NEW YORK JUSTICE: My 40-Year Courtroom Journey from Rookie Prosecutor to Veteran Criminal Trial Judge

By | October 12, 2019
NEW YORK JUSTICE: My 40-Year Courtroom Journey from Rookie Prosecutor to Veteran Criminal Trial Judge Author Joel Goldberg
ISBN-10 1942500289
ISBN-13 9781942500285
Year 2016-12-12
Pages 234
Language English
Publisher Boulevard Books
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New York Justice is the story of Judge Goldbergs courtroom journey from rookie prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office to one of New Yorks most experienced criminal trial judges As a new prosecutor right out of law school Judge Goldberg made his share of mistakes which are recounted with humor and self deprecation The stories of his criminal trials and appeals reveal an inside look into how a young lawyer confronts the variety of legal ethical and practical problems in these cases from the rare dual perspective of a prosecutor who did both trials and appeals In the second part of New York Justice Judge Goldberg gives his insights into his Supreme Court trials covering the full range of state law crimes These cases presented in short story style include a naked man running down the street escaping a sexual assault a Black Hasidic Jew who was an alleged serial rapist a double murder where the victims body parts were cut up with a circular saw an alleged Mafia killing ordered by John Gotti where there was information received that a juror might be killed during the trial and a police officer who praised police brutality on social media The final section of New York Justice contains some of Judge Goldbergs memorable experiences both as a prosecutor and a judge including a wedding he officiated on a boat and a problem with the best man being allowed to attend his assignment to be a judge in Manhattan at a court session beginning at 1 00 am on January 1 1988 with a reporter from the New York Times sitting on the bench next to him and his courtroom encounters when he was a prosecutor with famed civil rights attorney William Kunstler and with a judge who improperly put Judge Goldbergs supervisor in jail for contempt of court Judge Goldberg has lectured extensively to bar associations and judicial conferences and has had more than 50 of his written opinions published in New York s official legal publication of court decisions His decades of courtroom experience and in depth understanding of the law has given him the extraordinary ability to describe his career and his cases in both an entertaining and educational style that will bring enjoyment and an appreciation of the criminal trial process to his readers

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