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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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New York Court of Appeals Judge Theodore Jones Jr Memorial

It is with sadness that we observe the passing of Judge Jones, New York Court of Appeals Judge, a Brooklyn native who was appointed to the Court in 2007 by former governor Elliot Spitzer.  Judge Jones was a criminal defense attorney with The Legal Aid Society and then in private practice  before being elected to New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn.  He was known and respected for his courage, his fairness, and his intellect.   NYSACDL President Richard Willstatter describes Judge Jones as “courageous and unafraid to vindicate defendants’ rights, but also very collegial and thoughtful.  This is a very sad time for the bench and the bar in New York, and we have to look to the governor to try to find somebody who could be his equal, but it will be tough,” he said.  NY Court of Appeals Judge Jones dies at 68, Thomson Reuters News & Insights. 


Those wishing to may make contributions to a fund established at St. John’s Law School to honor Judge Jones:

THe Judge Theodore Jones, Jr. Memorial Fund

St. Johns School of Law

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY  11439

Additional information on the Memorial Fund is available on the St. John’s website