Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Oh Buffalo, everyone is connected to everyone else. The recently deceased Federal District Court Judge John Curtin was the model of what a judge should be: patient, knowledgeable, and fair. It was always a glad moment when you filed a new case and his name came up on the wheel-- for all concerned. It would be difficult to come up with the name of someone who did as much good in our community. Come to find out that before he was US Attorney, and well before he took the bench he served as confidential law clerk for New York State Supreme Court Justice William Lawless, the father of A's trial partner when she was at the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. Why, that's almost family!