The August issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s award-winning bi-monthly publication, is written by and for the state’s young lawyers. But while the spotlight may be on practitioners who are new to the legal profession, the state’s more-seasoned attorneys will find material of value among the 11 feature articles as well.
“As with any issue of the magazine, the topics covered are suitable for the casual reader irrespective of age, and several articles venture into significant detail to warrant dog-earing and follow-up with the authors,” said Asaad K. Siddiqi, the attorney who served as special edition for the issue.
The edition opens with an article by Jeffrey C. Neu, chair of the NJSBA’s Young Lawyers Division, exploring the value of state bar membership from a personal perspective, and closes with an intimate account by Rebecca Hughes Parker exploring her experience as a young mom and large-firm litigator whose husband has stayed home to raise the kids. Sandwiched between these two personal pieces is an article on the value of advancing the interests of others by Engy Abdelkader; a commentary by Jhanice V. Domingo raising important questions about diversity in the state’s Judiciary and bar; a piece by Victoria A. Mercer on the newly approved revisions to the bona fide office rule; an article by Joseph A. Bahgat on the ease with which one can transform an outdated paper-based law firm to a search-friendly electronic-based practice; an article by Rachel G. Packer addressing the ethical considerations for attorneys who use cloud services to practice law; a discussion by David M. Delinko on the importance of establishing yourself as being indispensable in the eyes of others; a piece by Andrew Bolson relaying the lessons of Joe Flom, a lawyer who made a name for himself by handling cases the big firms of his day didn’t want; a look into the future of the legal profession penned by Joshua F. Cheslow; and an article on boutique firms by Ksenia V. Proskurchenko and Michael Tomasino.
The next edition of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, due out in October 2013, will focus on social networking issues.