A great friend of the American Bar Foundation died yesterday morning. Peter Moser was one of those big powerful lawyer types who never forgot that an important part of the legal profession is making sure that everyone has access to justice. When I first started as a Research Professor at the ABF, he was on the board and then became our president. I was so afraid of him when I had to go before the board and explain my research!! But, as I got to know him better, I realized that this gem of a guy, while demanding excellence, did all this volunteer work with the ABF because he really believed the legal profession should live up to the talk and do the good work law can be capable of. We will miss his demand for excellence, his passion for goodness, and his ability to translate the work of the ABF to regular working lawyers.
I have had the pleasure of meeting his sweet wife Liz who is in my thoughts and prayers. Peter’s obituary can be found here.