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ABA book examines civil rights law in the social, political climate of America today

ABA book examines civil rights law in the social, political climate of America today

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2013 — Invoking individual rights goes to the heart of what it means to be an American. But unfortunately, our property, liberty and even life can be sacrificed when fundamental civil rights are asserted. Now, a new book from the American Bar Association will help both the public exercise these rights and lawyers better defend their clients when they are violated.

“Civil Rights Litigation: Representing Plaintiffs Today’’ represents one of the first civil rights legal guides since the Occupy Movement swept the country two years ago. The book provides an update on many of the legal cases arising from Occupy and details legal paths for lawyers to assist clients when authorities wrongfully attempt to deny First, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendment rights as well as other aspects of civil rights law. “Civil Rights Litigation” highlights key tools and strategies offered by the litigation process and alternate dispute resolution and will assist attorneys obtain relief for clients when their rights are denied.

The author, Rebecca A. Taylor of Hollywood, Fla., received her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Law Center and a B.A. degree from Rutgers University in American studies. A native of Newark, Del., who served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, she began her career as a paralegal, working in some of the top law firms in New York. As an attorney, Taylor has focused on litigation, practicing in family law, landlord-tenant law, commercial litigation, guardianships, appellate work, property rights, consumer advocacy, tort law and foreclosures.

Title:                “Civil Rights Litigation: Representing Plaintiffs Today”

Publisher:        ABA Publishing

Pages:              322

Product Code:  1620575

ISBN:               978-1-62722-317-1

Size:                6x9

Price:               $129.95

Orders: 800-285-2221

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies are available by sending an email to Neal Cox at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Neal Cox c/o ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at and on Twitter @ABANews

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