Condolence Letter by Genesis

On behalf of LLSA, we mourn the tragic death of Judge Esther Salas’ son, who was shot by a gunman at their family home. Judge Salas’s husband sustained non-fatal injuries.

Judge Salas is a federal district judge at the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in Newark. She is extensively involved in the Hispanic community.

Judge Salas was the past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. In 2016, she was nationally recognized by the Hispanic Bar Association as Latina Judge of the Year.

In addition to her community involvement, Judge Salas broke barriers in becoming the first Hispanic woman to serve as a Magistrate Judge and currently as a Judge on the District Court of New Jersey.

Today we express our deepest condolences to Judge Salas and her family. We wish them peace and strength to cope with the moment of mourning they are experiencing.


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