Wednesday, February 26, 2020

RIP Larry Jay, 1947-2020

Very sad to report the passing last week of Larry Jay, a longtime LACBA Appellate Courts Committee/Section member and a wonderful colleague and volunteer. An online obit (which mentions CRF/LACBA's ACE program) is here, and here's a snippet:
Obituary of Laurence Freeman JayHe attended Harvard Law School graduating in 1970 at the age of 22. During law school, Larry spent a summer clerking for a judge at The Hague while considering a career in international law or politics. After graduation Larry took a clerkship with U.S. District Judge Harry Pregerson in Los Angeles. Larry was one of the proudest members of the “Pregerson alumni family” of distinguished attorneys who began their careers working with Judge Pregerson. After his clerkship Larry joined the Ball, Hunt, Hart, Brown and Baerwitz law firm where he practiced for several years, teaming up with Joe Ball, one of the top trial lawyers in California. Larry then worked for 23 years as an attorney at the California Second District Court of Appeal serving Justices Richard Schauer, Robert Mallano, Mario Fukuto and Candace Cooper, among others. During that time he also co-authored books on criminal appeals.