Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

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

1. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER •  NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. “Bryan Stevenson’s dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.” —John Legend NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN  • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction • Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction • Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the  Kirkus Reviews  Prize • An American Library Association Notable Book “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.” —David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.” —Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.” —Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.” — The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.” —The Financial Times “Brilliant.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Author: Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher: One World; Reprint edition (August 18, 2015)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0812984965
  • Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.74 x 8 inches


2. Kennedy's Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

NOW A NATIONAL BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher bring to life the incredible story of one of America’s most publicized—and most surprising—criminal trials in history. No crime in history had more eyewitnesses. On November 24, 1963, two days after the killing of President Kennedy, a troubled nightclub owner named Jack Ruby quietly slipped into the Dallas police station and assassinated the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Millions of Americans witnessed the killing on live television, and yet the event would lead to questions for years to come. It also would help to spark the conspiracy theories that have continued to resonate today. Under the long shadow cast by the assassination of America’s beloved president, few would remember the bizarre trial that followed three months later in Dallas, Texas. How exactly does one defend a man who was seen pulling the trigger in front of millions? And, more important, how did Jack Ruby, who fired point-blank into Oswald live on television, die an innocent man? Featuring a colorful cast of characters, including the nation’s most flamboyant lawyer pitted against a tough-as-Texas prosecutor, award-winning authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher unveil the astonishing details behind the first major trial of the television century. While it was Jack Ruby who appeared before the jury, it was also the city of Dallas and the American legal system being judged by the world.

  • Author: Dan Abrams
  • Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People
  • ISBN: 978-1335914033
  • Dimensions: 6.31 x 1.22 x 9.2 inches


3. The Parallel Parenting Solution: Eliminate Confict With Your Ex, Create The Life You Want

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

"I could not stop reading and highlighting! Thank you for writing it! Finally someone that understands and gets that it is impossible to coparent with a high conflict person!" -L. Deshea "This information was liberting to hear...this is exactly what I am and have been going through. I have purchased your book on Amazon and started reading it. I want to offer a sincere thank you...I am learning a lot about aligning myself with the parallel parenting ideal. Thank you for your posts and for your book. It has truly changed my life." -S. Delgado "Thank you for writing this book. It is good to not only know that I am not alone in this, but to have a safe, healthy plan for my son and myself moving forward." - J. Dillard "I want to see these changes for all families in my lifetime!" -A. Ngyen The Parallel Parenting Solution was written for people who want to eliminate the unnecessary drama of Coparenting with a high-conflict ex—particularly in the wake of a hard-fought divorce battle. Coparenting does not have to take a toll on mental health, deplete your finances, compromise your values, or threaten your safety. For those experiencing the effects of Trendy-Trendy Coparenting as a living hell, your experience is valid. We’ve been there and lived it. But have no fear. There is hope, and it’s called Parallel Parenting. It’s based on the premise that all parties can achieve the highest outcomes for themselves and their families when they are free to work in parallel, rather than being thrown into the chaotic emotional enmeshment soup that is Trendy-Trendy Coparenting. Understanding the exploitative and conflict-producing fantasy known as Trendy-Trendy Coparenting as sold to us by the divorce industry vultures is as important as understanding the down-to-earth tactics of how to deal with your high-conflict ex. This book will teach you both. Families who want to heal after a divorce should not start with pie-in-the-sky expectations. They should start in reality. That’s where Parallel Parenting exists, and we hope you will join us there.

  • Author: Carl Knickerbocker JD
  • Publisher: Independent Publishing (June 26, 2021)
  • Genre: Law, Rules & Procedures
  • ISBN: 979-8526877473
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches


4. Premeditated Intent: A Brand New Unputdownable Legal Thriller full of Gripping Suspense and Courtroom Drama with an Unforgettable Twist

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

THE BEST-LAID PLANS LEAD TO MURDER David Brunelle, homicide prosecutor, confronts murder in a whole new, and very personal way. As he sets out to prosecute his latest homicide, a case from his past rears its deadly head again. An open-and-shut case of domestic violence murder threatens to come apart at the seams when the defense attorney accuses the lead cop of misconduct. Suddenly, the confession and murder weapon are in danger of being suppressed, and Brunelle’s case goes from airtight to gasping for air. Meanwhile, a man Brunelle convicted of murder decades earlier finishes his sentence and is released from prison. When the jury found the man guilty, he swore to kill Brunelle when he got out, and it quickly becomes clear he intends to execute his plan to execute Brunelle. Brunelle must battle to keep his focus, win his case, and save his life, all at the same time. Will he hold a new killer accountable or become the victim of an old killer’s long-simmering Premeditated Intent ? STEPHEN PENNER IS AN AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD Premeditated Intent is Book 13 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, Premeditated Intent is for you!

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


5. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; 2021 Edition: With Statutory Supplement

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

A concise and comprehensive edition of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and related selected statutes for quick reference. Updated through January 1, 2021. Perfect for your briefcase or desk and a great format for the attorney or law school student who simply needs to refer to the rules. Supplement for all casebooks. Contents: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Title I. Scope of rules; form of action Title II. Commencing an action; service of process, pleadings, motions, and orders Title III. Pleadings and motions Title IV. Parties Title V. Disclosures and discovery Title VI. Trials Title VII. Judgment Title VIII. Provisional and final remedies Title IX. Special proceedings Title X. District courts and clerks: conducting business; issuing orders Title XI. General provisions Title XII. Appendix of forms (abrogated) Title XIII. Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions Statutory Supplement 28 USC Chapter 85—District Courts; Jurisdiction 28 USC Chapter 87—District Courts; Venue 28 USC Chapter 91—District Courts; Removal of Cases from State Courts

  • Author: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.
  • Publisher: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd; 2021st ed. edition (November 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Law, Law Practice
  • ISBN: 978-1640020917
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.41 x 8.5 inches


6. Father Brown Complete Murder Mysteries: The Innocence of Father Brown, The Wisdom of Father Brown, The Donnington Affair…

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself...

  • Author: G. K. Chesterton
  • Publisher: KTHTK (July 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism


7. Civil Procedure [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebook)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book , practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes--portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. In Civil Procedure, Tenth Edition , the authors employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length. The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis. The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues. New to the Tenth Edition: Revised coverage of discovery, including the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and digital discovery Revised and updated coverage of arbitration, including class waivers Contemporary cases and examples added throughout Professors and students will benefit from: Teachable, well-structured text featuring clear organization, concisely edited cases chosen to be readily accessible to first-year students, textual notes introducing each section that highlight connections between material, and practical problems A manageable length which allows the class to get through this complex course material in limited hours Flexible organization, adaptable to a variety of teaching approaches A clear, straightforward writing style, making the material accessible to students without oversimplifying An effective overview of the procedural system, which provides students with a working knowledge of the system and of techniques for statutory analysis Assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter, to help students test their comprehension of the material CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations , Emanuel Law Outlines , Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.

  • Author: Stephen C. Yeazell
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 10th edition (December 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Law, Rules & Procedures
  • ISBN: 978-1454897880
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.5 x 10.2 inches


8. Evidence (University Casebook Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

Hardbound - New, hardbound print book.

  • Author: George Fisher
  • Publisher: Foundation Press; 3rd edition (December 26, 2012)
  • Genre: Law, Criminal Law
  • ISBN: 978-1609300609
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 2 x 10 inches


9. Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here's why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

  • Author: Joseph W. Glannon
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 8th edition (January 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Law, Rules & Procedures
  • ISBN: 978-1454894025
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 10 inches


10. Learning Evidence: From the Federal Rules to the Courtroom (Learning Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Legal Rules & Procedures - August 2021

CasebookPlus Hardbound - New, hardbound print book includes lifetime digital access to an eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes, and 12-month access to a digital Learning Library that includes self-assessment quizzes tied to this book, leading study aids, an outline starter, and Gilbert Law Dictionary.

  • Author: Deborah Merritt
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing; 4th edition (December 22, 2017)
  • Genre: Law, Criminal Law
  • ISBN: 978-1634606462