Remembering Doar: Justice As A 4-Letter Word

By Kevin J. Curnin (November 25, 2014, 2:05 PM EST) -- The passing of John Doar earlier this month is an occasion for lawyers everywhere to marvel at just how impactful and inspiring one attorney can be. For lawyers in public service, including those who provide pro bono legal services, Doar is proof that one man or woman can make a lasting difference. Those of us who are daunted by his brilliant achievements should remind ourselves that today there are countless opportunities to carry his torch.

Doar ran the United States Justice Department's Civil Rights Division at perhaps the most chaotic and pivotal time in its history. The duration of his tenure...

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