Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson pdf free download

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson pdf free download

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Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson pdf free download.

Professional surveyors and many civil engineers must understand the laws of boundaries and the evidence necessary for efficient and accurate boundary determination. This new edition of the preeminent text/reference on the subject is brought completely up to date, with new material on the use of technology in surveying and its legal ramifications, the use of forensic investigative techniques in the discovery of obscured evidence, new case law examples throughout, and new exhibits help illustrate the concepts presented.

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The up-to-date new edition of the classic reference

Since Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location was first published more than four decades ago, this landmark resource has been a vital reference for surveying practitioners. This thoroughly revised Sixth Edition upholds the same superior presentation of boundary laws and evidence as its predecessors, while providing new case law and exhibits, expanded coverage on the use of forensic investigative techniques in uncovering original evidence, and updated developments in surveying technology that impact the use of data as evidence.

This Sixth Edition fully details resurveys and retracements of former surveys based on land records. It deals with the methods used for locating corners, lines, and parcels of these surveys, while detailing all types of evidence, including maps and documents, measurements, monuments and trees, and digital data. It concludes with examination of the creation of new parcels of land from a legal standpoint. This edition also includes new and expanded examinations of:

  • Using historical knowledge as evidence
  • Professional liability
  • How to report evidence and use it in court
  • Court conduct, both as a defendant and as an expert witness
  • The origins of boundary evidence

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Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson pdf free download

Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson pdf free download

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Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles by Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson pdf free download.

The new edition of Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as persuasive authority over the years. It is indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.

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The classic reference, expanded and updated to include the latest technologies and laws

This new edition of Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles—the classic reference to boundary law for property surveying—has been updated and expanded to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law.

Professional surveying practices continue to evolve, and this Seventh Edition includes all the necessary information to navigate the complex, evolving area of boundary law. Improving upon its usefulness for both professionals and students alike, this Seventh Edition features:

  • Updated case law and examples throughout
  • Recent changes in boundary law
  • New chapter on riparian and littoral boundaries by water boundary expert George Cole
  • A new appendix listing surveying books referenced in court cases and legal decisions
  • The latest innovations in surveying technology

This must-have reference to surveying and geodesy features a wealth of case studies on federal and state nonsectionalized land surveys demonstrating real-world examples of covered material. Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles, Seventh Edition is an essential reference tool for professional surveyors studying for state surveying licensing, students, and attorneys in real estate and land law.

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Essentials of Criminal Justice by Larry J. Siegel, John L. Worrall pdf free download

Essentials of Criminal Justice by Larry J. Siegel, John L. Worrall pdf free download

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Are you an unsuspecting “victim” of the “CSI effect”? Master the ins and outs of the criminal justice system with ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Ninth Edition. With its cutting-edge high-profile cases, current research, detailed career information, and unique myth-busting theme, this bestseller equips you with a solid understanding of the modern criminal justice system.

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society, or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML’S online master’s degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice by Joycelyn M. Pollock pdf free download

Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice by Joycelyn M. Pollock pdf free download

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Develop the ethical decision-making skills that are essential in the field of criminal justice with the help of ETHICAL DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 9th Edition. Packed with current, real-world examples, the text offers comprehensive coverage of ethics across all three arms of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. It combines coverage of the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making with the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice — militarization of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the misuse of power by public servants, and more. Hands-on exercises, real-life cases, and practical scenarios illustrate the significance of ethics in today’s criminal justice arena. Whether you plan to work in the field of policing, courts, or corrections, this book delivers the information and tools you need to deal effectively with ethical challenges on the job.

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“This book is by far the most comprehensive book addressing ethics within the criminal justice system. The book is well-written and comprehensive and gives the student a clear understanding of the ethical systems used in our society. All components of the criminal justice system are addressed: police, courts, and corrections.”

About the Author

Dr. Joycelyn Pollock is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Dr. Pollock’s many published works include WOMEN’S CRIMES, CRIMINOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS; CRIMINAL LAW; PRISONS AND PRISON LIFE; and MORALITY STORIES. She received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellows Award in 2015 for contributions to criminal justice research and education.

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Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises by Bryan A Garner pdf free download

Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises by Bryan A Garner pdf free download

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English 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.
Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English 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’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.
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.

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“Interspersed with rules of good writing is a revolutionary manifesto packaged in a plain gray wrapper. This book won’t draw attention merely by sitting on your shelf, but if you put certain pieces of its advice in the next legal document you draft, you are sure to raise the eyebrows of any lawyer who reads it.”

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The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style by Bryan A Garner free download

The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style by Bryan A Garner free download

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Since the first edition was published in 2002, The Redbook has established itself as the most authoritative, comprehensive, and easily usable manual of legal style. Written by Bryan A. Garner, with contributions from all six lawyers at LawProse Inc., The Redbook covers everything that mere citation manuals don’t and can’t: punctuation, capitalization, grammar, prose style, and clarity in general. The copious examples of model documents are unlike any others: gleaned from thousands of potential candidates, they are the best available exemplars for business letters, motions, briefs, contracts, statutes, and even judicial opinions. For this wholly revised third edition, Garner and his team have also added five new chapters on e-mails, statutes, research papers, law-review articles, and book reviews. The Redbook an eminently usable reference book. Written in the style of a restatement, the black-letter rules are followed by exhaustive comments and illustrations.

This book is the bible for legal style. If this book were a dessert, it would be 20,000 calories. It is that rich in content. A must have for any law firm, and for young and old lawyers who either are learning to write, or need some help.
Anyone familiar with Garner’s work will be unsurprised by this pithy, essential guide to legal writing. If I see lawyers do something two different ways, I refer to this book to find out which is right. You can be a good lawyer without being a good writer, but it’s certainly easier to be a good lawyer if you are a good writer. You owe good writing to your readers, whether judges, clients, or other lawyers.
Ever wonder how elipses work? What about whether to use a semicolon or colon? The Redbook is the most straightforward manual to writing great. Keep in next to your bed in law school and by your desk when working as a lawyer. It is great.
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A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience by Emerson W. Baker pdf free download

A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience by Emerson W. Baker pdf free download

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Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers–mainly young women–suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history.

Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria–but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was “a perfect storm”: a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since.

Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak–the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them–and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy.

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Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office free download by David Pressman Attorney, Thomas J. Tuytschaevers Attorney

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office free download by David Pressman Attorney, Thomas J. Tuytschaevers Attorney

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For 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and Thomas J. Tuytschaevers provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you:

  • conduct a patent search the right way
  • evaluate your idea’s commercial potential
  • file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status
  • prepare a patent application
  • focus on your patent application’s claims
  • respond to patent examiners
  • get your drawings done right
  • protect your rights in foreign countries
  • deal with infringers, and
  • market and license your invention.

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. The 18th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.

Review

“Patenting an idea can be really expensive and intimidating. When I was starting out, I read this terrific book called Patent It Yourself, by a lawyer named David Pressman. It was really straightforward. Using that book, I wrote GoPro’s first patent myself. It was this 600-page tome that I went maniacal on. When I took it to the attorneys to get their opinion and to see how much it would cost for them to finalize it, they told me I’d just saved myself a lot of money―I’d basically done the whole thing myself. More important, the book gave me a good understanding of what’s patentable and what’s not. For any entrepreneur who’s inventing something, it’s the one book you should read.” Bloomberg Business Week – Ask a Billionaire: GoPro’s Nick Woodman on the Book ‘Patent It Yourself’.

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Storytelling for Lawyers by Philip Meyer free download

Storytelling for Lawyers by Philip Meyer free download

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Good lawyers have an ability to tell stories. Whether they are arguing a murder case or a complex financial securities case, they can capably explain a chain of events to judges and juries so that they understand them. The best lawyers are also able to construct narratives that have an emotional impact on their intended audiences. But what is a narrative, and how can lawyers go about constructing one? How does one transform a cold presentation of facts into a seamless story that clearly and compellingly takes readers not only from point A to point B, but to points C, D, E, F, and G as well? In Storytelling for Lawyers, Phil Meyer explains how. He begins with a pragmatic theory of the narrative foundations of litigation practice and then applies it to a range of practical illustrative examples: briefs, judicial opinions and oral arguments. Intended for legal practitioners, teachers, law students, and even interdisciplinary academics, the book offers a basic yet comprehensive explanation of the central role of narrative in litigation. The book also offers a narrative tool kit that supplements the analytical skills traditionally emphasized in law school as well as practical tips for practicing attorneys that will help them craft their own legal stories.

Review

“‘Make no mistake about it – lawyers are storytellers. It is how we make our livings,’ Philip N. Meyer tells us, and convincingly proves, in his extraordinary Storytelling for Lawyers. Brilliantly exploring how issues of voice, plot, characterization, language, and narrative structure inform every aspect of the practice of law, Meyer tells a story no one in legal scholarship or practice has ever told before. Everyone, in every area of law, from beginning students to the most erudite scholars and accomplished practitioners, will profit substantially from this book.” –Lawrence Joseph, author ofLawyerland

 

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