Posted on Friday, September 21, 2007

By Los Angles injury attorney, Michael P. Ehline.

Justice Paul Boland, died Wednesday night, September 5, 2007. Boland, who was an acting justice at the California Court of Appeal, had written a letter to this author back in 2004 thanking him for externing at the Second District Court of Appeal.

Sources indicate that Justice Boland had been battling cancer. Justice Boland, was 65 years old, and he is survived by his wife, U.S. District Judge Margaret Morrow of the Central District of California, as well as their son, Patrick Morrow Boland. Stunned colleagues, including retired Justice Gary Hastings, said he took ill last Friday, and that it was a complete surprise that he had anything other than aches and pains.

Services were held on or about 10-11 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. A reception followed.

According to news sources, the Boland family requested that any memorial contributions be made to the Paul Boland Memorial Fund be made c/o the California Community Foundation, 445 South Figueroa, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, which funds scholarships for the poor and disadvantaged.

Chief Justice Ronald M. George said:

“The passing of Justice Paul Boland is a tremendous loss to California’s judiciary. My friendship with him dates back to the 1970’s, before his initial appointment to the bench. He was a warm and insightful individual, possessing great legal and personal skills, and was an outstanding President of the California Judges Association and jurist.”

Justice Boland was a recent appointee to the Court of Appeal and will be remembered for his judicial temperament and demeanor, as well as his philanthropic gifts to the world. You will be missed Justice Boland. Semper Fi.

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