Judge Rosenblatt Delivers Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture
Hon. Albert Rosenblatt, retired associate judge of the Court of Appeals, spoke about "Dutch Influences on Law and Governance in New York" during the Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture on Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Albany Law's Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom.
Sitting judges on the Court of Appeals attended. Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, delivered opening remarks.
After Governor Pataki nominated Judge Rosenblatt to serve on the Court of Appeals, he was confirmed by the Senate in 1998. Prior to that appointment he served as associate justice of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, from 1989 to 1998, and he also served as New York state's chief administrative judge from 1987 to 1989. He was a Supreme Court justice from 1982 to 1987 and started his legal career as a district attorney, then judge, in Dutchess County, N.Y.
The Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture is named in honor of Judge Hugh Jones, a former associate judge of the Court of Appeals. Judge Jones was a leader in efforts to improve the courts. He served as chair of the Commission on Judicial Nomination; chair of the Temporary State Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Compensation; chair of the Select Committee on Correctional Institutions and Programs; president of the New York State Bar Association; and director of the Committee for Modern Courts.
Judge Jones also authored a leading article on judging, "Cogitations on Appellate Decision-Making." The Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture, co-sponsored by The Fund for Modern Courts and Albany Law School, is intended to honor Judge Jones by promoting research and writing on issues affecting the judiciary.
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