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Divorce lawyers and their clients [electronic resource] :power and meaning in the legal process / Austin D. Sarat, William L.F. Felstiner.

By: Sarat, Austin.
Contributor(s): Felstiner, William L. F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995Description: 1 online resource (xii, 191 p.).ISBN: 142940633X (electronic bk.); 9781429406338 (electronic bk.); 0195362489; 9780195362480; 9780195063875; 0195063872; 1280524855; 9781280524851.Subject(s): Divorce suits -- United States | Attorney and client -- United States | Electronic books | LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice | Scheidingsprocesrecht | Advocatuur | Echtscheiding | Divorce -- Droit -- Etats-Unis | Avocats -- Etats-Unis | Attorney and client | Divorce suits | United States | Divorce Law | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 346.7301/66 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Reconstructing the Past, Imagining the Future: Defining the Domain of Relevance in Lawyer-Client Interaction; 3. Negotiating "Realism" and Responsibility in Lawyer-Client Interactions; 4. Law Talk in the Divorce Lawyer's Office; 5. From Adversariness to Resolution: Lawyers, Clients, and the World of Deals; 6. Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Summary: Based on over 100 lawyer-client conferences at which the authors were observers, this book charts the complicated and shifting relationships between the two as they work out the strategy and tactics of divorce. It also examines the nature of the marriage and why marriages fail, the nature of the legal process and the best way to resolve divorce.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction; 2. Reconstructing the Past, Imagining the Future: Defining the Domain of Relevance in Lawyer-Client Interaction; 3. Negotiating "Realism" and Responsibility in Lawyer-Client Interactions; 4. Law Talk in the Divorce Lawyer's Office; 5. From Adversariness to Resolution: Lawyers, Clients, and the World of Deals; 6. Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

Based on over 100 lawyer-client conferences at which the authors were observers, this book charts the complicated and shifting relationships between the two as they work out the strategy and tactics of divorce. It also examines the nature of the marriage and why marriages fail, the nature of the legal process and the best way to resolve divorce.

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