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Career Success Secrets for COURT CLERKS By Imtiaz Syed
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Court Clerks Perform clerical duties in court of law; prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges; and contact witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for... More > court. Sample of reported job titles: Deputy Clerk, Court Clerk, Judicial Assistant, Deputy Court Clerk, Courtroom Clerk, Court Specialist, Case Manager, Circuit Court Clerk, Clerk, Deputy Clerk of Court< Less
Maintaining the Public Trust: Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks (Third Edition - 2012) By Federal Judicial Center
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New law clerks: welcome to the federal court system. Career clerks: thank you for your continued service. During your clerkship, you will provide valuable assistance as your judge resolves disputes... More > that are of great importance to the parties, and often to the public. The parties and the public accept judges’ rulings because they trust the system to be fair and impartial. Maintaining this trust is crucial to the continued success of our courts. That’s why, although you have many responsibilities that demand your attention, you must never lose sight of your ethical obligations. You need to become familiar with the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, which has five canons. In brief, the canons provide that you should • uphold the independence and integrity of the judiciary and of your office; • avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities; • adhere to appropriate standards in performing your duties; • avoid conflict with official duties and the appearance of impropriety in all...< Less
Heady Waters By John Louis Horan
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Mike Hanigan, a brilliant but chronically underachieving young attorney, is drinking his way through a mundane daily existence as a judicial law clerk for a federal bankruptcy judge. But a grisly... More > decapitation of a senator’s lesbian daughter in Hanigan’s hometown, and the prodding of a fiery intelligent female colleague, ignite a self-awakening in Hanigan, thrusting him into the very heart of a murder investigation and shaking him free from a lifestyle of apathy and indifference. With timely assists from a casual but clever down-home homicide investigator, an eccentric young minister, and a hard-partying collection of rough-and-tumble “river rats,” Hanigan helps untangle a murderous web of sex, money, and dirty politics and, in the process, unearths in himself a wellspring of passion and purpose.< Less
Heady Waters By John Louis Horan
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Mike Hanigan, a brilliant but chronically underachieving young attorney, is drinking his way through a mundane daily existence as a judicial law clerk for a federal bankruptcy judge. But a grisly... More > decapitation of a senator’s lesbian daughter in Hanigan’s hometown, and the prodding of a fiery intelligent female colleague, ignite a self-awakening in Hanigan, thrusting him into the very heart of a murder investigation and shaking him free from a lifestyle of apathy and indifference. With timely assists from a casual but clever down-home homicide investigator, an eccentric young minister, and a hard-partying collection of rough-and-tumble “river rats,” Hanigan helps untangle a murderous web of sex, money, and dirty politics and, in the process, unearths in himself a wellspring of passion and purpose.< Less
Bleak House By Charles Dickens
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The story concerns a long-running legal dispute which has far-reaching consequences for all involved, and serves as Dickens' assault on the flaws of the British judiciary system (based in part on his... More > own experiences as a law clerk). The author's harsh characterization of the slow, arcane Chancery law process gave voice to widespread frustration with the system, helping to set the stage for its eventual reform in the 1870s.< Less
Bleak House By Charles Dickens
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Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce, and the childish and disingenuous Harold Skimpole, as well as the likeable but imprudent... More > Richard Carstone. At the novel's core is long-running litigation in England's Court of Chancery, Jarndyce v Jarndyce, which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. This case revolves around a testator who apparently made several wills. The litigation, which already has taken many years and consumed between £60,000 and £70,000 in court costs, is emblematic of the failure of Chancery. Dickens's assault on the flaws of the British judicial system is based in part on his own experiences as a law clerk, and in part on his experiences as a Chancery litigant seeking to enforce copyright on his earlier books. His harsh characterisation of the slow, arcane Chancery law process gave memorable form to pre-existing widespread frustration with the system ...< Less
The Legal and Political Status of International Parliamentary Institutions By Claudia Kissling
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This paper contains a worldwide analysis of International Parliamentary Institutions (IPIs) in existence to date. Their number and competences are steadily increasing but still there are hardly any... More > substantive comparative investigations. This study fills this gap. One of its conclusions is that IPIs increasingly fulfill genuine parliamentary oversight functions. They can contribute to overcoming democracy deficits at both regional and global levels. At the global level, the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly is recommended. From the preface by Murumba Werunga, Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training at the National Assembly of Kenya and former Clerk of the Pan-African Parliament: "This is a most welcome publication that goes a long way in providing for the first time a near complete account and analysis of the place and contribution of the International Parliamentary Institutions to the global evolution of democratic practice and governance."< Less
Creating eBriefs: A Step-by-Step Manual for the Legal Professional By Aaron Krigelski
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An eBrief is the collection of hyperlinked documents related to a specific motion or filing. It incorporates the motion(s) as well as the cited materials (typically exhibits, cases, and transcripts... More > as well as other cited documents). These are all organized electronically and hyperlinked so the judge, clerk, or other trier-of-fact can easily read and review the motion. This eBrief manual was created with small firms and solo practitioners in mind, but there are many others in the legal profession who will also find it useful. In addition to attorneys, litigation support teams tasked with creating eBriefs will benefit greatly. Additionally, there is a lot of useful information here for eBrief vendors who may want to explore other ways to create their product or fine tune their skills. Basically, there is something for everyone.< Less
Another Place, Another Times By Max G Bernard
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Five Stories. A short anthology of stories by Max G. Bernard. Four science fiction stories and a semi-autobiographical tale of the 1960's. Includes: If Only...: His future self told him his story... More > would win awards. But he knew it was not to be. Not on this ordinary mundane world... Second Time Around: He sought to reach his destiny. But all these time travelers from the future kept trying to interfere. And he says: "I am not a crook, I am a ..." Meeting of the Minds: The inhabitants of Mars had a serious products liability claim to pursue against a human corporation. And a new law clerk on the Interplanetary Supreme Court, assigned to help write the opinion, faces a challenging task... Warm Summer Night: Changing Weather. A man and his dog. And an encounter. In the not too distant future? The Reader Suffers the Loss of Dostoyevsky: Who stole my entire collection of Dostoyevsky's books during a party at my home one evening forty years ago, and why?< Less
Fool for a Lawyer By Mark Crane
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From the Bronx, New York City, MARK CRANE writes this thoughtful, often humorous memoir, the story of a subway motorman who fights to maintain his natural custody of his two children. Facing divorce... More > from a vengeful and legally-savvy ex, the author finds a legal sinkhole developing under his feet, and a true modern Orwellian struggle ensues. This story turns the sanctity of the court system on its head, exposing its elaborate machinations, petty and devious, to the reader. Still, Crane succeeds in telling his very personal story of a Pennsylvania native finding his way to New York, trying to make sense of life and love. This father of four earned his BA from New York University. He has served as both Probation Officer and Senior Court Clerk for the State of New York. As activist, he has organized various NYC-based efforts to stop the Darfur genocide. Mr. Crane blogs at Motormanmark.com about matters both serious and humorous, as varied as politics and parenthood, public policy and home repair.< Less