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Leonard Irving Weinglass

Leonard Irving Weinglass, American lawyer. Bar: New Jersey 1959. Recipient Clarence Darrow Foundation award, 1977, Humanitarian award, First Unitarian Church Los Angeles, 1980, Outstanding Achievement award, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1994, Thurgood Marshall award., Bar Association City of New York.


  • Weinglass, Leonard Irving was born on August 27, 1933 in Belleville, New Jersey, United States. Son of Sol and Clara (Schwartz) Weinglass.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, George Washington University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1958.


    • Individual practice law, Newark, 1961-1971, Los Angeles, since 1974. Of counsel Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman Professional Corporation, New York City. Member Newark Law Collective, 1971-1973.

      Instructor on criminal advocacy University Southern California, People's College Law. Lecturer on criminal advocacy Practising Law Institute.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Jersey 1959.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1961. Member National Lawyers Guild, California Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (board governors from 1976), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Californians for Economic Democracy, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • father: Sol Weinglass
    • mother: Clara (Schwartz) Weinglass
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