People

Key people

*Affiliations for identification purposes only.

Alan W. Houseman — President of the Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library. He oversees the activities of the Consortium and the NEJL.

Jack Londen — Executive Vice-President and Treasurer and former President. He is partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Londen is a trial lawyer with 35 years of experience in patent litigation and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts at the trial court and appellate levels.

Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. (ret.) — Founder of and visionary behind the National Equal Justice Library and Consortium. He is Scholar in Residence at the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles, California. He served as an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, from 1982 to 2007.

Professor Marie Failinger — Secretary of the Consortium. Holds the Judge Edward J. Devitt Professorship and served as interim dean of Hamline University School of Law prior to it

Katharina Hering — Helped oversee the Library. Past Project Archivist for the National Equal Justice Library at Georgetown Law Library from 2012 until 2018.

Consortium Board of Directors

*Affiliations for identification purposes only.

Rhea Ballard-Thrower (librarian, appointed by Board) — Howard University School of Law

Helaine M. Barnett (at large) — Chair, Permanent Commission on Access to Justice in New York.

Jacquelynne J. Bowman (ABA rep) — Greater Boston Legal Services

Nicholas L. Chiarkas (NLADA public defense rep)

Professor Marie Failinger (officer, Secretary) — Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Professor Marc Galanter (legal educator) — [University of Wisconson Law School ?]

Charles F. Garcia (ABA rep)

Marshall Hartman (past president)

Katharina Hering (past archivist)

Alan Houseman (officer, President)

Zona Hostetler (at-large)

Justice Earl Johnson, Jr., (past president) — Western Center on Law & Poverty

Hon. Mickey Kantor (at large) — Mayer Brown

Jack W. Londen (officer, Executive Vice-president and Treasurer) — Morrison & Foerster LLP

Harrison D. McIver, III (at large) — Memphis Area Legal Services

Rita McLennon (at large)

James R. Neuhard (past president)

Linda E. Perle (at large)

Robert Rhudy (at large) — Legal Counsel, Mediation and Consulting

Marc M. Seltzer (at large) — Susman Godfrey LLP

Gerard A. Smyth (NLADA public defense rep)

Jo-Ann Wallace (at large) — National Legal Aid & Defender Association