Unbillable Hours: A True Story by Ian Graham

By Ian Graham

Book Details:

ISBN: 0692214305
EAN: 9780692214305
ASIN: 0692214305
Publisher: electrical road Publishing
Publication Date: 2014-07-25
Number of Pages: 256
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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The story-part memoir, half hard-hitting expose-of a first-year legislations affiliate negotiating the hard direction via a approach designed to wreck those that input it sooner than it makes them. touchdown a role at a prestigious L.A. legislation company, entire with a six determine source of revenue, signaled the start of the nice lifestyles for Ian Graham. however the harsh truth of existence as an affiliate fast turned obtrusive. The paintings was once grueling and dull, the times have been impossibly lengthy, and Graham's sole objective used to be to rack up billable hours. but if he took an unpaid seasoned bono case to flee the drudgery, Graham chanced on the that means in his paintings that he'd been trying to find. As he labored to unfastened Mario Rocha, a proficient younger Latino who were wrongly convicted at sixteen and sentenced to lifestyles with no parole, the stunning distinction among the greed and hypocrisy of legislations company existence and Mario's determined fight for freedom led Graham to seem hard and long at his destiny as a company attorney. Clear-eyed and relocating, written with the drama and velocity of a John Grisham novel and the private charm of Scott Turow's account of his legislations college years, Unbillable Hours is an arresting own tale with implications for all of us.

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Author Name: Ian Graham

Author Description: After operating as an in-house journalist and editor in customer electronics magazines, Ian Graham turned a contract author. He has written greater than 230 illustrated non-fiction books for kids and teenagers, and contributed chapters to books together with Dorling Kindersley's Know it All and Big rules that modified the World. He has a level in utilized physics and a postgraduate degree in journalism.

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He asked. I nodded. ” I shook my head. I’m not much of an upchucker. I can and have eaten pizza on heroin. ” I nodded. ” “Something else,” I squeaked guiltily. ” By the time we had this conversation we were almost halfway home. Out of the city center and crossing the green fields and country roads back to Cumbernauld. ” he inquired tentatively I shook my head. I couldn’t speak now. All my concentration was on clenching. He sprang to action: reeling up the center aisle of the bus like a sailor in high seas as it careered around the winding roads, he made his way down to the front and talked to the driver.

Giants and fairies was how he described classical music. He could just as well have been talking about show business. Gunka said he’d buy me one of the big waxy discs for a present, yet as much as I had enjoyed the Norwegian composer’s opus, I wanted a pop music album instead. Gunka agreed that that might be a good place to start, and we whittled the options down to two: the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper or a Monkees album called Headquarters. To my eternal shame, I chose the Monkees. This was because I was only eight and the Monkees looked cheerful and friendly on their album cover, whereas the Beatles had beards and my father had told me that you couldn’t trust a man with a beard because you didn’t know what he was hiding.

I nodded. ” “Something else,” I squeaked guiltily. ” By the time we had this conversation we were almost halfway home. Out of the city center and crossing the green fields and country roads back to Cumbernauld. ” he inquired tentatively I shook my head. I couldn’t speak now. All my concentration was on clenching. He sprang to action: reeling up the center aisle of the bus like a sailor in high seas as it careered around the winding roads, he made his way down to the front and talked to the driver.

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