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July 23, 2014
Mrs. Scheinholtz

We were saddened to hear of your Husband's passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

All of us at Painting by Llewellyn Inc.
July 22, 2014
Leonard and Joan were next door neighbors to our family on Firwood Drive. Elaine and I, teenagers, enjoyed having such tolerant neighbors. I on a few occasions “baby-sat” for Stuart and Nancy (with frequent calls to my mother for advice). Elaine also was a baby sitter for Stuart, Nancy and Barry who was born after my babysitting tenure. My parents Hy and Dorothy, now both gone, admired the entire Scheinholtz family and often talked so lovingly about each member of the family. When, my mother, after the Scheinholtzs' move from Firwood, would run into Joan somewhere in Mt. Lebanon she would call me in California with the latest news of the Scheinholtz family.

In those days the Pennsylvania Bar required that a law student had to have a preceptor (a mentor) during the entire law school tenure and Leonard agreed to be my preceptor. I was honored, pleased and somewhat delightfully surprised as Leonard and I sat at opposite ends of the political spectrum. Leonard and I met when I returned to Pittsburgh from school and spent time discussing legal developments (about which we almost always disagreed - but the dialogue was priceless) and my law school experiences and education .Often times Leonard would just listen and acknowledge the events I was describing and at other times he would say something. When Leonard spoke it was to say something important.

To this day I often recount to others how a poignant law school event, the trouncing of an unprepared classmate by a professor troubled me and my class. At first we were all on the professor's side – we were prepared, why couldn't our classmate be prepared. He ran a risk of being unprepared and got caught. We all agreed with the professor and we all disliked our defaulting classmate. Then as the professor unmercifully continued to trounce our classmate for his lack of preparation, as he continued, we started to hate the professor and became quite forgiving to our classmate, after all it could have happened to each of us. I told Leonard how this professor, otherwise excellent, had engendered considerable and lasting bad feelings of the entire class by this event.

As was often the case, Leonard had a contrary view. He said that what happened was an excellent lesson in a cross-examination. What started out as a good and effective cross-examination became a bad cross-examination when it went too far and resulted in a dislike to the cross-examiner and sympathy for the over-impeached witness. Leonard's observation were new to me and powerful. I must confess that I never agreed that this intense trouncing was justified, even as a lesson, but, as Leonard mentored, it was and continues to be a felt example of how not to do a cross-examination. I recite that event and Leonard's observations (with attribution) when I teach trial advocacy.

We all loved the Scheinholtz family and were sad when they moved and we are sad today. Leonard's memory give me a good feeling about a caring and brilliant man, I hope that, in time, it will give the Sheinholtz family the same. Larry Silver (lsilver@silver-field.com).
July 22, 2014
I will forever remember Uncle Leonard's smile, his wit and his kindness. I love you all and am thinking of you today.

"Swim another lap Leonard"
July 21, 2014
Len was a great attorney and a fine man who also had a good sense of humor. He was very generous in sharing his time and talent by serving on the AAA Board including holding the office of Chairman for two years. I was blessed to have known Len and have him as a friend and mentor. I offer my sympathy to the family.
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