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Dear Editor,

I am prompted to write … because of an article that I read in the Fall Issue of this magazine on Kit Lasher, Law Class of 2002. The article explained that Kit has been chosen as the 2002 Powell Fellow of her Law Class and began work as a legal intern this past September in the Child Advocacy unit of the Riverdale office of Maryland's Legal Aid Bureau.
As the Program Administrator of Florida's Broward County's Legal Aid office, overseeing 25 lawyers and 30 more support staffers in the county with the largest number of poor and the largest city (Fort Lauderdale), I can attest to the challenges, yet great satisfactions, that there are in helping the poor with their legal problems. Until I decided to give something back to the community by joining Legal Aid last year (2001) after spending over three decades working in the private sector in the most privileged circumstances, I had no idea of the need for legal services for the poor and the great value that the Legal Aid offices around the country, and their dedicated Advocates, bring to their respective communities. The Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Fellowship in Legal Services is to be commended as a generous funder of legal services for the poor, and Kit Lasher congratulated for being selected as the 2002 Powell Fellow in her Class. The Law School could not have picked a more deserving law graduate, it would appear.

Robert H. Grogan '61

Mr. Grogran started his service with Legal Aid after 35 years of practicing law with some of the largest banks, business corporations and law firms in New York, Chicago, and Miami. See the more complete class note from Mr. Grogan in the Class Notes section. —CC

Dear Editor,

I enjoyed your last edition very much, particularly the picture of my old friend, Foster Arnett '48, on page 50. So I thought I would write to let you know that I retired a couple of years ago, but I seem to be busier now than I ever was while practicing.
Seeing Bobby Kennedy's '51 picture on page 49 reminded me of that night in June of 1968 when he was assassinated in the Ambassador Hotel. I was about 30 feet away from him when he was shot—I was with a group of his personal friends, including Steve Smith, his brother-in-law—a night I shall never forget!

Very truly yours,
Franklin Lane '49

Sadly, Foster Arnett '48 passed away in December. We know the entire Law School alumni community will miss him. —CC

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