International Commercial Arbitration in New York

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Author: James H. Carter,John Fellas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019993861X

Category: Law

Page: 710

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International Commercial Arbitration in New York focuses on the distinctive aspects of international arbitration in New York. Serving as an essential strategic guide, this book allows practitioners to represent clients more effectively in cases where New York is implicated as either the place of arbitration or evidence or assets are located in New York. Each chapter elucidates a vital topic, including the existing New York legal landscape, drafting considerations for clauses designating New York as the place of arbitration, and material and advice on selecting arbitrators. The book also covers a series of topics at the intersection of arbitral process and the New York courts, including jurisdiction, enforcing arbitration agreements, and obtaining preliminary relief and discovery. Class action arbitration, challenging and enforcing arbitral awards, and biographical materials on New York-based international arbitrators is also included, making this a comprehensive, valuable resource for practitioners.

The New York Paralegal

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Author: William P. Statsky,Robert A. Sarachan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418013021

Category: Law

Page: 528

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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.

Civil Litigation

Process and Procedures

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Author: Thomas Goldman,Alice Hart Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134831046

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 576

View: 2003

For courses in civil litigation. Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.

The Legalist Reformation

Law, Politics, and Ideology in New York, 1920-1980

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Author: William E. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875562

Category: Law

Page: 472

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Based on a detailed examination of New York case law, this pathbreaking book shows how law, politics, and ideology in the state changed in tandem between 1920 and 1980. Early twentieth-century New York was the scene of intense struggle between white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant upper and middle classes located primarily in the upstate region and the impoverished, mainly Jewish and Roman Catholic, immigrant underclass centered in New York City. Beginning in the 1920s, however, judges such as Benjamin N. Cardozo, Henry J. Friendly, Learned Hand, and Harlan Fiske Stone used law to facilitate the entry of the underclass into the economic and social mainstream and to promote tolerance among all New Yorkers. Ultimately, says William Nelson, a new legal ideology was created. By the late 1930s, New Yorkers had begun to reconceptualize social conflict not along class lines but in terms of the power of majorities and the rights of minorities. In the process, they constructed a new approach to law and politics. Though doctrinal change began to slow by the 1960s, the main ambitions of the legalist reformation--liberty, equality, human dignity, and entrepreneurial opportunity--remain the aspirations of nearly all Americans, and of much of the rest of the world, today.

Goals of Civil Justice and Civil Procedure in Contemporary Judicial Systems

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Author: Alan Uzelac

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331903443X

Category: Law

Page: 263

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This book is a collection of papers that address a fundamental question: What is the role of civil justice and civil procedure in the various national traditions in the contemporary world? The book presents striking differences among a range of countries and legal traditions, but also points to common trends and open issues. It brings together prominent experts, professionals and scholars from both civil and common law jurisdictions. It represents all main legal traditions ranging from Europe (Germanic and Romanic countries, Scandinavia, ex-Socialist countries) and Russia to the Americas (North and South) and China (Mainland and Hong Kong). While addressing the main issue – the goals of civil justice – the book discusses the most topical concerns regarding the functioning and efficiency of national systems of civil justice. These include concerns such as finding the appropriate balance between accurate fact-finding and the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time, the processing of hard cases and the function of civil justice as a specific public service. In the mosaic of contrasts and oppositions special place is devoted to the continuing battle between the individualistic/liberal approach and the collectivist/paternalistic approach – the battle in which, seemingly, paternalistic tendencies regain momentum in a number of contemporary justice systems.

Civil Litigation

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island

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Author: Kimberly A. Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137879380

Category: Law

Page: 438

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Unique in approach, this introduction to the litigation process prepares paralegals to understand and apply all the procedures necessary in an average civil lawsuit — showing them exactly what to look for and what steps to take when they open a litigation file at any stage. Unlike other books which address only Federal law litigation procedures (which account for only about 20% of the paralegal jobs that are available), this book addresses civil litigation procedures in five specific states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island — and is designed to be used in conjunction with each state's court rules. Very specific and practical, it starts at the beginning and takes readers through the entire process — covering all the relevant court Rules and Statutes involved. Focuses on the information the paralegal needs to do the job — not on those aspects usually handled by the attorney. Divides the litigation process into four stages to help readers understand where they are at all times in a lawsuit — what to expect, how much longer it could take to reach trial, and what to do after trial. Contains examples of real court documents representing each state and five different common civil lawsuits.

American Civil Procedure

A Guide to Civil Adjudication in US Courts

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Author: John Bilyeu Oakley,Vikram D. Amar,Vikram Amar

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041128727

Category: Law

Page: 286

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This convenient description of civil procedure in the federal and state courts of the United States will be greatly welcomed by lawyers and legal scholars everywhere. Without going into deep analysis, the book covers every important feature of these legal systems, drawing on the expertise and experience of two well-versed practitioners. As well as the rules, policies, normative principles, and future trends, the authors cite recent cases affecting procedure. Areas covered include sources, judicial organization, exercise of the legal profession, jurisdiction, due process standards, rules of evidence, enforcement of judgements, arbitration, and much more.

The New York Code of Civil Procedure

Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1876, as Amended by Chapter 422 of the Laws of 1877 : with Other Connected Legislation : with Notes and References

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Author: New York (State),Member of the New-York Bar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 344

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Civil Litigation in Comparative Context

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Author: Oscar G. Chase,Helen Hershkoff

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314155962

Category: Law

Page: 607

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This collection of edited readings introduces the varieties of litigation systems in use in different modern states. It opens with a treatment of the principal differences among the major civil litigation systems. Subsequent chapters cover the organization of courts and the legal profession, the role of the attorney and the judge, the processes of learning and proving facts, short cuts to judgment and provisional remedies, the appellate process, enforcement of judgments, and the prospects for convergence and harmonization. The book can be used as (i) an adjunct to an introductory civil procedure course; (ii) the text for an upper-class seminar in comparative procedure; and (iii) as a supplement to the existing general comparative law casebooks.

Attorney-client Privilege in Civil Litigation

Protecting and Defending Confidentiality

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Author: Vincent S. Walkowiak

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313947

Category: Law

Page: 458

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This edition has been substantially updated, revised and expanded wih new chapters, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, confidentiality/communications and ethical problems. This guide addresses the problems faced when representing corporate and other clients in civil litigation.

Postconviction DNA Testing

Recommendations for Handling Requests

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Author: Ronald Reinstein

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788188836

Category:

Page: 117

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A report of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence to identify ways to maximize the value of DNA testing in our criminal justice system. This analysis applies DNA technology to the appeals process while recognizing the value of finality in the criminal justice system. Chapters: introduction on DNA Testing & the roles of the participants; legal issues; biological issues; recommendations for prosecutors; recommendations for defense counsel; recommendations for the judiciary; recommendations for victim assistance; recommendations for laboratory personnel; glossary; resources; state statutes on notification of victims; & sample DNA test brochure.

The Missing Piece

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Author: Kevin Egan

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466856777

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Kirkus Reviews named Midnight, Kevin Egan's first diabolically twisty legal thriller, a "Best Book of 2013." Now Egan returns to the bench with The Missing Piece, an all-new tale of courtroom intrigue, legal maneuvers, deception, desperation...and cold-blooded murder. The Salvus Treasure is a fabulous hoard of ancient Roman silver, worth a total of seventy million dollars. Uncovered decades ago under disputed circumstances, the treasure has been claimed by various parties, some of whom will stop at nothing to secure full ownership of its riches. People have died—and killed—to possess all fourteen pieces of silver. The legal battle over who truly owns the treasure finally leads to the New York County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. But as teams of high-priced lawyers wrangle over provenance and witnesses, a shocking act disrupts the trial...and a crucial piece of evidence goes missing. The missing piece is a silver urn worth at least five million dollars. Now the race is on to discover what became of the urn...before the Salvus Treasure claims more lives. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In Praise of Litigation

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Author: Alexandra Lahav

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199380805

Category:

Page: 232

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It is not difficult to find critics of America's famously litigious society. We have more lawyers per capita than anywhere else. Critics say we are unmatched in our willingness to sue, pointing to anecdotes of frivolous suits such as a man who sued his drycleaner over a pair of pants or parents who sued a school when their son broke his leg going down a slide head first. The critics contend that the primary beneficiaries of litigation are attorneys themselves, and that the main effect of excessive litigiousness is reduced business innovation. The tort reform movement that they champion-dedicated to limiting the reach of lawsuits and in some cases eliminating certain types of suits altogether-has become a powerful force in America politics and law. The tort reform movement has had some real successes in limiting what can reach the courts, but there have been victims too. As Alexandra Lahav shows, it has become increasingly difficult for ordinary people to enforce their rights. In the grand scale of lawsuits, actually crazy or bogus lawsuits constitute a tiny minority; in fact, most anecdotes turn out to be misrepresentations of what actually happened. In In Praise of Litigation, Lahav argues that critics are blinded to the many benefits of lawsuits. The majority of lawsuits promote equality before the law, transparency, and accountability. Our ability to go to court is a sign of our strength as a society and enables us to both participate in and reinforce the rule of law. In addition, joining lawsuits gives citizens direct access to governmental officials-judges-who can hear their arguments about issues central to our democracy, including the proper extent of police power and the ability of all people to vote. It is at least arguable that lawsuits have helped spur major social changes in arenas like race relations and marriage rights, as well as made products safer and forced wrongdoers to answer for their conduct. In this defense, Lahav does not ignore the obvious drawbacks to litigiousness. It is expensive, stressful, and time consuming. Certainly, sensible reforms could make the system better. However, many of the proposals that have been adopted and are currently on the table seek only to solve problems that do not exist or to make it harder for citizens to defend their rights and to enforce the law. This is not the answer. In Praise of Litigation offers a level-headed and law-based assessment of the state of litigation in America as well as a number of practical steps that can be taken to ensure citizens have the right to defend themselves against wrongs while not odiously infringing on the rights of others.

Civil Procedure of the Trial Court in Historical Perspective

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Author: Robert Wyness Millar

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584774584

Category: History

Page: 534

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Millar, Robert Wyness. Civil Procedure of the Trial Court in Historical Perspective. New York: Published by the Law Center of New York University for the National Conference of Judicial Councils, 1952. xvi, 534 pp. Reprint available November 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-458-4. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of a title from the Judicial Administration Series published by the National Conference of Judicial Councils. Millar [1876-1959], a professor at Northwestern University Law School, was a leading authority on civil procedure and its history. Written near the end of his career, the present study is a brilliant summary of his life's work. It discusses antecedents of the Anglo-American system, the evolution of procedure and American and English civil procedure in the nineteenth century. Other chapters discuss the development of specific areas, such as introduction of the cause, mode of trial and voluntary dismissal.