Judge Embodied Spirit of Law Day

, New York Law Journal


Law Day (May 1) has a special significance for me because it celebrates the rule of law of and the triumph of right over might. This year, however, the festivity is a bit dimmed by the loss of a cherished friend who I viewed as the very embodiment of all that we celebrate on Law Day: Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.

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  • Stanley K. Shapiro

    Judge Prudenti‘s letter really is on the mark. I am merely an acquaintance and professional admirer of Judge Abdus-Salaam beginning from when I first had the privilege of trying a case before her probably over 20 years ago. But among my first thoughts on learning the horrible news reports, was feeling regret and remorse and wish that if only I had somehow been made aware ahead, I could have tried to talk her out of it; to let her know how treasured and valued she was. Like Judge Prudenti indicates, never in my own infrequent interactions was there any hint of depression.

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