Legal Spectator & More

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The Capitol Net Inc, 2003 - Law - 320 pages
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 A compilation of Washington, DC, attorney Jacob Stein's essays about lawyers, judges, clients, literature, and popular culture. The essays in this volume have previously appeared in Washington Lawyer, American Scholar, the Times Literary Supplement, and Wilson Quarterly.

 

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Contents

Senor Wences
154
Curtain Up
166
Words and Music
176
An Evening With Louis Armstrong
184
Peter Arno Meets Somerset Maugham
194
The Eponymous Mr Ponzi
206
Writing Like Oliver Wendell Holmes
210
Bring Cosby Gus Edwards O Henry and Alias Jimmy Valentine
214

All That Can Be Said
36
Civility As an Art Form in Diplomacy and the Law
40
30 Golden Rules
48
Character and Reputation
52
Worry
56
Defamation
60
Madam Rosa
64
Clients
68
How to Get a Confession
72
Pawnshops Pearls and Basic Black
76
The Investment Building
80
The Trial That Never Was
84
Timing Is Everything
88
I Need a Continuance
92
Indecision
96
May I Say Whos Calling?
100
The Discoverers
104
Cold Cash Up Front
114
The Courthouse
120
The Visiting Judge
124
Outrageous in New York
128
A Man of Letters
132
Comes the Revolution Youll Pay the Two Dollars
138
Joe Borkin Thurman Arnold Sukarno and British Petroleum
218
Cohan and Harris and the Law of Being on the Square
222
Rosa Lewis the Old Cavendish and Taking the Fifth
226
Dr Bernhardi
230
Clinton Asquith and Schopenhauer
234
General Buck Lanham Ernest Hemingway and That Woman in Venice
240
We Meet by Chance
246
A Jubilee Year
250
Arrested in Old Havana
254
Congressional Hearings Pardons and Fall Guys
258
Daumier in Motions Court
262
Fighting the Blues With the Fine Arts
266
In a Little Tin Box
270
Interrogation
274
Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
278
Lists
286
Multiplicity
290
Spies Are Back at 800 F Street
294
The Columbian Building
298
Success
306
Keeping Secrets
318
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About the author (2003)

Jacob Stein’s practice has involved a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation, including the representation of lawyers with ethical problems.

In 1984, Mr. Stein was selected by the Special Division of the United States Court of Appeals to serve as the Independent Counsel in In Re Edwin Meese III. His investigative work resulted in Mr. Meese being cleared.

Mr. Stein authored the monthly column, Legal Spectator, in the D.C. Bar magazine, Washington Lawyer, for 24 years, commencing in 1991. He was an editor and senior editor of the American Bar Association publication, Litigation. Collections of Mr. Stein’s articles were published in Legal Spectator, Legal Spectator & More, and Eulogy of Lawyers.

As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School for over 20 years, he taught advanced courses in the Federal Rules of Evidence; Truth, Falsehood, and the Law; and the Law of Law Firms.

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