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Altogether Gift: A Trinitarian Spirituality

by Michael Downey

This poetic book on the Trinity offers reflections on the inter-personal dimensions of God and spells out the implications for spiritual life. While recent studies on the Trinity converge on the profoundly relational character of the mystery, less attention has been given to the way in which language of the Trinity speaks to the deepest desires of the human heart, the region of wound and wisdom wherein we long for loving communion with God and others. Michael Downey shows us that the doctrine of the Trinity is a grammar by which Christians speak of the ineffable mystery of God's constant, eternal giving as gift. By accepting this gift we participate in the divine life.

Introduction to Law Firm Practice

by Michael Downey

Writing for law school students expecting to enter a private law firm after graduation, Downey (Washington U. School of Law in St. Louis) describes how law firms operate and are managed. Chapters address such topics as office-sharing arrangements, referral arrangements outside law firms, the form of law firms, law firm governance, types of lawyers in law firms, administrative organizational structures, interactions with non-lawyer staff, partnerships, the market for legal services, types of law practices, how fees are assessed, other sources of firm revenue, law firm profitability, client and matter profitability, compensation, intake of a client matter, time billing, managing client work, pro bono work, business development, client relationship management, lending clients money, firm culture and demands on time, lawyer's professional liability insurance, potential malpractice claims, disciplinary complaints, diversity in law firms, mentoring, and supervision and risk management. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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