From the President. Outgoing Council President Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., writing his final column as President, reflects on what makes the Federal Bar Council special and offers his thanks to the Council and its members for their participation and support.

From the Editor. Bennette Deacy Kramer explores a variety of issues relating to compensation of woman equity partners.

In the Courts. David M. Brodsky discusses the crisis in the federal courts today relating to the unprecedented absence of judicial nominations and confirmations.

FBC News. The January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti has been called one of the largest humanitarian crises of modern times. Jamie Levitt and Reema Abdelhamid explain what the Public Service Committee is doing to help Haitian women.

In Practice. Jamie Bernard examines whether a criminal trial is really a search for truth, or something else that tries to approximate the truth within the confines of evidentiary rules, legal ethics and burdens of proof.

Plus... Pete Eikenberry concludes his article on the campaign he ran for Congress 40 years ago (p.14); Sean Lane is a new Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York (p.17); Frank Wohl is the new president of the Federal Bar Council (p.18); and more!