New York Practice

Author: David Siegel
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781634599825
Size: 12.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Described by many lawyers as the bible of New York practice, Siegel's Hornbook on New York Practice serves as the complete guide to civil practice in New York state courts, with a broad perspective in each subject. Used by students, lawyers, and judges alike and cited in thousands of New York cases, it discusses such topics as statutes of limitations, personal jurisdiction, appearance, venue, parties, papers, pleadings, motion practice, accelerated judgment, provisional remedies, disclosure, pretrial incidents, judgment, arbitration, and res judicata. The hornbook addresses pitfalls for practicing attorneys and judges. To eliminate the gap between what a student learns in law school and what a new lawyer actually needs to know in practice, the book starts from scratch on subjects, rather then assuming knowledge. This time-saving reference guide contains a Westlaw appendix; expert commentary; footnote citations to leading court decisions; and tables of cases, statutes and court rules.

Leadership On The Federal Bench

Author: Jeffrey Brandon Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199772414
Size: 17.72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein considers the ways a particularly gifted federal judge seized the opportunities available to district judges to influence the results of the cases before him, and employed the tools available to him to make policy having a national impact. In the book, author Jeffrey Morris considers the ways in which the judge, Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York, has been limited by his position. This book adds to the slim literature about the policy-making role of district judges applying the work of legal historians, political scientists and those trained in the law. Focusing upon an admitted judicial activist - perhaps the most famous, innovative and controversial district judge sitting today - the book permits a close look at activism at the trial level. Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein begins by analyzing the job of a federal district judge and why it is profitable to study Judge Weinstein. Related topics include Weinstein's background before appointment to the bench; the political and legal environment within which Weinstein has judged and the characteristics of the district in which he sat and its possible impact on him. Part of the book focuses on Weinstein's judicial output for each of his four decades on the bench. Cases are drawn from a diverse number of areas, among them the areas of civil rights, freedom of speech, search and seizures, organized crime and political corruption cases, evidence and procedure. Finally, conclusions are made on the role of district courts, judicial activism in general, along with a summary of Judge Weinstein's career.

The New York Paralegal

Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418013028
Size: 19.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Never before has teaching the critical state-specific material that your paralegal students need to know been easier or more organized! A truly innovative resource, The New York Paralegal contains the information, documents, and resources essential to paralegal students who will be working in New York State, thus eliminating the need for instructors to gather this material piecemeal. Instead, this book does it all for you by compiling all of this information into a single, handy resource. Coverage includes an overview of the paralegal profession, ethics, the legal system, research, and even a comprehensive legal dictionary - all as they pertain to New York State laws and statutes. With all of this vital content provided in such a user-friendly format, students will find this an invaluable reference throughout their academic and professional careers. And instructors will find that they can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Secret Adoption

Author: Thomas F. Liotti
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450295574
Size: 19.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Just before the death of his parents, author Tom Liotti, legendary lawyer and judge from New York, learned that he was adopted. In his heartfelt autobiography, Liotti shares the amazing story of how this knowledge impacted his life, his work, and his legacy. Liotti traces the lineage of his parents, Louis and Eileen, and then delves into his childhood. From his first days at kindergarten to being a collegiate swimmer and eventually a famous civil rights attorney, Liotti reveals how his parents always offered encouragement and support through every facet of his life, loved him unconditionally, and shaped his passion for social justice. But it was the discovery of his adoption that altered Liotti’s world, sending him down an uncharted path. He began searching for his biological parents, desperate to find his roots and know his heritage. No matter his findings, though, Liotti realized how each of us has limitless potential and that love has an infinite capacity to change the world. Gripping, honest, and real, The Secret Adoption brilliantly captures one man’s incredible journey into the past and speaks to the resilience of the human spirit.

A Corkscrew Life

Author: Richard Coulson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491734759
Size: 10.57 MB
Format: PDF
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Richard Coulson’s memoir of his peripatetic life vividly describes his unique travels and the exceptional people he met along the way. His adventures began at birth and continued into his childhood with his glamorous mother in Nassau, Bahamas. Following an Ivy League education and army service in Korea, he became a New Yorker practicing law with a major Wall Street firm. His move into investment banking led to eight years in London, and his eventual return to Nassau, an offshore financial centre. His professional career has involved projects with locations ranging from Latin America to Europe to the Far East, with particular emphasis on Mexico, where he advised on many ventures and made life-long friends. He enjoyed gaining intriguing insights with contacts in Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, and Switzerland, as well as a notorious American inside-trader, and a charming fugitive scoundrel known as “The Pirate of Prague.” The range of his personal interests were reflected in his friendships with conservative pundit William F. Buckley; Russian aristocrat Prince Nikita Lobanov, who rose from penniless exile to sell his art collection to Putin’s Russian government; and Norbert Schlei, a star attorney whose success was shattered by a misguided Federal prosecution. Interwoven into A Corkscrew Life are passages revealing both the joys and disappointments of Mr. Coulson’s own life It describes his obsession with sailing; the strains on his family from changing homes; love, illness and death; questionable career moves; and an unexpected epiphany.