Real Life Dictionary of the Law: Taking the Mystery Out of Legal Language

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General Publishing Group, 1997 - 479 pages
Does the average viewer fully understand what he or she is viewing in the televised courtroom? While legal proceedings have become more accessible, the language of the law has become more arcane. Standard legal dictionaries (e.g., the venerable "Black's Law Dictionary" ), packaged in imposing bound volumes and filled with ponderous definitions, are not helpful to the average non-lawyer. That is precisely where the "Hill's Real Life Dictionary of the Law" finds its niche. Such a reference work can be invaluable not only for watching and understanding televised legal proceedings about other people's problems, but also in better comprehending the legal language that daily confronts us all.

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The authors of this new plain-language legal dictionary are an attorney and a political psychologist. Their explanations of 3000 common legal terms go beyond mere definitions to provide context and ... Read full review

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