Richard Zitrin

Profile Updated: June 11, 2022
Richard Zitrin
Residing In San Francisco, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Victoria Zitrin
Homepage www.richardzitrin.com
Occupation Lawyer, writer, law professor
Children Jesse, Gabriel, Maya, all grown; 2 grandchildren
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After I stopped trying cases several years ago, I've advised on legal ethics, my field, including many legal services agencies pro bono, written legislation, written articles, and returned to writing books.

My most recent book, Trial Lawyer: A Life Representing People Against Power, will have its publishing launch on June 7, 2022. A new piece of legislation, to prevent secrecy in litigation where public dangers are involved, is now on the CA State Senate floor.

I'm still playing full-court basketball (with Bill Balin '69) and have picked the saxophone back up to get my chops together to play in a jazz combo.

School Story

When Jacob (J.A.) Spell and I met in Barrows during freshman orientation, we started playing together in the student lounge. During our freshman orientation dance, JA and I asked to sit in with the band, which were a bunch of juniors from Men's CoOp. They offered us jobs with the band. I thought THIS is why I wanted to come to a school where everyone loved music!

(JA, who was blind, left Oberlin in about March. The Conservatory was not a good place for him, given that his skill set was a great genius for playing everything he heard, but without notes in front of him.)

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2022 at 9:54 AM

A very happy birthday to you, Mary!

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Posted on: Jun 11, 2022 at 7:47 PM

I saw the announcement of Rebecca Kaiser's new book of poetry, and thought I'd pass along that my latest book, Trial Lawyer: A Life Representing People Against Power, was published June 7.

I'm posting a picture of the back cover. It has some blurbs from reviewers and also a drawing of me in court in 1975. Does NOT look like 1964-8 and certainly NOT like my no hair current look!

For those of us lucky enough to remain in good health, it's great, and healthy!,y to just keep on going and creating.

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VERY happy birthday to my dear friend (and co-author) Liz Ryan Cole. Looking forward to see you and the Chuckster for Summer Solstice.

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Happy Birthday, Kirt! Hope your product is going well.

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Posted on: May 02, 2022 at 1:08 PM

Happy birthday, Liz, and best to Chris.

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“We, as criminal defense lawyers, are forced to deal with some of the lowest people on earth, people who have no sense of right and wrong, people who will lie in court to get what they want, people who do not care who gets hurt in the process. It is our job – our sworn duty – as criminal defense lawyers, to protect our clients from those people.” - Cynthia Roseberry, Defense lawyer

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Posted on: Mar 18, 2022 at 11:55 AM

Happy Birthday from one "financially retired" guy to another!

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Happy Birthday, Bernie, and congratulations on the new book! An important subject and a great cover too!

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Rich!

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Hey, Dr. Rich - Enjoy your pre-birthday week. From Other SF Rich

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Posted on: Oct 31, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Well, I was a day late for Chuck, so I'm going to be a week early for you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're way too young for this! Had a nice visit with Elia last week. Hope to see you and Eveline sooner rather than later, maybe next trip to DC (whenever that might be....)