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NYCLA EVENT FEATURES PETE HAMILL
NEW YORK – DECEMBER 22, 2005 – The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is hosting a benefit featuring author, editor and journalist Pete Hamill on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 PM at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. Mr. Hamill will discuss the history of lower Manhattan and read an excerpt from his latest book, Downtown: My Manhattan. Following his presentation, there will be a reception and book signing.
All proceeds from the benefit will support the cataloging and preservation of NYCLA’s archival collection. Among the historic documents recently discovered in the archives are: the six-volume Nuremberg trial transcripts; a first edition, two-volume signed copy of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant’s Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant; and the trial transcripts from the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire trial, People v. Harris and Blanck.
NYCLA members and researchers have access to the Library’s more than 200,000 volumes of scholarly archival documents, old treatises, superseded documents and rare books that date as far back as the 17th century.
Ticket prices for the event, which include an autographed copy of Mr. Hamill’s book, are: $1,000 – Benefactor, $500 – Patron, $250 – Sponsor, $125 – Non-Member, $100 – NYCLA Member. The fundraiser is co-sponsored by the Association’s Library, History and Law & Literature Committees.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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