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A Call to Public Service

By John M. Rosenberg

Nothing can be more satisfying and rewarding than to spend one's life in public service to others who need it. The Holocaust and life in the segregated United States remain bitter reminders of evils that were once tolerated but that should never be repeated; they inspire the call to public service. Being a trial lawyer for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1962 to 1970 when courts were abolishing state-imposed segregation in society was excellent preparation for work as a legal services lawyer at the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund in Kentucky.

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