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Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<br /><p>Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they鈥檙e 鈥渢he most important invention since the internet.鈥?It鈥檚 hard to tell who鈥檚 right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>You鈥檒l learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We鈥檒l help you decide for yourself.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>What's inside:</p><br /><br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><br /><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><br /><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><br /><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><br /><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)</li><br /><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li><br /></ul><br /><br /><br /><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><br /><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><br /><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><br /><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><br /><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><br /><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure鈥檚 blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon鈥檚 AWS offering)</li><br /><li>Blockchain鈥檚 use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)<br /></li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><br /><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><br /><li>ICOs鈥?status as securities</li><br /><li>The SEC鈥檚 STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><br /><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><br /><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><br /><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><br /><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><br /><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><br /><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><br /><li>Facebook and WhatsApp鈥檚 upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>Currency tokenization and China鈥檚 efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><br /><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><br /><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><br /><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><br /><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li><br /></ul><br />
The Law In Black And White And The Yellow In Between: An Asian La...
by Raymond W.H. Tan

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

October 13, 2019

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<p><em><strong>An Aussie's legal handbook- A simple guide to Australian law to protect yourself and your family while saving your money.</strong></em></p><p>The book discusses ways to deal with issues of law that anybody could face in Australia. Being an Asian lawyer, Raymond Tan gives an Asian perspective to the laws in a Western world, which is refreshing.<br /></p><p><br />Often, by the time you see a lawyer for advice, it is already too late. This book is intended to clear up some of the mysteries that a layperson may have about the laws and how it applies to them.<br /></p><p><br />You will find information about issues like estate planning, family and migration law issues. Be entertained by Raymond with his legal anecdotes while learning about Australian law. An Asian lawyer practicing law in Australia for over 29 years, Raymond believes that it is an honor to protect the legal interests of his clients. Raymond is based in Perth, Western Australia and, his Tan and Tan Lawyers offices are at 6/78 Terrace Rd, East Perth WA.<br /></p><p><br />Raymond became the first Asian Public Notary in Western Australia on 19 December 2003. Raymond's favorite charity is helping the homeless. He has participated in the St Vinnies CEO Sleepout for 10 years. This is an event where Raymond sleeps out for a night as a homeless person to raise funds for the homeless. He is also a keen golfer and badminton player. Raymond is also a keen blogger. His law blog is called The Perth Asian Lawyer.<br /></p>
Lawyer Forward: Finding Your Place in the Future of Law
by Mike Whelan

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

November 14, 2019

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We are all solo, yet none of us is solo.<br /><br />This realization is the key to designing a future-proof path in the legal industry.<br /><br />Through this transparent and often inspiring personal narrative, author Mike Whelan shares the importance of a new model for legal practice built on principles of specialization and collaboration.<br /><br />Mike begins by describing the failed system we've been taught, one built upon time and monopolized access to information. He calls this system "The Churn" and lays out the history and elements of that harmful model. He then offers an alternative that addresses every dangerous element of The Churn, finally asking how you'll forge your own path forward.<br /><br />The stakes could not be higher. Data consistently shows that lawyers are not respected. Studies also reveal the toll this takes on lawyers, who are at significant risk of depression and substance abuse. The Churn works for no one, Mike argues, and it's time to propose something different.<br /><br />Mike does that in thought-provoking fashion by sharing his own path. He looks back at his pre-law career in logistics to define a "Legal Supply Chain" and how a collaborative model might work in law. By understanding these principles of specialization and collaboration, Mike believes that lawyers can follow their own bliss and deliver better for the consumers and societies we aim to serve.<br /><br />Throughout the book, Whelan shares the work of great scientists and sociologists in a way that is easy to understand and apply. He finds that all successful complex systems work in a similar way, and that the legal field doesn't work that way at all. Only through systems thinking and redesign can we defeat the Churn and provide better for both consumers and lawyers.<br /><br />Here's how early readers describe the ideas found in Lawyer Forward...<br /><br />"This book is for every lawyer, and especially every solo, who has ever felt worn down or trapped by the shackles of traditional law practice. Lawyer and master storyteller Mike Whelan has written a highly personal, deeply engaging, and thoroughly pragmatic guide to breaking those chains and regaining the freedom to have the fulfilling legal career you always wanted." -Jordan Furlong, Law21 and author of Law is a Buyer's Market<br /><br />"If you've ever been tired, stressed, and worn out by your law practice, this book is for you. Lawyer Forward captures the all-too-real struggle that solo small lawyers face. Mike's engaging story weaves in science, history, and pop culture as he reveals the big picture we've been missing and then shows you the way out of 'The Churn.' This book is witty and engaging. It will change the way you practice law." -Jess Birken, Birken Law and Hack Your Practice<br /><br />"Filled with personal and professional anecdotes, well-researched case studies, and the author鈥檚 unique ability to distill and explain oft-confusing concepts, Mike persuasively lays out a roadmap for lawyers to carve out their own space in the future of the legal profession." -Nicole Abboud, Gen Why Lawyer<br /><br />If you are ready to rethink the nature of "lawyering," to defeat the Churn and map your own path into the future of law, read your copy of Lawyer Forward and share another with a young attorney. That is how these ideas will make the change the legal industry needs.
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken
by The Secret Barrister

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

March 22, 2018

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<p><b>THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.</b><br /><b>Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018.</b><br /><b>Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.</b><br /><b>Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018.</b><b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥楨ye-opening, funny and horrifying鈥?<i>Observer</i></b><br /><b>鈥楨veryone who has any interest in public life should read it鈥?<i>Daily Mail</i></b></p><p>You may not wish to think about it, but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or 鈥?perhaps through no fault of your own 鈥?a defendant. Whatever your role, you鈥檇 expect a fair trial.</p><p> I鈥檓 a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system, and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free.</p><p> I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken, who broke it and why we should start caring before it鈥檚 too late.<br /><b></b><br /><b>A <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> TOP TEN BESTSELLER FOR 24 WEEKS.</b></p>
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
by Ross Guberman

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English

Pages

419

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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With <em>Point Made</em>, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want.<br /><br />The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In <em>FCC v. Fox</em>, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture."<br /><br />Each chapter of <em>Point Made</em> focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles--"Brass Tacks," "Talk to Yourself," "Russian Doll"--deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply.<br /><br />In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice ...
by John M. Ferren

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English

Pages

592

Publication Date

March 08, 2006

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The Kentucky-born son of a Baptist preacher, with an early tendency toward racial prejudice, Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge (1894-1949) became one of the Court's leading liberal activists and an early supporter of racial equality, free speech, and church-state separation. Drawing on more than 160 interviews, John M. Ferren provides a valuable analysis of Rutledge's life and judicial decisionmaking and offers the most comprehensive explanation to date for the Supreme Court nominations of Rutledge, Felix Frankfurter, and William O. Douglas.<br /><br />Rutledge was known for his compassion and fairness. He opposed discrimination based on gender and poverty and pressed for expanded rights to counsel, due process, and federal review of state criminal convictions. During his brief tenure on the Court (he died following a stroke at age fifty-five), he contributed significantly to enhancing civil liberties and the rights of naturalized citizens and criminal defendants, became the Court's most coherent expositor of the commerce clause, and dissented powerfully from military commission convictions of Japanese generals after World War II. Through an examination of Rutledge's life, Ferren highlights the development of American common law and legal education, the growth of the legal profession and related institutions, and the evolution of the American court system, including the politics of judicial selection.<br /><br />
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

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English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful鈥攁ll too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner鈥檚 <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.<br /><br /><br />Accessible and witty, <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book鈥檚 principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.<br /><br /><br />聽In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.<br /><br />
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future
by Richard Susskind

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 02, 2017

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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers<br />and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law.<br /><br />Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change, such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as<br />he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their<br />current and future employers.<br /><br />This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law , Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services.<br /><br />This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.
Rehabilitating Lawyers
by David B. Wexler

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

June 06, 2008

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This book seeks to bridge the traditional divide between scholarship and practice in the field of law. It introduces the interdisciplinary perspective of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) and then, largely through the thoughtful and informative essays of practitioners and clinical law professors, shows how criminal law practice can be enriched 鈥?and how clients can benefit 鈥?from lawyers looking at their practice with a TJ lens. Lawyers can be positive change agents for many of their clients, and will find that this approach can markedly increase their own professional satisfaction and enhance their professional image.
24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditi...
by Jasper Kim

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English

Pages

379

Publication Date

April 02, 2011

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Are you thinking of attending law school or switching legal careers? About to graduate and wondering which path to take? Are you curious about what lawyers in different fields do in a typical day? Then spend twenty-four hours with twenty-four lawyers through this innovative book, 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers. Whether you want to be a full-time corporate lawyer, work as a legal consultant while pursuing your music career, or anything in between, this book gives you a unique 鈥渁ll-access pass鈥?into the real-world, real-time personal and professional lives of twenty-four law school graduates. These working professionals each present you with a 鈥減rofile鈥?chronicling a typical twenty-four-hour day in their traditional and non-traditional careers. You will read actual twenty-fourhour accounts from the perspective of a venture capitalist, Wall Street lawyer, lobbyist, entertainment lawyer, IP attorney, sports broadcaster, JAG officer, prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, mediator, and politician, just to name a few. From the time they wake up in the morning to the time they go to bed, each professional illustrates what their position entails on a day-to-day basis and will give you invaluable, informative, and honest insight above and beyond what many brochures, guest lectures, career workshops, or law firm website descriptions can provide. After reading 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers, you鈥檒l be better prepared to determine which career profile may suit you best before accepting a new job or investing in a legal education.About the AuthorJasper Kim has worked in various traditional and non-traditional careers鈥攁s a lawyer, banker, consultant, author, columnist, and academic鈥攕ince graduating from law school. He is department chair and associate professor at Ewha Womans University, where he was director of the university's Global Career Management Center, and is adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University's School of Law. He was previously a lawyer and investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, and is now a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC TV, BBC TV, and Bloomberg TV. Mr. Kim has been selected as a 2011 Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.

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