About

This website is the outgrowth of a short treatise prepared by Jane Coleman in 2005 for Brian Brokate of Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, whose support she gratefully acknowledges. This updated online version of that treatise is intended to be interactive, with blog-style comment space provided to readers on each topic.

Jane Coleman graduated from Stanford Law School and The Johns Hopkins University (with departmental honors) and was an associate at New York’s Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP. She went on to serve as Assistant Director of Legal Affairs for the national office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New York where she advised ADL’s regional offices on a variety of civil rights and constitutional law matters.  She is the author of the ADL booklet “Combating Bigotry on Campus” (1989) and the editor of the 1988 ADL Litigation Docket. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Most of Jane’s career was spent as a legal writer and editor for Matthew Bender and New Jersey’s Gann Law Books, where she edited and wrote on the topics of New York and New Jersey civil practice, New Jersey estate taxation, and New Jersey claims against public entities. She is also co-editor, along with author Ronald Coleman, of the chapter on responses to complaints in federal courts that appeared in the first edition of West’s Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, published by the American Bar Association.

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