review potential cases for the organization.
Gault’s parents met with Herb, who was
given broad discretion to take a particular
case, and if the decision was to take it, then
whether to handle it personally or refer the
matter to another lawyer.
To his credit, Herb recognized the grav-
ity and implications from a constitutional
point of view as to how the proceedings
against Gault could be judged. I asked him
why he chose Amelia Lewis. He said, “I
wanted an attorney whose reputation for
scholarship and compassion was unparal-
leled. So I referred them to Amelia Lewis.
The decision I made to send the matter to
Ms. Lewis is one of the best decisions I ever
made in my practice.”
I know that Herb is very proud that
he recognized the potential importance of
Gault’s unfair treatment. As the articles in
ARIZONA ATTORNEY make clear, the Gault
decision has impacted positively millions of
juveniles in the United States.
CLARIFYING TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP
Cliff Sherr’s letter to the editor (June 2017) regarding the Fair
Justice For All Task Force has many areas of potential response,
however, the statement that the task force “was made up completely of persons in the public sector” is false. Three members—
Tony Penn, CEO of United Way in Tucson, Alessandra Soler,
Director of ACLU, and myself, an attorney in private practice representing the NAACP on the task force—are not employees in the
public sector. I do agree more members from the community
should have been included and I advocated for that. That concern
was partially addressed by having community people come and
present at the meetings.
LAWYER JUDGMENT, JUVENILE RIGHTS
I read with interest the articles in the May 2017 issue of ARIZONA
ATTORNEY celebrating the 50th anniversary of In re Gault. It was
an important reminder of Arizona’s connection to this prece-dent-setting case. There is a small part of the story that was inadvertently omitted.
Gault’s family actually first approached the Arizona Chapter of the ACLU. At that time my dear friend attorney Herb
Ely was serving as legal counsel for the ACLU here in Arizona.
Although Herb had a full-time practice, as legal counsel he would
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