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May 11, 2023

ABA ROLI Mourns the Loss of One of Our Dedicated Legal Aid Mentors, Tom Wine

ABA ROLI Mourns the Loss of One of Our Dedicated Legal Aid Mentors, Tom Wine

ABA ROLI Mourns the Loss of One of Our Dedicated Legal Aid Mentors, Tom Wine

Tom Wine, second from the right

ABA ROLI was saddened to learn of the passing of Jefferson County, Kentucky, Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine on May 6, 2023. While most of the world remembers Tom for his long career in public service, including as an assistant attorney general, prosecutor, trial judge, and appellate judge, ABA ROLI remembers him best as a dedicated mentor in ABA ROLI's Criminal Justice Collaboration and Partnership Program.

From 2018-2022, Tom, along with two colleagues from criminal justice agencies in Kentucky, mentored a group of six Armenian judges, prosecutors, investigators, and public defenders who were working on pretrial detention reform. Tom is pictured here in Yerevan in 2022 with colleagues and mentees. ABA ROLI is grateful for his contributions to promote the rule of law and will miss him deeply.

In Memoriam of Tom Wine, 3rd from the right

In Memoriam of Tom Wine, 3rd from the right

The statements and analysis expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors. The Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (ABA) has neither reviewed nor sanctioned its contents. Accordingly, the views expressed herein should not be construed as representing the position or policy of the ABA. Furthermore, nothing contained in this paper is to be considered rendering legal advice for specific cases, and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel. 

In Memoriam of Tom Wine

In Memoriam of Tom Wine

Far right in photo