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  • Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Lawby Shae Irving; Editors of Nolo

    NOLO 2013; US$ 34.99

    Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? If I work 50 hours a week, shouldn't I be getting overtime? My new car is a lemon what can I do? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia... more...

  • Hopkins' Nonprofit Law Dictionaryby Bruce R. Hopkins

    Wiley 2015; US$ 100.00

    Modeled after a conventional dictionary and based on the author's 45 years practicing nonprofit law, the book's terminology is derived from constantly changing statutes, government agency regulations and rulings, court opinions, and government forms and instructions.  In appropriate circumstances, citations are provided.  The book will provide... more...

  • The Party of the First Partby Adam Freedman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Eats, Shoots & Leaves of legalese, this witty narrative journey through the letter of the law offers something for language lovers and legal eagles alike   This clever, user-friendly discourse exposes the simple laws lurking behind decorative, unnecessary, and confusing legal language. For better or for worse, the instruction manual... more...

  • Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionaryby Attorney Gerald Hill

    NOLO 2009; US$ 29.99

    Learn the language of the law, without the legalese! Open the average law dictionary and chances are you'll feel more confused than before you read a word. Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary is different. From "abrogate" to "zero tape", we've cut down on the Latin and defined common (and some not-so-common) terms you can really use to understand... more...

  • 25 Doctrines of Lawby Philip Chase Tobin

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    "I'll sue you! In America's litigious society, everyone needs to know a few basics to avoid being snowed, cowed and generally abused. Even those who can afford to hire lawyers need to know what they are up to. This introduction to legal doctrines is a good first step if you want to file suit or help prepare your own legal defenes. When... more...

  • The Winning Briefby Bryan A. Garner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 39.99

    Good legal writing wins court cases. It its first edition, The Winning Brief proved that the key to writing well is understanding the judicial readership. Now, in a revised and updated version of this modern classic, Bryan A. Garner explains the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use sections. Covering everything from the... more...

  • Legal Words You Should Knowby Corey Sandler; Janice Keefe

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 9.95

    Every day, people find themselves in legal situations. Mortgages are put in place, attorneys draw up wills, and credit cards are set up all the time. However, how many people actually understood the legal contracts they were signing? There's no excuse for being ignorant of the law when it comes to a dispute with a bank, a mortgage lender, or a lawyer.... more...

  • Webster's New World Law Dictionaryby Susan Ellis Wild

    Wiley 2006; US$ 14.99

    The Plain-English Legal Dictionary for Anyone Who Wants to Understand the Often Incomprehensible Terminology Law has a language all its own. Webster's New World Law Dictionary translates it clearly. Written in plain English, it's much easier to understand than typical legal documents. It's up-to-date and comprehensive, with: * Clear, concise, and... more...

  • Essential Law Dictionaryby Amy Blackwell

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 9.99

    The Essential Law Dictionary is an essential up-to-date legal reference, containing over 3,000 entries explaining legal language that can often be hard to understand, even for lawyers. more...

  • Italienische Mediensprache. Handbuch / Glossario del linguaggio dei mass mediaby Eckhard Römer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    This work offers assistance to those who already have good elementary Italian language skills and wish to expand their vocabulary with expressions used in the Italian media.It is directed towards the academically influenced reader as well as interested laypeople. Based on the style of an Italian daily newspaper, the themes presented cover a broad range... more...