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Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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Services Next Week for Former WLALA President Linda Brackins-Willett


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Services are scheduled next Tuesday for Linda Brackins-Willett, a former president of the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles and a former professor at Southwestern Law School, who died on Monday at age 68.

The cause of death was a stroke, her husband, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Willett, told the MetNews.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Brackins-Willett graduated from the University of Tulsa, earned an M.A. in history from the University of Nebraska, and then returned to her undergraduate alma mater to complete a law degree.

Brackins-Willett never practiced law, but taught at the University of Arkansas and Ohio Northern University law schools before coming to Southwestern, where she taught from 1979 to 1996. She and her husband remained actively involved with the school in recent years, sponsoring various events and activities.

Her areas of academic interest included torts, conflicts, and legal issues affecting women and children.  She was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Legal Support Network for Amnesty International and served on the board of the Hathaway Sycamores, a Pasadena-based children’s charity.

She was also a longtime active supporter of the Pasadena Symphony Association, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl, her husband said.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Stephanie, Sarah, and Alex Willett and two older brothers, Don and Terry Green.

Tuesday’s services are scheduled for noon at The Church of Our Savior, 535 W. Roses Rd. in San Gabriel. The family asked that donations in lieu of followers be sent to the Hathaway Sycamores or the Pasadena Symphony Association.


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