Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2010

Features

Firestorm on
the Horizon

The Growing Problem of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
By Melody Finnemore

After Law School, Now What?
Law’s “Lost Generation” Looks for Work
By Janine Robben

Shane's Law
By Melody Finnemore


Columns

Bar Counsel
Fund of Grace:
Client Security Fund Annual Report

By Sylvia Stevens

The Legal Writer
Conquering the Colon: The Adventures of Advanced Punctuation
By Suzanne E. Rowe

Legal.Online
More Than a Makeover: Westlaw’s Great Leap Forward
By Robert J. Ambrogi

Profiles in the Law
A Patent Winner: Brenna Legaard Goes to the Mat
By Cliff Collins

Managing Your Practice
In Search Of: Evaluating Legal Research Tools
By Dee Crocker

Parting Thoughts
The Safety Net
By Joseph J. Haddad

Departments

Letters

Briefs

Bar Notes
Bar News

Bar Actions
Discipline
Applications

Bar People
Among Ourselves
Moves
In Memoriam

Classifieds


For decades, criminal defense attorneys have avoided introducing post-traumatic stress syndrome as a defense — among the reasons, it was hard to prove and there was little public understanding of it. Now a growing number of criminal defense attorneys are reversing the trend. But PTSD’s impact on criminal law is just the tip of the iceberg, as Melody Finnemore reports.