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Remembering Richard Zorza's Contributions to Justice (2019)

Richard Zorza, the driving force behind the creation of the Self-Represented Litigation Network, died April 13, 2019. A copy of SRLN's notice that was shared on our listservs is attached below.

This page is a collection of some of the many resolutions and awards bestowed on Richard in recognition of his work, as well as memories from his colleagues. It will be updated as we receive additional information.

If you have remembrances you would like included, please provide them here and they will be added. His family has also updated his health blog with information.

Richard's Writings

Most are available on this page by searching by his name, although all are also available on

Resolutions and Awards

Remembrances from Colleagues

It was my great honor and privilege to be able to work with Richard while I was at the Public Welfare Foundation in recent years. He was critical in educating and generously guiding me and the foundation in making investments to catalyze forward movement on civil justice reform. So fortunate was I as a funder to be introduced to an amazing network like the SRLN which Richard founded and nurtured for so many years, ready made for future expansion and impact. I am so grateful for all his advice but especially for his vision, insight and persistence in the creation of the Justice for All Project. I truly loved working with Richard and I became his admiring friend in the process. Like all of us, I will miss him terribly but remain ever indebted for his extraordinary contributions to the access to justice field and for his inspiration and trusted counsel to me personally.

-- Mary McClymont, former President of the Public Welfare Foundation