"You and your colleagues...guided their family members through a legal maze"

Dear Mr. _______,

You and your colleagues...not only represented the protestors, but you guided their family members through a legal maze...I have notes of several phone calls you made to me over the course of that affair, and one other memory in particular: encountering a cluster of concerned and bewildered parents in the courthouse hallway, you made a short, spontaneous speech, assuring us that not only had we no cause to be ashamed or embarrassed, but that our children had performed the kind of noble acts that a decent society depended on.  This made an impact.  It was a decent, sensitive thing to do, and it made an impression.

J. M.