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Book Review: Maritime Letters Of Indemnity

Maritime letters of Indemnity

In all honesty, Maritime Letters of Indemnity is not the title of a book I would normally consider reading. I am glad, however, that I was able to have the opportunity to read this book. I preface my review on the fact ...

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Book Review: Point Made 2nd Edition

Point Made second edition

I’m always looking for ways to improve my own writing – legal or otherwise. I think my writing is pretty good (I was number one in legal writing in my class for what it’s worth), but I know I have ...

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Book Review: Life After Law

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This past week I received an advance review copy of Life After Law: Finding Work You Love With the J.D. You Have, by Liz Brown. Brown is a former litigation partner at a large international law firm.  She graduated from Harvard College ...

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Book Review: Keeping It Civil

Keeping It Civil Book

If you spend any time around lawyers, you’ll realize very quickly that they love to tell war stories. Every lawyer has them. It’s often a competition to see who can better the other. “I was in a depo and the ...

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Review: The Articulate Attorney

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  I also recently received a review copy of the second edition of Brian K Johnson & Marsha Hunter’s The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers. Johnson & Hunter get right to the point of the matter with their very first sentence: People expect ...

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Review: Writing For Dollars, Writing To Please

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    I received a review copy of Professor Joseph Kimble’s new book Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please: The case for plain language in business, government, and law. Professor Kimble has long been one of the leading advocates for ...

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Review: The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law

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  Over the holidays I received a review copy of Nathaniel Burney’s The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law, an outgrowth from his popular LawComic.net. Having enjoyed seeing the progress of the comic over the past year online, I was eager to get ...

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Review: The Food Traveler’s Handbook

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  A review of a food book? On a blawg? Wait for the connection. The Food Traveler’s Handbook is a guide for people traveling to far-flung corners of the globe and understand that there are real people, living real lives in these ...

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