Abdus-Salaam Praised for Influence, Astute Legal Mind

, New York Law Journal


Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the judge who was found dead Wednesday in New York City, made a significant impact on the law despite the relatively short period she spent as the first black woman on the state's highest court.

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  • L. LaBrew

    I just find it strange that any law enforcement agency would speculate on a cause of death without an autopsy. Especially when a sitting Judge of the highest court in the State of New York is involved.

  • Randi Anderson, NYC Bar LAP Clinical Coordinator

    This is a terrible shock and loss. My heart goes out to everyone that she touched. I hope that all in the New York Legal Community know about the Lawyers Assistance Program where we work with lawyers, judges, and the entire community relating to issues of grief, loss, anxiety, stress, depression, addiction and other mental health needs. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. CALL US, WE CAN HELP. In NYC, you can call us at 212-302-5787. We are all shocked and at a loss, we are here to listen and support you." whig.com/article/20170412/AP/304129605

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