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Daniel Crim Lavery Web page:; Objective: Do whatever necessary to help peace be achieved in Iraq and troops brought home. End torture as any part of American policy and the occupation of that country by American troops; enhance social justice and human rights and support Barack Obama's presidency after volunteering for his campaign for two months in Los Angeles and Cleveland just before his election. Experience: Civil Rights Attorney 1978 – Present (Currently inactive as of 2007): Speaking Engagements for ACLU and other organizations Staff Attorney 1974 – 1977 American Civil Liberties Foundation of Southern California Los Angeles, California Attorney for Farm Worker project;
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence Years Attended (1969 - 72) Hastings College of Law, University of California San Francisco, California.
Re-election campaign for then Congressman Allard K. Lowenstein in Long Beach, N.Y. as a member of Vietnam Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and Concerned Academy Graduates.
Lobbied senators in Washington D.C. who supported the Vietnam War to consider changing their mind. B.S.E.E. Major Naval Science, English Years Attended (1960 - 64) United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland.
Successful appeal in Coriell v. Superior Court, 39 Cal App. 3d 487, 114 Cal Rptr. 310 which established the right in California to seek discovery prior to class certification. Successful appeal in Kelly V. General Telephone, 136 Cal App. 3d 278, 186 Cal Rptr. 184 which established the right of an employee to plead a case for slander and negligent infliction of emotional distress against an employer for a false statement contained in a personnel file without first conducting a reasonable investigation if the communication was motivated by malice. Jury verdict of $278,000.00 after a two week trial in Los Angeles Superior Court- Kelly v. General Telephone for a 13 month employee slandered by his supervisor in an internal document contained in his personnel file. Published Law Review Article, "Conspiratorial Violence at Picket Lines: Actionable under Section 1985(3) and Section 1981." Selected for a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship, August 1972-August 1973.

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Monday, February 13, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Berkeley Confrontation over Vietnam As a naval officer about to take navigate Marines to Vietnam in 1966, I decided to reunite with a high school friend who was in his third year of law school at Berkeley. He invited me for a game of softball and a discussion occurred at his apartment after the game. The confrontation over Vietnam awakened in me an epiphany of conscience that had been dormant and was a beacon like a lighthouse lighting my path for the future.