The CLJA family is heartbroken over the horrible tragedy that has befallen District Court Judge Esther Salas. Judge Salas was a public servant, a community leader and trailblazer. She served as a role model and mentor for countless young attorneys. She was the first Latina to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey, and the first to serve as a United States District Judge in the District of New Jersey. We pray for her, her husband and her son.