My name is Gail Lafferty, and I clerked for Justice Holland in 1991 and 1992. One thing that I loved about Justice Holland was the way that he would say my name whenever he would see me or we talked on the phone. It didn’t matter if it had been a few months or a few days. He always sounded utterly surprised and delighted to be talking to me.
He had such a gift of making anyone he was talking to feel as if they were the most important person in the room. He just gave everybody his full and undivided attention and it made you feel so special. I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful mentor and friend, and I will miss him very much.
Note: The law clerk remarks were limited in time due to the number of clerks.