Recent Publication Announcements Received

The following are some of the recent publication announcements received by the New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library:


Leadership for Lawyers, Second Edition

By Herb Rubenstein Enhance your leadership skills this year! This new book explains various theories of leadership, provides practical advice on how to become a better leader, and shows how increasing leadership development education and training could significantly improve the legal profession as a whole. It identifies the various brands of leadership that authors and business men and women have been teaching and practicing, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life and Work: Taking the Stress Out of Success

By George W. Kaufman Will 2008 offer a less stressful, more fulfilling life? Author, lawyer and lecturer George W. Kaufman shows how to lead a more inspired life through tested approaches, practical examples and interactive exercises. The book and accompanying CD will help you meet the demands of the legal professions while achieving life satisfaction, identify personal stressors and managed them, live your values and develop an action plan for effective change.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice

Edited By Sarina A. Butler, Richard G. Paszkiet If you are considering buying, selling, closing, or merging a law practice, this book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process. It covers ethics, valuation, tax consequences, file preservation and more. The guide includes handy checklists, forms, sample agreements, and sample letters as well as a material from the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Access to Government in the Computer Age An Examination of State Public Records Laws
By Martha Harrell Chumbler
Access to Government in the Computer Age: An Examination of State Public Records Laws
Experienced lawyers from a variety of practice areas explore the impact of technology on access to public records laws, including:

The application of public records laws to electronic data

Implications of electronic documents within the context of discovery
The interplay between access to public records and litigants’ right of discovery
The delicate balance between right of public access to electronic records and the right to personal privacy
E-mail and the determination of when this form of communication becomes a public record and the extent to which it is subject to public disclosure

Public records issues and the pitfalls that confront private entities doing business with state and local agencies
The relationship between traditional attorney work, client communication privileges, and public records laws


From Law School To Law Practice: The New Associate’s Guide, 3d Ed.

PHILADELPHIA – There’s one thing new associates, law firms, and corporate law departments can agree on – law school does not fully prepare lawyers to practice law or understand the business of law. The new ALI-ABA handbook, From Law School To Law Practice: The New Associate’s Guide, Third Edition, is an essential resource for new lawyers that gives practical, real-world advice on what law firms and corporate law departments expect from new associates.

The ALI-ABA bestseller by Suzanne B. O’Neill, Catherine Gerhauser Sparkman, and Ronald L. Jones (contributing author) provides guidance on what clients and experienced attorneys expect from new associates. The text helps new associates understand how the “business of law” relates to the practice of law in law firms and corporations; learn about the values, culture, and expectations of the law firm as a business and as a professional office; relate to clients and determine what role to assume when working with and for them; translate clients’ needs and desires into appropriate services and work products; and manage assignments and deadlines.

From Law School To Law Practice gives new attorneys pointers on how to communicate with supervisory attorneys about the progress and status of assignments; efficiently handle record-keeping duties; develop meeting skills; understand the various roles played by the corporate lawyer: legal counsel, strategic business partner, and facilitator; and work toward long-term career and business opportunities.

The authors advise attorneys entering law practice on the culture of law firms and corporate law departments. The book helps reduce the “culture shock” that often occurs during the adjustment from student life to law firm or corporate law department practice, enabling a smooth transition. For law students, it is a valuable aid in determining whether or not to enter law firm practice and in formulating questions to ask during the interviewing process.

Suzanne B. O’Neill fused her extensive experience as a client and as a consultant to law firms, as well as years as a tax and litigation practitioner, in developing descriptions of client expectations for the book, in conjunction with Catherine Sparkman. In addition, she has drawn on her years of teaching courses in client relations and in strategic market planning, as an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Legal Administration program at the University of Denver College of Law.

Catherine Gerhauser Sparkman has represented corporate, association, government, and private clients. Ms. Sparkman serves as the Director, Government Relations, for the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. She has extensive private practice experience in many aspects of federal and state law, emphasizing corporate and regulatory law, employment law, and civil litigation, including hospital and managed care liability, and professional malpractice.

A former vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Ronald L. Jones draws on a wealth of experience gained during his career as in-house corporate counsel in eight different corporations in four different industries, each with their unique corporate cultures and client demands.

From Law School To Law Practice: The New Associate’s Guide, Third Edition (2008, 450 pages, softbound, Order Code BK44), is available for $69 with free shipping/handling. For more information or to order, contact the ALI-ABA Customer Service Department, 4025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099; call 800-CLE-NEWS (253-6397); or, with a credit card, FAX to 215-243-1664, or visit ALI-ABA’s website at Contact the ALI-ABA Office of Electronic and Print Publications at 800-CLE-NEWS (253-6397), ext. 1604, for review copies.


Keep updated on the latest Trade Mark Law developments in China.

Trademark Law in China Pirates in the Middle Kingdom : The Ensuing Trademark Battle
Second Edition

By: Tan Loke Khoon Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong / China
China has taken active steps to develop a comprehensive intellectual property regime and has acceded to most international intellectual property conventions. New rules and regulations have been implemented but the application and enforcement of them remain unclear.

The second edition of Pirates in the Middle Kingdom provides a comprehensive analysis of China’s developing trademark laws. Not merely stating the relevant law, the book elaborates on how the law complies with international conventions and treaties, such as TRIPS and the practicalities of registration, use and enforcement of trademarks in China.

Application of relevant rules in regulations are neatly illustrated by case studies and useful appendices include translations of the Chinese Intellectual Property and Trademark laws, related notices and regulations and cases decided by the Chinese Supreme People’s Court.

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chinese-language Marks Chapter 3 Well-known Trademarks Chapter 4 Administrative and Enforcement Frameworks Chapter 5 Trademark Registration Chapter 6 Trademark Oppositions Chapter 7 Trademark Cancellations Chapter 8 Trademark Licensing and Assignment Chapter 9 Trademark Infringement Chapter 10 Trademark Counterfeiting Chapter 11 Enforcement of Trademark Rights Chapter 12 Civil Litigation Chapter 13 Domain Names and the Internet Chapter 14 Other Intellectual Property Rights and Related Areas of Law Chapter 15 Conclusion
Jurisdiction: China ISBN 978 962 66132 7 6 Published: December 2007 480pp

Price: US $192


Electoral Count of 1877
Proceedings of the Electoral Commission and of the Two Houses of Congress in Joint Meeting Relative to the Count of Electoral Votes Cast December 6, 1876….

This new Hein reprint contains the proceedings of the Electoral Commission and of the two houses of Congress while they worked to resolve the disputes of the United States presidential election of 1876. The election was contested by the Democrats and Republicans alike. At issue were 20 electoral votes from the states of Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, and South Carolina.

United States Tribal Court Directory
Second Edition

This newly updated edition follows the format of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association’s tribal courts directory and contains information from courts in 32 states. This work, which is part of the AALL Publication Series, includes a well-ordered index and reference source for ease of use. .

An Exposition of Our Judicial System and Civil Procedure as Reconstructed Under the Judicature Acts Including the Act of 1876
With Comments on Their Effect and Operation

This new acid-free reprint, by W.F. Finlason, describes the Supreme Court of Judicature Acts of the late nineteenth century. These acts essentially joined together the previously chaotic British courts of Equity and Common Law. Obtain your copy of this AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries title today!

The Marriage of Near Kin
Considered with Respect to the Laws of Nations, the Result of Experience and the Teachings of Biology

Alfred Henry Huth attempts to prove to the reader that near-kin marriages, also called consanguineous, should not be prohibited by law. He explains that these marriages are actually not genetically harmful, as the government and society deem them to be. Order your copy of this one-of-a-kind reprint from Hein today. .

The Centenary of Associate Justice John Catron of the United States Supreme Court

This acid-free reprint from Hein is a must-have for those interested in the historical and influential figures of the United States Supreme Court. This historical account of the life of Justice John Catron paints a picture of a self-taught lawyer who rose from humble beginnings, befriended fellow Tennessean and future president Andrew Jackson, and came to sit in one of the most esteemed and honored positions of this nation, United States Supreme Court Justice.

International Arbitral Law and Procedure
Being a Resume of the Procedure and Practice of International Commissions, and Including the Views of Arbitrators Upon Questions Arising Under the Law of Nations
This newly reprinted book is a great addition to your international law collection. Published for the International School of Peace, this work endeavored to present a brief analysis of nearly 650 cases brought before the international arbitral tribunals before 1910. Author Jackson H. Ralston draws principally from Moore’s Digest of International Arbitrations, as well as from ten commissions in the Venezuelan Arbitrations of 1903.

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