Monday, October 25, 2010
I'm sorry to learn that The Honorable Burton Roberts has died. He was a larger than life character, and he knew it. My best Burt Roberts story is here, but I know there are loads more that are better-- I was about to leave the Bronx for Buffalo's palmy shores when he took over as Chief Administrative Judge, and of course I never did any criminal work when I was practicing full time in the City. Later on we had occasion to use him as a mediator in a couple of cases, and he was surprisingly good at that.