Eric’s work has inspired thousands of people around the world.
Here’s some select reviews about his legal work, books and speaking.
“Eric Sirotkin does what only the very best lawyers can do — transform combat into co-creation, aggression into appreciation, and ultimately fear into love. In Witness, he creates new and positive possibilities for his clients, their attorneys, and the world.”
“Justice has always been a constant struggle and Eric Sirotkin exemplifies the type of lawyer activist that impacts hearts and minds and our world at large. Witness is a personal journey but one that reminds us all that we can make a difference.”
“In a world driven by crass consumerism and conspicuous consumption, with an exaggerated emphasis on self indul-gence and self fulfillment, Eric Sirotkin is that rarest of creatures: an internationalist in every best sense of that word; a champion of selfless service to others, performing great feats/deeds of self sacrifice. Eric is a grassroots intellectu-al, with a brilliant intellect and rare intellectual acuity and excellence, a great analytical mind and impeccable integri-ty. He is that rarest of lawyers, always being humble yet caring, placing his clients cause foremost; imbued by a great work ethic, and by always being the consummate professional. Eric epitomizes what I regard as the perfect progres-sive lawyer, by: firstly, regarding himself as a human being and humanitarian; secondly, as an activist (both socially and politically); and only, thirdly, as a lawyer.”
“Travel an astounding journey, as I did, with tireless attorney Eric Sirotkin as he invents “nonviolent advocacy.” Witness brilliantly covers the course of a professional career, from “adversarial” civil liberties cases in Albuquerque, NM, to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, to the Navajo Nation, and beyond to Cuba and North Korea, Eric opens his heart to show us that the practice of law can be, at its core, about humanity and spirit. My hope is that every future attorney will read this beautiful, peaceful warrior’s testament.”
“The interest and support of your project has been a great encouragement to us at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”
“Your contribution and suggestions for the new constitution for South Africa have been very useful. I must say that your warmth and comradeship here in Cape Town was very much appreciated and has added to our faith in the struggle of the poor and the exploited.”
“The depth and sincerity of Eric Sirotkin’s commitment to equality and human rights never ceases to amaze me. His capacity to communicate this knowledge in such a spell binding, down-to-earth and -easy-to-comprehend way is refreshing—a master in the art of reaching out and truly educating others.”
“Eric Sirotkin is a leading attorney in the human rights arena. I have worked closely with him in the area of human rights and he has demonstrated to me the knowledge, insight and ability to relate to younger people.”
“Eric Sirotkin has delivered a powerful account of his extraordinary life of social advocacy. Witness will take its place amongst those rare stories that inspire us to take our own stand and join the heroes of the world who have always relied on the power of love and the justice of integrity to finally prevail against the forces that seek to divide us.”