Virginia: Civil Rights – a Lawyer’s Inn

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The Bencher is the bi-monthly magazine of the American Inns of Court. Its current President is The Honorable Donald W. Lemons, presently the longest serving Justice on the Virginia Supreme Court.

The January/February 2012 issue features “Samuel Leibowitz: A Courageous Advocate”. Leibowitz was acclaimed for his defense of the “Scottsboro boys” in Alabama, a precedent-setting civil rights case that went to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Waterman is a member of the American Inns of Court, which as Justice Lemons observes is to “promote professionalism, civility, ethical behavior and excellent work product at the American Bench and Bar”. Mr. Waterman has handled special cases of civil rights violation.