Very very sad news... Holly Skolnick has passed away. I really liked Holly -- she was a great person. Smart, energetic, and fun to be around. She's the second from the left in the picture below (with Ellen Roth, Cheryl Little, and Jane Moscowitz):
Here's the into from the Herald's obit:
Holly R. Skolnick, a veteran attorney at the Miami-based firm Greenberg Traurig, died on Saturday of melanoma. She was 59.
In an email to firm personnel, co-President Hilarie Bass, said that Skolnick “will be remembered as a close friend to so many of us. A brilliant lawyer, a wonderful friend, and someone who was always committed to finding justice for those who needed her help.
“ Whether as the leader of [the firm’s] pro bono efforts, the chair of the country's most important organization for providing legal assistance to immigrants, or her involvement with Equal Justice Works Fellows, Holly will be remembered for her passion for our legal system and helping all of us to try to fulfill it's promise for everyone.’’
Skolnick held degrees from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, 1976, and Harvard University Law School, 1980.
Skolnick is survived by her husband, federal appellate attorney Richard Strafer, daughter Jordan Strafer, and her parents.