Lifland Inn of Court Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The John C. Lifland American Inn of Court honored U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the District of New Jersey at its 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. Chesler is a founding judge of the inn. “The John C. Lifland American Inn of Court is dedicated to intellectual property and federal practice,” and “has one of the largest complements of federal judges engaged in Inn meetings and activities of any of the various American Inns of Court,” co-director Jeffrey Soos said in a statement, adding that ”many of the original founding Masters of the Inn remain active in Inn leadership and programs.” Soos explained that the inn’s monthly programs involve hypothetical fact patterns raising IP issues presented over a two-year period. The first year covers pretrial issues, and the second year covers trial issues and preparation. At the end of each two-year cycle, inn students make formal presentations before a federal judge in a courtroom. Soos said the inn “has a rich history and tradition of mentoring younger lawyers, and strengthening professional relationships, ethics and civility in the practice of law.”
Womanspace Recognizes Schmierer for Board Service
Mason, Griffin & Pierson partner Edwin W. Schmierer was honored at the 41st annual meeting of Womanspace on Oct. 16 at the Institute of Islamic Studies on Old Trenton Road in West Windsor. Schmierer, a member of the organization’s board for 32 years, was recognized for his dedication and contribution, according to a release. Womanspace is a nonprofit organization providing counseling and housing for women and families impacted by domestic violence. Schmierer chairs Princeton-based Mason Griffin’s local government law practice group. According to the firm, he has served as counsel or special counsel to dozens of New Jersey municipalities and municipal planning boards, and is a member of the Princeton Bar Association.