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A famous lawyer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal cases. Opening the green doors — Reputation: The libel case of Quentin Reynolds vs.
Westbrook Pegler — Divorce: The ‘war of the Roses’ and others — Talent: The case of the plagiarized song ‘Rum and coca-cola’ — Honor: Issue of Nazism in America — Life and limb: Two cases of negligence: Couet in birth; II.
The worth of a man — Proxy battle: The struggle over Lowe’s. Published first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about My Life in Courtplease sign up.
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Jan 14, Tracy rated it liked it. Although dated, this book is an interesting and detailed recounting of a number of widely differing cases by the high profile old school attorney louiss tried them.
I enjoyed reading the author’s thought-processes, strategy and trial sequences despite some overlong sections. Nizer, through his work ethic, tenatiousness and creativity, seems to have earned the basis for his ego. Oct 31, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: I found this paperback in my grandfather’s basement, and am so glad I “borrowed” it. The photograph of the jacket cover is just like the copy I had. Dec 16, M is currently reading it. Difficult read but great for those os us interested in how the litigatin lawyers frame their cases.
With a loius of Supreme Court actual rulings, that somelawyers forget about today. Aug 20, Charlie Burnham rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best book on trial practice I have ever read.
Would have luois it six stars if I could. May 01, Dima Bielyh added it. My Life in Court. Jun 28, Jim Puskas rated it liked it Shelves: What makes this book, written over 50 years ago, still relevant today is not so much the career of this lawyer, but rather what the book tells us about our western society and in particular about America.
In a word, the terms “fake news” and “alternative facts” may be quite new but the phenomena they signify have been with us for as long as the printed word has existed and likely before that as well. Outrageous barefaced lies have always been powerful weapons and have always been a favorite tool What makes this book, written over 50 years ago, still relevant today nizeg not so much the career of this lawyer, but rather what the book tells us about our western society and in particular about America.
Outrageous barefaced lies have always been powerful weapons and have always been a favorite tool of bullies and charlatans of all stripes. Of course, any book which runs to more than pages is sure to have its flat spots; and Mr. Nizer does like to strut more than enough. Despite that, much of the book held my attention, especially where he demonstrates the critical importance and often underappreciated value of the rule of law and the precious protection offered by a regime of courts, juries and judges who cannot easily be suborned, threatened or bought off by criminals and demagogues.
In the end, cokrt regime is likely to be the only real protection we have as citizens, especially in a time when politicians, the media and the business community cannot be trusted to play fair and tell the truth. Oct 26, Kife Rodeck rated it really liked it. Shows that a first class lawyer has to also be both a psychologist, and talented writer and thespian.
Very impressed with the in-depth knowledge of divorce and its effects. That chapter is a WOW; especially the guilty, grim fascination when he goes through the nauseating details of a woman seeking a divorce from a podophiliac. My usual complaint is too many names, almost all who would be unknowns to a modern audience.
The reader doesn’t have to be introduced to every appellate judge, executive Shows that a first class lire has to also be both a psychologist, and talented writer and thespian. The reader doesn’t have to be introduced to every appellate judge, executive secretary, and CPA in the world. I’d rather try to keep track of the major heroes and villains. Sep 13, Wm rated it really liked it. As an attorney, the book was very interesting. He does an excellent job explaining the inner workings of an attorney’s mind in an effort to represent his clients to the fullest extent possible.
This books contains a lot of detail about our judicial system and the facts of the cases he writes about. Unfortunately, the detail will probably be boring and tiring to many readers. Dec 27, Noah rated ckurt it was amazing. Nizer’s account of his courtroom battles is somewhat stylized, but it is incredibly well-written and tautly plotted.
Nizer has some important lessons about legal practice too– the importance of moral intuition over legal technicality, and the necessity of meticulous preparation in the courtroom. Aug 23, Michael Hinsley rated it really liked it. I’m surprised how well written this is. I read as a young man one or two of his books, so I was lif pleased how good the writting was. It has held up marvelously well. Nizer lived tilno less, and worked as a lawyer til days before his death. I’d like to xourt a bio on him.
Fascinating look into real court cort. The real cases covered in this book are more entertaining and more bizarre than anything I’ve read from Earl Stanley Gardener. Real life is stranger than fiction and people really do strange things when they get into court.
May 08, Robert rated it really lif it Shelves: An idealistic and enthusiastic account of the one man’s experience in the handling high-profile cases. Sep 27, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Recommended by a long-time Crown prosecutor, subsequently appointed to the bench. Apparently full of examples of highly effective cross-examination.
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