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Elder Law for Paralegals

Elder Law for Paralegals

  • Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780735508675
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 355
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Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive

Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454880287
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 576
  • View: 3894
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A leading text in its field, Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals focuses on a paralegal’s role in practice. Introductions, explanations, instructions, and study aids ensure that students learn and remember concepts and skills that will prove essential to their work as paralegals. Respected by instructors and popular with students, Basic Wills, Trusts and Estates for Paralegals features: • A straightforward introduction that provides a student-friendly orientation to the subject • Complete, succinct coverage of key topics • A review of the sources of property law, trusts, and taxes • A helpful guide to drafting wills and trusts documents • Step-by-step instruction for completing the entire federal estate tax return • State-by-state analysis of trust and estate law • Four client examples used throughout the text that provide an accessible structure and illustrate the intricacies of estate planning • Chapter overviews, key terms, review questions, sample clauses, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises • Latest sample forms in the Appendix • A manageable length that makes this book ideal for shorter courses The carefully revised Seventh Edition includes: • The impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on wills and trusts • Changes to WTE tax law • The legal status of children born after the death of one or both parents (because their parents’ eggs, sperm, or fertilized eggs were frozen) • Disclaimer trusts, asset protection trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and dynasty trusts • Mediation as an alternative to probate court • The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 • Introduction of new self-test quizzes at the end of each chapter

Paralegal Internships

Paralegal Internships

Finding, Managing, and Transitioning Your Career

  • Author: Ruth-Ellen Post
  • Publisher: Delmar Pub
  • ISBN: 9780766803947
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
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Paralegal Internships is a practical "how-to" guide for pursuing a paralegal internship in a law office, government agency, corporate legal department, courthouse or other law-related setting. It covers all stages of the internship experience, including identifying learning objectives, finding the "right office", managing "office politics", self-monitoring and documentation and finally how to use the internship to land a permanent job. There are questionnaires, checklists, practice exercises, worksheets, report forms and anecdotal examples throughout the book.

Practical Environmental Law

Practical Environmental Law

  • Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454819359
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4580
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Practical Environmental Law is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law. A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues. Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law

Practical Contract Law for Paralegals

Practical Contract Law for Paralegals

An Activities-Based Approach

  • Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454879572
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 352
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Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. The Second Edition offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. Features of Practical Contract Law for Paralegals: An Activities-Based Approach: Accessible, practical approach to environmental law, specifically designed for the paralegal student. Comprehensive coverage includes the basics of the judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions that shape environmental law A brief overview of legal research and how it applies to environmental law. Intuitive organization starts with the implementation and sources of Environmental Law and moves on to specific statutes. Emphasis on conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic no other book addresses. Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources teach students how to research local laws and access vital information. Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. Features employment opportunities and ethical issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: New chapter on mining law. Thoroughly updated exercises, government forms, laws, and websites.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1543801277
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 464
  • View: 5686
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Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.

Elder Law

Elder Law

Practice, Policy, and Problems

  • Author: Nina Kohn
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454843217
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 672
  • View: 4614
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The casebook is a client-focused, teaching-oriented book. It integrates narrative with cases, statutes, regulatory materials, and commentaries to create a comprehensive, tightly organized teaching tool. A key feature is that, unlike the competing casebooks, the book is replete with problems, questions, and exercises designed to help students apply what they are learning and to facilitate lively classroom discussion. Many of these are client counseling hypotheticals that ask students to advise hypothetical clients or to describe how they would approach a client meeting.

Trust Drafting for Paralegals

Trust Drafting for Paralegals

  • Author: Stephen Haas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781594609251
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 314
  • View: 1623
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Trust Drafting for Paralegals looks at the practical side of everyday trust drafting. The text takes a look at a wide variety of problems and concerns faced by clients who solicit elder care and estate planning help, including estate tax issues, Medicaid planning issues and creditor protection issues. The text focuses on trusts and how they provide solutions to many of these problems. Examples, many inspired by real life cases handled by the author, are presented throughout to ensure that the information presented is practical and useful. Trust provisions, many used by the author in executed trusts, are presented as suggestions for how ideas presented in the text can be put into practice.The text does not delve deeply into the theory behind the applicable rules and does not exhaustively analyze the relevant statutes and cases. Instead, the text is designed to give the student a working understanding of the issues most likely to come up in real life and the starting points for going about dealing with these issues. In addition, the text is designed to make the student aware of what pitfalls to watch for when analyzing a client's case. Special attention is given to enabling the student to interweave issues that clients are likely to face so that, for example, the client (to the extent possible) does not have to sacrifice tax benefits for Medicaid planning benefits, etc.

Drafting Wills and Trusts

Drafting Wills and Trusts

  • Author: Lucy A. Marsh
  • Publisher: Vandeplas Pub
  • ISBN: 9781600420757
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 272
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Drafting effective wills and trust allows property to be given to the people or institutions that matter most to an individual. This book explains how to do the special, thoughtful drafting required by anyone who truly cares about distribution of property, care of elderly parents, guardians for young children, or care for pets after the owner is gone. The book is richly illustrated by samples of techniques used in the actual wills and trusts of well-known Americans. Topics covered include: WHAT HAPPENS WITHOUT A WILL; CAPACITY TO MAKE A WILL; SELECTING THE TRUSTEES; DESIGNING PET TRUSTS. Realistic, thought-provoking DRAFTING EXERCISES followed by detailed POINTERS FOR DRAFTING help the reader develop the skills needed for effective drafting. The concluding chapters cover related documents, including: MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY, MEDICAL DIRECTIVES and LIVING WILLS. About the author: Lucy Marsh, Professor of Law at University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a native to Denver. She is a 1963 graduate of Smith College and a 1966 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. While attending the University of Michigan, she played a key role in setting up the first legal clinic in Ann Arbor to serve the underprivileged. She has led a distinguished career as an attorney, professor and advocate for community causes. Admitted to the bar in both Connecticut and Colorado, she was the first woman elected to the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Section's Title Standards Committee, served the city as member of the Denver District Attorney's Office in the 1970's, was a commissioner to the Colorado Real Estate Commission, and provided legal assistance to the Colorado AIDS project. Her academic career at the University of Denver began in 1973 as a part time professor and led up to her present position as a full professor in 1982. Since that time she was voted DU Professor of the Year in 1985 and was elected by the students in 1987 to give the commencement address. She now leads a unique program in which the students in her Trust and Estates classes participate in a Will's Lab, providing free services for the indigent and elderly. She also employs a unique teaching tool called the Technicolor System, attributed to her father, Thompson Marsh, to assist in the learning process by color coding different types of information in student's legal drafts

Law Office Management for Paralegals

Law Office Management for Paralegals

  • Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454861347
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 396
  • View: 2578
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This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Using Computers in the Law Office

Using Computers in the Law Office

  • Author: Matthew S. Cornick
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337672386
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 528
  • View: 3005
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Focusing on how computers can make paralegals and legal professionals more productive on the job, this bestselling guide offers comprehensive coverage of computer concepts, exploring the latest versions of common programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as specialized applications including CaseMap, Clio, HotDocs, TimeMap, and TrialDirector. With a clear and engaging writing style, real-life examples, helpful tutorials, ethical considerations, and up-to-date coverage of the most popular software used in all types of legal organizations, this proven resource helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need for career success. Detailed Hands-on Exercises allow students to apply what they learn and practice using computers to complete realistic legal work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

  • Author: Shae Irving,Nolo Editors
  • Publisher: Nolo
  • ISBN: 1413323448
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 512
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Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers you need to make sound decisions wherever the law touches your life. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about everyday legal issues, including: credit, debt, and bankruptcy landlord-tenant law wills, living trusts, and estate planning workplace rights Social Security divorce, child custody, and visitation copyright, lawsuits, and more.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

  • Author: Therese A. Cannon,Sybil Taylor Aytch
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 145487337X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 592
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With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).

The Lonely Witness: A Novel

The Lonely Witness: A Novel

  • Author: William Boyle
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1681778157
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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When a young woman with a sordid past witnesses a murder, she finds herself fascinated by the killer and decides to track him down herself. Amy was once a party girl, but she now lives a lonely life, helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn. She stops in at one of the apartments on her route, where Mrs. Epifanio, the elderly woman who lives there, says she hasn’t seen her usual caretaker, Diane, in a few days. Supposedly, Diane has the flu—or so Diane’s son Vincent said when he first dropped by and vanished into Mrs. E’s bedroom to do no-one-knows-what. Amy’s brief interaction with Vincent in the apartment that day sets off warning bells, so she assures Mrs. E that she’ll find out what’s really going on with both him and his mother. She tails Vincent through Brooklyn, eventually following him and a mysterious man out of a local dive bar. At first, the men are only talking as they walk, but then, almost before Amy can register what has happened, Vincent is dead. For reasons she can’t quite understand, Amy finds herself captivated by both the crime she witnessed and the murderer himself. She doesn’t call the cops to report what she’s seen. Instead, she collects the murder weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer. Character-driven and evocative, The Lonely Witness brings Brooklyn to life in a way only a native can, and opens readers’ eyes to the harsh realities of crime and punishment on the city streets.

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals

  • Author: Marlene Pontrelli Maerowitz,Thomas A. Mauet
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 145488567X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 640
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Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, 9E offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through to trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions. The successful, balanced approach presents a clear, complete overview of the litigation process, without bogging down in so many rules and procedures that the learning process is thwarted. The text’s clear, flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course. Pedagogical aids throughout the text, including bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions, make the material much more accessible to students. The litigation file at the end of the materials allows the student to see samples, not just read, about the motions, pleadings, and discovery requests that are part of a litigation case. Features: Updated with changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Short, edited cases added to each chapter, with questions,for follow-up discussion on key topics Includes new developments in e-discovery Updated with new techniques for utilizing computerized litigation support systems in preparing cases for trial Updated internet research questions Coverage streamlined throughout Helpful pedagogy includes bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions In addition to review questions (including true-false, short answer, and essays, with answers and explanations), the workbook has case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class. The Instructor’s Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as test questions for each chapter with answers and explanations

Legal Drafting

Legal Drafting

  • Author: Susan L. Brody,Jane Rutherford,Laurel A. Vietzen,John C. Dernbach
  • Publisher: Company Law & Business
  • ISBN: 9780735516939
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 379
  • View: 6988
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This dynamic paperback text presents a highly effective, classroom-tested process for legal drafting. Prepared with this practical strategy, students will move beyond merely filling in the blanks to create the customized documents clients need, and adapt preexisting forms to new uses. Divided into two parts, the text first introduces the process approach to legal drafting before applying that approach to particular types of documents. This two-part organization easily adapts to your specific course needs and gives you great flexibility in choosing and combining chapters. The book's seven chapters cover an introduction to legal drafting, the process of legal drafting, careful writing, and drafting estate planning, contracts, pleadings, and legislation. In addition, numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises in every chapter reinforce the skills your students need to draft provisions from scratch, edit existing provisions, and create entirely new documents. Each substantive chapter concludes with a document, annotated with editorial comments that illustrates the drafting process.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Concise Edition

  • Author: Lisa G. Lerman,Philip G. Schrag
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454897597
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 736
  • View: 7989
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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604425178
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 209
  • View: 9449
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

  • Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454860596
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1900
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A leading fifth edition text by a prominent scholar, Constitutional Law, is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky’s distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays, and with the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. Finally, a complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed Constitutional Law text. Features: Comprehensive coverage; accessible writing style Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays Provides context and background information Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters Updated throughout; includes major new cases

The Testament

The Testament

A Novel

  • Author: John Grisham
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN: 9780307576101
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 560
  • View: 5581
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelan’s new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil. Enter the lawyers. Nate O’Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan’s family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman—pursued by enemies and friends alike—holds a stunning surprise of her own. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's Sycamore Row.