Category Archives: Personal

What Emma Lazarus Would Write Today

Christine Webb is a British poet of great accomplishment and also a close multi-generational family friend. I feel honored that we are able to share this magnificent poem that Christine has written in response to recent actions taken in the … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Dept. of Justice, Immigration, International Cooperation, Personal, White House | 2 Comments

Dean Minnow’s Retirement From Harvard Law Deanship Reminds Us of Law Schools Importance to and Potential For Access to Justice

In a time of many transitions, we must note the news, sad for access to justice, that Dean Martha Minnow will be retiring, after eight years of very significant achievement, from the deanship of Harvard Law School. I suspect that … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, International Cooperation, International Models, Non-Lawyer Practice, Outcome Measures, Personal, Simplification, Systematic Change, Transitions

Mary McClymont Announces Her Late 2017 Departure as President of Public Welfare Foundation

Sometimes a blogger has the joy of sharing good newss.  But sometimes you have to be the sharer of sad news. Today, Mary McClymont has announced that she will be leaving as President of the Public Welfare Foundation, effective when … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Funding, Personal, Public Welfare Foundation

Thoughts on the Medical Consent Process and Implications for the Relationship Between Courts, Legal Advocates and Clients

Yesterday, I had a bone marrow biopsy, as part of my ongoing medical care dealing with bone marrow cancer.  That biopsy is not my favorite thing, but let me tell you, as often at Hopkins, you are reminded just what … Continue reading

Posted in Attorney-Client, Criminal Law, Defender Programs, Judicial Ethics, Legal Ethics, Medical System Comparision, Personal, Public Defender, Transparency | 2 Comments

A Tribute to My Father

Today would have been the 90th birthday of my father,  Victor Zorza.  Anyone who has read his biography, here, would know that he and I did not always have the easiest of relationships, and I have to often found it … Continue reading

Posted in Hospice, Personal | 1 Comment