Benchmark Institute Linking People, Learning and Performance for Social Justice
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Benchmark Institute is a training and performance development organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of legal services to low-income communities.

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Rosemary French
Rosemary Rae French
Founder and President of Benchmark Institute

1949 2023

A dedicated lawyer for social justice, Rosemary was the foremost authority on training in legal services. She was passionate about providing lawyers and other advocates with the skills and tools that they needed to provide caring, compassionate and competent service to low-income clients. A gifted teacher, Rosemary developed innovative, experiential training to accomplish that. She wrote and edited multiple manuals to accompany the trainings and provide ongoing support when people returned to their offices. She touched thousands of lives through her work both in the United States and other countries. MORE

There will be a memorial service for her in San Francisco on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Friends and colleagues are welcome to join the family in honoring her memory. To attend, please contact for details.
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