Announcement from CAPABA:
With deep sadness, we regretfully share the news of Justin Shigemi’s passing.
Justin was a great friend and champion of CAPABA and its members. His contributions include co-chairing the Fairfield Regional Committee and participating on the Keeping Up with Crypto panel at the NE Regional Conference. He was encouraging and welcoming of others and always willing to lend his services and the services of Finn Dixon & Herling (FDH), where he was a partner. Justin was an all-around thoughtful and humorous person. Our community mourns his loss.
Please take a moment to visit his memorial page on FDH’s website by clicking here.
CAPABA will join FDH in remembering Justin Shigemi on Sat., July 21, 5PM-7PM, at Sign of the Whale (rooftop), 6 Harbor Point Road, Stamford. Please RSVP by July 17 to: email@example.com.
We also ask that you forward photographs of Justin to be included in a slideshow to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a memorial book prepared as a meaningful gift for Justin’s family and loved ones. Please forward any photos of Justin and/or thoughts about Justin (a favorite memory, your thoughts or feelings about him, etc.) by July 20 to: email@example.com. If you prefer to hand write your thoughts, please bring them to the July 21st memorial for inclusion in the book.
Statement from Brooklyn Chief Assistant District Attorney Eric Gonzalez
“It is with deep regret and tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of DA Ken Thompson. He was a
giant among those seeking to reform the criminal justice system and we are all privileged to have worked
under his transformative leadership these past three years.
In that short period, he transformed the Office into a model urban prosecutor’s office, with a mandate to do
justice and treat everyone and every case fairly and with utmost integrity. Among his many initiatives, he
created a model for correcting wrongful convictions, instituted a marijuana policy that would later be
replicated citywide and started a summons forgiveness program that would also be instituted in several other
jurisdictions. Our sincere prayers are with his wife, children and loved ones. May he rest in peace, knowing
that he has made Brooklyn and New York City a better place.
The executive team and I are committed to leading the Office and carrying out DA Thompson’s vision and
AABANY extends our deepest condolences to Ken Thompson’s family and friends. We are saddened by the loss of Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson. He was a great man who touched many lives and he will be missed.
Judith S. Kaye, First Woman to Serve as New York’s Chief Judge, Dies at 77
AABANY is greatly saddened by the news of Judge Kaye’s passing. She will be remembered not only as a trailblazing jurist but also for her efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession and the judiciary. AABANY extends its condolences to Judge Kaye’s family. We will all miss her compassion, intellect and leadership.