Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 18:26
Judge Robart C. Coates is an inveterate writer. He is known to swerve over to the side of a Freeway to jot down a paragraph or two, or to awaken reaching for his pen and legal pad. His 5 books, thus far, include his seminal work on solutions to American homelessness, A Street is Not a Home -- Solving America's Homeless Dilemma (Prometheus Books, 1990), and a profit-making book of Poetry, plus dozens of legal articles in Trial Bar News, CTLA Forum Magazine, SD County Bar DICTA as well as Editorials in the LA Times and the SD Union. He is now finishing two books:
Crazy People in Court ( 29 case studies of personalities and legal conundra he has seen) and
His writing is done in Judge Coates' "spare time" when he is not advising clients and handling their cases!
Full List of Publications
- A STREET IS NOT A HOME -- Solving America's Homeless Dilemma (Prometheus Books, 1990). This work has sold some 34,000 copies, in three printings. It won the 1992 Warren Williams Award from the American and California Psychiatric Associations, for advocacy. The chair of the 2010 San Diego County Grand Jury referred to A STREET IS NOT A HOME as "The Bible" it used in developing its excellent report on San Diego government's work with the homeless.
- SHIPS CROSSING AT THE DEAD OF NIGHT a book of Poetry, 1984. One poem herein won the 1982 First Prize in Poetry, 1982, from the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.
- STRIKING IT RICH! ...Three Decades of the Pursuit of Precious Gemstones (A Gemstone Story, 2011)
- THE GUYS WHO CAN'T COOK'S COOKBOOK
- EAGLE SCOUTS SAVING LIVES AT THE RISK OF THEIR OWN
- UNSUNG HEROES OF SAN DIEGO, 2011
Most Recent Publication: The Geology of the Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Mexico, Robert C. Coates, Donald Albright, 2010 proceedings of the San Diego Association of Geologists
"The difference between the right word and almost the right word, is the difference between a fire, and a firefly"