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The ABA Mourns John J. Curtin Jr.

The ABA Mourns John J. Curtin Jr.

By John Glynn

The following is a statement from ABA President James R. Silkenat

The legal community lost a champion for equal justice on November 25, 2013, with the death of John J. Curtin Jr.

Jack was president of the American Bar Association from 1990 to 1991 and president of the Boston Bar Association from 1979 until 1981. A beloved lawyer, Jack had a passion for civil legal aid and pro bono public service.

The best way to honor Jack's legacy is to continue his work for the poor and dispossessed.  The ABA is proud to seek motivated students to take part in the Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program, managed jointly by the ABA Center for Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants.

The ABA will remember Jack as a powerful and effective advocate for social justice.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to Jack's family.   

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