The files of Norman Leonard consist of legal cases brought to court by the law firm on behalf of its clients. For many years
he represented the International Longshoreman's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and other Congress of Industrial Organizations
(CIO) unions. Over the course of his career he defended Harry Bridges, Communist Party members prosecuted under the Smith
Act, conscientious objectors targeted by the Selective Service, and individuals involved in the Free Speech Movement.
Norman Leonard was a labor lawyer who primarily worked on union cases, naturalization and deportation trials, and civil rights
trials in the 1930s through 1980s.Norman Leonard was associated with Leonard and Carder Law Firm from 1938 until his retirement. At the outset, Richard Gladstein
was the senior partner and continued in that position until 1978. After 1978, Leonard became the senior partner. In this and
other series of the Norman Leonard Collection, the law firm is referred to by many different names. A chronology of the names
by which the law firm was known is listed below and runs to 1985 when the collection was deposited at the Labor Archives.
This information was taken from telephone directories; the dates may not be exact, but offer an approximate year when changes
in the partnership occurred.
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