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Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today?s Courts
     

Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today?s Courts

by James P. Gray
 

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What do Hammurabi, Solomon, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. have in common? They all presided as judges, relying on a precise understanding of the law to mete out justice. Today’s judges, too, have a significant opportunity to intelligently resolve disputes and artfully change lives, but they also face many other daily challenges. Unfortunately, there is no

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What do Hammurabi, Solomon, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. have in common? They all presided as judges, relying on a precise understanding of the law to mete out justice. Today’s judges, too, have a significant opportunity to intelligently resolve disputes and artfully change lives, but they also face many other daily challenges. Unfortunately, there is no real handbook for a practicing judge—or there wasn’t, until now.

Written by Judge James P. Gray, Wearing the Robe explores the day-to-day realities of being a judge, from faithfully applying the law in court to sharing knowledge outside the courthouse. The author addresses a range of important topics, examining how judges can obtain and refine their skills, preside effectively over judicial calendars, healthfully manage the restrictions placed on their private lives, and more. Throughout, personal insights and practical tips add to the firm foundation of knowledge.

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California Courts Commentary Magazine Hon.Clay M. Smith

Wearing the Robe - "Inspirational in its general view of the judicial calling and exceptionally practical in its explanation of how to seek, attain, and excel in that calling. It is a very profitable read for sitting judges, judicial aspirants, and others with an interest in the role of judge in today's society."

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ISBN-13:
9780757002427
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

James P. Gray received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from USC. Judge Gray began as a staff judge advocate and criminal defense attorney in the US Navy JAG Corps. He then spent several years as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, and private practice in civil litigation. He has been a trial court judge in Orange County, California, since 1983, and has received numerous awards for his legal and civic activities.

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