People: In memoriam

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“Candle in the dark #8” | by Pinakpani (CC BY-SA 4.0)
The Consortium honors on this page the memory of people featured on this website who have died.

Their careers included devotion to justice. They were leaders, colleagues, and friends.

We include below the dates of their deaths as best we know them. For some people, you can find obituaries and tributes to them in the field “What others say”.

This information is incomplete and still being compiled. We welcome updates and corrections, including dates of death, obituaries, tributes, and similar information.

Following is a list of persons on this site whom we know have passed away, and their dates of death:


January 20, 2022
Executive Director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Maine during 1990 - 2022. Guided innovative work on technology, veterans, foreclosures, debt collection and other issues.
January 23, 2022
March 1, 2021
Incorporator and president of Legal Services of NJ. Nationally, chaired influential Project Advisory Group (PAG) in the 1970s, and led on IOLTA and development of LSC performance criteria.
April 23, 2020
October 20, 2018
Director of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services. VP and General Counsel of Children’s Defense Fund. Strategist and advocate to preserve LSC from Reagan-era cuts.
February 12, 2017
First Director of the Legal Services Program (LSP) within OEO). Then Executive VP of LSC. Was also President of NLADA.
November 29, 2016
Long-time director of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Then was a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, then was both the first Jewish and the first legally blind judge on the Missouri Supreme Court.
March 25, 2013
January 1, 2009
September 12, 2009
October 30, 2005
April 13, 2000