In Practicing Law in Frontier California Gordon Morris Bakken combines collective biography with an analysis of the function of the bar in a rapidly changing socioeconomic setting. Drawing on manuscript collections, Bakken considers hundreds of men and women who came to California to practice law during the gold rush and later, their reasons for coming, their training, and their usefulness to clients during a period of rapid population growth and social turmoil. He shows how law practice changed over the decades with the establishment of large firms and bar associations, how the state's boom-and-bust economy made debt collection the lawyer's bread and butter, and how personal injury and criminal cases and questions of property rights were handled. In Bakken's book frontier lawyers become complex human beings, contributing to and protecting the social and economic fabric of society, expanding their public roles even as their professional expertise becomes more narrowly specialized.
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The authors argue that African-American women in the West played active, though sometimes unacknowledged, roles in shaping the political, ideological, and social currents that influenced the United States over the past three centuries. This is the first major historical anthology on the topic.
A directory of resources (business and organizational) for LGBTQI USA, sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973 and available online (updated monthly) at no charge. "The most reliable gay print source in the gay community. I've been using it since the 1970s."NDr. Charles Silverstein, author of "The Joy of Gay Sex."
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery
Considers S. 1506 and ten related bills, to reform the administrative mechanisms of the Judiciary and to establish a permanent Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. Focuses on constitutional problems of providing mechanisms for judicial self-review.
The new edition of COMMUNICATIONS LAW: LIBERTIES, RESTRAINTS, AND THE MODERN MEDIA continues with the reviewer-praised readability, coverage of core topics, and currency that have been its consistent strengths. The author's interesting, hypothetical exercises have been a favorite among both professors and students. As in previous editions, the Sixth Edition includes a thorough update of cases and information to keep the text current. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.