Philip Straniere
’69, the supervising judge in Staten Island Civil Court, has been called “the bard of the Staten Island courts,” known for his “entertaining judicial writing” (according to a 2011 profile in the New York Times). Now he has written a layman’s guidebook to success in small claims court: Filing and Winning Small Claims for Dummies (Wiley, 2013). If you are in the midst of a minor conflict, or think you may be someday, check it out.

“Like it or not, digital interviews are an increasing reality,” writes Forbes blogger Cheryl Conner. A new book by Paul J. Bailo ’90, The Essential Digital Interview Handbook (Career Press, 2013), provides tips for how to handle these types of interactions successfully via Skype, Google Hangout, GoToMeeting, and more.