Author: Ricardo Jiménez, Ricardo Jiménez Yáñez de Barber, Joaquín Mantecón
La anécdota de la coma millonaria. Una simple coma mal usada en un texto jurídico puede ocasionar graves problemas. Incluso puede costar mucho dinero. Dos compañías canadienses firmaron un contrato para que una de ellas colocara unos postes telefónicos. Como el precio de los postes aumentó en poco tiempo, a la empresa instaladora le dejó de interesar el negocio. Y avisó a la otra parte de que al cabo de un año rescindiría el contrato, por la interpretación de una coma en una cláusula del contrato. Esta coma podía costar un millón de dólares canadienses. El periódico New York Times comentó el litigio largo y caro que mantuvieron esas empresas por la mencionada coma. (Página 15 del presente libro).
Author: Bruce Condell, David T. Zabecki
Publisher: Stackpole Books
English translation of the military manual that guided the German Army in World War II This book was carried into battle by officers and NCOs and had been classified by the U.S. Army until the year 2000 Topics include command, attack, defense, tanks, chemical warfare, logistics, and more Truppenführung ("unit command") served as the basic manual for the German Army from 1934 until the end of World War II and laid the doctrinal groundwork for blitzkrieg and the early victories of Hitler's armies. Reading it is as close to getting inside the minds behind the Third Reich's war machine as you are likely to get.
Author: Al Ries, Jack Trout
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
Ries and Trout share their rules for certain successes in the world of marketing. Combining a wide-ranging historical overview with a keen eye for the future, the authors bring to light 22 superlative tools and innovative techniques for the international marketplace.
Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: Blackstone Press
There is a growing realization amongst solicitors that they need to take the marketing of the practices seriously. This book takes a relistic and practical approach to marketing a law firm, from planning to implementation, with an emphasis on practicality and making the most of your marketing budget. Chapters cover such issues as internal marketing, the marketing database, pricing strategies, all the elements of promotion, client care, quality and how to pull it all together into a sensible and workable plan.
Author: Gerhard E. Lenski
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Power and Privilege seeks to answer the central question of the field of social stratification: Who gets what and why? Using a dialectical view of the development of thought in the discipline, Gerhard Lenski describes the outlines of an emerging synthesis of theories. He shows that perspectives as diverse and contradictory as those of Marx, Spencer, Sumner, Veblen, Mosca, Pareto, Sorokin, Parsons, and Dahrendorf are parts of an evolving and systematic body of theory.
Author: Peter Irons
A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States, Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants." To understand key issues facing the supreme court and the current battle for the court's ideological makeup, there is no better guide than Peter Irons. This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Howard Zinn. "A sophisticated narrative history of the Supreme Court . . . [Irons] breathes abundant life into old documents and reminds readers that today's fiercest arguments about rights are the continuation of the endless American conversation." -Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
Author: Piero Calamandrei
Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited
Reprint of the first American edition. First published in Italian in 1936, this is a collection of maxims, anecdotes and observations on the nature of law and justice by a professor of legal procedure at the University of Florence. Some chapters are: On the Faith of Judges, The Prime Requisite of Lawyers; On Etiquette (Or Discretion) in The Court; On the Relationship Between the Lawyer and the Truth, or on the Necessary Partisanship of the Lawyer. With a new preface by Jacob A. Stein, prominent Washington D.C. trial lawyer and author of Legal Spectator & More (2003) and other titles.
Author: Talcott Parsons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Talcott Parsons needs little introduction to anyone acquainted with the literature of sociology. Few men have dominated their fields so much as Dr. Parsons does his. In this collection of nineteen essays, Dr. Parsons focuses his attention on subjects ranging from the social structure of Japan to propaganda and social control, from sociological aspects of Fascist movements to the place of psychoanalysis in society. Also dealt with are such topics as: The role of ideas in social action, the motivation of economic activities, American social structure, social classes and class conflict, and the prospects for contemporary sociological theory. The whole body of essays presented here belongs in the broad field of "application" of sociological theory. It stands in the line of scientific development of the most advanced techniques for sociological investigation and evaluation of data.
Author: Richard L. Abel
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Based on an extensive survey of historical, sociological, and legal sources, American Lawyers traces the development of the legal profession during the past century. The most comprehensive work on the subject in over thirty years, this seminal study offers a disturbing portrait of the character, evolution, and future of law and lawyers in the United States. Since their emergence in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Abel argues, bar associations have consciously shaped and controlled the development of the profession. American Lawyers have deliberately erected entry barriers designed to restrict the number and raise the social status of lawyers, and have intentionally dampened competition. Abel demonstrates how lawyers sought to increase access to justice while simultaneously stimulating demand for legal services, and how they implemented self-regulation to forestall external control. Charting the dramatic transformation of the profession over the last two decades, Abel documents the growing number and importance of lawyers employed outside private practice in business and government.
Author: Antonin Scalia, Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Legalworks
Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.
Author: Terence C Halliday, Lucien Karpik, Malcolm M Feeley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Across the world political liberalism is being fought for, consolidated and defended. That is the case for nations that have never enjoyed a liberal political society, for nations that have advanced towards and then retreated from political liberalism, for nations that have recently shifted from authoritarian to liberal political systems, and for mature democracies facing terrorism and domestic conflict. This book tests for the contemporary world the proposition that lawyers are active agents in the construction of liberal political regimes. It examines the efficacy of a framework that postulates that legal professions not only orient themselves to a market for their services but can frequently be seen in the forefront of actors seeking to institutionalise political liberalism. On the basis of some 16 case studies from across the world, the authors present a theoretical link between lawyers and political liberalism having wide-ranging application over radically diverse situations in Asia and the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe. They argue that it is not the politics of lawyers alone but the politics of a 'legal complex' of legally trained occupations, centred on lawyers and judges, that drives advances or retreats from political liberalism, that political liberalism itself is everywhere in play, in countries with established democracies and those without liberal politics and that it is now clear that the legal arena is a central field of struggle over the shape of political power. The case studies presented here provide powerful evidence that the nexus of bar and bench in transitions towards or away from political liberalism is a force which has universal application.