Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Civil Law. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. I'm Dead Now What?: End of life planner, Make life easier for those you leave behind, Matte Finish 8.5 x 11 in

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

I'M DEAD NOW WHAT? Make life easier for those you leave behind. Help your family or friends trace all important information they will need when you die. We've created this guide for you so you have an easy place to write everything down. You can pick and choose which sections you complete Find a safe place to keep it, such as with your will, and let your family or close friends know about it Your details will change over time so think about updating it once a year or when your circumstances change. It is really important that you keep this book in a secure place at all times as it will contain sensitive and confidential information. You can record the following information: Basic Information (My personal detail, Key contact, Medical Information) My Important documents (Will, Funeral plan...) Funeral wishes My financial details (Current accounts, Saving accounts, Credit Cards..) Insurances list (Life Insurance, Car Insurance, House Insurance..) Rental agreement (Utility Providers ) Regular payments (Charity donations, Club memberships...) Significant possessions (Property, Vehicles...) Useful contacts (Financial Adviser, Dentist, Doctor...) Digital accounts (Social media accounts, Digital records, Online websites accounts...) Access to & location of important items Arrangements for children Arrangements for pets My Personal Wishes Letters to Loved Ones Expression of Gratitude Final words Thanks page & signature Scroll Up and Order Your Copy Today! NB1. This planner is not a legal document and does not replace a valid will.

  • Author: TH. Guides Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships
  • ISBN: 979-8643318477
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches


2. The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company- And Won

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won.

  • Author: Gerald M. Stern
  • Publisher: Vintage (May 6, 2008)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-0307388490
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.64 x 8 inches


3. Wills and Trusts Kit For Dummies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Navigate probate, tax issues, and state laws Create an estate plan and protect your family's interests Need a will, but have no idea where to start? This friendly guide shows youhow to prepare a legal will or trust ― either on your own or with professional help ― and ensure that your wishes are honored. You'll handle everything from planning your bequests and writing and signing a will to selecting a trust and drafting your durable power of attorney. Discover how to: Provide for your children Hire and work with professionals Minimize tax liabilities Amend or revoke a will or trust Avoid common estate planning mistakes Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Author: Aaron Larson
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (August 4, 2008)
  • Genre: Law, Administrative Law
  • ISBN: 978-0470283714
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches


4. Homicide in Berlin: (David Brunelle Legal Thriller Series Book 12)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

A VACATION TO DIE FOR Dave Brunelle, Seattle homicide prosecutor, and his new girlfriend, police detective Casey Emory, fly to Berlin for a romantic getaway. But these two can't seem to get away after all. On their luxury spa day, they discover a dead man floating in one of the therapeutic pools. The next thing they know, they're mixed up in a case that doesn't add up. They encounter a cadre of local characters, including a friendly detective, an unfriendly prosecutor, and an enigmatic defense attorney. The case seems open and shut, but Brunelle and Casey just can't stop themselves from opening it up again. Will it be a Pandora's Box or a treasure chest of international justice? Join your favorite homicide D.A. and his favorite lady friend on a tourist de force as they tackle a Homicide in Berlin. STEPHEN PENNER IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD Homicide in Berlin is Book 12 in the top-rated legal thriller series featuring Seattle homicide D.A. David Brunelle and a recurring cast of cops, defense attorneys, and forensic experts. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone novel, but also follows the personal and professional growth of Brunelle and his friends and foes. "David Brunelle may or may not win his case, but Stephen Penner has definitely created a winner here." --Amazon Reader Review If you're looking for an authentic legal thriller with plenty of twists and turns, Homicide in Berlin is for you!

  • Author: Stephen Penner
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense


5. Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Prisoners' Self Help Litigation Manual, in its much anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.

  • Author: John Boston
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4th edition (September 27, 2010)
  • Genre: Law, Administrative Law
  • ISBN: 978-0195374407
  • Dimensions: 10.75 x 1.35 x 8.5 inches


6. A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii. In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia’s mother, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a confession. When they are caught after killing him and trying to dump his body in the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society friends raise enough money to hire seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to defend the vigilante killers. The result is an epic courtroom battle between Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s top prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to touch off a race war in Hawaii and results in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history. Written in the style of a novel, but meticulously following the historical record, A Death in the Islands weaves a story of lies, deception, mental illness, racism, revenge, and murder—a series of events in the Territory of Hawaii that nearly tore apart the peaceful islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and right into the Oval Office itself, and left a stain on the legacy of one of the greatest legal minds of all time.

  • Author: Mike Farris
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (November 8, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, History


7. The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far. John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? In The Chief , award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Court's image and his place in history. Biskupic shows how Roberts's dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court.

  • Author: Joan Biskupic
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (March 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0465093274
  • Dimensions: 6.45 x 1.5 x 9.55 inches


8. Conviction Machine: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Prosecutors can “indict a ham sandwich,” we hear, and laugh at the absurdity. Yet the joke captures a truth: federal prosecutors wield enormous power over us all. And the federal criminal justice system is so stacked in favor of the government that shocking numbers of innocent people have been sent to prison. In Conviction Machine , two leading authorities combine their knowledge and experience to describe the problems within the Department of Justice and in the federal courts―and to offer solutions. Both have already published books exposing flaws and abuses in the system. Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, showed that every one of us is vulnerable to criminal prosecution in Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent . Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States attorneys from both political parties and lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals, witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors that prompted her to write Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice . Together, Powell and Silverglate shine a light on the defects of the system: overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, and no accountability for prosecutors. Most important, they provide a much-needed blueprint for reforming the Department of Justice and the criminal justice system, including actions an average citizen can take to help restore justice.

  • Author: Harvey Silverglate
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (February 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Law, Administrative Law
  • ISBN: 978-1594038037
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches


9. Civil Litigation

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Succeed in your role as a paralegal with CIVIL LITIGATION, Seventh Edition. Practical, easy-to-understand, and thoroughly up-to-date, this proven book helps you grasp the details of today's litigation practice, covers the litigation process in a range of contexts, and demonstrates the relationship of litigation to other legal specialties. Each chapter includes exercises focusing on two cases, giving you the opportunity to work the cases from beginning to end, simulating an on-the-job experience. You'll also find sample documents (such as complaints, answers, interrogatories, and deposition summaries) that familiarize you with the documents you will encounter in the litigation law office.

  • Author: Peggy Kerley
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 7th edition (January 28, 2014)
  • Genre: Law, Administrative Law
  • ISBN: 978-1285449180
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches


10. The Story of a Civil Suit: Dominguez v. Scott's Food Stores (Law Supplement Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Civil Law - August 2021

Book by Crump, David

  • Author: David Crump
  • Publisher: John Marshall Publishing Company; 2nd edition (June 1, 1985)
  • Genre: Law, Administrative Law
  • ISBN: 978-0916081034
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 0.5 x 11.25 inches