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TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM R. JONES, JR. 024 IN MEMO WILLIAM R. J 1939–2 With great sadness we report the passing of one of our founding partners, mentor and friend, W Bill lived his life not only as the consummate gentleman and professional, but also dedicated to his belief in his shape, nourish, and grow the justice system for all citizens.” As Bill once put it, “contributing back to the profess goes hand-in-hand with the privilege of being a member of this honorable profession.” In his 54-year career, Bill tried more than 250 civil jury cases, and helped write many of the statutes and rules th system, including Rule 26.1, addressing discovery, and A.R.S. § 12-2506, which abolished joint and several liabilit Trial Advocates in May, 2011, Bill noted: When the final judgment of who we are and what we have accomplished is made, it will not be ba how we have fulfilled our obligation to others. We will not be judged on the number of billable hou on whether . . . we served others by discharging our duties as the trustees and guardians of our g * * * When I look in the mirror, . . . I do not see a balance sheet. I see a man who, hopefully, can say tha of the public trust bestowed upon him as a member of this honorable profession. I hope that I se professional and one who has given of himself so that this honorable profession has discharged as custodian of the justice system in the best possible way. This is the man Bill was and the shining legacy he has left us. We are privileged that Bill spent untold hours trai