We join the entire legal and non-profit communities in mourning the passing of our dearly beloved alumna, Sheila Abdus-Salaam. An incredibly wonderful, bright, caring, upbeat lawyer, judge and human being, she was a blessing to us and our clients in the first years of her legal career that she served with us defending the rights of Brooklyn's low income East New York tenants. Her loss is both shocking and irreplaceable. All our love and condolences to her husband, family and the huge community, of which we are a part, that so appreciated and cared about her! Marty Needelman and Paul Acinapura, personally and on behalf of the entire Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A ("Brooklyn A") Family
Published in New York Times on Apr. 24, 2017.