Free Justice

Important new history published June 2020. Includes focus on the organized legal profession’s role and attitudes.

Rodriguez v. Rosenblatt

Along with State v. Conley, established right to counsel in NJ municipal court when imprisonment or large fine is actually threatened or when there is a likelihood of conviction.

Freedom Finance Co. v. Berry

New York default judgment not entitled to full faith and credit in NJ due to lack of jurisdiction, in scam where NJ resident had no real connection with NY.

Richard Teitelman

Worked at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for 23 years, including 18 years as executive director and general counsel. Was a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, then was both the first Jewish and the first legally blind judge on the Missouri Supreme Court.