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Affinity Bar Groups Pay Tribute to Abdus-Salaam (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, May 2, 2017

Affinity Bar Groups Pay Tribute to Abdus-Salaam

“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. Nearly three dozen affinity bar groups representing female, black, Hispanic, LGBT and Muslim attorneys gathered to pay tribute to Abdus-Salaam, 65, whose body was found in the Hudson River on April 12 and whose death remains under investigation. The private memorial, held at the New York City Bar Association, was sponsored by the Joint Bar Association Coalition. The New York Law Journal was invited to cover the event. Judges, representatives of legal organizations, a past New York state attorney general and attorneys mentored by Abdus-Salaam spoke of a woman who set an example in many ways.”

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