The turn of the new year is a good time for reflection�this year perhaps even more so since it brings the dawn of a new century. When most of us look back at the events that occurred during the past 100 years, they tend to make our lives seem insignificant. When Washington, D.C., solo practitioner Philip Hare looks back, he can know that he played a role in one of the most important events of the century�the collapse of apartheid in South Africa.

Hare began his professional life as a prosecutor in South Africa, but spent most of his career defending members of the African National Congress and other black political activists who were prosecuted by the South African apartheid government. Hare recently reflected on his career as a criminal defense attorney in apartheid South Africa, and offered some insights on the American criminal justice system.

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