(1924 - 2014)
Leonard Schroeter had a national reputation in the courtroom as a life-long crusader for his clients and an advocate for constitutional rights. For more than four decades, he fought to protect the individual rights of people at all levels of society, including injured persons and those accused of crimes. Mr. Schroeter's extraordinary legal experience began after graduating from Harvard Law School. He prepared the school segregation cases for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Education Fund, then headed by the late Justice Thurgood Marshall. Mr. Schroeter was also active in international law and legal affairs, serving as Principal Legal Assistant to the Attorney General of Israel and for more than a decade representing samizdat (underground) writers and human rights advocates in the former Soviet Union.