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A Book Everyone Should Own!
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2020
First, I'm a Prime Member, as you should be too, so this book arrived almost instantly in perfect condition. Thanks Amazon! Legal language has permeated our lives to the point we often take it for granted. And that would be a terrible mistake! As someone with a BS In Law Enforcement and Police Sciences, I was "familiar" with many "terms" - but they were from the position of "enforcing law" and not from "protecting my rights". The later, obviously more prevalent in reality than the former. I even own a few other Legal Dictionaries - even the well known, "Blacks Law Dictionary," but these still carry an assumption that the reader has a certain legal understanding, which isn't always the case. And you just don't find the many Latin terms frequently used and worse, a "pronunciation guide" - something just taken for granted - but just as essential. You don't want to be on the "other side" when your facing the uphill battle of not only learning the legal procedure, but what the heck are they even talking about or what are they even telling me is the "right thing?" How do you know what the legal argument they've accepted "is" - with out knowing what they're talking about? It's not a place you want to be starting from. And today, with so many "contracts" we become part of or required to sign, it's down right dangerous to be signing something you don't understand! That's were this little book is so awesome! It fills the gaps for the regular you and me, using plain English and when necessary - and it is, "Latin" with a "how to" - pronunciation guide! Here's what makes this book so important and really shine. And the author even shares this in the Preface - many professions hide or obfuscate their language to keep us little people from understanding the issues and by default, keeping "them" necessary - and the one's to "explain" from their lofty perch of superiority. When you understand the language of a thing - you understand the "thing". Start taking back some of your power with this small investment. You may find it interesting, leading you to further explore the legal field. Or, it may answer some question you never knew you had. Either way, you'll have a resource to refer to that's up to date - and it even includes terms from other industries and professions, to round out helping you know what you may be involved it - whether your choice, or not. A small price to pay, considering how litigious our society is today.