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 New ABA book provides essential tool for legal pros dealing with laws of mainland China 

A new book from the American Bar Association Section for International Law marks the culmination of more than 20 years of work and offers the ultimate reference, and an indispensable tool for those involved or interested in the laws of the People’s Republic of China.

“The China Law Deskbook, Fourth Edition”  covers, in plain English, the significant legal developments adopted by the Chinese government since the third edition was published in 2010. This two-volume set is organized by broad topic categories and provides a summary of the critical legal issues for foreign-invested enterprises, including: Corporate organizational structure; Industry-specific regulatory matters; tax issues; labor and employment; financial regulation; contracts; liquidation and bankruptcy; customs and the importation process; intellectual property protection; land use; protection of the environment and natural resources; mediation and arbitration; litigation; special rules for zones and administrative regions.
“The China Law Deskbook, Fourth Edition” is written by James M. Zimmerman, a partner in the Corporate practice group Sheppard Mullin’s Beijing office. He is recognized as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in the categories of Chinese Law.

New ABA book leads lawyers to experience less stress using yoga

The legal profession can be extraordinarily stressful. Lawyers need to find techniques that help them have more energy, be more focused and productive, and dial down pain, worry and stress, and now an American Bar Association book helps them do so through yoga.
“Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time” is a book written by lawyers for lawyers. With more than 20 million people practicing yoga in the United States, the authors suggest that yoga is the perfect exercise to help lawyers de-stress every day, throughout the day, in very little time.

The book, with instructions on various yoga positions, provides a gentle introductory approach grounded in scientific studies and scholarly research. With photos detailing the exercises and written descriptions of how and why to do them, “Yoga for Lawyers” offers techniques that can be practiced at home, in the office and even during a break from the courtroom. The results are real: Yoga has been shown to energize the body, improve sleep and concentration, and enhance the overall state of mind and well-being.

Lawyers Hallie N. Love and Nathalie Martin teamed up to write “Yoga for Lawyers.” Love, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists from Sante Fe, New Mexico, is nationally certified in yoga therapy, Pilates and positive psychology. She practiced law for several years and has instructed yoga and meditation for decades. Her techniques incorporate modern exercise science, neuroscience and yoga therapy to teach stress reduction, physical rehabilitation, mind-body fitness and positive psychology.

Martin, the Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, also has a decade of experience in private practice in various medium-sized and large law firms. She has practiced yoga for more than a decade, which she says has led to a better balance of the demands of teaching, scholarship and practicing law.


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