Alfred C. Tartaglia, Esq., holds the position of Principal Law Clerk to
Judge in the Supreme Court of the state of New York. As an employee of
the New York State court system since 1983, he has been employed in the
Appellate Division, First Department; the Appellate Term, First
Department; and the Law Department of Sup. Ct. New York County. At the
Appellate Division, he was editor-in-chief of all published memoranda,
civil and criminal, and the author of the official court training manual
for court attorneys, entitled "The Preparation of Civil Appeals"
(1992). He continues to research complex legal issues, and draft
decisions pertaining to both criminal and civil law issues.
Mr. Tartaglia was the author of numerous chapters for various treatises
before he was invited to become a General Editor for Matthew Bender and
Company (now a division of LexisNexis) in 1999. In that capacity he has
updated two treatises on real property law and practice-Warren's Weed
New York Real Property and Steinman's Bergerman and Roth, New York Real
Property Forms Annotated. From 1998 to
2002, Mr. Tartaglia was a lecturer at the New York County Lawyer's
Association Writing Workshop, where he taught a three-hour writing
course to law students designed to develop proficiency in legal writing.
His curriculum and written materials continue to be used. As a
Continuing Legal Education Lecturer at the New York State Court System
Law Clerk Seminars (2000 to present), he prepared written materials and
delivered lectures throughout New York State to attorneys employed by
the Court System in the following areas of law: Jury Charges and Verdict
Sheets, Settlement Skills and Techniques, and No Fault Law.
Mr. Tartaglia is a graduate of Duke University, where he majored in
English, and received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1980.
He was admitted New York State Bar in 1981, and the United States
Supreme Court in 1999. He is a former Board Member and present chair of
Continuing Legal Education Committee, Columbian Lawyers Association,
First Department, 2001.