On Making History

12/01/2011

Both of my sons, who are in their twenties, guessed correctly that Leon Jaworski was a named partner of Fulbright & Jaworski. We had been to a luncheon named in his honor and that prompted my sons to ask who he was, other than a guy with a big firm named for him. His presence on the name plate was all they knew about the famed Watergate prosecutor.

My sons aren’t lawyers. Certainly, I thought, young lawyers would know all about Mr. Jaworski. So I asked a few of them. All answered with blank stares. If, like me, you are a baby boomer or older, you probably are as surprised as I was, and perhaps as sad.

Excerpted from the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Winter 2011, Vol. 1, No. 2. To read the full article, click here.

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