YLC Mourns Loss of Jack Daniel
The Youth Law Center mourns the loss of Jack Daniel who spent his entire legal career as a public interest advocate. Over the past 30 years he worked as a public defender and as a paralegal and lawyer in legal aid programs, including East Texas Legal Services, Central California Legal Services and California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Jack was a dedicated and highly skilled advocate on behalf of the rural poor. He used his considerable expertise to defend the educational and civil rights of language minority, immigrant and incarcerated youth, who are too often unrepresented in the legal system. Jack was one of Youth Law Center’s 2006 Unsung Heroes.