On Wednesday June 09 2021, Pat Ward from the United States left a message about James Ausum:
"My general sense is that it is likely my beloved friend Jim Ausum is deceased. Feeling terrible about it. Without any question. Well save for my ex wife. This was the single most intelligent and talented mind I ever encountered. We had an amazing friendship and I'm just sick that I let it, that I let him down because of my marital stuff. Wish I could talk to him. He was a true to life brilliant human being. One memory was asking if law school was brutal and tough and his answer was "it was too slow and too boring". This wasn't arrogance because I knew him and his intellect was just that extraordinary. He would never have said "law" was too slow or boring. I screwed up a great friendship and I owe his girlfriend, his life partner a vast apology. While I did not know her like I did Jim (she lived in Seattle), I liked her very much and knew full well that Jim was an amazing man and a good friend."
Pat Ward left an e-mail address and a telephone number.