The recently published memoir of William A. Norris, "Liberal Opinions: My Life in the Stream of History," is a beautifully written account of a man who rose to the top of the legal world and was an integral part of some of the most important issues of the last half century. Most of all, it is a powerful reminder of how much one person can accomplish. In this regard, it is a book I want my students, all law students, to read. Bill Norris is truly a role model for all of us.The review closes with:
I found "Liberal Opinions: My Life in the Stream of History" a great read and an inspiring story. It is clear that Bill Norris loved every stage of his life and used his prodigious talents to make our society and its law better.
Also in today's DJ, JAMS co-founder and former justice Jack Trotter retires, which states: "Trotter's departure from the pioneering alternative dispute resolution provider that he helped grow into a staple in the U.S. legal system comes after nearly 30 years of success in a field that barely existed when he left the 4th District Court of Appeal in 1987."