September 26, 2013: State Bar Association Mourns Passing of John T. Buckley, Former Appellate Division Justice and State Assemblyman

New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver of Rochester (Nixon Peabody) issued the following statement today on the passing of Hon. John T. Buckley, who died Tuesday.

“With the passing of Justice John Buckley, we have lost a respected representative of the legal community, an honorable jurist and a dedicated public servant.

“Justice Buckley was a wonderful, down-to-earth judge who was always considerate of those who appeared before him.

“Whether speaking from the bench, in the Legislature, in the college classroom or in casual conversation, Justice Buckley was friendly, warm and eloquent.

“Our sympathies go out to his wife, Blanche, his family and many friends.”
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Justice Buckley was a former presiding justice and associate justice of the Appellate Division, First Department; three-term member of the New York State Assembly; and active member of the State Bar Association for many years.

As a member of the Bar Association, Justice Buckley was heavily involved in association activities, serving as past chair of the Judicial Section, member of the House of Delegates, and member of the Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee, as well as a member of several special committees.

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the country. It was founded in 1876.

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