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  • By Joshua Romirowsky, Esquire
    We are very excited to introduce our new Membership Incentive Program that is available to all Brandeis Law Society members. Any current Brandeis Law Society member who recruits at least three new (non-student) dues-paying members to our Society will have the option to waive his or her membership dues, thus earning a FREE year's membership! more...
  • By Hon. Anne E. Lazarus
    As many of you know, I was elected to a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court in November 2009. I began my term in January 2010. Now that I have been in my new position for a year-and-a-half, I thought I would share with you some thoughts about my transition to the appellate bench after nearly twenty years in the trial court. more...
  • By David Seltzer, Esquire
    A cynic once wrote that, "The truth is what is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained." In politics, for instance, we accept, as normative, the notion of "spin," a process by which seemingly unambiguous comments are redefined or recharacterized; where inappropriate but plain statements morph into quotes taken out of context. In real life, the truthful horror of the Holocaust becomes the object of historical revisionists and deniers; an outlet for anti-Semites to vent their venom under the guise of legitimate academic discussion. Are we still able to recognize truth or has it, indeed, become a fungible commodity? more...
  • By Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esquire
    Business disputes within the Jewish community are generally governed by Jewish law, and they are correspondingly required to be adjudicated by a Jewish court (beit din). Therefore, a question that arises in the debtor-creditor context is whether a Jew may file for bankruptcy protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and obtain a discharge of debts owed to Jewish creditors. While there is no halachic (Jewish law) equivalent to a bankruptcy discharge, there are Jewish laws and concepts that can be applied to resolve this issue. more...
  • By Adam E. Laver, Esquire
    As we embark together on a new year (5772), allow me to share with you my gratitude towards the wonderful Brandeis Law Society officers and Executive Committee, who have advanced our Society to new heights over the last year. more...
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