Memories of September 11
The Legal Intelligencer
September 9, 2011

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, The Legal asked readers to send in their stories of where they were and how they felt that day. What follows is a sampling of the dozens of responses we received. Full Article


Ten Years Later, We’re Still Here
By Hank Grezlak
The Legal Intelligencer
September 9, 2011

It’s been nearly 10 years since the 9/11 attacks and the two questions that keep popping up in my head are: What has changed? And what have we learned? Full Article

 
More Memories of Sept. 11 – Part 1
The Legal Intelligencer
September 9, 2011

Because we received so many responses to our request for stories of where readers were on Sept. 11, 2001, we could not fit all of them into the printed paper. We wanted to include as many as we could, so the following are the stories that did not appear in print.
 
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“On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was getting my son ready to drop off at the babysitter. I saw the first plane hit the tower on my TV at home. When I got to the babysitter’s house, which was just around the corner, I saw the second plane hit the other tower. I had to leave for work, but I couldn’t believe that two planes could hit two buildings in New York on one day. It never occurred to me that it was done intentionally.” Full Article


More Memories of Sept. 11 – Part 2
The Legal Intelligencer
September 9, 2011
 
“I was scheduled to begin a difficult and extended jury trial in Philadelphia City Hall that day. As my client and I were leaving my office, someone said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. When we got to City Hall, the news had worsened. The trial judge decided to proceed with jury selection and not to tell the panel, and that is what we did until around noon, when we were advised that City Hall was being evacuated. The tension and sense of dread were palpable.”

More Memories of Sept. 11 – Part 3
The Legal Intelligencer
September 9, 2011

“Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2011, was intended to be a typical, hard-charging litigator’s business day. I was scheduled to travel to Houston with the general counsel of the American subsidiary of a European corporation. We were scheduled to meet with adversarial lawyers for a large American industrial corporation headquartered in Houston. Contract documents and legal pleadings were stuffed into briefcases, and our flight was scheduled to leave at 9:55 a.m.” Full Article
 
 
More Memories of Sept. 11 – Part 4
The Legal Intelligencer
September 9, 2011
 
“I was talking with a co-worker when an attorney yelled, ‘My friend said a plane just hit one of the Twin Towers in New York.’ We did not think the incident was serious — just an inexperienced operator. Approximately three minutes later, the same attorney said, ‘This is serious!’ We began to panic. My former boss walked into the office with his wife and said, ‘A second plane just hit the other Twin Towers and I am closing the office for the day. Please drive safely home and please be careful!’ Full Article

 
Homeland Security, Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law
By Dick Thornburgh
The National Law Journal
September 8, 2011

Policies and procedures enacted in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, are being challenged regularly in the courts. Some will be changed. Under the rule of law, such judicial scrutiny is not only inevitable, but indispensable. Full Article.
 
Legal Response to Sept. 11 Attacks Still in Flux
By Tony Mauro
The National Law Journal
September 8, 2011

Just days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, then-Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor kept a long-standing commitment to help dedicate a new building at New York University School of Law. Full Article.
      

  
Articles from Sept. 11, 2002  — The First Anniversary of 9/11
 
The following articles were published in The Legal Intelligencer on Sept. 11, 2002 to commemorate the first anniversary of 9/11.
 
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Firms Seek Balance Between Business and Remembrance
The Legal Intelligencer
September 11, 2002

Though a year has passed, the wounds terrorists inflicted on our nation in one unforgettable morning are still fresh. The anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks has left firm managers with a difficult decision: how to acknowledge the day and provide support for attorneys and staff while trying to carry on with business as usual. Full Article
 
Readers Share 9/11 Stories
The Legal Intelligencer
September 11, 2002
 
The Legal Intelligenc
er asked readers to comment on where they were a year ago and how they felt about the tragedies then and how they feel now. What follows is a sampling of what was received. Full Article
 
INS Changes in Post-9/11 World
The Legal Intelligencer
September 11, 2002

Immigrants who flee to the United States to escape persecution may face a more difficult quest for political asylum than they would have before Sept. 11. Full Article
 
One Person’s Perspective: Taking a Cold, Hard Look at Sept.11
The Legal Intelligencer
September 11, 2002

The images are indelible. Plumes of smoke billow from what look like two large smokestacks, except the dual columns soon crumble and fall to earth, creating unimaginable depths of dust and debris. Full Article