Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam (Tim Roske)
The late Sheila Abdus-Salaam was remembered at a private memorial Monday not only as a brilliant judge but as a warm and caring woman who was as eager to mentor generations of jurists and serve on the bench.
Two weeks since the body of New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found in the Hudson River, more questions continue to swirl around her death than answers.
Memorial Service Set for Abdus-Salaam (April 20)
As the investigation into the death of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam continues, a public memorial service has been scheduled to honor her.
Members of the family of the late Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week, said Wednesday reports she committed suicide have “no basis in reality” and called on any persons with knowledge of what happened in her final hours to step forward.
Letter to the Editor: Judge Embodied Spirit of Law Day (April 19)
A. Gail Prudenti writes: Law Day 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.
Letter to the Editor: Judge’s Death a Loss to Co-op/Condo Bar (April 18)
Douglas P. Heller of Herrick, Feinstein writes: I think in some ways Judge Abdus-Salaam’s death was even a greater loss to the relatively small cooperative and condominium bar. There is nothing like the security of having an accomplished fair-minded expert in your field on the Court of Appeals.
For someone who never practiced commercial law herself, Judge Shiela Abdus-Salaam showed unusual adeptness at handling business cases throughout her career on the bench and her death is a loss to the commercial bar in New York, practitioners said.
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.
Officials Mourn, Praise Abdus-Salaam (April 13)
Reaction from New York government officials and legal community on the death of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.
Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam of the New York Court of Appeals was found dead Wednesday in the Hudson River, the New York City Police Department confirmed.