From the President. In his final column as president of the Federal Bar Council, David Schaefer looks to the Council’s future.
From the Editor. Bar associations are losing membership and accompanying revenue, our editor-in-chief, Bennette D. Kramer, observes in her column. She explains the actions that some bar associations are taking in an effort to deal with those problems – and how the Federal Bar Council is doing.
In the Courts. Brian M. Feldman recently spent time speaking with District Judge Brenda Kay Sannes of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Here, he reports on those conversations.
In the Courts. Pro se litigation comprises a substantial part of the docket in the Southern District of New York. To learn more about this area of litigation, Joseph Marutollo recently met with Margaret A. Malloy, chief counsel of the Office of Pro Se Litigation for the Southern District of New York, and Robyn Tarnofsky, director of the New York Legal Assistance Group Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants in the Southern District of New York.
Intellectual Property Update. Our next article, by Peter J. Toren, highlights the steps that law firms should take to protect their own trade secrets.
Oh Canada. In his article, “Internment of ‘Aliens’ Here and There,” Steven Flanders examines the 1914-1920 internment in Canada of Canadians of Ukrainian descent under the War Measures Act of 1914.
Legal History. In his article, “Chappaquiddick: Did The Justice System Work?,” C. Evan Stewart focuses on how well the justice system handled what has been called the “most famous traffic fatality of the [Twentieth] century.”
Lawyers Who Have Made a Difference. Pete Eikenberry and Les Fagen reminisce about a lawyer who made a difference: Ed Costikyan.