Evidence Trial Manual 2018


Evidence: A Courtroom Manual is exactly what its title suggests: A manual designed for rapid courtroom reference of frequently encountered evidentiary issues that you are likely to face in your family law trials. Unlike our more elaborate and scholarly seminar course books, the Courtroom Manual is terse (under 200 pages) and to the point. It gives you the citation you need and a digest of the decision so that you can readily cite authority for your objections and evidentiary positions. The Table of Contents gives you a glimpse as to the scope of its coverage:


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About The Authors


timTimothy Tippins Esq.

Timothy M. Tippins, Esq. is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School and serves on the faculty of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and on the Affiliate Postdoctoral Forensic Faculty at St. John’s University. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Psychology at Siena College. He is a private practitioner who has engaged in matrimonial and family law practice since 1975 and devotes his practice exclusively to serving as trial counsel and consultant to other family law practitioners on a nationwide basis, with special emphasis on the presentation and cross-examination of expert mental health testimony. Tippins has served in all major professional leadership positions in the New York family law community, including President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New York Chapter, Chair of the NYSBA Family Law Section, and Chair of the NYSBA Task Force on Family Law. Tippins is a regular feature columnist for the New York Law Journal and is the author of the multi-volume treatise New York Matrimonial Law & Practice (West Publishing).

Company Name: MatLaw Systems Corp.
E-mail: tmtippins@matlaw.com

Stephen Gassman has been practicing matrimonial and family law for over 30 years, and has garnered a nationwide reputation as a leader in the field. He is one of fewer than 100 trial lawyers nationwide to be designated as a Diplomate of the exclusive American College of Family Trial Lawyers.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina and New York Law School, Mr. Gassman has served as an adjunct professor of law at Touro Law School, as Chair of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and as President of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Committee on Matrimonial Practice of the Unified Court System of the State of New York. He also serves on the Law Guardian Advisory Panel to the Tenth Judicial District, and as a member of the Judicial Hearing Officer Screening Committee of the Tenth Judicial District.
Mr. Gassman has authored numerous articles and monographs on all facets of matrimonial law and is the co-author, with Timothy M. Tippins, Esq., of counsel to Gassman Baiamonte Betts PC, of the popular works Evidence for Matrimonial Lawyers and Matrimonial Valuation. He is an editor of Fairshare, a monthly matrimonial law publication, and has authored a chapter on the Use of Appraisers in the Valuation of Marital Property, published by Matthew Bender, as well as articles for the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Review. Mr. Gassman has lectured extensively to bar groups and at judicial symposiums on the national, state and local levels.
As the founding member of the firm, Mr. Gassman has successfully tried hundreds of matrimonial cases, and settled thousands of cases, throughout his career. In addition, he has served as appellate counsel in the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals. The New York Post has written that he is regarded as the top divorce lawyer in Nassau County.