In his previous book, Claremont Boy (Bauhan Publishing, 2014), Joe Steinfield shared stories about a variety of subjects—family members and other people in his life, his love of sports, travel, and the arts, and his Claremont years. Part I of Time for Everything picks up where that book left off, with tributes to friends and heroes and essays on being Jewish, sports and humor, health, and politics. These pieces were originally published in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.
Part II, “Thinking About the Law,” contains pieces about the rule of law, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court. Most of the articles in this section were previously published in The Keene Sentinel and some first appeared in the Concord Monitor. These are eminently readable essays, written without legalese for a lay audience.
Once again, Steinfield has applied his storytelling skills to his life’s experiences, and to our legal system as well. Whatever the subject, he writes to inform, to educate, and to provoke a smile along the way. As readers will discover, the book’s subtitle, My Curious Life, is well chosen.
Joseph Steinfield was born and raised in Claremont, New Hampshire, where he graduated from Stevens High School in 1957. He is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School. He was formerly a partner at Hill & Barlow in Boston and became a partner at the Boston firm of Prince Lobel Tye in 2003. He specializes in litigation and First Amendment law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Joe has taught First Amendment law at Boston College Law School and at University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, and he has also taught at universities in several foreign countries. He teaches constitutional law to senior citizens at Keene State College’s lifelong learning program. His book, Claremont Boy, was published in 2014 (Bauhan Publishing).
He and his wife, Virginia Eskin, live in Keene and in Jaffrey, New Hampshire