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sage that day proved to be the second most interesting thing I heard from
anyone during my eight years as a bencher. The most interesting thing was
David Zacks’s suggestion that the benchers, in aid of advocacy training and
access to justice, should mandate a “peace corps” for new lawyers.
Today, Baroness Deech, the esteemed parliamentarian, promotes the
UK’s exit from the E.U. on the ground that human rights are better protected
at home. Newbury J.A., the esteemed jurist, continues to make law
in our Court of Appeal. One day the baroness and the judge will retire, or
will be made to retire. I hope that when they leave their present important
positions they’ll combine their talents and do something audacious in the
public interest. Recently we had Her Ladyship over for dinner. I happened
to mention the baroness. The mention drew a quizzical stare from Mary, a
little squint and a slight upward turn of the head to the left. And then I’m
sure I saw the Newbury wheels begin to turn.