In today’s Daily Journal, the Supreme Court’s current Chief Supervising Attorney Jake Dear praises Harold “Hal” Cohen, who retired this summer after a half-century career working at the court as a staff attorney for eight different justices, as the Chief Supervising Attorney before Dear, and, most recently, as a “retired annuitant” and in a “voluntary emeritus position.”

Dear writes because few “understand and appreciate the magnitude of [Cohen’s] contributions and dedication.”  Until now, at least.

The column — a longer version of which will appear in an upcoming Review of the California Supreme Court Historical Society — includes acclaim by a number of present and former justices and staff attorneys.