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."
Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today?s Courtsby James P. Gray
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 judgeor 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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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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