NEW YORK, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is with heavy hearts that the Board and Staff of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) mourn the untimely passing of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Judge Abdus-Salaam was a mentor and friend to PLI, and graciously donated her time as a faculty member. She participated in two of PLI's most highly attended and popular programs: "This Really Happened: A Review of Real-World Ethical Issues" and "Judges' Pet Peeves: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice."
"Judge Abdus-Salaam was a legal luminary and trailblazer," stated PLI Board Chair William P. Frank. "She will be greatly missed."
"Judge Abdus-Salaam generously shared her knowledge and expertise with our attendees and fellow speakers, for which we will always be grateful," stated Anita C. Shapiro, PLI President.
PLI Board Member and friend, Judge Angela M. Mazzerelli, said "Judge Abdus-Salaam was a longtime, dear friend and colleague. She was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed."
PLI Board Member and friend, Judge William F. Kuntz II, said "She was a true angel: smart, nice, and thoughtful in her regard for others. She was a wonderful person, lawyer and judge. This is a tragic loss for us all."
We share our thoughts and condolences with her family and friends at this time.
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Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. PLI is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats, which are delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty, including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks and Answer Books, also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI's mission is a commitment to the pro bono community, with over 78,000 program scholarships awarded in 2016.
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