Tallahassee Democrat Letters to Editor
May 30, 2019
Two years ago I had the honor to meet Sandy D’Alemberte for the first time. I asked if he would meet with me to consider endorsing a series of policy recommendations being developed by the Florida Access to Justice Project. He invited me to his office, was very generous with his time and treated me like an honored guest.
He publicly endorsed our recommendations to work toward a judiciary reflective of our diverse state and free from the undue influence of special interest money. In his commentary on our recommendations he remarked, “Florida’s judicial system was once a model for the nation,” but concluded that, “unfortunately, that’s no longer the case.”
Seeing the statesmanship and commitment to public service he displayed throughout his career, it makes me wonder if they make ‘em like that anymore.
Equal justice never had a better advocate than D’Alemberte
With the passing of Sandy D’Alemberte, the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee mourns an ally, advocate and mentor.
He recognized the need for legal services for people without the resources to hire representation. He believed, “We cannot have justice if only the wealthy people are able to get into court.”