forefront of thinking and writing on the problems of electronic discovery." - from the publisher

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    By Douglas Baird. Published by Foundation Press. 2014. 6th edition.

    Widely cited and authoritative, Elements of Bankruptcy provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of bankruptcy law. In addition to covering foundational questions such as the fresh start for individuals, property of the estate, executory contracts, adequate protection, preferences, and fraudulent conveyances, this book also covers such cutting-edge issues such as debtor-in-possession financing, plan support agreements, carve-outs, credit-bidding, and first-day orders. The sixth edition also takes stock of the developments in bankruptcy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, including the rise of municipal bankruptcies in Detroit and elsewhere, as well as developments from the Supreme Court, including the fallout from Stern v. Marshall and Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison." - from the publisher

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    By Jay Conison. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 3rd edition.

    "This authoritative coverage provides the background needed to acquire a thorough understanding of employee benefits law. Text covers plan finance and taxation; economic aspects; regulations; ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) legislative background; vesting; participation, accrual, and non-interference; distribution; employee securities; employee stock ownership plans; preemption; nondiscrimination; and plan termination." - from the publisher

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    By George Rutherglen. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 3rd edition.

    "This book is intended as an introduction to the field of employment discrimination law, both at the abstract level of theory and at the concrete level of doctrine. It is as much an introduction for experienced lawyers and scholars who come to this field with a thorough knowledge of other aspects of the law as for law students who have just begun preparing for their careers. The new edition offers an up-to-date introduction to employment discrimination law: the major statutes, the current cases, the outstanding issues, and the competing policies in this field. The leading decisions of the Supreme Court receive a comprehensive analysis, in terms both of theory and doctrine, putting them in the context of the relevant statutory provisions and other judicial decisions. This book offers three different theoretical perspectives–based on history, economics, and critical social theory–to explain both the complexities and the tensions inherent in existing law." - from the publisher

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    By Mark Summers. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1998. 5th edition.

    This guide is written in lay language for use by business owners and managers to serve as a reference for key employment law issues such as drug and alcohol testing, payment,f overtime, benefits, and ADA regulations. The volume also includes case summaries, court documents, analysis from attorneys, and detailed discussion of the current state statutes concerning employment law.

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    By Mark Rothstein. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 4th edition.

    Integrating constitutional law, statutory employment law, administrative law, contracts, torts, antitrust law, intellectual property law, tax law, and bankruptcy law, this treatise follows the employment relationship from formation, through terms and conditions of employment, to termination. Specific topics include discrimination, worker's compensation, occupational safety, covenants not to compete, and unemployment compensation.

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    By Robert Covington. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 3rd edition.

    This book provides an introduction to employment law. The text discusses the development of the topic as well as individual employee rights such as personal safety, discrimination, benefit programs, and privacy considerations. There are new sections on restrictive covenants and trade secrets. The authors have included extra case citations for readers whose legal expertise is outside of employment law.

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    By Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2011. 1st ed.

    This quick reference guide assists HR directors with topics such as a hostile work environment, privacy, bereavement leave, and more.

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    By Lawrence Liebesman. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2010. 1st edition.

    "This new edition of the Deskbook updates the previous edition’s comprehensive discussion of the law by adding a new chapter on climate change and addressing the latest ESA-related developments, such as the proposed listing of the polar bear as an endangered species. This second edition also includes appendixes that detail key laws, policies, regulations, and contact information for easy reference." - from the publisher

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    By Joseph P. Tomain. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd edition.

    This title looks at the parts of the energy fuel cycle as well as the various policies that oversee it. It looks at various aspects of energy law such as public lands, environmental issues, mineral law, timber law, and water law. The chapters cover resource management, resource protection, distribution, and energy resources. It also includes a table of cases.

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    By Sherri Burr. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 3rd edition.

    "This compact reference gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field of entertainment law. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of “reality” television. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview." - from the publisher

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    By Carl Falstrom. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2011.

    "Running a successful law practice takes a skill you don't learn in law school. To help you succeed, AILA brings you The Entrepreneurial Lawyer: How to Run a Successful Immigration Practice. Used as the handbook for the Solo & Small Practice Conference in Washington, DC, The Entrepreneurial Lawyer provides golden nuggets of advice on key areas you should keep in mind when starting or running your own immigration practice." - from the publisher

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    By Judson Starr. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2014. 2nd edition.

    "In plain English, the authors lay out for you the basic concepts of criminal environmental law and how they fit into the larger context of environmental regulation. The authors specialize in criminal environmental law and are familiar with how these complex matters play out both from the viewpoint of private practitioners and as former enforcement officials. They illuminate complex matters by placing policy decisions in the context of the historical development of the field – developments that they helped shape." - from Amazon.com

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    By James Salzman. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 4th.

    "Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read pleasurably rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The book is intended for three audiences - students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their environmental law and policy courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text for their courses or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and environmental professionals who want a concise, readable overview of the field. For the fourth edition, to provide students a deeper understanding of how environmental law works in practice, a new Chapter has been written on Enforcement." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Sullivan. Published by Government Institutes. 22nd edition.

    Focused on how the major environmental laws affect businesses and organizations, this easy-to-read manual provides explanations of the statutes’ requirements, important cases, and recommendations for further reading. Statutes covered include the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

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    By Daniel Farber. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 9th edition.

    "Farber’s Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live." - from the publisher

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    By Amy Blackwell. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008.

    An essential up-to-date legal reference dictionary of terms that people are most likely to encounter in law. Contains over 3,000 words with clear and concise definitions for not only the law professional, but the layperson to understand.

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    By John Vile. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. 2014.

    Contains some of the most important Supreme Courts cases, briefing readers on the facts of the case, as well as providing key commentary. Cases are presented by topically and chronologically to the reader so they can best understand how these cases fit into the historical context.

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    By Richard A. Boswell. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2013.

    This book serves as a comprehensive overview of immigration law. The author acknowledges immigration law is an extremely complex area of study with a profound impact on the lives of individuals trying to navigate through the "labyrinth." Changing policies on immigration have created a patchwork of laws and regulations and a dizzying array of agencies involved in enforcing the statutes. This book provides the essentials for understanding immigration law in a readable format and serves as a springboard for more in-depth research in other American Immigration Lawyers Association publications. It is complimented by appendices that explain key concepts, abbreviations and acronyms.

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    By Margaret Munro. Published by Wiley. 2013.

    "Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust

    As more and more of the population reach senior ages--including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills--an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust.

    Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances.
    Guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust
    Provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law
    Gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns

    Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions." - from the publisher

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    By Clifford Denis. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 8th edition.

    "Get the need-to-know basics about wills, trusts, avoiding probate, and planning for incapacity with Estate Planning Basics. This book lays out your options in plain English, guiding you to the right estate plan for you and your family.

    Learn about:

    making a will or living trust
    naming a guardian for your children
    avoiding probate
    choosing an executor
    using durable powers of attorney
    preparing a health care directive

    The 8th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest information about estate planning, including up-to-date estate and gift tax laws. - from the publisher

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    By Richard Barnes. Published by Nolo Press. 2009. 1st ed.

    This title walks families in second marriages through the process of wills, trusts, and taxes to ensure that both children from past and present marriages can be provided for in the future.

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    By Martin Shenkman. Published by Demos Medical Publishing. 2009.

    Estate-planning is crucial for those with a chronic condition or disability. This text assists readers with financial planning, will creation, power of attorney, creating a trust, and property management. It also contains downloadable forms.

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    By Thomas P. Gallanis; Lawrence W. Waggoner. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 5th ed.

    "This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the rules and principles of estates and future interests, including concurrent estates, marital estates (including the modern elective share), and powers of appointment. It includes new innovations from the Restatement 3d of Property, modernizing the law of future interests and dramatically changing the Rule Against Perpetuities. The book is also the very first publication to incorporate the new Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (2013). The book also has exercises, with answers at the back. Valuable for students in first-year Property and upper-year courses in Trusts and Estates." - from the publisher

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    By Brent Turvey. Published by Academic Press. 2013.

    "This textbook was developed from an idiom shared by the authors and contributors alike: ethics and ethical challenges are generally black and white - not gray. They are akin to the pregnant woman or the gunshot victim; one cannot be a little pregnant or a little shot. Consequently, professional conduct is either ethical or it is not. Unafraid to be the harbingers, Turvey and Crowder set forth the parameters of key ethical issues across the five pillars of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, corrections, courts, forensic science, and academia. It demonstrates how each pillar is dependent upon its professional membership, and also upon the supporting efforts of the other pillars - with respect to both character and culture... Ethical Justice: Applied Issues for Criminal Justice Students and Professionals is intended for use as a textbook at the college and university, by undergraduate students enrolled in a program related to any of the CJ professions. It is intended to guide them through the real-world issues that they will encounter in both the classroom and in the professional community. However, it can also serve as an important reference manual for the CJ professional that may work in a community that lacks ethical mentoring or leadership." - from the publisher

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    By Mary Randolph. Published by Nolo Press. 2012. 7th edition.

    This informative compilation of many of the issues surrounding dogs was written as an easy reference for both owners and the neighbors of dog owners. Many of the topics discussed are outside the commonly covered legal issues surrounding dogs such as how to deal with barking dogs, traveling with a dog, negotiating a lease when owning a dog, the laws that regulating the sale of dogs, what to do if animal cruelty is suspected, providing for pets after the owner’s death, and ownership questions such as how many dogs can one legally keep. Also covered are dog bites, dangerous dogs, and assistance dogs.

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    By Janet Portman. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 4th ed.

    This book provides a plain English guide to choosing appropriate tenants safely and legally. Nolo provides advice on evaluating rental applications, examining credit reports, and the basics of discrimination.

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    By Marcia Stewart. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 12th ed.

    This book from Nolo is intended to help landlords with legal issues, including screening tenants, leases, security deposits, sublets, the landlord’s duty to repair, right of entry, and evictions. Also available is a CD-ROM from the 9th edition containing forms

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    By Marcia Steward, Ralph E Warner, and Janet Portman. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 13th ed.

    This book from Nolo is intended to help landlords with legal issues, including screening tenants, leases, security deposits, sublets, the landlord’s duty to repair, right of entry, and evictions.

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    By Ronald Leshnower. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 1st ed.

    Written for owners and managers of residential rental property, Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide identifies and address the most common problems faced by landlords and property managers in every state.

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 13th ed.

    This guide helps real estate owners to maximize tax deductions on their own without the help of accounting firms.

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2013.

    "Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come at a price: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations. This book covers what your organization must do to maintain its tax-exempt status." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 4th ed.

    "Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come at a price: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations. This book covers what your organization must do to maintain its tax-exempt status." - from the publisher

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    By Marcia Stewart and Janet Portman. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 8th ed.

    This book from Nolo is intended to help tenants with legal issues including leases, security deposits, discrimination, inspecting a rental unit, roommates, repairs and maintenance, improvements and alterations, privacy, crime, and ending a tenancy.

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    By Ralph Warner. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 16th edition.

    A plain English guide on small claims court with a focus on the pro se litigant. This legal primer gives practical advice on drafting demand letters, filing and serving papers, preparing your presentation and evidence, lining up witnesses, and calculating and collecting damages.

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    By Jason Czarnezki. Published by Environmental Law Institute.

    "Czarnezki compellingly describes the historical and contemporary forces in the United States that have led to a culture of “convenience, consumerism, and consumption.” He also investigates the individual decisions that have the worst environmental impacts, along with the ecological costs of our food choices and the environmental costs of sprawl." - from the publisher

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    By Deborah Layton. Published by F+W Media. 2011.

    A "how-to" guide for individuals needing assistance with end-of-life decision planning. Advises readers on: creating an estate plan, understanding probate, drafting a will, having a power of attorney, creating a trust, and paying taxes.

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    By Paul Rothstein. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 6th edition.

    "The newest (restyled) version of the Federal Rules of Evidence, reproduced in the appendix, are the anchor of this single-volume Nutshell, with some state variations noted where important. The text summarizes significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including the latest Confrontation Clause cases; additional leading cases; forefront expert and scientific evidence developments; and principal schools of evidentiary thought. It includes practical implementation as well as scholarly approaches, and pays attention to the litigation process as a whole and interdisciplinary cross-pollination where helpful." - from the publisher

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    By Roger Park. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 3rd edition.

    "Written from an advocate's perspective, this guide provides practical insights into courtroom procedure and the dynamics of litigation. In clear and engaging prose, it explains the Federal Rules, selected state variations, major cases, essential doctrines, and important underlying policies. Frequent practical examples drawn from courtroom practice provide a feel for the context in which evidence problems arise." - from the publisher

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    By Edward Imwinkelried. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 9th edition.

    Evidentiary Foundations looks at all major evidentiary doctrines. In this 9th edition the author looks at each doctrine, cites to the applicable Federal Rule of Evidence, discusses the leading cases on the topic, lists the foundation elements, and then gives an example of a sample foundation. Each foundation element is given a number which is used again in the sample to help illustrate how the foundation is used.

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    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

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    By Edward Imwinkelried. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 4th edition.

    In the foreword the authors note that “In Washington v. Texas, 388 U.S. 14 (1967), the Supreme Court elevated to constitutional status the right to present exculpatory evidence.” The authors created this volume to be a comprehensive examination of the development of the defendant’s right to present exculpatory evidence. Defense attorneys need to be aware of every possible avenue to overcome the evidentiary exclusionary rules that might present a roadblock to presentation of exculpatory evidence.

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    By Mary Randolph. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 7th ed.

    Nolo’s Executor’s Guide gives readers a road map through the legal procedures involved in settling an estate. This plain-English Guide will help readers understand a will and what to do if no will exists, determine whether probate is needed, identify who inherits, and how survivors can claim insurance benefits.

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 2nd edition.

    "In this compact and easy-to-use handbook, David Malone and Paul Zwier provide practical advice on every aspect of creating, discovering, using, offering, and opposing exhibits in litigation.

    • Does your expert need some excitement in his presentation?
    • Are you unsure what the judge means when she says, "What's the foundation for this exhibit under the Original Document Rule, counsel?"
    • Are you worried that your opponent's graphics--or your own--may be misleading?

    If your questions have to do with exhibits--from intersection diagrams on the blackboard to computerized re-creations in the courtroom--you can find the answers in Exhibit Rules." - from the publisher

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 2nd edition.

    "Expert Report Rules, Second Edition, provides a quick and ready practical reference to issues and approaches for experts and the busy trial lawyers who present them. In this conversational and engaging text, David Malone shares his insights and brings clarity to the many issues surrounding the expert report writing process:

    • who has an obligation to file an expert report (including a discussion of "hybrid" witnesses and the expert's assistants)
    • what should be included in the report
    • who writes the report
    • creating and retaining drafts
    • what portions of the preparation activities are discoverable
    • supplementing the initial report
    • Daubert-Kumho Tire issues
    • relationship between the Expert Report and the Expert Deposition
    • how the report will be used at trial

    Expert Report Rules is designed to help attorneys and experts deal in common-sense way with the situations that arise as they work their way through the pretrial and trial process." - from the publisher

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 3rd edition.

    "Expert Rules answers the most commonly asked questions about experts, such as: How do you approach an expert problem? What is the impact of Daubert on expert preparation, direct and cross? How do you structure direct examination of an expert? How do you avoid fatal blunders when you prepare an expert?

    Even though Daubert is now almost twenty years old, most attorneys' familiarity with its application hasn't changed much -- when the experts they most often see are local doctors, most attorneys still need help when confronted with new fields manned by new or unusual experts. Expert Rules provides that help and more.

    This concise, easy-to-follow guide provides practical and in-depth information on how to deal with an expert -- from finding the expert, to helping the expert prepare her report, deposing (and defending) the expert, conducting expert direct and cross-examination, and helping the expert prepare factual, informative, and persuasive testimony." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Lubet. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2014. 3rd editoin.

    "This title will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language.

    Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with:

    • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery
    • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony
    • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning
    • Checklists for quick reference" - from the publisher

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    By Elizabeth Loftus. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2013. 5th edition.

    This valuable long-lived title was updated in 2013 to its fifth edition. In the foreword, the authors reiterate “the conversation between working lawyers, investigators and psychologists—between the lab, the street, and the courtroom—is constant.” With this active collaboration, eyewitness testimony is constantly the subject of rigorous research. Based on psychological research and observation of the legal system’s use of eyewitness testimony, the team of authors examines how to elicit reliable recollections and how to test the reliability in a courtroom setting. Valid science is described in accessible terms and contrasted with “junk science.” Numerous examples taken from legal cases and scientific studies make this an interesting and valuable resource.

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    By Eric Oliver. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2016. 2nd edition.

    Today, most trial lawyers and consultants accept the fact that all legal decision makers decide cases by first making up their own version of the case story. Yet, few have yet to fully adjust their practices to meet the demands of that reality. Facts Still Can't Speak for Themselves offers specific methods for trial professionals to increase their reach into the full range of potential stories decision makers can construct (and will construct) during any single case, and then shows you how to refine those stories into the one most compelling presentation for any legal decision maker to judge, in any legal decision-making venue.

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    By Chi Chi Wu. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2013. 8th edition.

    The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), its implementing regulations, and recent case rulings have dramatically altered the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This edition covers the changes and new regulations such as the Credit Repair Organizations Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and state law requirements

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    By Robert Hobbs. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2014. 8th edition.

    This title covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act including what types of transactions are covered, what rights consumers have, defenses, and counterclaims. It also looks at other federal claims, tort remedies, and other state remedies. It includes several appendices that include sample complaints, discovery, and trial documents.

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    By Harry Krause. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 5th edition.

    Family law has emerged as one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of modern law. Drawing increasingly from constitutional law, conflicts of laws, property, torts, criminal law, tax and welfare law, family law has also grown ever more complex. The fifth edition of this classic text, available in late August 2007, comprehensively surveys the traditional landscape of family law as well as important new legislation and case law relating to domestic partnerships, same-sex marriage, parentage, adoption, child custody and support.

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    By Walter Wadlington. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 3rd Ed.

    "Continuing the approach of the previous editions, this book offers a conceptual approach to the legal issues implicit in family law. It describes the developments of: • Alternatives to marriage• Same-sex marriage• The expansion of assisted reproductive technology and gestational surrogacy Spousal and child support continue to be addressed at the state level through:• Expanding definitions of what constitutes property• The need to limit the duration of spousal support• The presumptive value of child support statutes Federal statutes have demanded greater support enforcement at the state level, and Congress retains control over ERISA, Social Security, and military benefits." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Klonoff. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st edition.

    "This product provides thorough and up-to-date coverage of the major issues facing an advocate in the federal courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, including the final judgment rule and its exceptions, preservation of error, standards of review, filing notices of appeal or cross-appeal, motion practice (including emergency motions), briefs, records and appendixes, oral argument, rehearing and rehearing en banc, opinions, judgments, mandates, appellate sanctions, Supreme Court jurisdiction, writs of certiorari, and Supreme Court briefing and oral argument. It also provides strategic advice, such as how to prepare a persuasive brief and how to deliver an effective oral argument." - from the publisher

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    By Howard Abrams. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 7th Ed.

    "The seventh edition of this popular student supplement retains the cradle-to-grave ordering of prior editions and is updated to reflect recent changes in the law. It features an expanded discussion of S corporations and consolidated groups, use of disregarded entities, liberalization of shareholder debt rules, and basis recovery in redemptions and reorganizations. Full of examples with explanations of both how and why the system works as it does, this book can be used alongside any standard casebook. It may also be used as a primary text for those who emphasize the problem method and have developed their own problem set." - from the publisher

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    By Jonathon Sheldon. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2012.

    "Federal Deception Law is a unique NCLC treatise. While other NCLC publications generally focus on one substantive area, this title examines a large number of federal (and parallel state) requirements and remedies that apply to many marketplace transactions. Examples are the federal and state RICO statutes that apply broadly to any form of consumer transaction and the federal False Claims Act that also provides strong remedies as long as the government is also victimized by a practice. - from the publisher

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    By Ruth Colker. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 4th edition.

    "This Nutshell presents an overview of the major federal disability laws with emphasis on the statutes, regulations, and significant points of substantive and procedural law. The fourth edition includes significant focus on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), including its 2008 Amendment. Features coverage on constitutional rights; the definition of "disabled"; Rehabilitation Act of 1973; employment discrimination; programs and services; and housing, education, and transportation. Also reviews the many relevant areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including the 2004 Amendments." - from the publisher

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    By Randy Hertz. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 7th edition.

    "The Sixth Edition and the accompanying Supplement include extensive analysis of the latest habeas corpus case law as well as the important statutory changes effected by the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, and the REAL ID Act of 2005." - from the publisher

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    By Marvin Chirelstein. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 13th Ed.

    "This highly-acclaimed text explains the conceptual basis of federal income taxation. It is designed to help students quickly pull together the entire subject for end-of-semester review and provide perspective about where a topic fits within the federal income tax scheme." - from the publisher

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    By Karen C. Burke. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th ed.

    "This edition has been completely revised to reflect developments in the Code, regulations, and case law through October 2013. The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. It includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. It also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes." - from the publisher

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    By John K. McNulty and Daniel J. Lathrope. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 8th edition.

    "How and when is income taxable? To whom is it taxable? This Nutshell summarizes U.S. federal income tax law, defines income, and identifies the different types of deductions. It explains statutory inclusion and exclusion from gross income, profit-related deductions, mixed deductions, personal deductions, and other allowances. It also inquires into the policy and purposes of, and alternatives to, existing legal rules." - from the publisher

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    By Karen C. Burke. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 4th edition.

    This text provides an overview of the federal income taxation of partners and partnerships. It contains an authoritative summary on the organization, tax accounting, allocations, distributions, and liabilities of a partnership. Topics also covered include contributed property, partner-partnership transactions, transferring interests, and what happens when a partner retires.

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    By Mack Player. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 7th edition.

    This title provides a clear and concise overview of employment discrimination law. First part looks at topics such as the history of employment discrimination law, a discussion of employer coverage, and the differences between discrimination and affirmative action. The second section discusses providing violations and covers facial distinctions, non-facial distinctions in search of motive, using verbal evidence or circumstantial evidence to prove a motive, and mixed motives. The third section covers protected classes and special problems and the fourth section covers enforcement remedies.

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    By National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 1st edition.

    "This edition of NITA's convenient pocket-size book incorporates the amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that went into effect December 2013." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Saltzburg. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 11th edition.

    "The Federal Rules of Evidence Manual provides the following for each Rule: the complete, current text; a current explanation by experts on federal evidence rules; comprehensive descriptions of salient cases; and the relevant legislative history. Supplements issued twice each year ensure that the Manual remains up to date." - from the publisher

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    By David Sonenshein. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2014. 12 edition.

    "Federal Rules of Evidence with Objections, Twelfth Edition contains the complete text of the Federal Rules of Evidence as amended to December 1, 2014. This useful guide is organized for quick reference, with an alphabetical section of major objections, and includes practical tips and legal interpretations for each rule." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Childress. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2010. 4th edition.

    From the preface, "The point of a standard of review is to help the judges focus on the heart of the appeal - the merits, policies, and issues - in a way that gives them a foothold to address that substance." Unlike other appellate practice resources that focus on the procedural aspects of appellate review, Federal Standards of Review attempts to shine light on the "essential language of appeals" used by the courts. Civil, Criminal, and Administrative cases are all discussed with a focus on the relationship between trial court findings and appellate court conclusions.

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    By Ilona Bray. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 9th edition.

    This guide assists you in deciding the fastest and best application strategy whether you are married or unmarried. Outlining the immigration process, collecting, preparing, and managing paperwork, and other topics are addressed in this comprehensive guide.

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    By Philip Straniere. Published by Wiley. 2013.

    The author provides real insight you can trust and use in small claims court. You will find everything you need to know in this guide whether you have an attorney or not. It will prepare you for your court date with the most current information and resources on specific laws, statutes, and procedures.

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    By Jerome A. Barron. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 4th edition.

    "This product provides a short and readable source for individuals interested in constitutional law, First Amendment law, and communications law. It is divided into four parts: the history, methodology, and philosophical foundations of the First Amendment; topics such as First Amendment issues that arise in cable television and in regulating children's access to the Internet; issues in First Amendment law such as the public forum doctrine, the compelled speech doctrine, and the free expression rights of government employees; and the text, history, and theory of the religion clauses, chronicling the ongoing battle in the Supreme Court between accommodationists and separationists." - from the publisher

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    By Richard W. Garnett. Published by Thomson West. 1st ed.

    "This Stories title will enrich First Amendment courses and help students appreciate the premises that animate the cases and the values that are at stake in religious-liberty and free-speech controversies." - from the publisher

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    By Janet Portman. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 3rd ed.

    This plain English guide teaches property owners their legal obligations as landlords. This book provides practical advice on avoiding problem tenants and handling repairs and property management tasks, as well as information on IRS regulations relevant to landlords and how to qualify for valuable tax deductions. This updated edition also details how to rent out a room via services like Airbnb and includes a sample rental application.

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    By Eleanor Pelta. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association.

    "AILA's Focus on Immigration Practice Under AC21 is the first book-length study of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21). This publication will help the immigration law practitioner answer the following questions, among many others: Does your H-1B or adjustment applicant client have to stay in the same job? Can your H-1B client get an extension?

    Written by highly experienced and well-respected business immigration law practitioners, AC21 analyzes the statute and interpretive memoranda to explain how AC21 can benefit your H-1B and adjustment clients. It provides practical advice and sample documentation and includes discussion of:

    H-1B portability, allowing your H-1B client to work for a new H-1B employer
    Adjustment portability, allowing your adjustment applicant client to switch employers
    One-year H-1B extensions
    Three-year H-1B extensions
    I-140 portability
    Special rule for H-1B beneficiaries employed at certain universities and research facilities
    Common AC21 scenarios" - from the publisher

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    By Mary Angelo. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2013. 1st edition.

    "The authors present a brief historical overview of agricultural policy as it has adapted to satisfy shifting demands and new technologies, and its role in shaping not only the current farming system and the rural economy, but also the value which we ascribe to our natural resources relative to agricultural production. The authors:

    Explain in detail the components of the current farm bill
    Analyze the ecological impacts of the modern farming system encouraged by our nation's agricultural policy
    Examine the interplay between agriculture, food production and distribution, and existing environmental and related laws
    Conclude with several concrete proposals to reform agricultural policy that serve as models of how to enhance sustainability in our farming and food system" - from the publisher

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    By Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2014. 1st edition.

    "In Foolproof: An Attorney's Guide to Oral Communications, Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla offers the fruits of over a decade of experience coaching lawyers domestically and internationally. This practical guide is deliberately crafted for all lawyers-nonlitigators and litigators, in government and private practice, at law firms and in-house positions, experienced and new lawyers. Written with a small dose of history and background, the majority of this book is a personal laboratory for improving your preparation for any oral communication, achieving vocal success, enhancing body language techniques, and expressing the right emotion.

    After working through the advice and exercises here, you will walk away more confident, armed with practical tools for improving. Whether you are on a phone call, in a meeting, taking a client to lunch, or lecturing in front of hundreds, there are techniques to make you a better communicator. Some are born with great skills in rhetoric. With practice, those talented few can become amazing. Others are terrified at the idea of speaking in public, and there are strategies to cope with that challenge. And then, there is everyone in between. With the tools Foolproof provides, we can all speak with confidence and compel our audience." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 4th edition.

    If you're one of the 2 million Americans who are having trouble making your mortgage payments or are already in jeopardy of foreclosure, this guide will give you the practical information you need, including: the ins and outs of foreclosure procedures, with state-by-state information how to decide whether or not you should try to keep your house using bankruptcy to buy time or save your home how to avoid "rescue" scams"

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    By John Rao. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2014. 5th edition.

    "This treatise provides the law and practical advice concerning mortgage servicing, mortgage modifications, and home foreclosures, examining these issues not only in relation to traditional free-standing homes, but also to manufactured homes and condominiums. It covers foreclosure upon private mortgages, government mortgages, condominium liens, and tax liens. A variety of foreclosure rescue scams from equity skimming schemes to phantom help are also addressed." - from the publisher

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    By Donald Shelton. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. 2011.

    "Forensic Science in Court explores the legal implications of forensic science—an increasingly important and complex part of the justice system. Judge Donald Shelton provides an accessible overview of the legal issues, from the history of evidence in court, to "gatekeeper" judges determining what evidence can be allowed, to the "CSI effect" in juries.

    The book describes and evaluates various kinds of evidence, including DNA, fingerprints, handwriting, hair, bite marks, tool marks, firearms and bullets, fire and arson investigation, and bloodstain evidence. Assessing the strengths and limitations of each kind of evidence, the author also discusses how they can contribute to identifying the "who," "how," and "whether" questions that arise in criminal prosecutions.

    Author Donald Shelton draws on the depth of his experiences as courtroom prosecutor, professor, and judge, to provide a well-rounded look at these increasingly critical issues. Case studies throughout help bring the issues to life and show how forensic science has been used, both successfully and not, in real-world situations." - from the publisher

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    By Michael Bowers. Published by Academic Press. 2013.

    This title "provides a clear and intuitive discussion of the legal presentation of expert testimony. The book delves into the effects, processes, and battles that occur in the presentation of opinion and scientific evidence by court-accepted forensic experts. It provides a timely review of the United States Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) regarding expert testimony, and includes a multi-disciplinary look at the strengths and weaknesses in forensic science courtroom testimony. The statutes and the effects of judicial uses (or non-use) of the FRE, Daubert, Kumho, and the 2009 NAS Report on Forensic Science are also included. The presentation expands to study case law, legal opinions, and studies on the reliability and pitfalls of forensic expertise in the US court system. This book is an essential reference for anyone preparing to give expert testimony of forensic evidence." - from the publisher

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    By Denis Clifford. Published by Nolo Press. 2012. 9th ed.

    Form a Partnership covers the legal and practical issues involved in forming a business partnership.

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    By Mancuso, Anthony. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 7th ed.

    Nolo’s Form Your Own Limited Liability Company provides readers with the instructions and forms necessary to create an LLC. This guide provides forms and assistance in preparing and filing articles of organization, deciding on a management structure, and creating an operating agreement. The 8th edition is revised and updated to reflect the recent changes to federal regulations and the laws all 50 states.

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    By Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press. 2011. 7th ed.

    Nolo’s Form Your Own Limited Liability Company provides readers with the instructions and forms necessary to create an LLC. This guide provides forms and assistance in preparing and filing articles of organization, deciding on a management structure, and creating an operating agreement. The 8th edition is revised and updated to reflect the recent changes to federal regulations and the laws all 50 states.

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    By Walter Champion. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 1st edition.

    "This book discusses all aspects of gambling law, and on all levels: local, tribal, state, national, and international. It covers all forms of wagering, legal and illegal, including casino games and slot machines, lotteries, poker, bingo, sports betting, racing, and Internet gaming. This book explains why legal gambling, one of the fastest growing industries in the world, still faces restrictions on its right to advertise or even have its contracts enforced. It has separate discussions of many jurisdictions, including Nevada, New Jersey, Macau, Canada, and other countries; Indian and charity gaming; taxes; intellectual property; compulsive gambling; and the most popular forms of gambling." - from the publisher

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    By Shae Irving. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 7th edition.

    This workbook assists readers with organizing personal records, documents, and belongings to prepare for the executor of his or her estate.

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    By Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 6th ed.

    This title addresses the process of getting permission to use copyrighted material including how much to expect to pay for permission.

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    By Scott Borene. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2009.

    "This volume is the latest addition to AILA’s growing library of global immigration publications. It is an anthology of articles on recent developments in more than a dozen countries, including many key destinations such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Australia, India, Hong Kong, and Japan. This book also has two articles that span multiple jurisdictions; one on the topic of intercountry adoptions and another on new emerging global minimum due process standards for deportation and exclusion. In addition, this book includes a “heads-up” article on the United States’s poorly understood special expatriation tax on certain expatriating U.S. citizens and former lawful permanent residents, as well as a useful overview article with practice tips on how to respond to inquiries about non-U.S. immigration projects." - from the publisher

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    By Megan Mullin. Published by MIT Press. 2012.

    "An analysis of the political consequences of special district governance in drinking water management that offers new insights into the influence of political structures on local policymaking." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Feldman. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th edition.

    "Summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, outsourcing/privatization, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, options, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, modifications, subcontracting, and government contract termination." - from the publisher

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    By Deborah Cupples. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st edition.

    "This guide is easy-to-read for all types of writers and includes notes for legal professionals. The authors consulted multiple grammar-related sources in their research, so readers would not have to." - from the publisher

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    By Cletus Weber. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2011.

    This practical and authoritative resource assists attorneys with handling labor certification cases.

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    By Nancy King. Published by University of Chicago Press. 2011.

    A look at the use and abuse of the Writ of Habeas Corpus through legal and empirical analysis and case study. King and Hoffman offer proposals on how to reform the Writ process for a 21st century legal world innundated with emerging problems such as global terrorism and increased immigration. Habeas Corpus law and cases are examined in their past and present forms with an aim to help outline the future definition of the great writ.

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    By Mark Hall. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 3rd edition.

    "Public policy responses to escalating medical costs and constrained access pose fundamental challenges to health care law. Profound medical advances also generate many ethical dilemmas. This authoritative discussion considers how law and ethics respond to these driving social, economic, and political forces of innovation, crisis and reform. Topics include health care finance and delivery structures, treatment relationships, facility and insurance regulation, corporate and tax law, refusal of life support, organ donation, and reproductive technologies." - from the publisher

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    By Barry Furrow. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd edition.

    This two volume treatise is designed to be a reference to both practitioners and those within the health care industry. Coverage includes tax exemptions, licensing of health care professional, tort liability, antitrust law, abortion, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, and regulation of research upon human subjects. Extensive citations are provided to case law, statutes, and regulations.

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    By Sara Bronin. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st edition.

    "Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic Preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues." - from the publisher

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    By Frederick Kempin. Published by Thomson West. 1990. 3rd edition.

    "Presents the development of the basic institutions of the Anglo-American common-law system. Explores the sources of law from cases, legislation, and codification, to doctrinal writings. The text also discusses the development of legal concepts such as property in land, contracts, liability for injury, negotiability of commercial paper, and the business corporation." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 13th ed.

    "For any home business, claiming all the tax deductions you are entitled to is essential to your business’s financial success. Don’t miss out on the many valuable deductions you can claim.

    Here, you’llfind out how to deduct:

    start-up costs
    home office expenses
    vehicles and travel expenses
    entertainment and meals
    medical expenses under Obamacare, and
    retirement expenses.

    You’ll also learn how to keep accurate, thorough records in case the IRS ever comes calling. Easy to read and full of real-life examples, this book can help you take advantage of all the valuable deductions you are entitled to. - from the publisher

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    By Anthony Mancuso. Published by National Right to Counsel Committee. 2017. 13th ed.

    This guide from Nolo shows readers how to start and run a nonprofit. It contains instructions and forms for obtaining federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption and qualifying for public charity status with the IRS, as well as instructions on how to prepare articles of incorporation, write nonprofit bylaws, and understand their state’s specific nonprofit requirements. This updated edition contains recent changes in the law, state-specific requirements, and information on utilizing new online services related to forming a nonprofit.

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    By Ilona Bray. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 11th.

    "The U.S. immigration system is an enormous bureaucracy. It's vital that you understand all the requirements for getting a green card before starting your application — making a mistake can ruin your chances.

    Fortunately, How to Get a Green Card provides everything you need to understand whether you're eligible, and then make it through the bureaucratic maze. Find out how to work with U.S. officials, how to prepare and present the right documents, and what to expect every step of the way.

    Learn the quickest way to get a green card through:

    * parents, siblings, and adult children
    * spouses and fiancés
    * green card lotteries
    * political asylum or refugee status
    * and other categories

    This book is not appropriate for those seeking work-related green cards." - from the publisher

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    By Joseph Kennedy. Published by Wiley. 2012.

    "A straightforward guide to inventing, patenting, and technology commercialization for scientists and engineers

    Although chemists, physicists, biologists, polymer scientists, and engineers in industry are involved in potentially patentable work, they are often under-prepared for this all-important field. This book provides a clear, jargon-free, and comprehensive overview of the patenting process tailored specifically to the needs of scientists and engineers, including:
    Requirements for a patentable invention
    How to invent
    New laws created by President Obama's 2011 America Invents Act
    The process of applying for and obtaining a patent in the U.S. and in foreign countries
    Commercializing inventions and the importance of innovation

    Based on lecture notes refined over twenty-five years at The University of Akron, How to Invent and Protect Your Invention contains practical advice, colorful examples, and a wealth of personal experience from the authors." - from the publisher

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    By David Pressman. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 7th ed.

    Nolo’s How to Make Patent Drawings helps readers patent their invention by guiding them though the drawing necessary to complete their USPTO application. This book shows how to create a patent drawing that complies with the strict rules of the USPTO, including forms with step-by-step instructions for drawings using either utilize pen and paper or digital equipment.

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    By Tracy Alexandra Carr. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    This guide helps to provide practical advice for rebuilding life - financially and personally - after bankruptcy.

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    By John F. Kimberling. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2007. 1st edition.

    The National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s publications are well respected resources for both practicing attorneys and students. In just 200 pages, Kimberling covers issues from deciding to take the case through the preparation and to closing argument. The most detailed discussion is on the elements of the trial such as the opening statement and examination of witness. In the appendix, the author provides two clearly written resources that an attorney could use to prepare witnesses for deposition and for trial.

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    By Charlie Mann. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    "With this comprehensive guide, you will get a complete run-through of everything you need to know before you submit your case to court. The book includes a checklist of things you need to look for before filing a claim, information on how the courts work, and all of the legal jargon — defined — that will be thrown during the process." - from the publisher

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    By Janet Traken. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    This comprehensive guide assists readers in understanding how to represent themselves well in traffic court.

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    By Joseph matthews. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 9th ed.

    This guide from Nolo shows readers how to handle a personal injury claim. How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows readers in plain-English what to do in the wake of an accident and helps them through the insurance claim process, assisting readers in protecting their rights after an accident, preparing a claim for compensation and negotiating a settlement. The 8th Edition contains all 50 states’ most recent laws including a chart explaining in-car text and cell phone laws

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    By Martha Maeda. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    This title covers everything you need to know about paying back student loans and being debt free, including grace periods, deferment, forbearance, interest rates, co-signors, exit counseling, prepayment, discharges, cancellation, default, and more.

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    By American Immigration Lawyers Association. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association.

    This handbook contains over 60 articles on a broad range of advanced immigration law topics. Written by leaders in the field, these articles provide "how-to" advice and analysis on subjects such as temporary visas, labor certification, family immigration, asylum, law office management, ethics, citizenship and naturalization, litigation, judicial review and consular processing.

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    By Mary Kramer. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2013.

    This most recent edition of Kramer's book treats "criminal-alien law," which is the complex intersection of criminal and immigration law. Kramer has practiced criminal-alien law for nineteen years and has also taught immigration law at Florida International University. As such, she draws upon her personal experience while she explains the different facets of criminal-alien law and details the legal research that goes on in this field. In this fourth edition from 2009, Kramer introduces a section that offers tips and tools aimed at helping investigative and legal researchers.

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    By David Weissbrodt. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 6th edition.

    This compact, comprehensive title offers an expert overview of the history, constitutional authority, statutory provisions, regulations, structure, procedure, administrative process, and ethical principles of immigration law and practice.

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    By American Immigration Lawyers Association. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2013.

    This title provides as thorough analysis of of the most important issues in the complex nexus of immigration law and criminal law.

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    By Charles Wheeler. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2013. 3rd edition.

    This guide, put out by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, summarizes and makes more plain the family-sponsored immigration process that allows for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor their family members for immigration purposes. It is aimed at immigration lawyers and looks at status adjustments, consular processing, immigration through marriage, grounds of inadmissibility, waivers of inadmissibility, affidavits of support, self-petitions for abused spouses and children, and the ethical issues in family-based immigration law. The author does not intend it to be an in-depth legal reference; instead, it should serve as a straightforward explanation that addresses the complexities of the law. It also includes sample legal forms (motions and waivers), a very detailed table of contents, and a subject index.

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    By American Immigration Lawyers Association. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association.

    This eleventh edition of Immigration Practice Pointers serves as a supplement to the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association conference. The book is divided into short articles written by panelists from the conference (and some outside contributors). Each article offers practice pointers and serve as guides to particular topics that were presented on at the annual conference. Topics include ethics issues; pro bono representation; business and employment; PERM and labor certifications; state and federal court litigation; admissibility and waivers; temporary visas categories; consular and related issues; asylum issues; removal and relief; LGBT and HIV issues; humanitarian issues, including the protection of women and children; family immigration; tax practice; criminal issues; worksite enforcement and corporate compliance; and immigration to other countries.

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    By Janet Cheetham. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2006.

    "There are more than just goods and services crossing North America’s borders. AILA’s Immigration Practice Under NAFTA and Other Free Trade Agreements, Third Edition, addresses the human side of the free trade agreements.

    NAFTA allows the free flow of goods and services between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. In addition, there are rules regulating the flow of business professionals and workers who cross the borders during the course of business and for employment--as a result of free trade. Whether your client is a business or an employee of a business, having a reference guide that clearly and comprehensively discusses the broad concepts of NAFTA, the laws that impact its implementation, and the practical aspects of moving individuals between countries, is an invaluable reference tool.

    There is no other publication available that offers such hands-on guidance. Along with INS Inspector’s NAFTA Handbook, this volume presents comprehensive, critical information that will provide you with guidance in handling NAFTA cases and supply you with an overview of Canadian and Mexican laws from practitioners who know how important it is to share their knowledge and experience. We felt it was important to publish this Third Edition to cover the application of NAFTA since 9/11. The increased border security and increased scrutiny of applications (i.e., CBP’s involvement in adjudicating applications) has made the filing of NAFTA applications more difficult than before. We also have included an article on recent free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore, covering the use of the H-1B1 category.

    Contributors to this publication include practitioners whose practices span all of North America--from Northern Canada to Southern Mexico. Our sincere appreciation goes to all of these individuals. We also would like to recognize those individuals in the AILA National Office, Tatia L. Gordon-Troy, Silvia S. Wang, and Kathy Frazier for their diligence and hard work in helping present to you a publication we all can be proud of. The result is a book that is a must for every immigration law library." - from the publisher

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    By Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 9th edition.

    A comprehensive survey of everything you need to know about corporate laws and regulations in your state regarding incorporation.

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    By Carole E. Goldberg; Kevin Washburn; Philip P. Frickey. Published by Thomson West. 1st ed.

    "This book covers the often complex and unfamiliar doctrine of federal Indian law, exposing the raw conflicts over sovereignty and property that have shaped legal rulings. Fifteen distinguished authors describe gripping cases involving Indian nations over more than two centuries, each story emphasizing initiative in tribal communities and lawyering strategies that have determined the fate of nations." - from the publisher

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    By Carol Anderson. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 1st edition.

    "This book discusses the conscious and unconscious psychological factors that influence juror decision-making. Jurors inevitably rely on the same 'thinking tools' at trial that they use to solve problems and make decisions in their everyday lives, which makes it almost impossible for them to divorce instinct and emotion from decision-making. Their fight-or-flight reflexes are stimulated not only by predators but by information that makes them fear for their personal safety—even if the threatening information is something they merely imagine.

    Because self-preservation is a primal instinct, jurors tend to unconsciously respond by disregarding or altering the 'threatening' evidence. Information that conflicts with their personal beliefs and biases often elicits a similar response. Therefore, what jurors hear and remember about a case will inevitably be a reflection of who they are, what they value, and what their life experiences have been.

    Because jurors unconsciously weigh information in a hierarchical fashion, the 'hierarchy of juror decision-making' can serve as a blueprint for creating strategies to counteract the most common thinking errors that can skew jurors' perceptions of the case. This is a valuable weapon that should be in every trial lawyer's arsenal.

    The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Bainbridge. Published by Thomson West. 2014.

    "This compact text is for use in law school classes on insider trading, securities regulation, or business associations. It offers a clear and direct exposition of the law and policy concerns raised by this important and high-profile area of the law. The author provides sufficient detail for a complete understanding of the subject without getting bogged down in minutiae." - from the publisher

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    By Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender.

    This annual publication on the proceedings of the institute keep practitioners up to date on developments in the field.

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    By Thomas Rynard. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1991.

    "A complete guide in three parts for the attorney advising public entities on the legal issues of risk management. Part I introduces the concepts of risk and risk management. Part II deals with the perils and hazards of public entities, specifically governmental tort liability. Part III covers insurance policies and risk management alternatives other than commercial insurance." - from the publisher

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    By John Dobbyn. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 4th edition.

    "Reliable source on the fundamentals of insurance law covers topics such as insurable interest, risk, insurer defenses, waiver and estoppel, recovery, subrogation, reinsurance, and bonds. In addition, expert analysis provides a sense of the peculiar directions insurance law would take, and their erroneous outcomes, if the pure principles of contract law were applied." - from the publisher

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    By Charles McManis. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 7th edition.

    This nutshell provides an introduction to unfair competition and intellectual property. Specific topics covered include interference with contractual relations, misidentification, product substitution, appropriation of intangible business assets, and injurious promotional and pricing.

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    By Arthur Miller. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 5th edition.

    "Miller and Davis’ Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell presents the fundamentals of trademark and copyright laws. Authors Michael Davis and famed Harvard professor Arthur Miller provide authoritative coverage on the foundations of patent protection, patentability, and the patenting process. The text addresses: Torts and property Antitrust and government regulation Concept of federalism State and federal conflicts." - from the publisher

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    By Roger Schechter. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st edition.

    "This work provides a comprehensive treatment of all three major branches of intellectual property law, surveying basic principles and emerging issues. The book summarizes what is clear, identifies what is unsettled, and offers concise views on how some open issues might be sensibly resolved. This text also deals with a variety of related intellectual property topics, including state laws governing the misappropriation of intangibles, state protection for the right of publicity and for trade secrets, and both federal and state rules concerning false advertising and deceptive trade practices. The authors use numerous examples to guide you through various technical areas." - from the publisher

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    By Dan H. Berger. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2008.

    "The United States' implementation of the Hague Convention has resulted in interim regulations from the State Department and Department of Homeland Security. The consequences for not following these newly implemented regulations where they apply can be devastating for the adoptive parents and children.

    Now, for the first time, a comprehensive resource covering international adoption issues is available for attorneys and those in need of up-to-date guidance. AILA's International Adoption Sourcebook is the go-to source on international adoption and immigration options for children. This timely, one-of-a-kind resource comprehensively provides guidance on:

    Intercountry adoption
    Habitual residency
    Visas for children
    U.S. citizenship for adopted children
    Immigration alternatives to adoption
    and more!" - from the publisher

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    By Ralph Folsom. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 9th edition.

    "This guide examines the principal subjects involved in international business and commercial transactions. It includes chapters on the negotiation of business transactions; the international sale of goods; the role of documentary sales; the use of letters of credit; technology transfers; the initiation, operation, and termination of, as well as limitations imposed on, foreign investments; property takings, including remedies for and options for insuring against such actions; the European Union competition rules; and dispute settlement (both through litigation in state courts and through arbitration). It also addresses throughout the special challenges for business transactions in developing and nonmarket economies." - from the publisher

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    By Jeffrey Miller. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2008. 1st edition.

    "This casebook explores water pollution and the federal statute chiefly designed to control it, the Clean Water Act, and examines how water pollution is addressed, first by the common law and then by statute. An introduction provides the student with an understanding of what constitutes water pollution, where it originates, and how it can be controlled." - from the publisher

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    By Grayson McCouch. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 6th edition.

    "This Nutshell presents an introduction to estate planning. Subjects covered include the transfer of property at death at will under the intestate law, survivor interests, community property, and "simple" wills. Addresses insurance, estates arising from status, Social Security, pensions, workers' compensation, and veterans benefits. Discusses charitable trusts, the rule in Shelley's case, the Doctrine of Worthier Title, the Rule Against Perpetuities, and the Rule Against Accumulations. Also addresses fiduciary administration and federal estate and gift taxes." - from the publisher

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    By Fred Grissom and Daivd Pressman. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 5th ed.

    Paired with Nolo's Patent It Yourself, this title will help you document your inventions with the help of worksheets, forms, sample agreements, instructions, references to relevant areas of patent law, and a bibliography of legal and non-legal aids.

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    By Twila Slesnick. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 13th ed.

    Nolo’s IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans guides readers through the IRS rules that govern distributions from retirement plans. This book gives readers advice on how to avoid penalties for taking money out early, minimize taxes before and after retirement, and other issues regarding taking money out of a retirement plan.

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    By Michael Kurland. Published by Ivan R. Dee. 2012.

    "The rise of scientific thinking in finding, catching, and convicting criminals—and, just as important, freeing the innocent—has transformed society's assault on crime. Before scientific detective work, early attempts to maintain public safety relied on the severity of punishment rather than any probability of apprehension. But with the rapid development of the sciences in the nineteenth century, some techniques began to spill over into more effective police work.

    Michael Kurland's engrossing history of forensic science recounts this remarkable progress, which continues to the present. He traces the history of the major techniques of criminal detection and many of the minor ones. Here are Bertillon's physical measurements used to recognize habitual criminals; the study of fingerprints identifying criminals long after they have left the scene of the crime; Gravelle's comparison microscope comparing bullets to determine if they have been fired from the same gun; the development of bloodstain identification and, ultimately, the blood type involved. Mr. Kurland explains how once–accepted techniques have fallen by the wayside—handwriting analysis, for example—and how methods such as lie detectors, voice spectrum analysis, bite mark evidence, and other methods have proven unworthy.

    Finally Irrefutable Evidence explores the rise of modern DNA typing techniques, which have proven the innocence of many persons convicted of major crimes and resulted in the exoneration of more than two hundred on death row." - from the publisher

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    By James Alfini. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2013. 5th edition.

    Judicial Conduct and Ethics analyzes judicial actions and accountability regarding issues of judicial demeanor and conduct, ex parte communications, administrative duty, financial activities and disclosures, civic participation, and political activity.

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    By Surya Sinha. Published by Thomson West. 1993. 1st.

    "Examines the central questions about the nature of law. What is law? How is it defined? What are the essential aspects? Divided into three sections, this authoritative text investigates the various theories of law-metaphysical-rational epistemology, idealistic epistemology, and empiricist epistemology." - from the publisher

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    By Ronald Eades. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2006. 2nd edition.

    "Jury Instructions in Real Estate Litigation, Second Edition, is Professor Eades’ newest title. It is a comprehensive collection of jury instructions related to issues most likely to arise in real estate litigation. This new edition includes hundreds of instructions, each with supporting authority from all 50 states, commentary regarding the use of the instruction, and collateral references such as pertinent law review articles. " - from the publisher

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    By Ronald Eades. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2004. 6th edition.

    This volume provides current instructions on the most recent medical issues. It covers more than 200 medical issues including standards of care, childbirth, patient consent, pre-existing conditions, and allergies. Legal concepts and issues are presented in sample instructions using understandable terms.

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    By Ronald Eades. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2006. 4th edition.

    This updated volume explains the products liability issues likely to arise in a trial in everyday language for the layperson. Each instruction has been actually used successfully in court and cites supporting case law, including relevant law review articles and annotations to American Law Reports. Some concepts discussed include duty to warn, strict products liability, unavoidably unsafe products, warranty liability and misrepresentation, design defect liability, risk-utility doctrines, and assumption of risk.

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 2nd edition.

    "Jury Speech Rules: The Art of Ethical Persuasion, Second Edition shows trial lawyers that persuasive jury opening statements and closing arguments require imagination, story-telling skills, and a thorough knowledge of the legal and ethical rules that govern this important part of trial. Using famous historical cases and many useful examples, they demonstrate when things go wrong and when they are done right.

    Opening statements can present the important facts to the jury from the party's perspective, making the jurors receptive to the story that counsel intends to tell through the witnesses, documents, and visuals; well-constructed and well-delivered openings, which avoid improper argument, make an interesting introduction of the parties and the attorneys. Counsel can keep the other lawyer quiet by presenting an opening that provides no opportunity for interruption with objections. Closing arguments that can present inferences, arguments, and conclusions will help the jurors understand the significance of the facts that have been proven at trial; such arguments can explain the significance of expert testimony; they can point out logical errors in the opponents' stories; and they can win the jurors' by persuading them that the more interesting story--the more natural story, the story that fits their own experiences best--is the truthful story." - from the publisher

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    By Barry Feld. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3nd edition.

    "This Nutshell title focuses exclusively on the criminal and non-criminal misconduct of children that bring them within the jurisdiction of juvenile courts and examines law enforcement, judicial, and administrative responses to that misconduct. It deals with issues of children's rights only insofar as they relate to the processes of investigating and prosecuting juvenile offenders for delinquency and status-offenses. Like all Nutshells, it strives to provide a succinct exposition of the law for students studying juvenile justice, for lawyers who do not regularly practice in juvenile court, and for legislators and policy officials involved in juvenile justice law reform efforts." - from the publisher

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    By Richard M. Alderman. Published by Taylor Trade Publishing. 2010. 8th edition.

    This book, written in a question and answer format, is best aimed for everyday people to understand their rights under the law. The author's focus is primarily consumer law covering topics such as applying for credit, contracts, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, online sales, and small claims court. He also covers family law, immigration, and wills and probate.

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    By Ira Kurzban. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2014. 14th edition.

    "Immigration practitioners, federal and immigration judges, and government officials turn to Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook for accurate and reliable interpretations of U.S. immigration laws. Regularly cited in federal court decisions and widely used by thousands of immigration professionals--including those in charge of reviewing and deciding cases and applications, Kurzban's is an indispensable reference when you need to know the law on any immigration topic.

    In addition to more than 2,000 new cases, regulations, and memos, the 14th edition includes:

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    Marriage between couples of the same sex
    Aggravated felonies after Moncrieffe/Descamps
    EB-5 issues regarding tenant occupancy, material change, and other matters
    Electronic I-94s
    Public safety as a ground of removal under INA §237(a)(4)(A)(ii)
    Prosecutorial discretion regarding parents with children in the United States
    Changed case law on INA §245(i)
    USCIS changes to credible fear procedures
    ICE detention standards for segregation/solitary confinement
    CARRP Program
    Change in material support waivers for terrorism
    New Developments in H-2B Program and Validity of Regulations
    Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
    Changes in §212(c) law following Matter of Abdelghany
    Changes in social visibility to social distinction in particular social group following Matter of M-E-V-G-
    Policy memo and changes regarding CSPA following Supreme Court decision in Cuellar de Osorio
    Changes in asylum adjudications under the Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual." - from the publisher

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    By Dennis Nolan. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 2nd edition.

    This nutshell discusses the origin, development, and practice of both labor and employment arbitration. The first part covers labor arbitration and includes information on contractual requirements, types of arbitration systems, selecting an arbitrator, variation on tradition arbitration, and the legal status of labor arbitration. The second section focuses on employment arbitration. Employment arbitration topics covered include arbitration of statutory rights and enforcing individual agreements.

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    By Douglas Leslie. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 5th Edition.

    "This comprehensive guide reviews the early regulations set up to guide employee-employer relations and provides a snapshot of the structure and procedures of the modern-day National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Expert commentary offers insight into primary legal issues such as picketing, employer responses, and the duty to bargain." - from the publisher

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    By John Nolon. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 1st.

    "Use this compact reference for a condensed study of the subject matter contained in most leading land use casebooks. Text provides coverage of common-law controls, private law devices, planning processes, land development regulation, zoning, and taxation. The last chapter addresses new influencing considerations in land use, such as energy and space." - from the publisher

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    By Daniel Mandelker. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 6th edition.

    "Land Use Law, Fifth Edition reviews local planning and land use regulation programs, and is the only treatise with comprehensive citations to federal and state court decisions, as well as state statutes. Both land use practitioners and general practitioners whose clients have land use regulation problems will find this book a valuable addition to their library." - from the publisher

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    By Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer and Thomas E. Roberts. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 2nd.

    This Hornbook provides greater depth than the nutshell, but less than the Practitioner's edition of this book. It provides a discussion of print and online sources for further research.

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    By David Hill. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th edition.

    "This comprehensive guide provides expert explanations of the rules that govern the legal relations between landlords and tenants. It describes exceptions to these rules and explores the underlying reasons for them. The text also reviews the creation, duration, and termination of several types of tenancies; terminating leases before expiration; repairs and improvements; transfers; extensions, renewals, and purchase options; rent and security; and insurance and taxes." - from the publisher

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    By Lex Larson. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997.

    This three volume set provides a comprehensive abridgment of the 12 volume Larson's workers' compensation set. Information in the desk edition is organized in the same way as in the Larson's treatise for quick reference. The desk edition groups states that agree on a particular pattern of workers' compensation law, covers the risk categories, provides supporting cases, and examines independent contractor relationships.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Carlos Soltero. Published by University of Texas Press. 2006.

    "To achieve justice and equal protection under the law, Latinos have turned to the U.S. court system to assert and defend their rights. Some of these cases have reached the United States Supreme Court, whose rulings over more than a century have both expanded and restricted the legal rights of Latinos, creating a complex terrain of power relations between the U.S. government and the country's now-largest ethnic minority. To map this legal landscape, Latinos and American Law examines fourteen landmark Supreme Court cases that have significantly affected Latino rights, from Botiller v. Dominguez in 1889 to Alexander v. Sandoval in 2001.

    Carlos Soltero organizes his study chronologically, looking at one or more decisions handed down by the Fuller Court (1888-1910), the Taft Court (1921-1930), the Warren Court (1953-1969), the Burger Court (1969-1986), and the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005). For each case, he opens with historical and legal background on the issues involved and then thoroughly discusses the opinion(s) rendered by the justices. He also offers an analysis of each decision's significance, as well as subsequent developments that have affected its impact. Through these case studies, Soltero demonstrates that in dealing with Latinos over issues such as education, the administration of criminal justice, voting rights, employment, and immigration, the Supreme Court has more often mirrored, rather than led, the attitudes and politics of the larger U.S. society." - from the publisher

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    By Ernest Gellhorn. Published by Thomson West. 2011.

    This comprehensive title covers topics such as basic price theory, definitions of efficiency, the Coase Theorem, and the economics of contract law, tort law, criminal law, regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property.

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    By Lynn Branham. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 9th edition.

    "An excellent reference tool, this book covers a range of sentencing-related topics, including the purposes of criminal sanctions, restorative justice, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, rights during sentencing proceedings, sentencing factors, various ways to structure sentencing systems, community sanctions, the death penalty, Eighth Amendment constraints on sentences in noncapital cases, parole release, probation and parole revocation, and the enmeshed penalties or collateral consequences of a conviction. The latter half of this helpful resource provides an illuminating overview of the constitutional rights of prisoners, the mechanics of litigating inmates’ § 1983 suits, and the remedies available to inmates."

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    By George Klein. Published by University Press of America. 2012.

    "In the 1970's, sociologists found that mentally disordered patients were routinely committed to state hospitals. By 2005, state hospital facilities had been emptied and, consequently, the patients for whom they cared for had been shuffled elsewhere by the system. Some of these patients were placed in private hospitals. However, for many, there was no asylum-there was only jail or the street. How does our legal and mental health system handle the mentally disordered? In Law and the Disordered, George C. Klein presents a revealing survey that explores the system of processing prisoners and patients from arrest to admissions to court. In an investigation spanning over thirty years, Klein examines and evaluates the intersection of law, mental health, and social control. He additionally explores the condition of state level Department's of Mental Health and mental health legislation in an attempt to offer readers a complete picture of the system at work." - from the publisher

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    By John Ventura. Published by Wiley. 2011.

    This book provides practical legal advice in simplified language, covering laws that affect the workplace and employment, personal finances, retirement and health care, families and housing, divorce, and privacy. This friendly guide discusses a wide range of everyday legal issues and answers to some of your legal questions.

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    By William A. Gregory. Published by Thomson West. 2001. 3rd edition.

    This Hornbook gives an overview of the legal issues involved in agency law. It is a popular course text and serves as a good refresher for those who haven't been practicing in the area.

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    By Charles Tabb. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd ed.

    "This comprehensive text provides an exhaustive analysis and discussion of every aspect of bankruptcy law, including an overview of bankruptcy; invoking bankruptcy relief (with a very detailed explanation of the means test); the automatic stay; jurisdiction and procedure (including an extensive discussion of Stern v. Marshall); property of the estate; trustee's avoiding powers; payment of claims; executory contracts and unexpired leases; exemptions (with comprehensive analysis of Schwab v. Reilly); discharge; reorganization under Chapter 11 (including in-depth discussions of the General Motors and Chrysler cases, as well as RadLAX); debt adjustments under Chapter 13 (including the Lanning and Ransom cases); and debt adjustments under Chapter 12. The 2005 BAPCPA amendments and the extensive case law thereunder are explained and critiqued." - from the publisher

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    By Charles Wright; Mary Kay Kane. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 7th ed.

    "This work offers practical guidance and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of federal court jurisdiction and litigation procedure, as well as the relationship between the state and federal courts. The text reviews the federal judicial system; judicial power of the United States; diversity of citizenship; venue; law applied in federal courts; pleadings, trials, and judgments; and appellate court and Supreme Court jurisdiction." - from the publisher

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    By Bruce Kramer. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1989. 3rd edition.

    "This publication treats both private and public relationships in pooling and unitization of oil and gas properties, as well as, the antitrust aspects of pooling and unitization, pooling clauses, and state-by-state analysis." - from the publisher

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    By William Stoebuck; Dale A. Whitman; Roger A. Cunningham. Published by Thomson West. 2000. 3rd ed.

    "Reliable source on property laws surveys estates in land-;present, future, and concurrent, comparable interests in personalty, landlord and tenant law, and rights against neighbors and other third persons. Also examines easements and profits, running covenants, governmental controls on land use, land contracts, conveyances, titles, and recording systems. Contains footnote citations to leading court decisions for easy location of primary authority." - from the publisher

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    By Randolph Campbell. Published by University of Texas Press. 2012.

    This legal heritage book provides information on how slave laws were enacted and upheld as political and legal structures changed. It combines historical essays with excerpts from key legal documents from the slave period.

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    By Richard Alderman. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1999. 2nd edition.

    This thorough treatment of the laws surrounding the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act contains the most current research. Coverage includes proper party plaintiffs and defendants, breach of warranty, unconscionability, the insurance code, and interaction with other laws. This annually updated publication contains case law information and appendices containing historical version of the DTPA.

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    By Deanne Siemer. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 4th edition.

    "In Laying Foundations and Meeting Objections, Deanne Siemer gives you the questions to ask and the answers to get from your witness so that your exhibits will be admitted in evidence. Set up the foundation for an exhibit and protect against the objections available to your opponent. This text provides easy-to-follow examples for text documents, e-mails, spreadsheets, computer printouts, charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, drawings, computer animations, and more.

    Never lose an exhibit to your opponent's objection. Make sure you do not miss any of the four elements of foundation: competence of the witness, identification of the exhibit, relevance, and authentication. Each of the elements has specific requirements right from the evidence rules. Keep yourself on firm ground so that each element is met. See how you can separate the objection to foundation from the other objections--hearsay, original document, and policy (undue prejudice, confusion, waste of time)--so that you can respond quickly and effectively when your opponent challenges your exhibit." - from the publisher

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    By Marcia Stewart. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 11th ed.

    This title from Nolo provides plain English information on leases and rental agreements. Chapters cover preparing leases, choosing tenants, getting tenants moved in, and ending a tenancy. Appendices cover topics such as landlord/tenant statutes, rent rules, security deposit rules, and landlord’s access to the property for each state. Also available are several different types of fill-in-the-blank rental forms.

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    By Emily Doskow. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 2nd edition.

    Written in plain English, this title covers the basics of family law including what the law says about issues surrounding couples, children, and seniors. Some topics covered include prenuptial agreements, divorce, foster care, special education, estate planning, and more.

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    By Thomas Haggard; George Kiney. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 3rd edition.

    "Haggard and Kuney's Legal Drafting in a Nutshell provides guidance on producing transactional documents, contracts, instruments, legislation, and regulations that solve existing problems and prevent future problems. It offers both a large-scale overview of the drafting process and a small-scale discussion of the mechanics of legal documents at the sentence, word, and punctuation level." - from the publisher

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    By Ronald D. Rotunda. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 4th ed.

    "Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules and the Model Code. The Nutshell also analyzes the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Third. This approach frees up precious class time for important normative issues." - from the publisher

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    By Fred Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 15th ed.

    This book covers the different types of business structures. It walks the reader through the structure, financing, and formation of a business. It includes chapters on licensing, taxes, franchising, insurance, and business contracts. It also walks the reader through some legal requirements when dealing with customers and some methods to use when solving legal disputes. It includes a checklist to use when starting a business. The book is written in plain English and tries to identify areas that would leave a business vulnerable to a lawsuit.

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2007. 5th ed.

    This title addresses the laws covering website and software development in addition to providing instructions for filling out contracts, agreements, and legal forms.

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    By Thomas Shaffer; James Elkins. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 4th edition.

    "In today's world, lawyers tend to become identified more with law and less with people, the public interest, social welfare and the common good. However, many lawyers are sensitive, people-oriented professionals who relate to their clients as persons and not as problems. The authors argue that counseling is the heart and soul of lawyering, and that it is an integral part of the legal education." - from the publisher

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    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

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    By Larry L. Teply. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 2nd edition.

    Another nutshell series title focusing on the legal negotiation process from start to finish. Basic forms of negotiation are discussed and counsel if given on negotiation evaluation and preparation. While focusing primarily on a general walkthrough of the negotiation process, a discussion of disputes which not be negotiated is also included.

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    By Stephen Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 17th ed.

    Nolo’s Legal Research instructs readers in research methods with plain-English explanations and examples. Readers will learn how to read and understand statutes, regulations and cases, evaluate precedent, and practice their skills with a series of exercises and hypotheticals

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    By Kent Olson. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 11th Edition.

    "Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject." - from the publisher

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    By Paul J Zwier. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2005. 1st edition.

    "In Legal Strategy, well-known professor, Paul J. Zwier focuses on pre-litigation, transactional, and negotiation processes, and describes each in a way that brings together the basics of each discipline. Zwier describes how, once a lawyer determines the end goal the client desires, the lawyer must explore the facts and procedural alternatives most likely to get there. By getting lawyers to focus in a continual exercise of deliberating on what matters most, Zwier sets forth three steps in legal strategy: fact investigation, client counseling, and implementations of the client's decision." - from the publisher

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    By Corey Sandler. Published by F+W Media. 2011.

    "This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs, such as abatement, residuary beneficiary, trust deed, variable rate mortgage, right of rescission, and more. Each word will be clearly defined, and includes a pronunciation key and an example of usage." - from Amazon.com

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    By Larry L. Teply. Published by Thomson West. 2008.

    "This book is designed to ease the process of learning legal citation, one of the difficult tasks that students new to the law face. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the process of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Appendixes provide useful comparative information for these two systems of citation." - from the publisher

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    By Lynn Bahrych. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 4th edition.

    "This product provides the keys to organizing legal memoranda and briefs, crafting clear and concise sentences, using legal language accurately, using grammar and punctuation properly, and writing persuasively using classical rhetorical techniques. It describes a method for analyzing an individual writing style and improving it and includes a sample analysis. It includes new material on using plain English and new samples of legal memoranda and briefs to illustrate effective writing techniques." - from the publisher

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    By William Eskridge. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd Ed.

    "Suitable for students or practitioners, this authoritative overview of the legislative process and statutory interpretation moves smoothly and understandably between the theoretical and the practical. You'll find in-depth discussion of such topics as theories of legislation and representation, electoral and legislative structures, extrinsic sources for statutory interpretation, and substantive canons of statutory interpretation." - from the publisher

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    By Jack Davies. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 3rd edition.

    "Davies’ Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell describes the process used by all legislative institutions to refine bills and examines the tactics of advocates that speed or impede legislation. The life of legislative law after enactment is detailed, including how agencies, local governments, and businesses use statutes and how citizens, career lobbyists, lawyers, and courts adjust legislative words to fit life’s realities." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Pauw. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2013. 3rd edition.

    "This manual was originally written in response to the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) in 1996. After 1996, and especially after 9/11, legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which then became the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), began to deny more and more applications for immigration benefits, and became increasingly unreasonable in doing so. At the same time, the agency doubled down on deportation, making liberal—and, in many cases, unlawful—use of the mandatory detention, expedited removal, and other enforcement provisions of IIRAIRA. When the agency action was challenged in federal courts, government attorneys would often invoke jurisdiction-stripping provisions in IIRAIRA purporting to eliminate judicial review. What the government overlooked, however—and what is essential to understand in a country that believes in the rule of law—is that judicial review of agency action is necessary and, at least in the United States, constitutionally guaranteed. As the U.S. Supreme Court said in 2001, “some judicial intervention in deportation cases is unquestionably required by the Constitution.” INS v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 289, 300 (2001).

    The First Edition of this manual provided guidance on when to resort to the federal courts. In particular, it addressed the exhaustion of administrative remedies (when can a lawsuit be filed) and federal court jurisdiction (where should the complaint be filed, and what issues the court can review). In light of the amendments made by IIRAIRA purporting to eliminate or restrict judicial review, those issues had become increasingly important and complex. Even where there was no substantial justification for the government’s underlying conduct, government attorneys typically and aggressively have pursued motions to dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies and for lack of jurisdiction. The First Edition also attempted to explain how to respond to these motions. It gave an overview of the basic principles of judicial review and, in its “Quick Cites,” provided a list of easily accessible favorable case law on various issues.

    The Second Edition, which included updated case law on judicial review, also covered some administrative law principles that had become very important in immigration cases. The government often relies on the principle of Chevron deference when arguing that courts should not interfere with an agency’s decisions. A more recent development has been the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) invocation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brand-X when refusing to comply with circuit court case law. In addition, in light of statutory and regulatory amendments, as well as changing case law, there were critical administrative law issues concerning whether and to what extent an agency can apply new rules retroactively. Thus, the Second Edition added chapters on Chevron deference, Brand-X non-compliance, and retroactivity.

    The Third Edition has reorganized and updated the material of prior editions. It also features new chapters on judicial review of certain specific topics, including motions to reopen (filed with immigration judges or the BIA), motions to suppress, and the doctrine of consular nonreviewability.

    Despite the arguments sometimes advanced by the government, administrative agencies (including DHS and the BIA) do not have generally unreviewable powers and are not entitled to any sort of “super-deference.” Under the U.S. Constitution, as well as general administrative law principles, courts must review agency decisions to ensure that agency action comports with the law. This has important implications in immigration cases, as I have attempted to explain in the manual. Hopefully, this book will help those who are arguing that, regardless of the position taken by administrative agencies to the contrary, our federal courts still maintain the authority to oversee and correct unlawful government conduct." - from the publisher

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    By Maurcia Houck. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    This title helps those afflicted by divorce or widowhood regain financial stability after such a major life change. Complex paperwork is explained simply and step-by-step instructions given to remain afloat during this financially restructuring event.

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    By Toni Lynne Ihara. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 14th Edition.

    This book explains the legal issues involved in living together, having and raising children, ownership agreements and other issues that are important to unmarried couples. It includes an overview of important legal documents and instructions on completing these documents, as well as sample forms. It also discusses laws covering same-sex marriage and civil unions, which sometimes affect heterosexual couples.

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    By Ralph Warner, Lynne Ihara and Frederick Hertz. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 15th ed.

    This book explains the legal issues involved in living together, having and raising children, ownership agreements and other issues that are important to unmarried couples. It includes an overview of important legal documents and instructions on completing these documents, as well as sample forms. It also discusses laws covering same-sex marriage and civil unions, which sometimes affect heterosexual couples.

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    By Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 7.

    This title covers the basics of business entities, how each business entity protects you from personal liability, profits, losses and tax treatment, converting from one type of business entity to another, and what to do if you conduct business out of state.

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    By Osborne Reynolds. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 3rd edition.

    "This new edition continues the emphasis of prior editions on such topics as the relationship of local governments to state and federal governments; the needs of local governments for territory, for personnel, and for adequate financing; and the principal activities and possible liabilities of local government. There is increased attention to land use control, an area of growing activity on the part of institutions, ranging from the U.S. Supreme Court to local zoning boards. This includes material not found in some books in this field, on such important concepts as 'smart growth,' 'new urbanism,' and 'regulatory takings.'" - from Amazon.com

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    By David J. McCarthy; Laurie Reynolds. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 5th edition.

    "Reliable source of local government law features added emphasis on finance, including special tax districts and the implications of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Discusses taxation, borrowing, and updating in the area of 1983. A review of each rule is included, accompanied by expert explanation of its underlying concepts." - from the publisher

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    By Ruggero J Aldisert. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 1997. 3rd edition.

    "'To win in court, you must master the elements of legal logic - the ultimate tool of persuasion in the courtroom.' In Logic for Lawyers: A Guide to Clear Legal Thinking, Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert tells how to use legal reasoning to persuade judges and juries.

    A 30-year veteran of the bench, Aldisert helps litigators understand and apply the elements of legal logic. Using these skills, you can argue more persuasively - both in briefs and before the court. And just as critically, you can also expose flaws in adversaries' arguments.

    The result? A competitive edge in the courtroom. Rather than miring readers in exotic formulas and theories often found in logic texts, Aldisert explains in broad strokes the basics of logic and its application to legal thinking. You'll gain important insight into the mental processes we use in 'thinking like a lawyer.'" - from the publisher

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    By Karen L. Goldsmith. Published by American Health Lawyers Association. 2005. 3rd edition.

    This book by Nolo helps readers find information on long-term medical care and financial planning. Long-Term Care helps readers understand the range of available choices helping them to explore options for home care, assisted living and nursing homes, maximizing Medicare, Medicaid and veterans' programs, and preventing elder fraud.

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    By Joseph Matthews. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 11th ed.

    This book by Nolo helps readers find information on long-term medical care and financial planning. Long-Term Care helps readers understand the range of available choices helping them to explore options for home care, assisted living and nursing homes, maximizing Medicare, Medicaid and veterans' programs, and preventing elder fraud.

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    By Denis Clifford. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 13th ed.

    "Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Unlike a will, a living trust lets your family bypass probate court—which saves everyone money, delay, and hassle." - from the publisher

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    By Frederick Hertz. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 4th edition.

    As same-sex marriage is available in several U.S. States and Canada, this book tries to answer questions for same-sex couples. Some of the issues addressed are your state's rules about same-sex partnerships, whether your marriage will be recognized in other states, how marriage will affect you if have children, whether or not a will or living trust is needed and other legal issues. This edition also contains updated laws for all states. The appendix also includes a relationship recognition chart, which shows states with some form of recognition for same-sex couples along with some of the laws for that state.

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    By Barton T. Carter; Juliet Lushbough Dee; Harvey L. Zuckman. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th.

    "Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell satisfies the need for a basic text in communication law, not only for law students but for journalism and communication students as well. Highlights of the Seventh Edition of the popular book include a discussion of the USA Patriot Act, the Critical Infrastructure Information Act exemption to the Freedom of Information Act, government initiatives such as warrantless eavesdropping on telephone calls following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and recent FCC regulations authorizing a low-power radio service, digital television (DTV), high-definition television (HDTV) and digital must-carry regulations. Further highlights include Congress' passage of the Broadcast Indecency Enforcement Act following Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," litigation involving filtering software and the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), Congress' attempts to control "spam" on the Internet." - from the publisher

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    By Kenneth Broun. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th edition.

    "This single-volume treatise is largely free of citations to authority, but retains the most notable footnotes. Topics covered include preparing and presenting evidence, cross-examination, and the procedure for admitting and excluding evidence. Discusses privilege against self-incrimination, privilege concerning improperly obtained evidence, scientific evidence, and demonstrative evidence. Reviews authentication, the hearsay rule, burdens of proof, and presumptions. Text also identifies current issues." - from the publisher

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    By Peter Lovenheim. Published by Nolo Press. 2004. 1st ed.

    Mediate, Don't Litigate provides information on settling legal disputes without litigation. This guide by Nolo contains sample mediation rules, contact information for state, and regional, and national mediation organizations, and the standards of conduct for mediators. Mediate, Don’t Litigate gives readers advice on choosing a mediator, preparing their case, negotiation tips, and planning for alternatives should mediation fail.

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    By John W Cooley. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2002. 2nd edition.

    "In today's legal world, being an expert in the process of mediation is essential to effective representation. Mediation Advocacy is the perfect companion for a lawyer at any stage of the game, leading you step-by-step through the stages of mediation. Each chapter includes a checklist highlighting key actions at critical stages of the mediation process, helping you think and act strategically from the beginning of any dispute. This edition includes a detailed chapter on cybermediation, as well as sections on various mediation design processes and techniques. Written by a lawyer for lawyers, this book will change the way you practice law." - from the publisher

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    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

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    By Marcia Boumil; Paul A. Hattis. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 3rd edition.

    "Written by experts in the field, this Nutshell is a reliable source on medical liability law. It offers insight on establishing professional relationships and examines topics including: Negligence-based claims, Intentional torts, Causation, Damages, Affirmative defenses, Limitations, Immunities, Liabilities. The book also provides an overview of medical care liability issues affecting hospitals and managed care organizations." - from the publisher

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    By James Lochrie. Published by Scarecrow Press. 2003.

    "From voting and debating to rules on quorum, this is a complete, modern guide to meeting procedures. Packed with simplified information that avoids jargon, it meets the needs of most non-profit organizations and professional associations. The author emphasizes the principles of meetings and introduces the use of modern technology in meetings." - from the publisher

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    By Donald Hermann. Published by Thomson West. 1997.

    "Expert coverage deals with civil commitment, as well as hearings to determine fitness for trial or execution. Examines criminal defenses and sentencing as they relate to the mental capacity of defendants. Overviews categories of mental health professionals, including the scope of their work, liscensing, and discipline. Discusses the major psychiatric disorders. Clinical psychiatric evidence is examined, including a review of admissibility of evidence, qualifying experts, and establishing a basis for clinical opinion. Medical malpractice and negligence are also examined." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Bainbridge. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 3rd Ed.

    "This text provides a concise statement of the the state corporate and federal securities laws governing mergers and acquisitions law designed for law students taking an advanced business law course such as mergers and acquisitions or corporate finance, lawyers practicing in corporate takeovers, and judges faced with cases arising out of such transactions. This thoroughly updated third edition features a considerably expanded treatment of practical aspects, such as drafting merger agreements, preparing disclosure documents, and dealing with takeover defenses." - from the publisher

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    By David Schlueter. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 9th edition.

    The military justice system was mandated by Congress and is completely separate from the civilian justice system. It provides the same due process protections but includes unique criminal provisions, procedures and sanctions. This text is designed to lead readers through the maze of procedural and substantive military justice rules, military acronyms and related practices unique to military criminal law, with citations to pertinent case law, statutory and regulatory authority.

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    By Charles A. Shanor and L. Lynn Hogue. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 4th edition.

    "The fourth edition of Military Law in a Nutshell by Charles A. Shanor and L. Lynn Hogue has been thoroughly revised and updated. It is designed to make available to law students and military lawyers a succinct summary of military law and military justice. It has been adapted to serve as a companion to current casebooks in the field, as well as to provide an authoritative resource for those seeking an introduction to the unique aspects of military law and military justice... As in earlier editions, the Nutshell traces the history and development of military law, its sources, the nature of military status, rights of members of the Armed Forces, and provides an exhaustive yet accessible review of the military justice process." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Glicksman; George Cameron Coggins. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th ed.

    "This book provides a brief historical overview of public land law in the United States and analyzes the constitutional basis for ownership and regulation of federal lands and natural resources. It covers the statutory basis for determining appropriate uses for federal lands and for assessment of the environmental impacts of activities on those lands. It also analyzes the rules governing planning and management of the water, mineral, timber, range, wildlife, recreation, and preservation resources on federal lands. Finally, it covers important recent public land law developments - in Congress, in the land management agencies, and in the courts." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Lubet. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 4th rev. edition.

    "NITA's best-selling text, Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis and Practice, has set the standard for trial advocacy texts since 1993. It is widely used in prominent law schools throughout the U.S. and in many of NITA's own trial advocacy programs. Steven Lubet guides the beginning advocate from developing a winning case theory through all phases of trial. He explains how to present a case as a story, and how to tell the story to the jury powerfully and persuasively.

    Modern Trial Advocacy presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. This book offers a sophisticated theory-driven approach to advocacy training that distinguishes it from other books in the field.

    This edition includes:

    Expanded section on the uses of theory, theme, and story frame

    Expanded discussion of witness preparation

    New section on the persuasive value of inferences and cognitive theory" - from the publisher

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    By James Moore. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 3rd edition.

    A multi-volume set providing thorough coverage of Federal practice and procedure. Provides full text of the Federal rules with extensive commentary and analysis along with pertinent case information. Considered by LexisNexis Matthew Bender to be its "flagship treatise on federal civil, criminal, appellate, and admiralty procedure."

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

    Due to publisher restrictions, this title can only be checked out from home by government employees. Members of the public must visit the library in person to view this title electronically or in print. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    By James Moore. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1964.

    A condensed desk set of Bender's Federal Practice Forms and companion piece to Moore's Federal Practice.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Andrew Pizor. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2014. 2nd edition.

    This title is part of the NCLC's "Consumer Credit and Sales Legal Practice Series," and it covers a large breadth of issues related to mortgage lending. It focuses on both federal and state statutes that regulate mortgage lending while also noting when federal rules preempt state rules. According to the NCLC, some of the topics include underwriting, appraisals, brokers, third party fees, interest rates and loan terms, reverse mortgages, as well as litigation issues.

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    By Sheldon F. Kurtz; Cornelius J. Moynihan. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 6th ed.

    "This classic monograph presents a simple, concise and readable text of the history of the English common law scheme of estates in land, including future interests, and the scheme’s importation to the United States. The text specially treats the types of interests a person can hold in land today and the associated legal rules that affect those interests. The text is peppered with many review problems to assist the reader in learning the material in the monograph." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 8th ed.

    Music Law provides legal information and practical advice for working musicians. Nolo’s 7th edition is contains recent alterations to copyright and trademark law and updated legal forms. This guide assists musicians with issues such as sample usage, performing covers, comprehending recording contracts, policing their copyright and trademark, and selecting good management.

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    By Ralph Folsom. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 5th edition.

    "This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended." - from the publisher

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    By Jan Laitos. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 1st ed.

    "This treatise is a thorough assessment of the important and growing field of natural resources law. It provides comprehensive coverage of the laws, policies, and decision-making processes pertinent to the “core” commodity natural resources – rangeland, timber, mineral resources, energy resources, and water. It also covers the management and protection of non-commodity resources, such as wildlife, wilderness, and other types of preservation and recreation lands. As an essential addition to any environmental, natural resources, or public lands library, the book puts natural resources law in context with a review of the National Environmental Policy Act, a history of natural resources use and regulation, as well as a user-friendly description of resource economics." - from the publisher

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    By American Immigration Lawyers Association. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2014.

    This title includes advice, articles covering a wide array of immigration topics, and descriptions of the most common visa classifications.

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    By Emily Doskow; Lina Guillen. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 9th ed.

    Intended for the non-lawyer, Neighbor Law explains how to find applicable laws and resolve disputes. Some topics include: fences; trees; boundaries; blocked views; noise; water issues; neighborhood businesses; and dangers to children.

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    By Nicholas Yost. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2014. 4th edition.

    "This 'NEPA primer' provides an overview of the legislation, an analysis of the administrative process under NEPA, and a comprehensive examination of the courts’ role in its enforcement. ELI’s NEPA Deskbook, 4th Edition, also provides immediate access to the statute, relevant executive orders, regulations, and guidance materials issued by the Council on Environmental Quality and other agencies, and important judicial decisions." - from the publisher

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    By Jeffrey E. Thomas. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2007.

    This title provides guidance on each phase of an insurance coverage dispute. The task-based format guides one through how to analyze an insurance policy, determine the merits of a coverage dispute and then whether and how to successfully arbitrate, mediate, settle, sue, or defend. It also explains pertinent procedural rules and strategies as well as the substantive law applicable to all major insurance lines, including new analyses of intellectual property insurance, cyber insurance and personal and advertising injury coverage.

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    By Jeffrey Thomas. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2009. Law Library edition.

    Written by the leading scholars and practitioners of insurance law and frequently cited by courts, this newest edition is a comprehensive source for understanding both the basics and the nuances of insurance law. It covers all aspects of insurance law, including personal insurance, casualty insurance, state funds, no fault insurance, commercial insurance bonds and liquidation. Leading cases from all jurisdictions are included. It also analyzes each of the principal groupings of insurance contracts: personal, property, casualty, and commercial bonds, including matters common to all policies and it discusses many new types of insurance, such as franchise, credit life and disability, uninsured motorist and no-fault.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Karen Thalacker. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009.

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    Law school prepares you to think like a lawyer, write like a lawyer, and research like a lawyer—but once you're in the door of a law firm, there's a whole new set of skills you need. The New Lawyer's Handbook guides you through the 101 essential things you need to know in order to excel.

    From how to handle your clients and how to work with people in your office, to why it pays to learn to play golf and maintain some semblance of a family life even as you make your billables, The New Lawyer's Handbook gives you the knowledge you need to succeed." - from Amazon

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    By Lee Paddock. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2014. 1st edition.

    "In December 2012, EPA representatives and other stakeholders participated in a two-day workshop to exchange ideas and develop strategies for implementing a 'Next Generation' approach to environmental enforcement and compliance. This book is a compilation of selected papers from that workshop. These papers cover a broad array of topics, ranging from relatively abstract comparisons of different compliance approaches to focused case studies of regulatory programs. Some of the specific mechanisms identified by the authors to streamline enforcement and compliance include: advanced monitoring technologies, self-certification programs, company compliance management systems, environmental petitions, insurance mechanisms, and regulatory approaches that leverage a company’s internal economic interests to drive behavior." - from the publisher

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    By Philip Nichols. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. Rev. 3rd edition.

    Our federal and state constitutions assert that no person may be deprived of property without due process. This exhaustive 18 volume treatment discusses every aspect of the government's power to take private property for public use the due process protections.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Paul Bergman. Published by Nolo Press. 2010. 5th edition.

    Nolo's Deposition Handbook is a complete guide for anyone who will conduct a deposition or be deposed. It provides information, tips, and instructions to help you face your deposition with confidence. Packed with concrete suggestions and examples, this plain-English book explains how to arrange a convenient date, prepare for the deposition, respond to questions with aplomb, and ask the right questions.

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    By Paul Bergman and Albert Moore. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 6th ed.

    Nolo's Deposition Handbook is a complete guide for anyone who will conduct a deposition or be deposed. It provides information, tips, and instructions to help you face your deposition with confidence. Packed with concrete suggestions and examples, this plain-English book explains how to arrange a convenient date, prepare for the deposition, respond to questions with aplomb, and ask the right questions.

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    By Shae Irving. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 10th edition.

    A desk reference on everyday legal questions designed for the layman, this volume covers family law, real estate, neighbors, landlord tenant issues, money, cars and driving, wills, criminal law and mediation. Chapters on topics helpful to the small business person are also included. An appendix contains a guide to legal research, including the best legal websites, an explanation of legal citations, how to find legal forms, and good resources for further research.

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    By Ilona Bray; Alayna Schroeder; Marcia Stewart. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 6th.

    Filled with advice and real-life stories, this Nolo guide helps you find the right type of home for your family, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections, and more.

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    By Emily Doskow. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 3rd ed.

    This title discusses child custody and support, offering guidance and legal planning advice.

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    By Emily Doskow. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 6th ed.

    This title contains legal advice, state-specific charts, and insights to help simplify the divorce process and reduce costs when possible. Some of the topics covered include child custody, alimony, division of property, and more.

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    By Twila Slesnick and John Suttle. Published by Nolo Press. 2008. 1st ed.

    This title offers advice and strategies for finding the most potential tax deductions through actions like, making a charitable donation, paying off a grandchild's education, and more.

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    By David Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 1st ed,.

    " Single-member LLCs are the new business entity of choice for small businesses with one owner. Easy to form and operate, Single Member LLCs combine some of the most desirable features of older, more traditional business structures like corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. With an Single Member LLC, you get personal liability protection, pass-through taxation, and flexibility of management." - from the publisher
    This title provides everything you need to know about starting and operating a Single Member LLC.

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    By David Morton. Published by Nolo Press. 2016.

    "Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, this guide demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining your benefits, and appealing the denial of a claim. Get plain English explanations and discussions of these crucial topics: what Social Security disability is what benefits are available to disabled children how to prove a disability how age, education and work experience affect benefits whether or not one can work while receiving benefits how to appeal a denial of benefits how to respond to a Continuing Disability Review." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence Siegel. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 7th ed.

    This title helps you to identify learning disabilities, understand your child's educational rights, and prepare and make the best case to school administrators.

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    By Fred S. Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 9th ed.

    Nolo’s Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business contains more than 60 commonly used forms for running a small business, along with plain-English instructions for using them. This guide will help business owners with many tasks including creating contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods; hiring employees and consultants; and preparing an LLC operating agreement.

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    By David Pressman and Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 8th ed.

    Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides sample forms and letters, resources and glossary of terms to help you understand what a patent is and how it can protect your inventions.

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    By Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 9th ed.

    "Nolo's Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. In plain English, it explains the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC – including limiting your personal liability." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2012. 2nd edition.

    "Nonprofit Fundraising Registration is your 50-state guide to the complex and varied registration requirements you'll need to meet while fundraising for your nonprofit." - from the publisher

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    By Mancuso, Anthony. Published by Nolo Press. 2011. 2nd edition.

    "Helps nonprofit corporations understand and comply with corporate governance rules and record-keeping requirements, such as holding and documenting meetings, approving decisions, and setting up a corporate records book."

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    By Myron H Bright. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 7th edition.

    "An eBook complete reference guide travels easily to the courtroom or classroom. This invaluable handbook from NITA®, bridges the gap between knowing the rules of evidence and applying them in a judicial setting--and clearly identifies what proposed evidence is subject to exclusion by objection. The updated Seventh Edition provides the reader--judge, lawyer, or law student--with a primer on the fine art of making effective objections to inadmissible evidence. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options." - from the publisher

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    By Howard Williams. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1959.

    This multivolume set looks at conveyancing, leases, implied covenants, and pooling. In addition it also contains oil and gas forms.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Owen L. Anderson; Richard Hemingway. Published by Thomson West. 2004. 4th edition.

    This hornbook is written as an introduction for practitioners and students. It looks at mineral estates, conveyances, trespass, leases, transfers, and federal taxation.

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    By John Lowe. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 6th.

    This nutshell book provides a good overview of the oil and gas law landscape. It covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveying of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. It contains a table of cases cited as well as a useful glossary of terms.

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    By William Herbert Page. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1960. 2nd edition.

    This comprehensive set features an examination of topics such as the history of the law of wills and testaments, the elements of the will, alteration and spoliation, probate and contest, and construction. Volume 7 contains forms necessary for estate planning.

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    By Amy Blackwell. Published by Wiley. 2011.

    This book is a practical, hands-on guide to all the basics—from preparing documents for litigation, conducting research, managing a typical law office, and getting certified. It discusses legal concepts and the skills that you will need for this career.

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    By Williams Lyons. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th Ed.

    "This edition of Lyons and Repetti’s Partnership Income Taxation attempts the simplest possible introduction to an intricate body of law. Any 'simplified' description of the rules of partnership taxation would be so misleading as to be useless. Therefore, the authors have tried to make the subject accessible, not by paraphrasing the rules, but by including examples that are as straightforward as possible. The authors focus on simple partnerships holding few assets and engaging in routine transactions. They place the rules in context by pointing out the purposes of the Internal Revenue Code provisions and regulations and by presenting background information about practical matters, such as how partnerships maintain capital accounts and how nonrecourse financing works." - from the publisher

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    By David Pressman. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 18th ed.

    This book from Nolo shows readers how to prepare and a regular or provisional patent application. Readers will progress through the process of applying for a patent, in a plain-English format with clear instructions and forms to help inventors understand patent law. This resource covers an array of topics, including how to market and license an invention, how to respond to patent examiners, and how to complete a patent drawing and includes updated information including changes stemming from the America Invents Act.

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    By Martin J. Adelman; Rader Randall; Gordon P. Klancnik. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 2nd.

    "This Nutshell provides a succinct description of the fundamentals of U.S. patent law. Ranging from the acquisition of patent rights to their enforcement, it contains an overview of relevant statutes, rules, and cases that collectively define this area of intellectual property law. Topics include claim construction, obviousness, anticipation, written description and enablement, infringement, remedies, and other notable doctrines. Patent law has evolved quickly in the past few years. This Nutshell captures those changes and relates them well to the overall fabric of intellectual property law. This reference is suitable for use by those with a beginner’s knowledge of patent law, but it has sufficient depth to be instructive for every practitioner in this exciting and dynamic field." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Stim and David Pressman. Published by Nolo Press. 2015.

    This title covers all of the forms and information to file a provisional patent application (PPA). Important legal forms are also included, such as a nondisclosure agreement, prototype-maker agreement, and more.

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    By David Hitchcock. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 7th ed.

    " Written for both inventors and business owners interested in expanding their product line through the license, distribution or manufacture of other people's ideas, Patent Searching Made Easy is the easiest way for you to determine the answer to that all-important question, ""Am I the first?"" - from the publisher

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    By Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 14th ed.

    This guide uses clear, concise language to explain patent, copyright, and trademark law to the layperson. Nolo’s Patent, Copyright & Trademark will instruct the reader in the basics of intellectual property law, outlining the scope of copyright protections, trademark law, trade secrets, and detailing how to settle disputes between intellectual property owners and how to transfer ownership rights.

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    By Oliver Wendell Holmes. Published by Kaplan Publishing. 2009.

    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. left his mark on American Law and was a defender of free speech. In this book Holmes discusses his personal philosophy on legal practice. The Common Law is a series of lectures that established Holmes reputation as a witty and articulate writer.

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    By Mary Matthews. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 2nd.

    "This text summarizes and explains the fundamental law applicable to a broad variety of current payment systems. Coverage includes issues of liability, transfer, holder in due course status, and check collection applicable to negotiable instruments (checks, notes, drafts) governed by UCC Articles 3 and 4, as well as letters of credit and documents of title governed by UCC Articles 5 and 7. The text further examines the rights, obligations, and federal protection applicable to credit and debit cards. Finally, this title addresses recent legal developments in regard to a variety of electronic fund transfers, prepaid cards and digital currencies." - from the publisher

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    By Denis Clifford. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 13th ed.

    This comprehensive guide covers important topics in estate planning, such as wills, living trusts, estate, gift and inheritance taxes, and powers of attorney. Written in plain-English, Nolo's Plan Your Estate shows readers how to avoid probate, leave property to family or charity, and how to establish health care directives.

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    By Brent E Newton. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2011. 2nd edition.

    "Written for law students, criminal defense attorneys, and criminal prosecuting attorneys, Practical Criminal Procedure, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, yet easily accessible, manual of the constitutional rules of procedure. This pragmatic guide helps practicing lawyers understand complex legal issues in context--as they arise in real-world litigation. Law students can use this guide to get a practical perspective on relevant issues of criminal law. Brent Newton shares his unique perspective as both a practicing attorney and law school professor, examining the major topics in constitutional criminal procedure and including a reference to every significant decision of the United States Supreme Court. He also explores many issues of constitutional procedure not yet addressed by the United States Supreme Court that have been given extensive treatment by lower state and federal courts. A valuable discussion of the rights of criminal defendants and the corresponding obligations of the police and prosecutors is also provided." - from the publisher

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    By Frank Friedman. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2011. 11th edition.

    "Frank Friedman’s Practical Guide to Environmental Management, 11th Edition (PGEM) has earned its place among the classic texts on environmental management. PGEM provides readers with the firm grounding in history necessary to put environmental issues in context and a practical map to avoid the pitfalls and capitalize on the potential rewards inherent in the field. It is rare to find a book that combines insight with pragmatism so that it serves as both a desk reference and a definitive treatise. The Guide now enters its 11th edition with new material on the “new” EPA (including enforcement priorities and environmental justice), recent examples of practical utilization of sustainability principles, greenhouse gas issues, the new auditing standards, and several other areas. This edition of PGEM retains its focus on the practical, while also surveying the developing trends in environmental management. As Friedman notes, environmental management systems and corporate behavior, particularly in developing countries, increasingly serve as the de facto system of environmental governance and are key to ensuring environmental protection goals are met. In this new edition, Friedman does a superb job of orienting the environmental manager in this new era." - from the publisher

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    By Katherine E. Stoner. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 5th ed.

    This book from Nolo guides readers through whether and how to make a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial Agreements uses clear, concise language to explain how to create a valid prenuptial contract. This book assists readers in determining whether a prenuptial is right for their relationship, what their agreement should include, and tips on negotiating and communicating throughout the process.

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    By R. Dessem. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 5th Edition.

    "This title focuses on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including recent amendments to the Rules concerning electronic discovery, expert witnesses, and summary judgment. State counterparts to these rules have been adopted in a majority of jurisdictions, and the pretrial skills considered are essential in both state and federal practice. Coverage also includes client interviewing, the attorney-client relationship, pretrial planning and investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial motion practice, and settlement." - from the publisher

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    By Joseph Shade. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2013. 5th edition.

    This publication from LexisNexis is meant to serve as a basic introduction to the basics of Texas oil and gas law. Author John Shade summarizes the primary concepts of oil and gas law with the goal of providing the reader with a general understanding of the subject matter. For readers wishing to research more deeply into oil and gas law, the author suggests continuing research with Ernest E. Smith's Texas Law of Oil and Gas, which is available in the State Law Library's print collection.

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    By Keith Werhan. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st edition.

    An accessible, yet sophisticated treatment of the essential principles of administrative law.

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    By Keith Werhan. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd edition.

    "This book provides an accessible, yet sophisticated treatment of the essential principles of administrative law. Topics covered include a history of the American administrative state; theories of agency behavior; separation of powers and procedural due process, as they are implicated by the administrative process; the procedural framework of the Administrative Procedure Act; formal adjudicatory procedure; informal rulemaking procedure; and the availability, timing, and scope of judicial review. The book includes charts and diagrams that assist the reader in visualizing the major elements of the administrative process." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Ware. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 2nd edition.

    A clear and reliable statement of the law and concepts central to alternative dispute resolution.

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    By Michael Malloy. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 3rd edition.

    "Examines depository institution regulation, and how federal statutes governing banking have been subject to constant amendment in recent years, especially since the meltdown of the mortgage market and the worldwide crisis that followed. Discusses the growing overlap in competition among depository institutions, insurance companies, and securities firms that has further complicated regulatory policy. Also discussed: the regulated environment of banking, entry rules, branching, control transactions, transactional rules, holding company activities, securities regulation, resolution of institution failures, international banking, and bank regulation and social policy." - from Amazon.com

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    By David Epstein; Steve Nickles. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 1st edition.

    "This book focuses on the material covered in a typical law school course on bankruptcy. It covers both business and consumer bankruptcy, explains basic bankruptcy concepts, and uses those concepts to make code provisions understandable." - from the publisher

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    By Kevin M. Clermont. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 4th ed.

    This concise hornbook focuses on the material covered in a typical law school course on civil procedure, tied to no one casebook

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    By John Nowak; Ronald D Rotunda. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 4th edition.

    "The authors, recognized authorities for over a third of a century, provide succinct and authoritative coverage of the major principles in modern American constitutional law. This book is a shortened version based on the authors' hornbook (popular with students) and their six-volume treatise (popular with judges, practitioners, and scholars).

    It analyzes the constitutional issues studied today, and discusses the origins of judicial review and federal jurisdiction, federal commerce and spending powers, state powers in light of the dormant Commerce Clause, the war power, freedom of speech and religion, equal protection, due process, and other important individual rights and liberties. This book includes all major Supreme Court cases through July, 2010, including what may seem to be the ground breaking First Amendment decisions of the Roberts' Court." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Hillman. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd edition.

    "This overview of contract law explains concepts clearly and concisely, in an informal, humorous style. For ease of reading and understanding, the book refrains from including complex textual footnotes. Instead, the footnotes cite cases, with most including short quotations to substantiate assertions made in the text. The book also contains numerous examples and illustrations. Cross references enable readers to review concepts that constitute building blocks for the current material." - from the publisher

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    By Roger Schechter; John R. Thomas. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 1st edition.

    "This product guides the reader through both the traditional topics, such as fair use, and more modern topics, such as the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, without getting bogged down in unnecessary or tedious detail. This title is ideal for end-of-semester review by students in both basic and advanced courses on copyright law, and also will be of use to practitioners and other legal professionals seeking a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to the subject." - from the publisher

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    By Douglas Kahn; Jeffrey Kahn; Terrence Perris. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 1st edition.

    "This book begins by examining the tax treatment of a withdrawal of property from an existing corporation, rather than tracing the chronological life of a newly incorporated entity. The intent is to emphasize such topics as dividends, earnings and profits, and stock redemptions, which are the fundamental building blocks on which the more complex provisions of corporate taxation rest. The authors explain the technical operation of various Internal Revenue Code provisions and provide numerous examples illustrating how the provisions are applied and they must be read in concert with each other." - from the publisher

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    By Jimmy Gurule; Geoffrey S. Corn. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 1st edition.

    "The book examines the military and law enforcement responses to international terrorism. Subjects include the legal authority to use military force; determining when the law of armed conflict comes into force; the law of targeting and how this authority is applied to terrorist operatives; preventive detention; prosecution of terrorists by military commission; the legal framework for gathering counter-terrorism intelligence information; prosecuting terrorists and their sponsors; freezing terrorist assets; and civil liability for personal injury or death caused by acts of international terrorism." - from the publisher

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    By Wayne LaFave. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.

    "Expertly written to provide comprehensive coverage of the most crucial issues in a course, the Concise Hornbook Series features concise analyses by prominent scholars of basic areas of the law. The Series focuses on core principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the subject matter. LaFave's Principles of Criminal Law: The Concise Hornbook Series provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes and accomplice liability. The book also gives attention to subjects such as causation, insanity and conspiracy." - from Google Books

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    By Russell Weaver; Leslie W. Abramson; John M. Burkoff; Catherine Hancock. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th ed.

    "This book gives you everything you need to know about basic criminal procedure principles, presented in a no-nonsense fashion. It includes references to recent, relevant decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Principles of Criminal Procedure contains helpful study devices such as "focal points" at the beginning of each chapter, and "points to remember" at the end of each section. This is the only study aid you will need to help you understand basic criminal procedure principles in U.S. law." - from the publisher

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    By Wayne LaFave. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 2nd ed.

    "This book, for use in connection with a course focused upon crime detection and investigation, examines various investigative procedures, including search and seizure, network surveillance, entrapment, interrogation, lineup and photo identification, and grand jury investigation; describes the scope and administration of exclusionary rules relating to those procedures; and also discusses the right to counsel. All sections in the book are cross-referenced to comparable sections of the authors' seven-volume Criminal Procedure treatise containing more detailed analysis and citations to additional supporting authorities." - from the publisher

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    By Wayne LaFave. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 2nd ed.

    "This book, for use in connection with a course focused upon the formal part of the criminal process, covers counsel, bail, the charging decision, preliminary hearing and grand jury review, the prosecution's location and scope, speedy trial, pleading and discovery, guilty pleas, jury trial, pretrial publicity, the trial, double jeopardy, sentencing, appeal, and collateral attack. All sections in the book are cross-referenced to comparable sections of the authors' seven-volume Criminal Procedure treatise containing more detailed analysis and citations to additional supporting authorities." - from the publisher

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    By Edwin Sutherland. Published by AltaMira Press. 2013. 11th edition.

    "This classic has been the most authoritative text in the field since 1924. The thoroughly revised Eleventh Edition continues to provide a sound, sophisticated, sociological treatment of the principal issues in criminology." - from the publisher

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    By Peggie Smith. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st ed.

    "This book provides a comprehensive overview of employment law and is a useful supplement to any employment law casebook. The book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 examines who is an employee and who is an employer. Chapter 2 analyzes the employment-at-will doctrine and job security claims. Chapter 3 focuses on privacy, autonomy, and dignity. Chapter 4 analyzes claims that employers may have against employees. Chapter 5 discusses employment terms and benefits that are directly mandated by law, like minimum wage, or strongly encouraged or regulated by law, such as pensions. Finally, Chapter 6 examines workplace health and safety." - from the publisher

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    By Graham Lilly; Daniel J. Capra; Stephen A. Saltzburg. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 6th ed.

    "This text examines all topics typically covered in a three- or four-hour course in evidence. Emphasis is on the Federal Rules of Evidence, now adopted in most states. Should the reader desire additional material, ample footnotes provide easy access to leading cases, articles, and standard reference works. The sixth edition contains the restyled rules and all the new developments on the Confrontation Clause. Dan Capra is the reporter, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence, and Steven Saltzburg served as a consultant." - from Google Books

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    By Daniel Q. Posin; Donald B. Tobin. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 7th ed.

    "In clear language, Posin and Tobin’s Principles of Federal Income Taxation explores exotic Wall Street techniques employed to avoid capital gains. It includes analysis of cases and concepts of the leading casebooks, explanations with amplified diagrams and flow charts, and extensive treatment of the time value of money issues. This book explains equity swaps, shorting against the box, swap funds, and DECS." - from the publisher

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    By James Pfander. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd ed.

    "Designed for students in advanced courses, this book explains the leading principles of federal jurisdiction. It covers Marbury v. Madison and Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, as well as rules governing original and appellate jurisdiction, justiciability and abstention, federal habeas corpus, and sovereign immunity. It discusses the enemy combatant cases, culminating in Boumediene, and recent Supreme Court decisions on the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, federal ingredient jurisdiction, complete preemption removal, and supplemental jurisdiction. The book also provides students with a sense of the argumentative possibilities available to lawyers and jurists working within the federal courts' tradition." - from the publisher

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    By Gary Myer. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 2nd ed.

    "Myers' Principles of Intellectual Property Law provides a comprehensive survey of the entire field of intellectual property. It is designed to be reader-friendly, up to date, and comprehensive, and can be used in survey and specialized intellectual property courses and as an introduction or refresher for anyone interested in the field. Topics include: Copyrights Patents Trademarks Trade secrets Unfair competition The right of publicity And more." - from the publisher

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    By Ralph Folsom; Michael W. Gordon; John A. Spanogle; Michael P. Van Alstine. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 3rd ed.

    "This book is designed for users of the authors' popular problem-oriented coursebook International Business Transactions, and its three spin-offs: Contracting Across Borders, Trade and Economic Relations, and Foreign Investment. Coverage moves sequentially from international sales and letters of credit to regulation of international trade to transfers of technology to foreign investment to international business dispute settlement. Full citations and analyses are provided." - from the publisher

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    By Sandi Zellmer; Jan Laitos. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st ed.

    "This Concise Hornbook is a comprehensive, user-friendly review of the full range of important natural resources law issues. It surveys cases, statutes, regulations, legal developments, and policies that have shaped, and will continue to influence, natural resources law throughout the 20th century and the early 21st century. Topics include resource economics, jurisdictional and litigation constraints, the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA), public lands, wildlife, preservation, recreation, rangeland, timber, mining, and energy." - from the publisher

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    By Roger Schechter; John R. Thomas. Published by Thomson West. 2004. 1st ed.

    "Using judicial opinions from leading casebooks along with numerous hypotheticals and examples, this text illustrates the many challenging issues and innovative trends in patent law today. Sections on basics such as patent law norms, policy, and patent history build the conceptual foundation for explorations of claims, patent prosecution, and complex aspects of patent law. International treaties and conventions that impact innovators, litigators, and policymakers are also covered in this comprehensive text." - from the publisher

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    By James White; Robert S. Summers. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 5th ed.

    "Provides law students with an in-depth introduction to the UCC without burdening them with unnecessary detail. Citations have been used to enable the reader to understand the kinds of cases that might be presented under particular provisions of the Code." - from the publisher

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    By Michael Krauss. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd ed.

    "Products liability is the object of late-night talk show jokes and politician's stump speeches. Yet, like many subjects discussed by politicians and TV stars, products liability is more subtle and multi-layered than it’s made to appear.

    Krauss’ Principles of Products Liability, 2d is designed to ‘‘unpack’’ these subtleties and to allow the reader to understand current American products liability doctrine, and to intelligently participate in debates about proposed reforms. The book is chock full of summaries of theoretical positions, as well as advice for practitioners. It incorporates all the recent case law, through the 2013 term of the United States Supreme Court.

    By the time the reader has finished this book, she or he will understand a lot about automobiles, pharmaceuticals and workplace technology! Indeed, the practical knowledge imparted by an understanding of products liability is a powerful fringe benefit of practicing this area of the law." - from the publisher

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    By Herbert Hovenkamp; Sheldon F. Kurtz; Herbert Hovenkamp. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 6th ed.

    "Hovenkamp and Kurtz’ Principles of Property Law reorganizes cases and statutory law, adds new material, particularly the 'regulatory' aspects of property law, and conforms with modern law school courses in real property. Chapters open with brief outlines of the law encompassed within, providing an overview of rules in that area. This is followed by a series of factually based problems designed to generate thoughts about how these rules could be applied in real-life situations, which in turn is followed by a statement of applicable law and analysis of legal issues raised, plus likely outcomes and current citations of the various laws. References to commentators in the treatise and periodicals are included, and problems cover most areas of interest and complexity pertaining to a given body of law." - from the publisher

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    By Russell Weaver; Elaine W. Shoben; Michael B. Kelly. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd ed.

    This student-friendly text is designed to facilitate learning and comprehension.

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    By James White; Robert S. Summers. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 1st ed.

    "This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Articles 1 and 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). It provides a useful resource for students and practitioners dealing with sales or contract issues. Students of contracts or sales and any practitioner dealing with sales or contracts issues will profit from this book's use." - from the publisher

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    By James White; Robert S. Summers. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 1st ed.

    "This book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It covers secured transactions from A to Z with examples and answers that will enable students to test their knowledge and find the answers to the many conundrums in Article 9." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas Hazen. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 3rd ed.

    "Hazen's Principles of Securities Regulation provides authoritative coverage of the most recent developments in securities regulation in an accessible format. Topics include: The registration process, Exemptions, Corporate recapitalizations, reorganizations, and mergers, Market manipulation, Liabilities Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Jurisdictional aspects, Broker-dealer regulation, and the new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Regulation of investment companies" - from the publisher

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    By Marshall Shapo. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 3rd ed.

    "This edition provides new material on the purposes of tort law, battery, sexual harassment, terminology and policies of negligence, health care malpractice issues, assumption of risk, strict liability, proof and causation, duty and proximate cause, duty to act, media torts, and damages. Coverage also includes case summaries of "newsworthy issues" of headline interest throughout the text. A new chapter on fraud and heart balm torts has been added as well. This text includes a substantial section of end notes, useful for both professors and inquisitive students, packed with references to scholarly books and articles as well as case law." - from the publisher

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    By William McGovern; Sheldon F. Kurtz; David English. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 2nd ed.

    "This book introduces students to the federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax laws; grantor trust rules affecting the wealth disposition process; and the income tax rules applicable to estates and trusts. It covers recent cases and secondary literature and also includes a discussion of comparative law." - from the publisher

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    By John Soma. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd Edition.

    "The Privacy Nutshell briefly reviews the historical roots of privacy, and then examines each of these U.S. privacy statutes and regulations. Virtually all governments and businesses face privacy considerations as technology continues to evolve. Legal issues related to privacy are exploding on the U.S. legal scene. The EU has a long history of a strong regulatory privacy regime. The U. S., however, follows a sectoral approach to privacy, whereby Congress responds to each privacy “crisis” with a new statute and set of regulations. This sectoral approach has resulted in a unique series of privacy rules for different areas of society. The Privacy Nutshell is an excellent introductory guide to the legal privacy world." - from the publisher

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    By David Owen. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 9th.

    "This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen’s acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability." - from the publisher

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    By David G. Owen. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 9th ed.

    "This book provides an overview of products liability law, organizing and explaining the essential history, developments, policies, and tensions of this field of law succinctly yet comprehensively. An abridgment of Professor Owen’s acclaimed hornbook treatise, this short work examines classic and recent case and other developments in products liability law, including theories of liability; definitions and proof of product defects; standards for expert testimony; the assault on strict liability by the state-of-the-art doctrine; federal preemption and other defenses; and the Restatement of the Law of Torts, Third: Products Liability." - from the publisher

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    By Deborah Rhode. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 2nd Ed.

    "This comprehensive examination of professional responsibility law contains in-depth, substantive discussion supported by expert analysis and commentary, case citations, statutes, and court rules. Subjects include conflicts of interest, qualifications for the bar, regulating the market for legal services, competency standards, and disciplinary measures." - from the publisher

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    By Lisa Penland. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2009. 1st edition.

    "Relevant and practical, Professionalism in the Real World walks the reader through the application of the "Model Rules of Professional Conduct" in everyday situations. The authors provide countless humorous and heartening real-life examples of the ethical missteps of the unwary attorney. Lisa Penland and Melissa Weresh offer useful advice and checklists throughout the book that point the lawyer in the right ethical direction from the early stages of client engagement to appeals. Students and new practitioners alike will greatly benefit from this essential guide." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Stimm. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 8th edition.

    Profit From Your Idea helps you create, modify and understand nondisclosure agreements specifically for inventors. In addition to providing sample agreements and practical advice, this all-in-one guide helps you understand the licensing process, determine ownership rights, and more." - from the publisher

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    By Alan Romero. Published by Wiley. 2012.

    This book gives you a better understanding of the important property law concepts and aids in the reading and analysis of cases, statutes, and regulations in plain-English explanations. It can also serve as supplemental reading for anyone preparing for a state bar exam.

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    By Joseph Lawless. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2008. 4th edition.

    "Considered the definitive treatise on the subject, this newest edition of Prosecutorial Misconduct provides a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of every prosecutorial abuse, from the initiation of a criminal investigation through the appeal and post-conviction stages for both federal and state jurisdictions. Unlike other works, however, Prosecutorial Misconduct also provides the defense bar with proven battle plans." - from the publisher

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    By John R. Nolon. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st ed.

    "John R. Nolon’s Protecting the Environment through Land Use Law: Standing Ground takes a close look at the historical struggle of local governments to balance land development with natural resource conservation. This book updates and expands on his four previous books, which established a comprehensive framework for understanding the many ways that local land use authority can be used to preserve natural resources and environmental functions at the community level. Standing Ground describes in detail how localities are responding to new challenges, including the imperative that they adapt to and help mitigate climate change and create sustainable neighborhoods. This body of work emphasizes the critical importance of law in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.

    Standing Ground looks at the legal foundations of local environmental law within the federal legal system, how traditional land use techniques can be used to protect the environment, and innovative and flexible methods for protecting fragile environmental areas and for making urban neighborhoods livable. Nolon examines the effects of climate change on sea level and storm surges, examining local strategies for disaster preparation, mitigation, and recovery. He discusses the growing emphasis on green infrastructure and urban agriculture as crucial strategies for fostering a healthy environment and analyzes the role of environmental impact review. The book concludes with a discussion of environmental dispute resolution and consensus-based land use decision-making." - from the publisher

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    By James G. Hodge. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st ed.

    Public Health Law in a Nutshell explores the essential nature and role of law as a tool to prevent negative health impacts and promote positive health outcomes through public and private efforts across communities within the United States.

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    By Denis Clifford. Published by Nolo Press. 2017.

    This title provides forms and step-by-step instructions to help you name beneficiaries, set up a trust for minors, finalize your will, and more.

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    By Jon W. Bruce. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 6th ed.

    "This work presents a thorough overview of the law of real estate finance. It covers introductory matters, the mortgage market, real estate financing devices, the underlying obligation, mortgaged property, and transfer of both the mortgagor's interest and the mortgagee's interest. In addition, the volume treats rights and obligations after default and before foreclosure, priorities, foreclosure, and financing cooperatives and condominiums. It also addresses reform. Legal principles are stated along with their underlying theories to enhance understanding of the law of real estate finance." - from the publisher

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    By Grant S. Nelson; Dale A. Whitman; Ann M. Burkhart; R. Wilson Freyermuth. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 6th ed.

    "This treatise provides current, expert coverage on the law of mortgages, including the mortgagor-mortgagee relationship prior to foreclosure; mortgage substitutes; transfers by the mortgagor; transfers by the mortgagee; payment and prepayment; the foreclosure process; deficiency judgments and anti-deficiency regulation; priority issues; governmental intervention in the mortgage market; and financing real estate construction." - from the publisher

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    By David Goldberg. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997.

    This one-volume work provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of real estate transactions. Specific topics include buying, selling, mortgages, restrictive covenants, title, taxes, litigation, insurance, and construction contracts.

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    By Roger Bernhardt; Ann M. Burkhart. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 6th ed.

    "Most of the rules covered in standard real property casebooks are summarized in this concise work. For quick reference the text is divided into three sections. Part One overviews interests in land, such as adverse possession, common-law estates, and concurrent ownership. Part Two covers conveyances through real estate brokers, contract of sale, transfer of title by deed, and mortgages. Part Three concludes with a discussion on miscellaneous property doctrines." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Eagle. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2012. 5th edition.

    The term "regulatory takings" does not yet have a clear legal definition. This volume discusses distinction between the government's right to "regulate" private property, and the need to refrain from regulating to the extent that the land is effectively "taken."

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    By William Tabb. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 3rd edition.

    "This Nutshell explains what remedies are and their history. It examines the basic rules for legal and equitable remedies, injunctions, damages, restitution, rescission, reformation, and specific performance. It explains how remedies are used for injuries to realty, personal property and money, personal interests, misrepresentation, mistake, duress, and breach of contract. It also addresses restitution for unenforceable contracts." - from the publisher

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    By Marcia Stewart. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 8th ed.

    A plain English guide to finding an apartment, interacting with difficult landlords and/or roommates. This book contains legal and practical information for tenants, including how to negotiate a lease or rental agreement, getting repairs made, and breaking a lease and leaving early

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    By Carolyn Carter. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2013. 8th edition.

    This work is a useful overview of the laws surrounding repossessions for both practitioners and laypersons. Covering the repossession of motor vehicles, mobile homes, and household goods, it addresses the Uniform Commercial Code provisions common to every state as well as laws specific to states. It includes a companion website which provides sample forms and the text of relevant statutes. Access to the companion website is available from the National Consumer Law Center database, available at http://guides.sll.texas.gov/electronic-databases.

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    By Paul Bergman. Published by Nolo Press. 2007. 6th edition.

    Runs through the civil procedure process from start to finish in plain English language. Provides helpful tips on preparing and staying organized through out. Offers dedicated chapters on Divorce and Bankruptcy and provides advice for when it is not in your best interest to go it alone.

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    By Paul Bergman, Sara Berman-Barrett, Mike Twohy. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 9th ed.

    This title explains the pre-trial and trial process with clear instructions on how to file court papers, present an opening statement, handle depositions, and more.

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    By Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2010. 2nd edition.

    This title pulls together information from many immigration practitioners in order to extensively treat removal proceedings. The book began as a series of training guides written by staff from the Catholic Legal Information Network, Inc., and has been updated, revised, and adapted into this current version. Also included are a list of relevant federal forms and a handful of sample forms.

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    By Mark Soler. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1987.

    Soler's resource provides counsel who represent youth with a detailed overview of children's rights and the statutory and case law relating to legal matters involving children. Topics range from school disciplinary matters to child witnesses and even health-care for low-income children.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Jessica Owley. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2015. 1st edition.

    "Has the concept of sustainability as we know it reached the end of its useful life? It is a term that means many things to many people, but it has been a positive driving force across all levels of society in a broad-based effort—either through laws and treaties or voluntary action—to keep our planet and our people healthy. But none of those efforts have managed to prevent climate change. It’s a reality that’s here to stay, and it’s bigger than we would have imagined even 20 years ago.

    This volume presents a collection of papers from experts in the field articulating a wide range of thoughtful ways in which various conceptions of sustainability need to be re-examined, refined, or articulated in greater detail to address these challenges. The chapters reflect the kind of thoughtful and sophisticated thinking that is needed to accelerate the transition to sustainability in the face of a changing climate. As editors Jessica Owley and Keith Hirokawa note, one of the main challenges is the need for a better understanding of the issues and developing the proper means of communicating them....
    Rethinking Sustainability will be helpful to a wide range of audiences—lawyers and policymakers as well as students and their teachers." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press. 2008.

    " The book advises you on how to estimate real retirement needs and create a workable savings and investment plan. Even more importantly, it advises you to make personal preparations for life after work, including: leading a healthier lifestyle, spending more time with spouses, and more." - from the publisher

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    By Bruce Brown. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2014.

    An extensive list of veteran's entitlement information, primarily written for "present-day" military members. Information included covers topics such as retirement, medical benefits, home loans, scholarships, and funeral expenses. Also includes a chapter on benefits for homeless veterans.

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    By David Engel. Published by University of Chicago Press. 2011.

    Engel and Munger's study is based on interviews done with sixty individuals shortly after the passage of the American with Disabilities Act in 1990. Although all had experienced discrimination, none had filed a formal complaint. The discussion that follows is the role of civil rights in our society, and the paradox of "rights talk" and "rights assertion".

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    By Frederick Miller. Published by Thomson West. 2003. 4th Edition.

    "Expert authors present a primer on the law of sales and leases under Articles 2 and 2A of the UCC. This text also focuses on related subjects governed by Articles 5 and 7 of the UCC (letters of credit and documents of title). Introduces the formation of the contract and examines the statute of frauds, parol evidence, and modification. Covers terms of the contract, as well as performance; third-party title and rights; risk of loss; warranty obligations; repudiation, breach, and excuse; and remedies." - from the publisher

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    By Clayton Gillette. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 2nd ed.

    "This reference describes and analyzes the law of sales under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. It provides the framework for sales and governing law, contract formation, implied terms, formal requirements, performance, and risk of loss. It also covers remedies, the rights to goods, and documentary sales." - from the publisher

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    By Carrie Stone. Published by Wiley. 2012.

    Sound and practical advice for same-sex couples. Assists readers in determining what legal relationship options are available to them. It also addresses "everyday" issues that arise for same-sex couples including housing, finances, family-planning, taxes, health, and ending a relationship. Lastly, it will advise readers on end-of-life planning such as estate planning or creating a trust.

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    By Stuart Hollander; David Fry; Rose Hollander. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 5th ed.

    "Saving the Family Cottage provides practical, legal solutions for preserving a beloved family property for generations to come" - from the publisher

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    By Carolyn Gibson. Published by Nolo Press. 2008.

    A guide for individuals who own or manage residential rental income properties outlining the basics of evicting a tenant. This book details creating preventative methods and developing systems to document and conduct an eviction case from initiation through the court process.

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    By Michael Collins. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 4th.

    "Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees. There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. This product is a helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic." - from the publisher

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    By Michael G. Collins. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 4th ed.

    "Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees. There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. This product is a helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic." - from the publisher

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    By Richard B. Hagedorn. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th.

    "Hagedorn’s Secured Transactions in a Nutshell provides extensive coverage of the 1999 version of UCC Article 9, now enacted by all states. Coverage of the 1972 version of Article 9 and pre-code law is included to provide historical perspective." - from the publisher

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    By Richard B. Hagedorn. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 5th ed.

    "...provides extensive coverage of the 1999 version of UCC Article 9, now enacted by all states. Coverage of the 1972 version of Article 9 and pre-code law is included to provide historical perspective. The text covers: The scope of Article 9 The security agreement and attachment of the security interest Relationship of the debtor and secured party prior to default Perfection of the security interest by filing and other means Multistate choice of law and perfection issues Priority of the secured party and others in and out of bankruptcy Default and enforcement of the security interest." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Davis. Published by Rand. 2010.

    "Clinics have dealt with a range of victims' rights issues in trial courts, including the rights to be present, to be consulted about plea offers, to make an impact statement, to be notified of changes in defendants' detention status, to restitution, and to privacy. However, the principal issue has been victims' standing before the court to enforce their rights. In some states, standing has been acknowledged, at least in limited ways. In other states, clinics have made or are making steps toward such recognition or have been successful in representing victims without the issue being directly confronted. In one state, attorneys' ability to represent victims in criminal court is currently in serious question. This book discusses how some clinics have won significant gains at the appellate and federal court levels concerning victim standing, the rights to be consulted and heard, and the right to privacy. The authors conclude that the state clinics are beginning to fulfill the intentions of their architects and funders. All of the clinics have pushed the envelope of victims' rights in their state courts. Some have won significant victories in gaining standing for victims and expanding the definition of particular rights. Others are enjoined in the battle. But all have raised awareness of victims' rights with prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, and police officials." - from the publisher

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    By Larry Soderquist. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 5th ed.

    "This concise text provides a basic introduction to securities law. One object of the book is to help struggling students get on track; another is to assist in review and exam preparation. The authors define a security, explain how securities are registered under the Securities Act and describe the applicable exemptions. Many other subjects are addressed, including Exchange Act reporting, proxy solicitations and tender offers, insider trading, and international aspects of securities law. The book is completely up-to-date, incorporating all relevant changes from the JOBS and STOCK Acts of 2012." - from the publisher

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    By Ilona Bray. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 2nd ed.

    "Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles." - from the publisher

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    By Matthew Thompson. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2013.

    A beginner's guide to starting a small business. This book is straight to the point and provides readers with a step-by-step guide on getting started. Includes a state-by-state information guide, as well as information on topics such as creating a business plan, franchising, regulations and licensing, and taxes and insurance.

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    By Steven Koprince. Published by AMACOM Books. 2012.

    "The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts is the one book that looks beyond how to win government contracts and helps you play by the rules--and keep your government contract awards coming. It's like having a government contracts attorney on speed dial!" - from the publisher

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    By Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 5th ed.

    "Smart Policies for Workplace Technologies provides the tools employers need to assess your current policies' effectiveness, along with information on how to draft or revise, then distribute and enforce your new customized policies." - from the publisher

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    By National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1984.

    This five volume set is a comprehensive, in-depth reference for practitioners. The major topics discussed are social security coverage, retirement and survivor's benefits, disability, supplemental security income, Medicare, fees, selected social security regulations, and medical aspects of disability. The set's medical analysis spans two volumes and covers disabilities of all of the body's different systems.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Leonard, Robin; Loftsgordon, Amy. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 15th ed.

    This title examines a range of consumer topics such as debt collection and credit reports. Chapter 8 is entitled "Reducing mortgage payments and dealing with foreclosure."

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    By BarCharts, Inc. Published by QuickStudy. 2010.

    "When it comes to legal matters, lawyers and their Spanish-speaking clients fully understand that proper communication is crucial when working on a particular case. Our 3-panel (6-page) guide can help by providing a thorough, up-to-date listing of the most important phrases and key words?as well as Spanish translations?within the legal field. Our guide, as always, is formatted for ease of use so that finding certain terms is a breeze! Includes a glossary of key legal terms, divided into concepts and actions for easy reference." - from Amazon.com

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    By Steven Wisotsky. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 1st edition.

    "Lawyers earn their living with words, however speaking as a skill is often overlooked in legal education and training. Speaking with Power and Style provides both lawyers and law students the essentials needed to develop and improve their speaking skills. In this book you will learn how to plan your presentation, whether in trial or elsewhere, and how to choose your words to effectively present your information. Learn the sounds and looks of persuasion, including nonverbal communication. Finally, use the section on self-improvement to practice and hone your speaking skills." - from the publisher

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    By Kevin Urbatsch. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 7th ed.

    "Special Needs Trusts shows you how to leave any amount of money to your disabled loved one -- without jeopardizing government benefits. It provides plain-English information and forms that let you create a special needs trust by modifying your will or living trust document." - from the publisher

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    By Walter Champion. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th.

    "This book discusses all elements of sports law in an organized, coherent manner. Topics covered include contracts, torts, antitrust, liabilities, constitutional implications, labor law, and taxes. The fourth edition zeroes in on the alleged demise of ethics in the last four years, including the Mitchell Report and cases that involve such news makers as Roger Clements, Michael Vick, and “Pacman” Jones." - from the publisher

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    By Walter T. Champion. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 4th ed.

    "This book discusses all elements of sports law in an organized, coherent manner. Topics covered include contracts, torts, antitrust, liabilities, constitutional implications, labor law, and taxes. The fourth edition zeroes in on the alleged demise of ethics in the last four years, including the Mitchell Report and cases that involve such news makers as Roger Clements, Michael Vick, and “Pacman” Jones." - from the publisher

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    By Fredrick Daily. Published by Nolo Press. 2015.

    Stand Up to the IRS provides readers with practical strategies for dealing with the IRS and its agents. This guide will help readers prepare for audits, defend deductions, and work out long term payment plans.

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    By Peri Pakroo. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 7th ed.

    This comprehensive title addresses many of the topics and issues that arise when starting a nonprofit. Some of these topics include: choosing and obtaining federal tax-exempt status, getting the necessary insurance, creating a website, and more.

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    By David Gelfand. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 3rd Edition.

    "This guide is a fully updated summary of state and federal laws that pertain to public finance and taxation. It is a valuable supplement to law school courses on local government law and state and municipal finance, as well as course offerings on these topics in schools of business and public policy. The book places the technical legal rules it considers in the context of the broader public policy issues that those rules raise. It focuses on several past fiscal crises as a catalyst for, as well as a source of, doctrinal changes in these areas of the law." - from the publisher

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    By Thomas C. Berg. Published by Thomson West. 2004. 2nd edition.

    This title discusses the attention the Supreme Court has given to religious-freedom issues under the First Amendment over the last 15 years. The text covers the issue of separation of church and state, equality of treatment and religious liberty. It also provides a historical perspective to the interactions of the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause.

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    By Jennifer Friesen. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2006. 4th edition.

    This title collects and compares constitutional case law from all 50 states, and contrasting prevailing federal rulings with more protective state decisions. It is a comprehensive guide to litigating state constitutional rights, addressing both the civil and criminal procedure rights protected by state constitutions, and offers in-depth analysis of related substantive and remedial issues.

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    By Ronald Benton Brown. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2011. 2nd edition.

    "Statute reading doesn't have to be arduous. Designed to be read with a particular statute in mind, this handy guide is perfect for attorneys preparing for litigation, judges who need to understand the required and prohibited methods for statutory interpretations when bound by decisions of higher courts, and students seeking the tools of statutory interpretation." - from the publisher

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    By Allison Rumsey. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2014. 2nd edition.

    "Superfund law and policy remain a dynamic area of law. New U.S. Supreme Court decisions and ongoing debate over whether CERCLA fairly allocates the costs of pollution signal the need for a revised text of the Superfund Deskbook that examines CERCLA as it exists today.

    In this second edition of the Superfund Deskbook, a team of leading experts from Arnold & Porter LLP do just that. In addition to examining the legal issues surrounding CERCLA—such as liability, defenses, and cost recovery/contribution—the authors pay special attention to the increasingly important area of remediation. They address the process of developing and implementing a remedy, offering expert guidance for practitioners involved in contaminated site cleanup.

    The Deskbook is divided into six parts. In the first, the authors address who is liable under CERCLA, clarifying what constitutes a “covered person” and explaining variations on liable parties. The second part focuses on defenses to CERCLA’s liability, while the third offers an overview of cost recovery and contribution claims. Part IV, which addresses site cleanup processes, includes analysis of the National Contingency Plan and the Section 104 remediation process, as well as guidance on selecting a remedy. Part V moves into a discussion of natural resource damages. The sixth and final part offers a wide range of essential documents, including the full text of CERCLA, guidance documents, and model orders." - from Amazon.com

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    By Paul J Zwier. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2006. 1st edition.

    "Are you looking for a fresh new take on law firm management and associate training? In this book, law firm management issues, often neglected in law school, are brought to the forefront. Supervisory & Leadership Skills in the Modern Law Practice shows you how to give your staff more effective feedback as well as teaching you the difficult delegation skills we all need to acquire. Paul Zwier recognizes the need for supervisory lawyers to improve staff morale, maintain effective firm organization, and ultimately increase firm profitability and give you the tools to do it." - from the publisher

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    By Frederick Daily. Published by Nolo Press. 2012. 3rd ed.

    "With special material pulled directly from IRS training manuals, this essential guide exposes the tricks of the auditor's trade. It provides you with a profile of People Most Likely To Be Audited (small business owners and contractors, step carefully!) and discusses whether or not the IRS can examine your "lifestyle" during an audit, rather than stick to the tax return. It also suggests three steps to take when an unreasonable auditor goes too far." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 12th ed.

    As a licensed professional, learn how to pay less to the IRS at tax time by taking advantage of valuable tax deductions you are entitled to take such as start-up expenses, continuing education costs, and more.

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    By Camilla E. Watson. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th ed.

    "Here is a reliable source on tax procedure and tax fraud that helps bridge the gap between understanding "substantive" code provisions and preparing to represent a taxpayer in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dispute. Coverage includes IRS and treasury rule making; ethics issues of tax practice; confidentiality and disclosure; audits and administrative appeals; statute of limitations; litigation considerations; penalties and collection process; liability; investigation; and tax crimes." - from the publisher

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    By John Regan. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1991.

    This title contains checklists, practice tips, state specific tables, sample client letters and intake forms on topics such as medicaid, nursing homes, durable powers of attorney, income tax planning, and estate planning.

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    By Douglas A. Kahn; Jeffrey H. Kahn; Terrence G. Perris. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st ed.

    "This book covers the following topics: the qualification requirements for a subchapter S election, the allocation of tax items among the shareholders, the effect of those allocations on a shareholder’s basis in stock and debt, the limitations on the deduction of pass-through items, the treatment of corporate distributions, the voluntary and involuntary termination of subchapter S status, the treatment of the year in which a subchapter S election is terminated, the limited availability of certain subchapter S provisions after a subchapter S election is terminated, and the taxation of an S corporation’s passive investment income and built-in gains." - from the publisher

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    By Clark Neily. Published by Encounter Books. 2013.

    "Government at every level is too big, too powerful, and too intrusive. But don’t blame just legislators and members of the executive branch for constantly overstepping their constitutional bounds. As Clark Neily argues in The Terms of Engagement, judges have more than their fair share of the blame. While liberals seek court rulings creating positive rights to things like free health care and conservatives call for judicial “restraint,” the end result is same: greater government power and diminished individual rights. With compelling real-world examples and penetrating legal analysis, Neily’s book shows how judicial abdication brought us to this point and calls for “judicial engagement” to restore courts as the critical check on the other branches of government envisioned by the Framers. Neily documents how courts have largely abandoned that vital role, and he offers a persuasive solution for the epidemic of judicial abdication: principled judicial engagement whereby judges actually judge in all constitutional cases, rather than reflexively taking the government’s side as they so often do now. Anyone concerned about the size of government, the sanctity of the Constitution, and the rule of law will find a refreshingly new perspective in this book written for non-lawyers and lawyers alike." - from Amazon.com

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    By Ronald Beal. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997.

    This two volume set covers administrative procedure in Texas including the most recent major revisions to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the latest development from judicial rulings. All steps of the administrative procedure are explained in detail from prehearing to hearing to post-hearing to judicial review.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Staff, Publishers Editorial. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016. 2015.

    An annotated and indexed guide to federal court rules for Texas attorneys. This title can assist attorneys in their legal research when practicing in the federal court system.

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    By Staff, Publishers Editorial. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015.

    While the Texas court rules are available freely online, an annotated version is often helpful to gain a better understanding of the text.

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    By Staff, Publishers Editorial. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015.

    The Texas Annotated Criminal Code facilitates quick and dependable research and interpretation of Texas legislation. Perfect for the specialized or large firm, this comprehensive volume includes statutes from Code topics relevant to the practice of criminal law. All statutes and amendments are updated from the latest regular session and called session. In addition to amendments made each year, the LexisNexis attorney-editors have included material on many related topics: Provisions about controlled substances from the Health and Safety Code, Material regarding drivers' licenses and certificates and numerous traffic laws from the Transportation Code, Statutes relating to offenses in the Alcoholic Beverage Code. Texas Annotated Criminal Code also includes the Texas Rules of Evidence and the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, and a full index helps you find the information you need efficiently and effectively.

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    By Staff, Publishers Editorial. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016. 2016.

    This title contains the complete Family Code with relevant annotations. Covering topics such as domestic relations, juvenile justice, and child welfare, the Texas Annotated Family Code is an easy-to-read resource for these subject matters.

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    By William V. Dorsaneo. Published by Carolina Academic Press. 2015.

    This coursebook explores both the practical and substantive aspects of Texas civil pre-trial litigation. The materials cover all aspects of the processing of a civil case up to the period immediately before trial

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    By William V. Dorsaneo. Published by Carolina Academic Press. 2016.

    This book introduces students to trial preparation, motion practice, jury selection, the trial process, preparation of the jury charge, jury argument, jury deliberations, verdict, instructed verdicts, judgments, and post-trial motions. The text also devotes a chapter to the special problems of non-jury trials. The authors have expanded their coverage of the difficult issue of finality of judgments, and included thorough treatment of original and appellate proceedings in the courts of appeal and in the Texas Supreme Court. New softcover editions of this book will be issued each year.

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    By Jeremy Wicker. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1999.

    Encyclopedic in scope, this set covers everything from analyses of court rules, statutes and cases to the underlying laws governing civil and appellate procedure. It provides extensive coverage of all aspects of appellate practice, including perfecting appeals, the appellate record, appellate briefs, court of appeals proceedings, Texas Supreme Court procedures, and original proceedings.

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    By Earl Johnson. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015.

    Never lose a civil case in Texas on evidentiary or procedural grounds. With this single source reference designed specifically for civil practitioners, you will increase your effectiveness and productivity. Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, Texas Civil Trial Guide will help you admit the evidence you need, exclude your opponent's evidence, and avoid critical mistakes. Coverage includes: Presenting and opposing motions in limine, using affidavits as foundations for documentary evidence; Assertion of privileges, admission of testimony, expert opinions, and documentary evidence, and effective cross-examination; Leading case authorities; Procedural guidance concerning trial settings, continuances, special exceptions and pleadings, amendments, oral depositions, recusal motions, consolidation and severance, jury selction, motions for judgment, and closing argument. Benefit from step-by-step guidance and a variety of practice-friendly features. This indispensable practice tool provides substantive and procedural guidance to all the evidentiary issues you could encounter throughout the trial process in Texas. Whether you're a new or experienced trial attorney, you'll also save time with helpful practice aids such as: how to object and how to respond to an objection on all grounds- relevancy, competency, "best evidence," and hearsay; scripts on what to say in court; direct quotes of relevant statutes and rules; master checklists of motions; and much more. The eBook versions of this title features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

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    By Phillip Hardberger. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1996. 5th edition.

    This annually updated volume provides a topical arrangement of evidentiary issues. Within each topic the author provides the Texas Rule, the federal equivalent and then key cases and commentary. Appendices provide the text of the rules, a table of cases and detailed subject index.

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    By Paul McClung. Published by James Publishing. 2000. 3rd edition.

    This recently revised title has been continually in print for 40 years and contains 650 pre-drafted instructions. Supporting legal analysis is included, along with quotations from statutes, discussion of common law, critiques of wayward decisions, and quick reference charts. This edition contains a new chapter on Criminal Instruments which includes topics relating to wire, oral, or electronic communications; the Property chapter has new data on the crime of online harassment.

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    By Mark Daniel. Published by James Publishing. 2000.

    The title is an authoritative source of Texas criminal law, covering 3,800 cases and 1,000 code sections. Includes foundations, objections, tactics, and authorities for admitting and excluding 33 specific types of criminal evidence; plus timesaving checklists. Full section on the expunction of arrest records in Texas. Includes a full-text CD.

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    By Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1979.

    This guide's six volumes are arranged by section to correspond with the progression of the Texas criminal justice system, making their detailed information easy to access. Each volume contains a number of chapters divided into four parts covering legal backgrounds, procedural practice tips, sample forms, and research resources and bibliographies.

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    By David Tekell. Published by James Publishing. 2002. 2010 edition.

    This source book provides current information on handling Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act cases for practitioners representing both the plaintiff and the defendant. The volume also outlines step-by-step procedures for handling cases in every major consumer law category. A CD-ROM is also included that contains the full text of the book as well as over 270 DTPA forms from notices to petitions to deposition outlines.

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    By Deandra Grant. Published by James Publishing. 2013.

    "A comprehensive guide to representing DWI clients in Texas

    Because a conviction is so costly, a plea to a Texas DWI should be a last resort. To provide the defense your DWI clients need and deserve, you must be prepared to confront the State’s witnesses at trial. Cross-examination of the State’s witnesses is probably the most difficult, yet most crucial aspect of winning a DWI trial. In Texas DWI Manual, successful DWI attorneys Deandra M. Grant and Kimberly Griffin Tuckeroffer the tools you need to take the DWI case from inception through trial and beyond. This valuable guide includes:

    Hundreds of trial-tested cross- examination questions

    Over 80 forms and numerous practice tips
    Clear explanations of the law and the science

    Tactics for discrediting SFSTs

    Step-by-step guidance for trying breath and blood cases." - from the publisher

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    By Laura Franze. Published by James Publishing. 1998.

    This two volume set provides comprehensive analysis of the laws surrounding labor and employment in Texas. Over 3800 state and 5th circuit cases and 156 forms are included. The set is divided into seven sections which cover the employment relationship, pre-employment issues, compensation and benefits, records and policies, employment discrimination, torts, and issue of Texas government employees. The set also comes with a CD-ROM that contains a searchable version of the set.

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    By Kenneth McLaughlin. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1993.

    Designed for the estate and probate practitioner, this title covers planning, drafting, and interpretation of Texas wills, testamentary trusts, revocable inter vivos trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and more. The title contains commentary on current federal and state statutory and case law, including recent changes in the Texas Probate Code regarding declarations of guardians.

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    By Dianne Reis. Published by James Publishing. 2005.

    This title covers estate planning, including wills, Medicaid-oriented estate planning, generation-skipping transfer planning, and trusts. Tax considerations are presented and supported with examples. Sample wills, trusts and clauses and sample client estate planning questionnaires are included on the CD, as well as the full text of the book.

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    By David Schlueter. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 5th edition.

    Written for the attorney new to practicing in Texas courts, this title covers basics of the law of evidence in Texas and the details of the real world of Texas trial practice. This fourth edition offers analysis of modern technical evidentiary issues, including the authentication of email, caller identification, and computer simulations. The process for offering social media conversations and statements in to evidence is also added. The complete Texas Rules of Evidence is included as an appendix.

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    By John Montgomery. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 2nd Edition.

    Texas Family Law for the practitioner, covering Conservatorship and Guardianship, premarital agreements, divorce, custody issues, spousal support, grounds, and valuing community assets. Includes sample petitions and motions, including initial attorney-client documents, as well as references to the most current State Bar CLE materials, legal periodicals, and ALR Annotations.

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    By William Dorsaneo. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1977.

    This comprehensive set explains the law and procedure in a given area and then provides drafting guides to prepare the forms. The set is divided into 10 different units: Pretrial Practice, Trial Practice, Appellate Practice, Pleadings in Business Entity Litigation, Pleadings in Commercial Litigation, Pleadings in Real Estate Litigation, Pleadings in Personal Injury Litigation, Family Code Litigation, Probate Code Litigation, and Administrative Proceedings. Chapters are divided into four parts: legal background on a topic, a drafting guide, forms, and a research guide.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

    Due to publisher restrictions, this title can only be checked out from home by government employees. Members of the public must visit the library in person to view this title electronically or in print. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    By James Dougherty. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1999. 3rd edition.

    Texas Municipal Zoning Law has long been the authoritative resource on zoning in Texas. It includes an overview of the historical development of zoning law, an explanation of the existing law and guide to modifying or adopting new ordinances to accomplish planning goals. Annual updates ensure its relevance.

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    By Nick Roberts. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016.

    "Texas Personal Injury Handbook provides insurance professionals, legal assistants, attorneys, and others in the field of personal injury litigation, an accessible and authoritative 'one-stop' handbook on personal injury cases. Case law, statutes, and policies concerning a variety of different subjects have been assembled into one source, focusing exclusively on Texas law." - from the publisher

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    By Scott Brister. Published by James Publishing. 2000.

    "A step-by-step outline format and proven practice tips help you avoid pitfalls. Procedure and law outlines in the publication are supported by thousands of case citations summarized in plain English." - from the publisher

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    By Keith Branyon. Published by James Publishing. 2008.

    This title provides forms, tips, and law to improve effectiveness and efficiency in many probate-related transactions. Topics include everything from engagement and administration to creditors and contested matters.

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    By Kenneth McLaughlin. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1996.

    This set provides coverage of every aspect of probate law and estate and trust administration in Texas. It includes sample forms and letters, procedural checklists, lists of source materials, charts and diagrams, tables of statutes, rules and regulations, and a quick reference index.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By St. Claire, Frank A. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2012. 2016 edition.

    Texas Real Estate Guide puts at your fingertips more than 540 Texas real estate transaction and litigation forms drawn from the most trusted sources -- Texas Transaction Guide and Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide. Plus, there are step-by-step checklists on virtually all real estate matters to help you master important key issues and avoid costly errors.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Cindy Stormer. Published by James Publishing. 2006.

    "Over 560 forms for 16 practice areas, with step-by-step procedures, voice-of-experience tips, answers to common questions, mistakes to avoid, tax considerations, and practice checklists." - from the publisher

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    By J. Hadley Edgar, Jr. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1987.

    This six volume set covers basic principles of torts in Texas and includes cross-references and case law analysis. It serves as a reference for professional liability torts, torts relating to real property, products liability, intentional torts and tort claims against public entities. The title covers remedies and procedures and includes a review of basic principles of settlement.

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    By Herbert Kendrick. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1972.

    Comprehensive source for drafting guides to assist in the creation of business entities and a wide variety of forms for commercial transactions.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

    Due to publisher restrictions, this title can only be checked out from home by government employees. Members of the public must visit the library in person to view this title electronically or in print. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    By Ernest Smith. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2011.

    Wind-generated energy is rapidly increasing throughout the U.S. and is especially important to Texas. This timely volume of laws, regulations and rulings will help attorneys remain current on the latest developments. It covers such topics as elements of the wind energy lease, conveyance, severance of wind rights, litigation, permitting and legislative efforts, transmission issues, and offshore leasing.

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    By Betts, Albert. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2015. 2016 ed.

    "Attorneys, claim adjusters, physicians, self-insured employers and vocational rehabilitation workers will all find Texas Workers’ Compensation Handbook a valuable tool for understanding the Texas workers’ compensation system." - from the publisher

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    By Jill Rhodes. Published by American Bar Association. 2013.

    In 2012, the American Bar Association created the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. The task force is made up of attorneys in numerous practice areas because this issue is critical to every law practice, business, and government. This group’s goal was to create not only a valuable practical handbook for “understanding, planning for, and responding to a cyber-breach”, but also provide a framework for the vital national discussion on privacy and security in the increasingly electronic world. The handbook includes numerous appendices that provide handy references to relevant statutes, court decisions, and ethics opinions on outsourcing, cloud computing and metadata. Additional information can be found on the Task Force’s webpage, http://www.americanbar.org/groups/leadership/office_of_the_president/cybersecurity/resources.html. This page serves as a repository of the information they gathered and continue to gather in their research.

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    By John Cooley. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2009. 2nd edition.

    "The Arbitrator's Handbook offers a full range of features geared to assist the arbitrator in performing his or her duties. Chapter One provides basic information on the nature of arbitration, including a description of its stages and types, and its benefits and limitations. Cooley defines the role, authority, and ethics requirements of the arbitrator. Chapter Two describes the prehearing functions and duties of the arbitrator, focusing on the time of initiation of the arbitration as well as the preparation stage. Chapter Three focuses on the arbitrator's hearing functions and duties. It covers such topics as the arbitrator's opening statement, handling preliminary matters, a review of basic rules of evidence, and making rulings on motions and objections. Chapter Four, on the arbitrator's post-hearing functions and duties, addresses such topics as ruling on post hearing motions, deciding the merits of the case, and drafting the award and the opinion supporting the award. In addition, tables and checklists are included in the appendices for key actions at critical stages of the arbitration process. The appendix also contains sample arbitration forms and rules from leading dispute resolution organizations, making this the most comprehensive text available for "hands-on" arbitration instruction." - from the publisher

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    By Elizabeth Mullin. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2013. 2nd edition.

    "The Art of Commenting takes the reader through a logical, step-by-step approach to reviewing environmental documents and preparing comments. You’ll learn how to prepare for a review, including details on obtaining the right background materials to develop your perspective and increase your expertise. You’ll also learn how to organize and write your comments, including specific examples of what to say, and more importantly, what not to say. Although the book highlights federal environmental law, the same process applies to state and local matters, foreign laws, and even non-environmental matters." - from Amazon.com

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    By Mark Bennett. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2005. 2nd edition.

    "The Art of Mediation, Second Edition, sets the mediation process in context, provides basic definitions, contrasts mediation with other forms of dispute resolution, describes varieties of mediation, and lays out roles and functions of the mediators. The book contains forms that illustrate sample agreements to mediate and final mediation agreements, plus a section containing hypothetical situations for performance training." - from the publisher

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    By Pamela Pierson. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 1st.

    "The Business of Being a Lawyer (BBL) is premised on the fact that each of us, as a lawyer, is a business, our own business, whether we work for a law firm, have a solo practice, work in a public interest or government office, or work in a law-related field, we need to know our own balance sheet. What are our assets and liabilities? What are our short-term and long-term business plans? What investments should we make in our business? Viewing ourselves as a business is more imperative than ever given the volatility of the legal economy. This book covers four topics: (1) Economic trends in the legal profession and what these trends mean for law students and practicing lawyers; (2) Personal financial planning basics and how personal financial planning impacts one’s career decisions, (3) Emotional Intelligence (EQ) issues such as recognizing and using one’s strengths, cultivating habits of resilience, and dealing with stress and setbacks, (4) How to be an effective “free agent” throughout one’s career (in light of the fact that the average lawyer now changes jobs seven times in a career). The approach of this book is descriptive, readable and practical, with case studies and specific advice." - from the publisher

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    By Linda Ashar. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2013. 1st edition.

    "The right plan can protect the value of your estate and spare your loved ones unnecessary hassles and legal conflicts. The Complete Guide to Planning Your Estate In Texas will help you glide through this complicated process. This new book has been adapted to offer Texas residents state-specific advice for estate planning. Author Linda C. Ashar, attorney at law, has crafted an estate-planning primer, allowing Texas residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Texas-specific information is offered throughout this book, including Texas’ probate code; Texas rules, regulations, and laws specific to estate planning; elements of a valid Texas will; planning your living will in Texas; and explanations of Texas laws regarding durable health care power of attorney, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, and directives to withhold CPR. The book’s easy-to-understand context clarifies this complicated and sensitive subject and gives readers the power to take control of their futures." - from Amazon.com

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    By Gerald Shaw. 2011.

    "This title helps those chosen as a trustee or executor carry out the wishes of the deceased. It will help you become familiar with many estate and trust management terms, such as beneficiary, probate, remaindermen, trust agreement, trust property, trustor, and trustee." - from the publisher

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    By Linda Ashar and Sandy Ann Baker. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    "Whether many people realize it or not, a will is a vital necessity in making sure all assets and wishes are properly attended to after death. Yet, according to a recent lawyers.com survey, more than 55 percent of all American adults do not have a will, assuming that because they do not have substantial assets, it is an unnecessary task. Many more people neglect it because it seems too complex and time consuming. Fortunately, with this guide in hand, you will have a comprehensive outlook on exactly what a will entails and what you need to do to prepare one." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence M. Siegel. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 8th ed.

    This guide from Nolo helps readers design an Individual Education Program for their special needs child. Readers will learn the eligibility rules and assessments required by law and what their child’s rights are with regard to their education. Containing forms and sample letters, along with tips for working with outside experts and meeting with school administrators, this books helps parents develop an individualized plan for their child.

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    By Teri B. Clark. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2007.

    "This new book, written in easy-to-understand terminology, will guide you on the way to financial security for you and your family. You will learn the personal financial basics of budgeting; insurance; marriage, single, and divorce financial solutions; health care possibilities; retirement planning and saving; wills and estate planning; managing and eliminating debt; solving your credit score and credit issues; and home ownership." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2014.

    Nolo’s Copyright Handbook helps readers with registering a copyright and maximizing its protection, avoiding infringement and dealing with infringers, and gaining permission to use copyrighted works. The 12th edition contains new copyright regulations, along with helpful forms and rules for filing a copyright application.

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    By Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 7th ed.

    "The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms and instructions you need to stay legal, including: notice of meeting, shareholder proxy, and meeting summary sheet." - from the publisher

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    By Paul Bergman. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 14th edition.

    The Criminal Law Handbook explains in plain-English every facet of the criminal court process. Readers will learn what happens during arrest, booking, preliminary hearings, charges, and bail. This guide also explains the tenets of search and seizure, plea bargaining, and sentencing, along with an overview of the juvenile system

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    By David M Malone. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 4th edition.

    "The Effective Deposition will prepare you to successfully take, defend, and use the deposition to its greatest advantage. Advocates and law students have long relied on The Effective Deposition to get essential know-how for the most critical step in discovery. In this updated Fourth Edition, David Malone, Peter Hoffman and contributing author, Anthony J. Bocchino, again apply their expertise as attorneys and educators to bring you critical information and insight. They explain new discovery rules in evidence and civil procedure, and they discuss the impact of continuing technological developments, including e-discovery and digital transcription, on your practice." - from the publisher

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    By Fred Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 13th ed.

    The Employer's Legal Handbook is Nolo’s guide to the legal rights and responsibilities of employers in the workplace. This book shows readers how to comply with laws and regulations regarding hiring and firing, wage and hours, employee discrimination. It further covers an employer’s responsibility with regard to OSHA and how to run a safe workplace.

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2016. 5th ed.

    Nolo's guide to federal employment law helps readers understand which business must comply with each law and what each law allows and prohibits. This guide includes explanations of major laws in plain-English, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act. The updated edition further covers new developments in the law, such as the expansion of FMLA provisions, COBRA subsidies, and reforms to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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    By Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 3rd edition.

    "This thorough guide provides all the plain-English forms, sample policies, checklists, and sample documentation that managers, supervisors, business owners, and human resources professionals need to conduct a successful investigation that will stand up in court." - from the publisher

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    By Steven Goldberg. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 2nd edition.

    "The First Trial Nutshell is a fresh and unique approach to advocacy instruction. Concentrating on the overall approach to trying a case, it weaves persuasion and procedure to help lawyers and law students prepare for their first trials with confidence. Addressing everything from technology to where to sit and what to say it meshes the practical advice and 'how to' instructions with sophisticated persuasive techniques. Small enough to be read in a single sitting, this book will serve as the perfect first primer and a continuing resource for experience litigators to read again before trial." - from Google Books

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    By Stephen Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 5th ed.

    "If you’re one of the millions of Americans in danger of losing your house, you need information you can trust. The Foreclosure Survival Guide will show you how to decide whether it’s best to stay or go. You’ll
    learn about: federal programs to help you avoid foreclosure, short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, and more." - from the publisher

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    By Kenneth Abraham. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 4th Ed.

    "The perfect accompaniment to any torts casebook, this text covers all the major cases and issues in a standard torts course. The text addresses cases and analyzes their implications, presenting the law of torts within a curricular context and covering the materials that law students are likely to encounter in a variety of courses. This straightforward, readable text addresses both rules and policy, and presents topics in a way that helps students effectively grapple with issues. Since each chapter stands on its own, the book is ideal as a classroom text, as well as for self-directed reading by students." - from the publisher

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    By Lynn Branham. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 9th edition.

    "An excellent reference tool, this book covers a range of sentencing-related topics, including the purposes of criminal sanctions, restorative justice, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, rights during sentencing proceedings, sentencing factors, various ways to structure sentencing systems, community sanctions, the death penalty, Eighth Amendment constraints on sentences in noncapital cases, parole release, probation and parole revocation, and the enmeshed penalties or collateral consequences of a conviction. The latter half of this helpful resource provides an illuminating overview of the constitutional rights of prisoners, the mechanics of litigating inmates’ § 1983 suits, and the remedies available to inmates." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence Anthony Sullivan. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 2nd edition.

    This hornbook gives a detailed and comprehensive treatment of basic rules, principles, and issues relating to antitrust law. It is written for both students and practitioners.

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    By Robert W. Hamilton. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 6th edition.

    This nutshell explores the unique characteristics of a corporation such as corporate autonomy and transferability. The book hopes to make readers familiar with the structure of and language used when discussing corporations.

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    By Joshua David Rosenberg; Dominic L. Daher. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st ed.

    "This treatise provides expert guidance to law students and practitioners alike on this increasingly complex area of the law. It provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of pertinent provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, relevant administrative guidance, and appropriate case law. Above all, it offers a unique blend of the theoretical and practical aspects of federal income taxation. The authors bring to life one of the most challenging areas of the law with their expert analysis. This treatise is a necessity for anyone hoping to gain a better understanding of federal income taxation." - from the publisher

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    By John Sprankling. Published by Thomson West. 2nd edition.

    This nutshell provides a brief introduction to many of the different areas of hazardous waste law. Areas covered include the common law approach to risk and scientific uncertainty, regulations on the sale and use of toxic substances such as pesticides, pollution regulations such as the Clean Air Act, disposal of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and an introduction to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

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    By Christopher Serkin. Published by Thomson West. 2013.

    "The book supports and supplements a student's understanding of property and its role in the law school curriculum. The text provides a firm foundation for doctrinal analysis, with an emphasis on those important concepts that illuminate the doctrine. The book therefore explores important insights from law and economics, philosophy, and history, helping students develop fluency in both the form and substance of mainstream arguments from these various perspectives. The book is organized around three main themes: acquiring property, dividing property, and limiting rights in property. It can be used in conjunction with any of the leading property casebooks." - from the publisher

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    By Herbert Hovenkamp; Sheldon F. Kurtz; Thomas P. Gallanis. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 6th ed.

    "This title is a comprehensive, one-volume introduction to the modern law of real property. Each chapter begins with an overview of rules and concepts, followed by a series of problems and exercises designed to demonstrate how the rules and concepts apply in real situations. Each problem is followed by a comprehensive analysis of the legal issues raised, including citations of the relevant cases and statutes. This edition has been fully updated to reflect current developments." - from the publisher

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    By Kern Alexander; M. David Alexander. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.

    "This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities." - from the publisher

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    By Louis Sohn. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.

    "This comprehensive guide summarizes the current principles and rules governing the international law of the sea. Topics include the rights and responsibilities of states in various zones of the oceans, fisheries and nonliving resources, vessel nationality and jurisdiction over vessels, maritime terrorism and security, maritime boundary delimitation and baselines, marine environment, and dispute settlement mechanisms. The text discusses the widely accepted United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other relevant treaties, legislation, and jurisprudence, including U.S. and European laws, cases, and practice." - from the publisher

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    By Dan B. Dobbs. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd edition.

    This single-volume "practioner's treatise" on contemporary tort and injury law covers direct and intentional interference with person or property and explores their defenses. It reviews liabilities, damages, and the apportionment of responsibility among parties, and examines the criticism and choices in tort law. It also considers economic and dignitary injury as well.

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    By Ward Farnsworth. Published by University of Chicago Press. 2008.

    "There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand, and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law.

    From classic ideas in game theory such as the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” and the “Stag Hunt” to psychological principles such as hindsight bias and framing effects, from ideas in jurisprudence such as the slippery slope to more than two dozen other such principles, Farnsworth’s guide leads readers through the fascinating world of legal thought. Each chapter introduces a single tool and shows how it can be used to solve different types of problems. The explanations are written in clear, lively language and illustrated with a wide range of examples." - from the publisher

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    By Ward Farnsworth. Published by University of Chicago Press. 6/15/2007.

    "There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand, and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law.

    From classic ideas in game theory such as the "Prisoner’s Dilemma" and the "Stag Hunt" to psychological principles such as hindsight bias and framing effects, from ideas in jurisprudence such as the slippery slope to more than two dozen other such principles, Farnsworth’s guide leads readers through the fascinating world of legal thought. Each chapter introduces a single tool and shows how it can be used to solve different types of problems. The explanations are written in clear, lively language and illustrated with a wide range of examples." - from the publisher

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    By Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 7th ed.

    The Manager's Legal Handbook gives supervisors answers to employment questions in Nolo's plain-English format. Providing legal information and practical strategies, this guide assists managers in supervising their employees and independent contractors. The Manager’s Legal Handbook covers federal and state employment law issues including hiring, firing, wages, health care reform, email and social media practices, discrimination and harassment laws.

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    By Amy DelPo and Lisa Guerin. Published by Nolo Press. 2016.

    The Manager's Legal Handbook gives supervisors answers to employment questions in Nolo's plain-English format. Providing legal information and practical strategies, this guide assists managers in supervising their employees and independent contractors. The Manager’s Legal Handbook covers federal and state employment law issues including hiring, firing, wages, health care reform, email and social media practices, discrimination and harassment laws.

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    By John W Cooley. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2006. 2nd edition.

    "Regarded as a practical and usable guide for the classroom and the conference room, The Mediator's Handbook, Second Edition, systematically covers the topic of mediation with unrivaled diligence and clarity at an advanced level but in a usable format." - from the publisher

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    By Liza Hanks. Published by Nolo Press. 2009.

    " The Mom's Guide to Wills & Estate Planning gives you practical, straightforward recommendations on estate planning options and provides a solid plan that every family can find the time to follow -- without the expense of hiring an attorney." -from the publisher

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    By Stephen Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2015. 6th ed.

    This guide from Nolo helps readers determine if they qualify for Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy, how repayment plans work, and how bankruptcy affects credit. The 5th edition includes updated state and federal exemption tables that explain which assets may be kept once bankruptcy is filed, along with worksheets, checklists and sample forms.

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    By Jan Masaoka. Published by Nolo Press. 2011.

    This title provides advice and best practices for HR directors managing small to medium sized organizations. Some of the topics discussed include: hiring, firing, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

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    By Amy DelPo. Published by Nolo Press. 2007. 2nd ed.

    This title is perfect for managers at any stage in his or her career who are in the process of writing performance reviews. Some of the topics discussed include: how to increase employee morale, identify poor performers and help them get on track, and how to motivate your staff to perform better.

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 8th ed.

    "The Public Domain is the only book that helps you find and identify what creative works are protected by copyright -- and what's not. The book provides specific information about: writing, architecture, choreography, and more." - from the publisher

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    By Sephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 3rd edition.

    "Understanding tax deductions can be the difference between having a successful year--or not--for real estate agents and brokers. By taking advantage of the many tax deductions available to them, real estate professionals can end each year with more money in their pockets and less owed to the IRS. Too often, these valuable deductions are overlooked, even though it's easy to take advantage of them once you understand the rules. This book explains all you need to know in plain English with lots of examples and practical information." - from the publisher

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    By Cindy Holcomb. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2008.

    "In this book, you will learn about the details of new legislation, payment plan options, tools that will help you calculate loan advances, financing fees, what to do with leftover equity, borrower qualifications, common mistakes people make, resources for securing reverse mortgages, and planning strategies. You will also learn about the types of reverse mortgages, including the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, the Financial Freedom Cash Account, and the CHIP Reverse Mortgage for Seniors, and the different ways to receive. payments, such as tenure, term, line of credit, modified tenure, and modified terms." - from the publisher

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    By Janelle Orsi and Emily Doskow. Published by Nolo Press. 2009. 1st ed.

    "From cars and tools to housing and childcare, many people would like to share resources but don't know how-or where-to start. The Sharing Solution is a timely practical and legal guide that explains how to create and maintain successful sharing arrangements while addressing common concerns about liability, communication, and more." - from the publisher

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    By Andrew Hartman. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2011. 1st edition.

    "Transitioning from law school to law practice can be the most daunting thing you do in your professional career. The Six-Minute Marathon is your survival guide to thriving in BigLaw practice. Andrew Hartman advises the up-and-coming generation of attorneys with humor and practicality. Stories of failed associates and redeeming moments from his twenty-plus years of practice will enlighten you as you venture into the world of law and learn to record your marathon of success in six-minute increments. As a bonus, Caren Ulrich Stacy provides insights from her own nearly twenty year career in professional development. From the initial interview to dressing to impress to networking your way to the top, The Six-Minute Marathon will guide you around the pitfalls that ensnare so many of your unwary colleagues and lead you toward your BigLaw dreams." - from the publisher

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    By Betty Eakle Dobkins. Published by University of Texas Press. 2011. 1st edition.

    "Dobkins’s book offers an intensive and unusually readable study of the subject. The author has traced water law from its origin in the ancient world to the mid-twentieth century, interpreting the effect of water on the counties concerned, setting forth in detail the development of water law in Spain, and explaining its subsequent adoption in Texas. Copious notes and a complete bibliography make the work especially valuable." - from the publisher

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    By William Blackburn. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2014. 1st edition.

    "The pursuit of sustainability can be complex, challenging, and ultimately beneficial when practiced by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations. The Sustainability Handbook provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical approaches and tools, including a model sustainability policy for organizations, summaries and tips on selecting sustainability codes, an extensive collection of sample metrics, and much more." - from Amazon.com

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    By James Haley. Published by University of Texas Press. 2013.

    Composed under the auspices of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, this work is the first book-length history of the Texas Supreme Court published since 1917. Though it does discuss landmark cases and judicial philosophy, this work, as the title implies, is written in a narrative style, emphasizing stories, drama, and the people who contributed to Texas' legal history in the first 150 years of statehood.

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    By Liza Hanks; Carol Elias. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 4th ed.

    This title helps to inform trustees of their legal responsibilities, as well as various other topics, including: how to invest trust assets, how to set up ongoing trusts for the surviving spouses, children or beneficiaries with special needs, and more.

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    By Ilona Bray. Published by Nolo Press. 2011. 1st ed.

    This title provides strategies and advice for the necessary fundraising you must perform for your nonprofit entity.

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    By Edward J. Kionka. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 5th edition.

    "This nutshell provides a foundation for tort law by introducing its origins, its objectives, and an overview of tort liability. Physical harm is discussed, including strict liability and negligent conduct liability, as well as defenses to negligence liability. It covers tort and contract law and explores survival and wrongful death." - from Amazon.com

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    By Jean Macchiaroli Eggen. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 4th ed.

    "This work introduces the study of toxic torts and identifies the theories of liability related to both toxic products and environmental pollution. It covers special defendants, such as employers and governmental entities, workers' compensation, preemption, causation and scientific evidence, and new theories of injury and damages. A chapter examines regulation of hazardous releases into the environment under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. The work also addresses mass toxic torts and examines emerging actions related to nanotechnology and climate change. - from the publisher

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    By Sharon K. Sandeen; Elizabeth A. Rowe. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st ed.

    "Trade Secret Law is the first and only book in the Nutshell series to cover trade secret law in depth. It was written as a companion to Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law by Rowe and Sandeen (the first casebook on trade secret law), but adds more practical advice. Thus, it is a useful resource for attorneys and law students alike. It could be a supplement to a course on trade secret law or an IP survey course that covers trade secret law, as most now do. Like the casebook, it focuses on the predominate law governing trade secrets in the U.S.: The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (now applicable in 47 of 50 states). Trade Secret Law in a Nutshell addresses both international and criminal enforcement of trade secret rights." - from the publisher

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    By Mark D. Janis. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st ed.

    "This text provides a comprehensive treatment of trademark, unfair competition, and related areas, with international and Internet issues integrated throughout." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Elias and Richard Stim. Published by Nolo Press. 2016.

    "Trademark provides you with the plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions you need to navigate the requirements of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and successfully register your unique mark." - from the publisher

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    By Michael Macdonald. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1991.

    This comprehensive five volume set covers a range of health care legal issues. The main topics covered include corporate organizations, contracts, compliance programs, taxation, labor issues, payment systems, Medicare and Medicaid, managed care, antitrust law, medical records, patient information, and mental health law. This set also included extensive citations to statutes, regulations, and case laws as well as a state-by-state comparison chart.

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    By Eugene Kuntz. Published by Anderson Publishing. 1964-.

    This revision of Thornton includes a historical and technical background on oil and gas law. It looks at ownership issues, oil and gas leases, drilling clauses, royalty clauses, special clauses, federal and state regulations, and implied covenants. It includes forms and an extensive table of cases.

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    By Thomas Lee Hazen. Published by Thomson West. 2016. 7th edition.

    This title looks at basic securities regulation issues and then goes into depth on a variety of topics including registration requirements, exemptions and liabilities under the Securities Act, reporting requirements, corporate takeovers, and civil liability. The set also includes several appendices including tables with cases, statutes, and regulations.

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    By Dent Gitchel. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 1st edition.

    "Trial Advocacy Basics, by Dent Gitchel and Molly Townes O'Brien, provides a complete and concise guide to the beginning trial advocate. Practical advice on every stage of trial preparation and practice, from voir dire to verdict, is included. The authors explain trial procedures and techniques in a straightforward manner, using colorful examples, memorable quotes, and humor." - from the publisher

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    By Marvin Ventrell. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2011. 1st edition.

    "From case analysis and opening statement through closing argument, Trial Advocacy for the Child Welfare Lawyer: Telling the Story of the Family is a concise and comprehensive treatment of the trial. It incorporates generations of trial advocacy wisdom into the context of juvenile and family court proceedings.

    A veteran instructor of the teaching methodology of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Marvin Ventrell walks you through a "how-to method" of each stage of the case, using real-life examples of child welfare cases. These essential lessons extend beyond child welfare proceedings and provide insight and skills applicable to all family and domestic relations cases. Trials, effectively presented, are stories--stories of mothers, fathers, children--stories of the family. Trial Advocacy for the Child Welfare Lawyer teaches you how to present the story of the family from the unique and powerful perspective of each litigant. From nuts and bolts to advanced practice techniques, each trial skill is treated as a mechanism of persuasion for both judge and jury." - from the publisher

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    By Paul Bergman. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th.

    "Trial Advocacy in a Nutshell was one of the first works to analyze and illustrate discrete courtroom skills and techniques in the context of principles of persuasion. The Fifth Edition builds on that tradition with the concept of argument-centered narratives. Part 1 provides a concrete and detailed guide for developing credible stories that support advocates’ desired inferences. Part 2 analyzes and illustrates strategies, techniques and rules for presenting argument-centered narratives effectively during all phases of trial." - from the publisher

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    By Paul Bergman. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 5th ed.

    Analyzes and illustrates discrete courtroom skills and techniques in the context of principles of persuasion

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    By Kenney Hegland. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 4th.

    Informative reference offers general trial and practice advice for students and practitioners.

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    By Kenny F. Hegland. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 4th ed.

    "Provides expert advice that will help strengthen your trial and practice skills. Problem solving, legal writing and argument, case planning, and closing arguments are covered in this text. Also offers guidance for improving your office skills, interviewing techniques, discovery, negotiation, and counseling skills." - from the publisher

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    By Michael L Coyne. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2009. 1st edition.

    "Coyne and Furi-Perry have created the essential how-to guide for trial preparation. Paralegals will master every stage of litigation, from initial client interviews to pulling together the trial notebook. The book begins with overviews of the litigation process and the evidence rules. Practical skills for interviewing, handling discovery, preparing exhibits, and more are then introduced and explained with examples. Finally, the book stresses the importance of communication and working well with attorneys, clients, courts, and others." - from the publisher

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    By Michael Coyne. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2011. 1st edition.

    "Bridge the gap between theory and practice with this practical guide. Offering tips, advice, and checklists, Trial Prep for the New Advocate gives new attorneys a comprehensive resource for handling case preparation. Understand the pretrial process from initially meeting and interviewing the client to creating a war room and trial notebook. Learn the essentials of preparing and presenting a case with a professional presence and efficient process. This book is divided into three parts--covering a substantive overview of pretrial and trial processes, practical skills for preparation, and advice for developing long-lasting professional relationships with staff, opposing counsel, and the courts. Each chapter includes:

    • Organizational tips
    • Trial prep checklists
    • Tips from experienced trial lawyers and others
    • Key terms
    • Practice exercises and problems" - from the publisher

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    By Michael Fontham. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2013. 4th edition.

    "Evidence and Trial Advocacy are often taught as if in practice; the topics are not related. The original edition of this title pioneered the concept that instruction on trial technique and evidence rules in the same volume is an effective way to teach either an evidence or trial advocacy course. This combination provides students with the foundation for becoming skilled trial advocates within the boundaries of the rules of evidence. Trial Technique and Evidence explains the purpose and application of each evidence rule. The practical methods of presenting evidence are balanced against the requirements of the rules. Indeed, many evidence rules are "practice" rules, either not covered in the formal rules of evidence or not addressed in detail. The basis for introducing demonstrative exhibits, for example, is not included in the federal rules, and impeaching witnesses in trial requires knowledge of practical technique. Trial Technique and Evidence allows a professor to incorporate practical requirements with evidence theory. The text also includes practical steps for compliance with the rules, with examples to facilitate the student's understanding, and addresses recent developments such as:

    • Jury persuasion
    • Application of rules to electronic evidence
    • Trends in applying the Daubert factors for assessing expert testimony
    • Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence

    But this eminently practical book is not just for law students--practitioners will find a wealth of information with which to brush up their skills and gain new insight into their practice." - from the publisher

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    By Melanie Leslie. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 2nd Ed.

    "This new Concepts and Insights title makes complex doctrinal rules easier to understand by exploring the history and rationale behind those rules. The analysis is thorough, and focuses both on common law doctrines and statutory reforms?with an emphasis on the Uniform Probate Code. Each substantive chapter closes with a set of exam-like problems designed to test understanding of the material included in the chapter. The authors also include thorough solutions to each of these problems. This is the only book in the field that combines thorough doctrinal analysis with more than 60 review problems, each with complete solutions." - from Amazon.com

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    By Diane Thompson. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2012. 8th edition.

    This thorough guide to Truth in Lending (TIL) provides up to date information on the latest regulations. Some topics explored include rescission rights, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), closed-end, variable rate, and home equity loan disclosure rules, Credit CARD Act and FRB rules on credit cards, and Consumer Leasing Act disclosure requirements and auto lease early termination charges.

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    By Michael Arnheim. Published by Wiley. 2009.

    Breaks down the U.S. Constitution for readers to understand more easily. The text begins with basic concepts, explores how it creates our government structure, discussing the Bill of Rights along with the other amendments added after 1791, and then concludes with discussing ten landmark Supreme Courts cases dealing with constitutional issues.

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    By Ilona Bray; Richard Link. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 18th ed.

    Whether you want to live, travel, or work in the United States, this title covers the necessary steps and procedures that must be accomplished. Providing detailed descriptions of the application process as well as a self-help quiz to determine eligibility, this title has helped countless people enter the U.S. legally.

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    By Barlow Burke. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2013. 3rd edition.

    The LexisNexis “Understanding” series is similar to West’s Nutshells and Carolina Academic Press’ “Mastering” series. Each topic mirrors the coverage of a first year law school course. Major statutes and important case law are covered, but detailed footnotes are left for the treatise on the subject. While written with law students in mind, this type of overview can be helpful as a refresher for lawyers or a starting point for other researchers. LexisNexis provides a detailed Table of Contents and the first chapter of most volumes in the series on their website http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/study/understanding/

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    By Roger Anderson. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2009. 5th edition.

    Designed as a supplementary text for students, this volume discusses foundational principles of estates and trusts. Each case cited includes a brief factual description and extensive footnotes direct the reader to other sections of the book and related cases.

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    By Carolyn Carter. Published by National Consumer Law Center. 2012. 8th edition.

    Part of the Deception and Warranties Library from the National Consumer Law Center, the eighth edition of this title provides a broad overview of unfair and deceptive acts and practices law. Specific chapter focus on scope, demonstrating a UDAP violation, credit and collections, motor vehicle sales, home related transactions, litigating a UDAP case, private remedies, and state agency enforcement.

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    By James J. White; Robert S. Summers. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 6th ed.

    "White and Summers' Uniform Commercial Code, 5th and 6th provides practice-oriented insight and benefits both specialists and general practitioners. You'll find accurate and reliable analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code, practical understanding to apply the Code appropriately, thoughtful resolution of issues of Code interpretation, skillful deployment of the various non-textual Code resources relevant to such issues (including the Official Comments and prior Code drafts), informed policy analysis, systematic discussion of each topic, and a careful integration of the developing caselaw into text as well as footnotes." - from the publisher

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    By Bradford Stone. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 8th.

    "This product provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code for students and practitioners alike. It covers each major topic of the Code, including the process of selling, payment, negotiation, shipping, storage, financing sales, and leasing of goods. In addition, the text makes it possible for readers to see how the various articles of the Code may interact in a single transaction. Wherever practicable, the actual language of the Code and its comments has been used. The comprehensive outline, references to relevant authority, and intuitive system of cross-referencing all contribute to its ease of use." - from the publisher

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    By Bradford Stone; Kristen David Adams. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 8th ed.

    "This product provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code for students and practitioners alike. It covers each major topic of the Code, including the process of selling, payment, negotiation, shipping, storage, financing sales, and leasing of goods. In addition, the text makes it possible for readers to see how the various articles of the Code may interact in a single transaction. Wherever practicable, the actual language of the Code and its comments has been used. The comprehensive outline, references to relevant authority, and intuitive system of cross-referencing all contribute to its ease of use. This eighth edition contains the 2010 Amendments to Article 9, with an effective date of July 1, 2013." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence H. Averill. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 6th.

    "Authoritative coverage provides detailed explanations of the provisions, definitions, and concepts of the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) and the Uniform Trust Code (UTC). UPC topics covered include probate jurisdiction of the courts; intestate succession involving wills and donative transfers; and probate of wills and administration. UTC topics include creation, validity, modification, and termination of trust; discretionary and revocable trusts; creditor's claims and spendthrift trusts; duties, powers, and liability of trustees; and rights of persons dealing with trustees." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence H. Averill; Mary F. Radford. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 6th ed.

    "Authoritative coverage provides detailed explanations of the provisions, definitions, and concepts of the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) and the Uniform Trust Code (UTC). UPC topics covered include probate jurisdiction of the courts; intestate succession involving wills and donative transfers; and probate of wills and administration. UTC topics include creation, validity, modification, and termination of trust; discretionary and revocable trusts; creditor's claims and spendthrift trusts; duties, powers, and liability of trustees; and rights of persons dealing with trustees." - from the publisher

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    By Irene Scharf. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2011.

    "The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice provides complex tips and practical guidance for every immigration practitioner-from the novice to the experienced alike-on every level from Adjustment of Status to Xenophobia. In addition, it provides a wide array of legal options for clients in removal proceedings and covers areas that are frequently litigated.

    The Waivers Book begins with an introductory chapter, "Waivers from A to Z," providing a detailed overview of the wide variety of waivers available. It includes practical guidance from the inception of a case with a new client ("Client Interview and Initial Consultation") to the nuts and bolts issues involved in applying for the most common types of waivers. A thorough coverage of a variety of inadmissibility waivers follows, including those for unlawful presence, reapplying for admission following removal, physical and mental health issues, prostitution, crimes that are more than 15 years old, crimes of moral turpitude, and simple possession of marijuana." - from the publisher

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    By David Getches. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th.

    "The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns." - from the publisher

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    By David H. Getches. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.

    "The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Beck. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2009. 3rd edition.

    "Primarily national in scope, but with interstate, state-specific and international coverage, this treatise contains in-depth information on legal issues involving water rights, water usage and water quality." - from the publisher

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    By Joseph McLaughlin. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 2nd edition.

    The preface explains that the goal of this five volume treatise is "to present in readable prose an account of how the most modern codification of the law of evidence has fared in the federal courts." While the focus is on current law, historical information is presented in appendices. A table describing of state and military adaptations of the Federal Rules is included.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Margaret Strand. Published by Environmental Law Institute. 2015. 4th edition.

    "Wetlands law operates at the junction of private property rights and natural resource protection. While wetlands provide rich and diverse species habitat, protecting and promoting water quality, the vast majority of U.S. wetlands are on private property. Federal law addresses wetlands protection and development in a complex manner. Those interested in protecting wetlands or developing wetland property must navigate challenging legal waters.

    The Wetlands Deskbook organizes wetlands law for the novice and experts. This must-have reference book combines insights from one of the nation’s premier wetlands experts and provides all the background materials needed. This Fourth Edition includes updates on the most recent court decisions, agency policies, and regulations, such as implications for endangered species and the U.S. Department of the Interior mitigation strategies. The authors have also added a new section identifying practical tips and pitfalls in wetlands law." - from the publisher

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    By P. K Fontana. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2009.

    "This comprehensive guide to the laws and benefits provided to those individuals who have lost their jobs, for whatever reason, will help you discover exactly what you can do to ensure you have the resources you need to salvage your life and your career after losing a job. A complete listing of the requirements your employer is bound to and the legal implications of your particular situation will be provided in multiple chapters broken down to reflect the various situations in which you lost your job." - from the publisher

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    By Ellen S. Podger; Peter J. Henning; Jerold H. Israel; Nancy J. King. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st ed.

    "Authored by leading academics who bring strong scholarly and practice perspectives to the subject, White Collar Crime is the first one-volume, in-depth analysis of substantive and procedural aspects of white collar crime. Offenses analyzed include conspiracy, fraud, corruption, RICO, false statements, perjury, tax, currency reporting, bankruptcy, environmental, and computer crimes. Procedural issues are addressed in detail, including the grand jury process, agency investigations, parallel proceedings, self-incrimination (testimony and documents), searches, and privileges. In addition to statutes and caselaw, the book covers strategy and DOJ internal guidelines and also includes sentencing of both individuals and corporations in white-collar cases. This book is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike." - from the publisher

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    By Ellen S. Podgor; Jerold H. Israel. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 5th ed.

    "This text provides a broad overview of white collar crime, including procedural and evidentiary issues. It covers specific offenses such as mail and bank fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and computer crimes. It covers procedural topics such as those related to grand jury and administrative agency investigations, self-incrimination, and parallel proceedings. Also discussed are punishment and sanctions for white collar crimes." - from the publisher

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    By Andrew Ferguson. Published by New York University Press. 2012.

    Jury duty these days is looked upon as an inconvenience. Ferguson attempts to remind readers of the constitutional importance of jury duty. This book assists readers in reflecting on the history and personal experiences, reminding readers of their democratic responsibility it is to uphold.

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    By Mark Tushnet. Published by Yale University Press. 2014.

    "In this surprising and highly unconventional work, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet poses a seemingly simple question that yields a thoroughly unexpected answer. The Constitution matters, he argues, not because it structures our government but because it structures our politics. He maintains that politicians and political parties—not Supreme Court decisions—are the true engines of constitutional change in our system. This message will empower all citizens who use direct political action to define and protect our rights and liberties as Americans.

    Unlike legal scholars who consider the Constitution only as a blueprint for American democracy, Tushnet focuses on the ways it serves as a framework for political debate. Each branch of government draws substantive inspiration and procedural structure from the Constitution but can effect change only when there is the political will to carry it out. Tushnet’s political understanding of the Constitution therefore does not demand that citizens pore over the specifics of each Supreme Court decision in order to improve our nation. Instead, by providing key facts about Congress, the president, and the nature of the current constitutional regime, his book reveals not only why the Constitution matters to each of us but also, and perhaps more important, how it matters." - from the publisher

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    By Robert Mennell. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 4th Edition.

    "The fourth edition of this book updates laws affecting intestate succession, wills, guardianships, and trusts. It introduces wills terminology to the lay audience and summarizes the law of trusts with references to the Uniform Trust Code and the Restatement of Trusts. It uses problems arising from celebrity peccadilloes and deaths, such as those of Brooke Astor, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Anna Nichole Smith, to illustrate legal issues. The book can be adopted to supplement a traditional wills and trusts class or as the sole text for a seminar." - from the publisher

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    By William M. McGovern; Sheldon F. Kurtz; David English. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 4th ed.

    "This book provides an analysis of the laws of intestate succession, wills, trusts, future interests, and the construction of wills and trusts. The book relies heavily on the provisions of the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Trust Code, and other uniform laws relating to the transfer of wealth. The book also includes an overview of the federal transfer tax laws." - from Amazon.com

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    By Robert H Klonoff. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2007. 3rd edition.

    "The Third Edition of Winning Jury Trials combines the same strong premise of its previous editions (evidence sponsorship) and the same strong theme (there is, in fact, a right way to teach trial skills) with many new features, including more detailed guidance on the critical questions of whether and when to impeach one's own witness with harmful material.

    This text, by Robert Klonoff and Paul Colby, takes a solid approach to evidence and focuses on issues such as:

    • Choosing witnesses
    • Introducing negative evidence
    • How to handle marginal evidence
    • Weaving the fundamental elements of your case into your evidence, for example, opening statements and cross-examination" - from the publisher

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    By Ruggero J Aldisert. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 2nd edition.

    "Throughout Winning on Appeal, 19 current chief justices of state courts, nine chief judges of U.S. Courts of Appeals, more than 20 U.S. Circuit and state appellate judges contribute their thoughts on how to write a brief and how to argue a case-information that is not available in any other publication or resource. Judge Aldisert draws the perfect roadmap for the attorney who wants to win on appeal." - from the publisher

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    By Jack Hood. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 5th Edition.

    "This compact, comprehensive reference guide covers workers compensation and employee protection laws, stressing the rights and duties of both the employer and the employee in the workplace. The text pays special attention to the laws that protect the employee and answers the most common workers' compensation questions asked by students and lawyers. It is ideal both as a student study aid and review for the practitioner." - from the publisher

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 10th ed.

    This title provides all of the legal and tax information you need to work for yourself as an independent contractor, freelancer, or consultant.

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    By Stephen Fishman. Published by Nolo Press. 8th edition.

    "With Working With Independent Contractors, you'll learn how to: determine whether you can classify workers as independent contractors, create valid contracts, avoid government penalties, handle the IRS, and more." - from the publisher

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    By Josie Gonzalez. Published by American Immigration Lawyers Association. 2008.

    "This book begins with articles that trace the history of worksite enforcement and provide an excellent overview of all of an employer’s responsibilities. Roger Tsai’s introductory article provides a comprehensive summary of the shift from civil to criminal prosecution of employers. The second section of the book provides a panoply of practice aids to assist the employer in the development of immigration corporate compliance measures. The last section of the book provides valuable resource materials such as the latest DHS Handbook for Employers, E-Verify fact sheets, and various criminal indictments." - from the publisher

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    By John Hardin Young. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2009. 5th edition.

    "A comprehensive and practical guide, Written and Electronic Discovery: Theory and Practice leads the reader through the entire discovery process - from the crucial planning stages through the initial 26(f) planning conferences, mandatory disclosures (including experts), interrogatories, production, depositions, admissions, subpoenas, and the ultimate use of the fruits of discovery at trial.

    Authors Alan Blakley, John Young, and Terri Zall give special attention to the area of electronically stored information - including issues of retaining and accessing electronic information, expense of discovery versus value in litigation, cost-shifting, metadata, working with IT departments and other computer experts, and automated litigation support.

    With its unique blend of theory and practical advice, this book is a must for any litigation professional." - from the publisher

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    By Barbara Kate Repa. Published by Nolo Press. 2010. 9th edition.

    The 9th edition of Your rights in the workplace educates employees and employers on labor law in plain English. Topics covered include wages and hours, health insurance, family and medical leave, privacy rights, health and safety, illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, unemployment, and workers' compensation. Appendices provide resources on special employment law topics was AIDS-HIV, civil rights, disabled workers, discrimination, immigration, and mediation and arbitration.

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    By Barbara Kate Repa. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 10th ed.

    Your rights in the workplace educates employees and employers on labor law in plain English. Topics covered include wages and hours, health insurance, family and medical leave, privacy rights, health and safety, illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, unemployment, and workers' compensation. Appendices provide resources on special employment law topics was AIDS-HIV, civil rights, disabled workers, discrimination, immigration, and mediation and arbitration. The 10th edition is updated with the latest court decisions and legislation, including Obamacare.

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    By Linda Ashar. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2013. 1st edition.

    "Author Linda C. Ashar, attorney at law, has crafted an estate-planning primer that allows Texas residents to become more informed and more involved during the process. Your Texas Wills, Trusts, & Estates Explained Simply will provide all the information you need to choose, set up, and execute a will, trust, or estate. You will learn the legal terminology, including beneficiary, probate, trustor, trustee, assets, guardianship, and executor. You will also learn about trust agreements, trust property, settlement costs, life insurance, durable powers of attorney, marital deductions, gift splitting, survivorship deeds, gift tax issues, generation skipping transfer tax, tax deferred accounts, and advance directives." - from Amazon.com

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    By Anita Biase. Published by Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. 2008.

    "With the guidance of this title, you will learn about the application instructions, procedures, required forms, eligibility information, application requirements, waivers, exceptions, special cases, the naturalization process, application forms, immigration forms, certificates of naturalization, and dual citizenship." - from the publisher

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