Millions of us feel lost in the pressures of our modern world. Personal and economic stresses drive us to divorce, charges of driving under the influence and work-related embezzlement and contract disputes. We face misfortunes that leave us fearful, depressed, and suffering sleepless nights, loss of employment and bankruptcy. And we don´t know what to do about it. How to be SMART, SHREWD & CUNNING--Legally! reveals the courthouse secrets of judges and top trial lawyers and shows you how to avoid misfortune, win disputes and laugh all the way to the bank. In just thirty days of self-study, you´ll feel confident and the master of your fate.
Richard Lee Orey is a former official court reporter of the United States District Court and the California Superior Court with thirty-eight years of daily courtroom trial experience, including participating in over six hundred jury trials and tens of thousands of civil, criminal and domestic abuse cases ranging from personal injury civil trials to criminal charges of capital murder to secret grand jury investigations.
After serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War and studying personnel management and industrial psychology at the United States Armed Forces Institute, he graduated from the Chicago College of Commerce and soon became official court reporter of the United States District Court in Springfield, Illinois. Later in his career, he was appointed official court reporter of the California Superior Court, where he served five terms as president of the San Diego Superior Court Reporters Association and was a corporate founder and officer of the California Court Reporters Association.
As a Bar registered student, Richard daily studied legal theory and trial practice one-on-one “in chambers” and in the courtroom with California Superior Court Presiding Judge George A. Lazar—a former school teacher—before completing his formal legal education at the Cabrillo Pacific University College of Law, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award of Excellence. He has appeared as a paid keynote speaker in over two hundred law-related professional education seminars and as guest lecturer in trial and discovery procedures for the University of San Diego School of Law and the California Western University School of Law.
City of San Diego Mayor Frank Curran’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Community Leadership is one of many accolades Richard left behind when he retired from the courtroom.
Richard lives in Southern California and enjoys family gatherings, lake-paddling in his red canoe and leisure time in his rose garden.
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A VALUABLE REFERENCE TOOL FOR WRITERS AND FAMILIES
As the author of eleven published mystery and suspense novels, I find Richard Orey's book, How to be Smart, Shrewd & Cunning--Legally!, to be a wonderful reference tool when encountering questions that need answering about our American justice system and courtroom procedure. Since it is important that my manuscripts be credible and believable when it comes to the inevitable storyline encounters of my characters with laws, law violations, police, lawyers and the intricate workings of the courthouse, Orey's book is a valuable reference.
This book by Richard Lee Orey is comprehensive, easy to use and understand. On those occasions when the text deals with such technical subjects as state courts versus federal courts, Mr. Orey gives clarifying everyday examples so we can understand the difference and the importance of each.
Author Richard Lee Orey's book deals with Justice and the Justice System, Promises and Agreements, Injuries to Person and Property, and Unlawful Punishable Conduct, each category with its own Review and Workshop Sections. Three other groupings deal with highlighting high-interest subjects regarding Caregivers, Credit Reports, Health Care Directives, Juvenile Court, Living Trusts and Shoplifting.
Anyone looking for in-depth substantive information on a particular topic probably needs to hire a lawyer. However, if you want to learn how to legally protect yourself, or find information related to law, justice, and the justice system that gives credibility to the writing of your novel, this is a great book to keep handy on your desktop: How to be Smart, Shrewd & Cunning--Legally!
Congratulations on such a well-written, well-organized law book for the segement of society, untrained in law, like me, who can find a wealth of information in your wonderful book.