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Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM

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Intended Audience:

Non-attorney (No CLE) may register as Law Office Staff.

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Location: 2nd Floor

Course ID: C052114

Credits: 2 NJ: 1 Ethics; 1 General
2 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional;

Course Description:

"This is a book I wish I had written" 
-- John Grisham, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

 Hear New York Times Best Selling Author Laurence Leamer discuss his book The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption. The book exposes the pernicious effect of the influence of large amounts of money in judicial elections and raises timely and provocative issues regarding judicial selection.

Learn about the 15-year struggle of two Pittsburgh lawyers to obtain justice for a small businessman whose coal mine was driven out of business by the former public company, Massey Energy and its controversial CEO, Don Blankenship.  The case proceeded all the way to the US Supreme Court, where the Court ruled in a 5-4 decision in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company, that the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment requires a judge to recuse himself not only when actual bias has been demonstrated or when the judge has an economic interest in the outcome of the case, but also when "extreme facts" create a "probability of bias."

 Mr. Leamer will also discus his experiences in writing the book and uncovering the many behind-the scenes dynamics surrounding the case -- including how the media was used to protect the rights of the client.

*All full-price, paid attendees will receive a copy of the book The Price of Justice


Speaker: Lawrence Leamer, NY Times Best Selling Author, The Price of Justice

Program Co-Chair & Moderator
: Walter Frank, Esq.
, Co-Chair NYCLA's Law and Literature Committee

Program Co-sponsor
: NYCLA's Law and Literature Committee


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