December 2008 Archives

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