12 Days of Lawyer Giftmas

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Acts of Omission is celebrating the 12 days of Giftmas by sharing some great gift ideas for the lawyers and law students in your life.

women-and-mens-lawyer-socks-from-hot-sox-giftFor the 1st day, get the lawyer in your life some Lawyer Socks from Hot Sox. These ultimate stocking stuffers can be worn while suited up for trial or while relaxing, working, or studying on a Sunday afternoon.

caddis-blue-light-blocking-glasses-and-readers-giftFor the 2nd day of Lawyer Giftmas, help the lawyer in your life see clearly (and look hip) in Caddis blue light blocking glasses and readers. These stylish glasses, which come in several styles and colors, help block 45% of harmful blue light.

video-conference-lighting-kit-giftOn the 3rd day of Lawyer Giftmas, gift the lawyer in your life the Ubeesize Video Conference Lighting Kit. In our new normal we have turned to webcams and video conferencing for school, meetings, and depositions and perfect lighting can make all the difference in looking your best.

Wooden Door Sign From Mad Tree WoodcraftsFor the 4th day of Lawyer Giftmas, send a personalized handcrafted wooden door sign from Mad Tree Woodcrafts. Mad Tree Woodcrafts creates custom keepsake boxes and mindfully made signs to help us slow down and cherish life’s memories.

acts-of-omission-giftOn the 5th day of Lawyer Giftmas, purchase the best-selling legal thriller Acts of Omission. This debut novel written by top 100 trial lawyer, James Bostwick, has readers saying “move over Grisham.”

the-best-wine-subscription-boxes-for-every-type-of-wine-loverFor the 6th day of Lawyer Giftmas, order your lawyer friend a gift that will last all year – a wine subscription. Town & Country has a list of “The Best Wine Subscription Boxes for Every Type of Wine Lover.” They include Winc, Brightcellars, Usual Wines,  Wine Awesomeness, and more!

Apple Airpods Pro GiftOn the 7th day of Lawyer Giftmas, send the lawyer in your life the latest version of Apple Airpods Pro. These new versions of AirPods have active noise cancellation with transparency mode, sweat and water resistance, and a customizable fit.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg tRuth Keepsake Tea Towel GiftFor the 8th day of Lawyer Giftmas, give the lawyer in your life a Ruth Bader Ginsburg “tRuth” keepsake tea towel in honor of the late RBG. RBG was a tireless champion for equality and justice whose legal brilliance, integrity and perseverance changed America for the better.

membership-to-librofm-giftOn the 9th day of Lawyer Giftmas, send a gift that will support local bookstores with a membership to Librofm. You choose the membership (1, 3, 6, or 12 months/credits), your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks, and your local bookstore is supported by your purchase.

friends-inspired-lawyer-tee-from-etsyOn the 10th day of Lawyer Giftmas, gift the lawyer in your life a Friends inspired lawyer tee from Etsy. “I’ll be there for you” is the perfect slogan for the time lawyers spend trying to help others through complex and difficult waters.

rbg-the-life-and-times-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg-giftOn the 11th day of Lawyer Giftmas, we know your lawyer friend would love the New York Times bestseller RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Bookshop.org to support your local independent bookstore. 

new-yorker-book-of-lawyer-cartoonsThe 12 days of Lawyer Giftmas comes to an end with a great gift for all the lawyers and law students in your life – the New Yorker Book of Lawyer Cartoons. A good laugh is needed more than ever this year, and what better way than by reading a collection of eighty-five cartoons about the legal profession by critically acclaimed cartoonists including Addams, Steig, Arno, Shanahan, and Leo Cullum.

We hope you all enjoy gifting to the lawyers and law students in your life, and that they feel the appreciation for the hard work and dedication they put into helping people at their greatest time of need.

Support Local Bookstores This Holiday Season

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This holiday season it’s more important than ever that we support our local independent bookstores.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are the anchor to a community where friends gather and out of towners come to visit. They spur ideas and creativity and range from quiet places where perusing is a day well spent to lively performance spaces.

There are many ways to support your local bookstore:

Shop Online: Use this handy bookstore finder from IndieBound.org to find a local bookstore to support. You can also shop online at Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that financially supports local, independent bookstores. Acts of Omission is available in paperback, and you can choose which independent bookstore you’d like to support.

Buy Gift Cards: You can’t go wrong buying a bookstore gift card for someone you care about! Call or go online and purchase gift cards from your local bookstore.

Enjoy Audiobooks through Libro.fm: One of the best ways to get audiobooks is through Libro.fm because each purchase directly supports an independent bookstore of your choice! And, of course, if you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama, Acts of Omission is available as an audiobook!

Pre-order, Pre-order, Pre-order: Pre-ordering a book helps bookstores know what you want to read so that they can order it, have it in stock, and in your hot hands as soon as it’s released. When you pre-order, it also lets publishers know that there is a demand for an author’s work –  a win, win all around!

Engage with bookstores on Social Media: Follow independent bookstores on social media and sign up for their newsletters. Get updates on book releases, virtual events, giveaways, and more. Then recommend that others shop at their local store as well. Tag independent bookstores in your Instagram Story, share virtual events on Facebook and Twitter, and revisit bookstore events you’ve loved by sharing photos are all great ways to show your support.

Donate to Binc Foundation: The Book Industry Charitable Foundation helps booksellers impacted by financial emergencies and is currently helping booksellers affected by COVID-19. If you’re able to, consider donating to the foundation to support booksellers during this difficult time.

James Bostwick continues to support his favorite local San Francisco Bay Area indie bookstores Book Passage and Sausalito Books by the Bay, and thanks you for supporting yours!

Great Gifts for Lawyers and Law Students on Your List

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It’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays. If you have a lawyer or law student on your holiday list this year, we’ve gathered 12 “lawyer tested” gift ideas that are sure to please those honorable, hard-working loved ones of yours.

  1. Elevate attire with Women and Men’s Lawyer Socks from Hot Sox. The ultimate stocking stuffer can be worn while suited up for trial or while relaxing, working, or studying on a Sunday afternoon. Price: $7-12
  2. See clearly (and look hip!) with Caddis blue light blocking glasses and readers. These stylish glasses, which come in several styles, help block 45% of harmful blue light. Something we can all use while staring at screens. Price: $60-115
  3. Enhance the Zoom Room with a Video Conference Lighting Kit. In our new normal of the Covid-19 era, many have turned to webcams and video conferencing for school, meetings, and depositions and perfect lighting can make all the difference in looking your best. Price: $65
  4. Escape with the best-selling legal thriller Acts of Omission. The debut novel written by one of the top 100 trial lawyers, James Bostwick, has readers saying “move over Grisham.” A must-read for lawyers and aspiring lawyers, the story is based on a case Bostwick tried and authentically depicts the risks and rewards of being a trial lawyer. Price: $9.99-16.99bostwick book release
  5. Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg by displaying this “tRuth” keepsake tea towel. RBG was a tireless champion for equality and justice whose legal brilliance, integrity, and perseverance changed America for the better.
  6. We also love the New York Times bestseller “RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”. Price for the towel: $14.99; Price for the book: $23.91 on Bookshop.org supporting local independent bookstores.

6 more gifts to complete your 12 days of Giftmas:

Mad Tree Woodcrafts door signs

Wine club subscription box

Friends inspired Lawyer tee

The New Yorker Book of Lawyer Cartoons

Gift card to Libro.fm for audiobooks

Apple AirPods Pro

Acts of Omission – eBook Edition

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Acts of Omission, the legal thriller written by nationally recognized trial attorney James Bostwick, is available for purchase in eBook format.

The Acts of Omission eBook is an excellent addition to your digital library if you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama!

In addition to being easier to transport, an eReader allows you to change the font size as well as the background color which is helpful for nighttime reading.

Acts of Omission is loosely based on a San Francisco case James Bostwick tried in 1984 when he went up against one of the country’s most famous attorneys to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager.

At its heart, this legal thriller is a soul-searching exploration of the meaning of friendship, love, and loyalty set in the maelstrom of a stunning courtroom battle. Fast-paced, with surprises at every turn, this is a compelling page-turner filled with duplicity, sacrifice, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinkmanship. It is a searing tale of a legal system gone awry, where greed and power fight an unending battle against a young lawyer’s willingness to risk everything in his quest for justice.

“Captivating depiction of the triumphs and falls of a trial lawyer. Fascinating story of a complex civil trial, love, scandal, betrayal, and discovering the meaning of success. Highly recommend, one you cannot put down.”

See for yourself why this novel has sold out multiple times, received rave reviews, and was nominated for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Don’t wait any longer, purchase Acts of Omission eBook at any of these sites: Amazon Kindle, Nook by Barnes & Noble, or Google Play eBookstore.

You can purchase all versions of the book here on the Acts of Omission website. For updates on the novel, giveaways, sequels, and more follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

James Bostwick’s Talk with the Commonwealth Club Available Online

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If you didn’t catch veteran trial lawyer James Bostwick’s live-stream discussion with the Commonwealth Club of California on September 8th, don’t worry…it’s available as a podcast or through Commonwealth Club’s YouTube channel.

Listen to the podcast here or watch the hour-long talk titled “A Legal Thriller: Taking on a San Francisco Icon” here:

Moderated by Commonwealth’s Grownups Forum Chair, Denise Michaud, the talk had over 345 views in less than 24 hours on YouTube. Bostwick discusses his novel Acts of Omission, which was inspired by a high-profile San Francisco case Bostwick tried in the 1980s. The novel was recently nominated for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and is in contract with a major movie producer to bring the San Francisco story to life.

Bostwick outlines his story about a young, struggling attorney who took on one of the most famous lawyers (a San Francisco icon) to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager. He provides insights into the complex and competitive area of medical malpractice and also opens up about the writing process and how to get published – what works and what doesn’t work.

Acts of Omission is available in hardcover (almost sold out), paperback, e-book, and as an audiobook. Order from your local bookstore or on Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble or  Amazon.com. For audiobooks, you can find it on Libro.fm and Audible.

For updates on the novel, giveaways, and sequels, please follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Acts of Omission Libro.fm Audiobook Facebook Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the following Acts of Omissions Libro.fm audiobook winners:

  1. Pat Fayo – the top winner, also receiving the 12-month membership to Libro.fm
  2. Lisa Murray
  3. Cheryl Valdes
  4. Sandra Christine Lopez
  5. Marilyn Lauria
  6. Linda Holm
  7. Laurie Kereluk
  8. Linda Dreher
  9. Doreen Lamar
  10. Jean Frederickson

Make sure to check your emails for an email from actsofomissionbook@gmail.com. Message us on Facebook if you did not receive the email and we will send you the one-time use code.

Libro.fm is a site that makes it possible for you to purchase audiobooks from your local bookstore. You can purchase books à la carte if you are an occasional listener, or become a member at the same monthly cost as others and your first audiobook is free.

Enjoy listening to the legal thriller narrated by award-winner Roger Wayne!

When you are finished listening to (or reading) Acts of Omission, please leave a review at any of the following sites, as James Bostwick loves to hear from all the readers: AmazonAudible, and Goodreads.

For updates on the novel, giveaways, sequels, and more follow us on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

Veteran Trial Lawyer and Author James Bostwick to Speak at the Commonwealth Club

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On Tuesday, September 8th at 2:30 pm PDT, trial lawyer and author James Boswtick will speak with Commonwealth Club members and the public about his legal thriller, Acts of Omission, and what it was like to take on a San Francisco icon.

The live-streamed event is free and the public can register here.

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum. Every year, the Commonwealth Club Club presents more than 450 forums on topics ranging across politics, culture, society, and the economy.

Bostwick will outline the story and what it was like as a young, struggling attorney who took on one of the most famous lawyers in the country to seek justice for a devastatingly injured teenager. It is a tale of love, friendship, sex, and betrayal that also paints an authentic picture of the risk, dilemmas, and tactics involved in high stakes litigation.

Bostwick will provide insights into this complex and competitive arena. He will also discuss the genesis and inspiration for his novel, as well as the writing process and how to get published—what works and what doesn’t.

James Bostwick has been a San Francisco trial lawyer specializing in catastrophic injuries for more than 40 years. He obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history and is recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the U.S. His first novel, Acts of Omission, was nominated for the 2020 Harper Lee Legal Fiction Award and is under contract to soon be a movie.

Acts of Omission is available in hardcover (almost sold out), paperback, e-book and as an audiobook. Order from your local bookstore or on Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble or  Amazon.com. For audiobooks, you can find it on Libro.fm and Audible.

For updates on the novel, giveaways and sequels, please follow Facebook and Instagram.

Ways to Support Your Local Bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day!

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To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, August 29, 2020, James Bostwick, author of Acts of Omission, is sharing 6 Ways To Support Your Local Bookstore.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they are the anchor to a community where friends gather and out of towners come to visit. They spur ideas and creativity and range from quiet places where perusing is a day well spent to lively performance spaces.

While Covid-19 has made it difficult for many local bookstores to keep their doors open, there are still simple ways you can support them:

Find Your Local Bookstores: There are over 2,300 independent bookstores across the U.S. and your local bookstores need support! If you don’t know where your local bookstore is located or want to explore new ones, use this handy bookstore finder from IndieBound.org.

Shop by Phone or Online: Most bookstores are standing by their phones, email, and online ready to help you find a book and take your order! They will either ship the books to you or most offer curbside pick-up. Some even have their doors open depending on the location. You can also shop online at Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that financially supports local, independent bookstores.

Enjoy Audiobooks through Libro.fm: Audiobooks are all the rage right now. Listening to an audiobook helps time fly while road tripping, walking, jogging, biking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, or simply relaxing. One of the best ways to get audiobooks is through Libro.fm because each purchase directly supports an independent bookstore of your choice! And, of course, if you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama, Acts of Omission is now available as an audiobook!

Pre-order, Pre-order, Pre-order: Pre-ordering a book helps bookstores know what you want to read so that they can order it, have it in stock, and in your hot hands as soon as it’s released. When you pre-order, it also lets publishers know that there is a demand for an author’s work –  a win, win all around!

Buy Gift Cards: You can’t go wrong buying a bookstore gift card for someone you care about! Call or go online and purchase gift cards from your local bookstore.

Follow on Social Media: Stay in the know, get updates on book releases, author talks, giveaways, and more. Most have Facebook and Instagram, so start following your favorite local bookstores today!

To honor Independent Bookstore Day, author James Bostwick will be purchasing gift cards to some of his favorite local San Francisco Bay Area independent bookstores, including Book Passage, City Lights, Green Apple Books, and Sausalito Books by the Bay.

Be sure to follow Acts of Omission on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day – Acts of Omission Libro.fm Giveaway!

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Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, August 29, 2020. To celebrate, author James Bostwick is giving away 10 Libro.fm codes for his legal thriller, Acts of Omission, as well as one year-long Libro.fm membership!

Libro.fm is a site that makes it possible for you to purchase audiobooks from your local bookstore. You can purchase books à la carte if you are an occasional listener, or become a member at the same monthly cost as others and your first audiobook is free.

Local, independent bookstores need our support, especially as our communities face the challenges associated with COVID-19. Celebrate your bookstore and all they bring to your community by signing up for our Independent Bookstore Day Giveaway!

Ten people will win the Libro.fm audiobook version of Acts of Omission and one of those lucky winners will receive a 12-month membership to Libro.fm. The membership also comes with an additional free book, so that will be 14 audiobooks total!

Click here to Enter The Giveaway Contest!!!!

Listen to a sample of Acts of Omission Audiobook here:

Contest ends on Friday, September 4th, 2020 and the winners will be announced on Monday, September 7th, 2020.

Listen Up! Acts of Omission Audiobook Now Available

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Acts of Omission is now widely available in audiobook format through Audible and Libro.fm, an audiobook website that directly supports local bookstores.

If you enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries, suspense, and courtroom drama this is the audiobook for you!

Audiobook popularity is on the rise and it’s now easier than ever to find an audiobook that you’ll love! Listening to an audiobook helps time fly while road tripping, walking, jogging, biking, washing dishes, cleaning the house, or simply relaxing. And let’s be real, sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, relax and tune out what’s happening around us.

Acts of Omission audiobook is narrated by the amazing Roger Wayne, who also voiced The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which received an award for the best audiobook of 2017. Wayne is known for his poignant, down-to-earth, and at times hilarious delivery of the author’s words.

Wayne’s narration of Acts of Omission has already received rave reviews (over 425 reviews with a 4.4 out of 5.0 rating overall). Most listeners can’t believe it’s a debut novel, and are looking forward to the sequel. Here are a few reviews that sum up what listeners think…

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Acts of Omission is also available in print and e-book format. You can purchase all versions of the book by visiting the Acts of Omission website. For updates on the novel, giveaways, sequels, and more follow us on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.