Howard Cabot, an adjunct professor at the College of Law, was featured in an article in Arizona Attorney about sabbaticals on Jan. 20.
The article elaborated on Cabot’s Dec. 7 presentation at a program sponsored by the College of Law’s Center for Law and Global Affairs. Cabot, a longtime partner at the international law firm of Perkins Coie, stressed the importance of sabbaticals to “refresh, re-energize and reconnect with your family.” He took two sabbaticals with his family to study at Worcester College in Oxford and to do volunteer work in Eastern Europe.
Years later, Cabot was approached about Guantanamo litigation. He wrestled with the decision, but in the end agreed to represent a client, Noor Uthman Muhammed, who was one of 10 detainees for war crimes.
This case led him to his third sabbatical, in which he and his wife traveled to countries that know about unlawful detention and torture. They received background material on the countries’ practices from Daniel Rothenburg , Executive Director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs.
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Cabot received the College of Law’s 2011 Justice for All Award for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Service at Justice for All Night on Nov. 3. He serves as a Judge Pro Tem on the Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court, and has written and spoken widely on topics ranging from trial practice to litigation cost efficiencies to management of mass liability cases.