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Letter to NJ Attorneys Regarding Opinion 39 Ruling

As you may have already heard, on Dec. 17th the New Jersey Supreme Court vacated Opinion 39, the 2006 ruling of the Committee on Attorney Advertising which sought to prohibit lawyers from advertising in Super Lawyers and participating in the Super Lawyers selection process. In overturning Opinion 39, the Court found shortcomings in the advertising rules themselves and referred the matter to three committees to review and modify RPC 7.1(a)(2) and (3) because of "constitutional concerns" and "in light of emerging trends in attorney advertising." This is a ruling well worth a read.

Janine Dascenzo: GE associate general counsel brings good things to light

She's always been an overachiever. At the University of Cincinnati, she played four years of varsity tennis and served as student body president -- the youngest ever elected and only the second female. Today, Janine Dascenzo is associate general counsel of GE. Her profile appears in the current issue of Super Lawyers -- Corporate Counsel Edition and is available online at superlawyers.com.

Zebra Lawyer

If there's such a thing as a celebrity football referee, it's Ed Hochuli. He's worked two Super Bowls, 15 playoff games, and has earned the nickname "Guns" for his formidable biceps. And lately, he's come under fire for a controversial call in the closing minutes of the Denver - San Diego contest which ultimately cost the Chargers the game.

David Boies in New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition

The newly released New York Super Lawyers -- Metro Edition features a cover story on one of the most celebrated trial lawyers of his generation. David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, talks about his childhood, his dyslexia, the most important characteristics a good lawyer needs, some of his more famous victories (U.S. v. Microsoft, Westmoreland v. CBS), and his most infamous defeat (Bush v. Gore).