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Library Notes


The Library keeps its collection current and regularly procures newly released publications that may be of value to our members’ practice. We welcome any suggestions and recommendations you have that will enhance our collection. The following is a brief list of some of the new acquisitions and updates. 

To make suggestions about book purchases, please contact Anna Smallen or Dan Jordan by email at asmallen@nycla.org or djordan@nycla.org or by phone at 212-267-6646, ext. 201.

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NEW EDITIONS

Art, Artifact, Architecture and Museum Law, 2009 edition (Thomson West).
The Cost of Credit, 4th edition (National Consumer Law Center).
Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules, August 2009 edition (Thomson West).
McKinney's New York Law and the Family, 2009 edition (Thomson West).
New York DWI Defense Forms, 2009 edition and forms on CD-ROM (Thomson West).
Postconviction Remedies, 2009 edition (Thomson West).

NEWLY UPDATED

Americans With Disabilities Act: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 28.
Attorney Corporate Client Privilege, 3rdedition (Thomson West) 2009-2 Cumulative Supplement.
Attorneys Fees, 3rd edition (Thomson West) 2009 Update and Supplement.
Bender's Forms of Pleading (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 112.
Broker-Dealer Regulation (Thomson West) Release number 15.
Collection Actions: Defending Consumers and Their Assets (National Computer Law Center) 2009 Supplement.
Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 81.
Computer Law, (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 55.

Consumer Class Actions, 6th edition (National Computer Law Center) 2009 Supplement.
Cooperative Housing Law and Practice – Forms (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 68.
Fair Debt Collection, 6th edition (National Computer Law Center) 2009 Supplement.
Federal Control of Business: Antitrust Laws (Thomson West) 2009 Supplement.
Handling Automobile Warranty and Repossession Cases, 2nd edition (Thomson West) 2009 Pocket Parts.
The Law of Torts (Thomson West) 2009 Pocket Parts.
Medical Malpractice: Checklists and Discovery (Thomson West). 2009 Release and forms on CD-ROM.
Modern Federal Jury Instructions: Criminal (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 54B.
New York Collections, 2nd edition (Thomson West) 2009 Release.
New York Trial Guide (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 19.
Rasch's New York Landlord and Tenant: Including Summary Proceedings, 4th edition (Thomson West) 2009 Pocket Parts.
Steinman's Bergerman & Roth New York Real Property Forms Annotated (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) Release number 76.

PERIODICALS

Cause of Action Against Landlord for Injury Caused by Dangerous or Defective Condition of Stairs or Steps on Residential Premises,Causes of Action Second, vol. 40 (August 2009).
The Law, Economics and Psychology of Subprime Mortgage Contracts, Cornell Law Review, vol. 94 no .5 (July 2009).
Myth or Mess? International Choice of Law in Action, New York University Law Review, vol. 84 no. 3 (June 2009).
Symposium: Constitutionalism and Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival: The Challenge of Global and Local Fundamentalisms, Cardozo Law Review, vol. 30 no. 6 (June 2009).
Symposium: Law Politics and the Media, Syracuse Law Review, vol. 59 no. 3 (2009).
Symposium: The Sixth John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium,  Quinnipiac Law Review, vol. 27 no. 3 (2009).
Twentieth Annual Issue on State Constitutional Law, Rutgers Law Journal, vol. 39 no. 4 (Summer 2008).

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