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Do Your Divorce Right - Straight Talk From Family Court Judges   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2011
Price: $15.00 to subscribe, $7.50 to renew (Term: 365 Days)
Author: Hon. Andrew Horton, Hon. John David Kennedy,


This book is written for people who aren''t lawyers and who are thinking about going to family court, who are already involved with a family law case, or who have a family member or friend involved in a pending or active family law case.

As judges, the authors have presided over more than 10,000 trials or other courtroom events in family law cases. Law firms may find this book helpful for their clients to understand the divorce process.

Divorce is one of the most significant life-changing experiences a person will ever live through. However, it is a process, not an event. The process goes on long after the legal aspects of the divorce are complete. The process operates on at least four levels - legal, emotional, financial, spiritual. This book attempts to address all of these levels in an interrelated manner.

From Crash to Courtroom - Collision Reconstruction for Lawyers and Law Enforcement   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2004
Price: $125.00 to subscribe, $50.00 to renew (Term: 365 Days)
Author: John B. Kwasnoski


Authored by John Kwasnoski, one of America’s leading experts on motor vehicle crash reconstruction, From Crash to Courtroom teaches attorneys what to look for when examining an accident reconstruction expert’s report, and explains in detail numerous potential errors an attorney may encounter. Of equal importance to law enforcement professionals, Kwasnoski’s work also addresses such critical issues as proper evidence collection and effective crash analysis using the correct application of mathematical equations.

From Crash to Courtroom is devoted to ensuring that the science behind traffic collision reports is accurate, and explains how many seemingly accurate findings may in fact be scientifically incorrect. Examples range from the improper use of the non-deployment of an airbag to “prove” a low impact speed to the deliberate misapplication of computer software to supply desired videos and graphs. At its heart, From Crash to Courtroom teaches readers how to be more critical of more...

The Best Story Wins   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2010
Price: $30.00 to subscribe, $15.00 to renew (Term: 365 Days)
Author: John Bobo, Esq.


Required reading for the new prosecutor. By John Bobo. a legendary legal educator and former prosecutor himself. The Best Story Wins examines the critical role of storytelling in effective advocacy. Mr. Bobo imparts readers with the wisdom that leads to winning at trial - crafting a theme for your case, effectively battling defense attorneys, and communicating with both judges and juries in memorable ways.

Nationally recognized trainer and former prosecutor, Mr. Bobo offers an essential guide to why the role of storytelling is critical to effective advocacy as well as other lessons of legal jujitsu. Bobo gives readers everything from crafting a theme to battling defense attorneys, and working with judges and juries. Sections also examine how to recognize the symptoms of burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance.



Maine Bar Directory - 2016 edition   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Price: $55.00 to subscribe, $55.00 to renew (Term: 365 Days)


Published annually for the last forty years, The Maine Bar Directory is your top information source on the Maine legal community.

Over 700 pages, The Maine Bar Directory provides a wealth of information including:

  • alphabetical and county-by-county listings of lawyers and law firms in Maine,
  • lawyer e-mail addresses and firm websites,
  • the Maine Bar Association by-laws,
  • listings of county Bar Associations,
  • law library addresses,
  • data on federal and state courts and their officers,
  • and information on town clerks, sheriffs and deputies.

    A specialty of law section is included for attorney advertising. In addition, a yellow-pages advertising section lists more than 50 categories of businesses serving the legal community. Used on a daily basis by many law offices and courthouses in Maine, The Maine Bar Directory is an indispensable resource for any practicing Maine attorney.

    The Maine Bar Directory includes contact information for:
    6,109 Attorneys Registered with the Maine Bar listed in the directory
    3,664 Active Maine more...


Practice Guides

Maine Appellate Practice - 4th edition   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2013
Price: $65.00 to subscribe, $40.00 to renew (Term: 365 Days)
Author: Hon. Donald G. Alexander, Professor Nancy A. Wanderer


Maine Appellate Practice – 4th Edition was written to provide relatively contemporary guidance in implementing the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure and addressing other issues that may arise in the course of appellate practice before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The first edition was published in January 2003.

Changes for this edition:

Updated to reflect new court opinions, rules changes, advisory notes, and other developments in the law through early June 2013.

A completely new Chapter 4A on State and Local Administrative Law that provides guidance for taking and defending administrative appeals from State and municipal administrative agencies to the trial courts and from the trial courts to the Law Court.

Revisions of discussions of ethical issues on appeal to include references to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct that were adopted after the third edition was published.

Significant new or enhanced discussions of appellate review issues in many areas including sentence appeals, personal and long arm jurisdiction, shareholder derivative more...

Maine Commercial Lending Handbook   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2011
Price: $125.00 to subscribe, $75.00 to renew (Term: 365 Days)
Author: Christopher J. Devlin, Esq., Mark K. Googins, Esq.


This book is designed to serve as a practical guide to conducting a commercial loan closing in the State of Maine.

It is written for the reader that is more interested in competently completing a commercial loan closing than in acquiring a deep knowledge of the legal theory underlying these transactions.

This is more of a "how-to" book than a treatise. There are, however, footnotes throughout the book that cite significant and relevant Maine cases.

Thus, the seasoned or the out-of-state commercial lender or practitioner will find here a reference list of pertinent Maine authority, including identification of any unique features of Maine commercial law.

Maine Corporation Law & Practice (3rd Edition)   

Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
Price: $145.00 to subscribe, $75.00 to renew (Term: 365 Days)
Author: James B. Zimpritch, Esq.


The 2015 Third Edition addresses all key developments, statutory and case law, since the 2004 edition, including:

  • Extensive developments in Maine’s involuntary dissolution remedy for minority shareholders, including interpretation of the “oppression” standard by the federal district court (Kaplan v. First Hartford Corporation, 2007); 
  • Application of the “illegality” standard in the context of a corporation with a shareholder agreement (Napp v. Parks Camp, Ltd., 2007); 
  • The use of a mandatory repurchase of the plaintiff minority shareholder’s stock as an “alternative remedy” to dissolution (Kaplan v. First Hartford Corporation, 2007); 
  • Construction of “fair value” in enforcing a buy-out remedy, declining to apply minority or non-marketability discounts (Kaplan v. First Hartford Corporation, 2009); 
  • Deciding the date on which fair value should be determined for purposes of a mandatory buy-out (Kaplan v. First Hartford Corporation, 2009); 
  • Awarding both pre-judgment and post-judgment interest in a mandatory buy-out
    (Kaplan v. First Hartford Corporation, 2009); 
  • Applying the buy-out remedy to shareholders other than the more...


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