The Philadelphia Lawyer Summer 2012

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From the Editor
by Daniel J. Siegel

Briefs, In Memoriam & Reader's Comments

Family Law
Hague Convention determines jurisdiction in international custody cases
by Julie A. Auerbach and Elaine Smith

Lawyers in the News
It’s just a matter of time until we see things like this written about attorneys
by Peter Vaira

10 Questions for Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter
Judge Leadbetter reflects on her time as president judge of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court
by Alice Buggy

Beyond School Walls
Attorneys and children both benefit from Big Brothers Big Sisters program
by Mark L. Morris

Annals of Justice – Cannon Fire
She came looking to file a lawsuit for slander against a co-worker
by Steve LaCheen

A Return to the Stage
Cellist finds similarities between concert performance and the
practice of law
by Richard Hans Maurer

Leveling the Playing Field
Notwithstanding the law, a jury can decide to do the right thing
by Edward W. Silver

The Groucho Lawyer
A friend reacts to a man’s decision to pursue a career in the law
by Michael J. Carroll

A roundup of devices, services and ideas that make life easier
for the average attorney
by Daniel J. Siegel

Book Review
Mortals with Tremendous Responsibilities – A History of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
by Alfred W. Putnam Jr.

That Was Then - 1992
'Struggle for Justice' Law Week 1992