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Title:
How to locate anyone who is or has been in the military : Armed Forces locator guide
Author:
Johnson, Richard S., 1933-
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Edition:
Eighth edition.
Publication Information:
Spartanburg, SC : MIE Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781877639500
Format :
Book

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Summary

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Whether looking for an old army buddy, locating a birth parent, collecting debts, or awarding inheritances, the search will be easier with the help of this reference.


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Booklist Review

This book provides information on the founding date, management, departments (i.e., practice areas like estates, litigation, taxes), administration, and U.S. and foreign offices for 557 of the "largest" U.S. law firms. Additionally, it provides information about the approximately 13,000 attorneys who manage the firms (i.e., law school, year of graduation, and telephone number). Firms are listed in alphabetical order, with indexes by practice areas, law schools attended, chairpersons and managing partners, chief administrator, state and city, and personal name. It is not clear what criteria were used for inclusion; the preface indicates that "in general, we have selected the largest national law firms practicing general corporate law for inclusion," but that in the end, those firms believed to be of greatest interest to subscribers were included. Slated to be published semiannually, the information was verified in writing and via telephone contacts with the firms. This book is accurate, timely, and relatively inexpensive, but given its specialized nature, it may have a limited market. Large corporate and public libraries are likely to have the Martindale Hubbell Directory (the standard directory of attorneys and law firms in the U.S. and Canada). The Yellow Book has much less information about far fewer law firms (e.g., there are no firms listed for North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont), although since it focuses on the management of law firms, it does have some unique information, listing administrators like recruiting coordinator, director of computer services, and marketing manager. However, the Yellow Book may enjoy increasing success as Martindale Hubbell continues to increase in cost (the 1992 edition will be in 22 volumes at $430). Other potential uses of the Yellow Book might be in the large law firms that it includes; their attorneys and support staff might find it helpful to have a one-volume telephone directory for the firms with which they most often have professional associations. Businesses that sell products or services to law firms may also find it useful. (Reviewed Dec. 15, 1991)