Richard Zitrin and Carol M. Langford are in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area and both teach legal ethics at the University of San Francisco and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Benjamin Smith’s recent racially-motivated shooting rampage in Chicago focused national attention on Smith’s mentor, white supremacist Matthew F. Hale-and Hale’s rejected application for admission to the Illinois bar. Many believe Smith’s deadly spree was motivated by Hale’s denial of admission.