Archives for the month of: August, 2014

A lawyer for 20 years, Chris Salamone has earned experience in both corporate law and private practice. Based on strong political convictions about the past, present, and future of the United States, Chris Salamone has authored a book, Rescue America.

As set forth in his book’s opening chapter, its premise is the belief that Americans should return to the values shared by its founders: personal responsibility, gratitude, and sacrifice. The author maintains that these intangibles underlie the national debate on health care and reduced government spending, among others. Such values guided the actions of America’s founders and later waves of immigrants.

Citizenship is more than a legal status. It involves an understanding of these values and a willingness to make sacrifices for their continuation. The author cites The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an example. He declared that attaining justice was in accordance with American ideals.

Salamone argues that returning to these values in private and public life will revitalize America’s sense of destiny and enable it to return to the days of inspired leadership for the world. Interested readers can access sample chapters and make purchases at http://www.rescueamericabook.com.

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The founder and CEO of Chris M. Salamone & Associates, Chris Salamone possesses 20 years of experience overseeing a law firm with a broad client base including corporations, executives, and professional athletes. Chris Salamone is also the founder and former CEO of the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), an intensive, hands-on summer course for high school students from around the world. During the NSLC sessions, participants live on a college campus and engage in interactive leadership workshops related to their career field of interest. An extensive range of career-specific programs are offered by NSLC, including a law and advocacy program for those students interested in entering the legal profession.

The core of the NSLC law and advocacy program is a mock trial through which students learn litigation techniques in a simulated courtroom proceeding. Each student in the program works with a team of peers to prepare a case that will be argued before a judge. Participants are responsible for all elements of the judicial process, from initial research of the evidence and witness preparation to courtroom examination of witnesses and argument of their case.

Students in the NSLC law program also take part in discussions with guest speakers, which include members of the Department of Justice, attorneys, and other knowledgeable legal professionals. Among the speakers at the 2014 session will be U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Mike Lakey of Mayer Brown, LLP. In addition to these guest seminars, students receive college-level lectures delivered by practicing lawyers on topics such as direct examination, evidentiary procedure, and witness preparation.

Field trips to sites of educational importance to the law profession make up another component of the NSLC law program. This summer, the law and advocacy program will be held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and American University in Washington, DC. Sites visited by students at Yale will include the federal and state courthouses and Yale Law School. American University students will visit the Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court.