Few developments in modern legal practice have been as transformative as the rise and impact of public interest law. And few public interest lawyers have been as significant and influential as Zona Hostetler. Her oral history, taken in conjunction with the Women Trailblazers in the Law project of the American Bar Association, details one fascinating battle after another involving the rights of the poor, migrant farmworkers, civil rights leaders, gays, free speech advocates, the elderly, and antiwar protesters,

among others. Hostetler served as a pioneer in helping to establish and run the Legal Services Corporation, in addition to her many other accomplishments for Legal Aid and the D.C. Bar. Her riveting oral history is summarized by Washington attorney Judith Feigin.