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April 20, 2017

New York State Court Of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Passes Away At 65

New York State Court of Appeals Judge Abdus-Salaam, a talented and passionate jurist, passed away April 12th, 2017.

She was the first African-American woman and the first Muslim-American appointed to the state’s highest court. Judge Abdus-Salaam served  as a City Court Judge, Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of the Appellate Division’s First Department and, finally, as an Associate Judge on the Court of Appeals.

She will be deeply missed by the legal community and the people we serve.

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