With deep sadness, I announce the passing of PLI’s President, Anita Carr Shapiro following a battle with cancer.
Anita was a long-time member and supporter of ACLEA, and I met her early on in my membership. She was generous with her support and knowledge, willing to lend a hand or even just an ear, and always with a smile and quick wit. She was a mentor and inspiration, leading her organization with great success, from who I learned so much.
During her 20 year career at PLI, the last five as President (the first woman president in their 87-year history,) she led PLI to many accomplishments, pouring her energy, creativity and skill into developing leading programs, publications, and pro bono resources for the legal community.
Anita practiced as a litigator in New York City after receiving her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Columbia Business School, where she earned the Certificate in Business Excellence from the Columbia Business School Executive Education Division. She was a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section, the Association of Continuing Legal Education, a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the College of Law Practice Management and an Accredited Attorney for Representation of Veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
She was committed to making a difference and giving back, and supported several organizations dedicated to the arts, helping the elderly and local communities.
This is a terrible loss for her family, friends, ACLEA, and her PLI colleagues. She will certainly be missed.
ACLEA sends our deepest sympathies to her friends, family and colleagues during this difficult time.