Litigator Juggles Pro Bono Representation of Inmate With Needs of Start-Up Practice

, New York Law Journal

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Just as Christopher Paolella was hitting his stride in surmounting the challenges of starting his own firm he received a call in October from an old boss that threw his life into turmoil. Paolella, a partner of Reich & Paolella, learned that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wanted to recommend him to represent a prison inmate whose handwritten petition, against very heavy odds, had persuaded the court to add his case to its docket.

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