The Stanley Fleishman Collection documents a small segment of Fleishman’s personal and professional life as a trial lawyer in Southern California. He is known primarily for arguing First Amendment cases and for his work advocating for the legal rights of the disabled community. Several of his later cases are represented, most notable that of Rubin Gottesman in United States v. X-Citement Video. The collection is arranged in two series: Professional Files (1943-1999) and Personal Files (1961-1995).
Series I, Professional Files, makes up the bulk of the collection and has been further divided into three subseries. General Professional Files (1960-1999), consists primarily of newspaper and magazine clippings and interview transcripts that discuss Fleishman’s life and/or work. Also included is his work on the Disabled Californians for Tom Bradley Committee and several articles authored by Fleishman. The subseries also includes awards and video recordings and is arranged alphabetically. Court Documents (1971-1999), consist of motions, transcripts, and other legal case materials regarding several of Fleishman’s cases including the Rubin Gottsman X-Citement Video case. Materials are arranged alphabetically by applicant. Research and Exhibits (1943-1998), consists of court decisions, articles, and audio and video recordings related to his case work, and is arranged alphabetically.
Series II, Personal Files, is a small series consisting of Fleishman's home movies. These are arranged alphabetically by the title supplied on the original video cassette.