New York State Bar Association President T. Andrew Brown issued the following statement on the death of Chief Judge Robert Katzmann:
Chief Judge Robert Katzmann was known for his brilliant legal mind, dedication to the rule of law and devotion to the next generation. He was beloved in the New York legal community for the deep compassion he brought to every case that came before him during his many years of service to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As chief judge, he was a true leader, striving for the highest ideals in that unassuming manner that brought no attention to himself. While he commanded rapt attention from any audience as would any superstar, he made time for young lawyers who wanted a word, students interested in civics education, universities seeking a professor and bar associations pursuing a speaker. I join the entire New York legal community in mourning his loss. He will be truly missed.
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