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Legal briefs: stories by today's best legal thriller writers

Legal briefs: stories by today's best legal thriller writers

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  • Biografical Information: William Bernhardt obtained his law degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and worked as a trial lawyer for ten years.  He made his debut as a novelist in 1992 with Primary Justice, a national bestseller that went through eight printings in its first three months.  Since then, Bernhardt has published six more novels that have sold millions of copies and have appeared on bestseller lists across the nation.  He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Kirsten, and their children, Harry and Alice.
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: New York : Doubleday, 1998
  • Publication Type (Medium): Fiction
  • Material: Fiction, Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/legal-briefs-stories-by-today-s-best-legal-thriller-writers/ (Stable identifier)

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XII, 292 pages ; 22 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legal briefs: stories by today's best legal thriller writers is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by William Bernhardt.
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Number of Editions: 14 editions
  • First edition Date: 1998
  • Last edition Date: 2005
  • Languages: British English, Dutch, Czech
  • Library of Congress Code: KD540
  • ISBN: 0385491387 9780385491389
  • OCLC: 38238478

Publisher Description:

William Bernhardt, author of seven bestselling novels featuring attorney Ben Kincaid, asked ten of his fellow lawyer/authors to contribute their most fiendishly clever short pieces for this anthology, and told them their imaginations were their only guides.  The result is Legal Briefs, a smorgasbord of stories boasting a wonderful variety of themes and styles.  From John Grisham's exploration of a doctor's guilt in "The Birthday&quot
to Richard North Patterson's story of a lawyer's loyalty to his mentor in "The Client,&quot
to Grif Stockley's tale of a divorce lawyer who learns the hard way that things are not always what they seem, these pieces showcase the extraordinary depth and breadth of talent among the new breed of legal thriller writers.
Some of these stories feature twisting and inventive plots
some ILluminate the moral dilemmas and psychological complexities faced by the modern-day lawyer
some are good, old-fashioned yarns.  But for all their diversity of approaches and characters, these writers understand that the courtrooms and law firms from which they came offer the raw material for the most dramatic, suspenseful stories you can read.
Legal Briefs will be a delight for fans of all these bestselling authors, and a splendid introduction to their talents for readers new to the genre.  
Author proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to the Children's Defense Fund.

Main Contents

The divorce / Grif Stockley
Poetic justice / Steve Martini
Stairwell justice / Jay Brandon
The client / Richard North Patterson
What we're here for / William Bernhardt
Cook County redemption / Michael A. Kahn
The Jailhouse lawyer / Phillip M. Margolin
Voir dire / Jeremiah Healy
The birthday / John Grisham
Roads / Philip Friedman
Carrying concealed / Lisa Scottoline.

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