A Tribute to Professor Saltzburg

Stephen A. Saltzburg
October 03, 2018

Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, was honored in an article featured in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Criminal Justice magazine for his contributions  over the past 30-plus years to the Criminal Justice Section (CJS) and his dedication to criminal justice. He has contributed thousands of hours of service to the section in his career, along with alumnus Raymond Banoun, JD '68, and Neal R. Sonnett, founder and managing partner of his Miami-based law firm, who were also recognized for their work.

Morris "Sandy" Weinberg, Jr., a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder, finished his year as Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section wrote and dedicated the article to the three lawyers. "As any new member of the Council learns at his or her first Council meeting, the Council resolutions are routinely reshaped and refined by the brilliant guidance of Steve Saltzburg," Mr. Weinberg writes. Professor Saltzburg has been a delegate from CJS to the ABA House of Delegates since 2001 and served as chair of the section in 2007-2008. He was worked to assure that CJS “actually is the voice of all participants in the criminal justice system.” In addition, through Professor Saltzburg's efforts and outreach to the National District Attorneys Association, he has gained the participation of district attorneys from across the nation to become active members in the section.

CJS's retired long-time director Jack Hanna reflected that Professor Saltzburg has "the remarkable ability to find the intellectual sweet spot during policy debates on Council or in the ABA House of Delegates brings divergent points of view into alignment for the betterment of the field. His sharp edged refinement of various Criminal Justice Standards and other guidelines is a major reason the ABA Criminal Justice Section successfully produces more substitutive policy than any other ABA entity."

Mr. Weinberg writes that Professor Saltzburg, along with Mr. Banoun and Mr. Sonnett, are the "heart and soul" of CJS. "We are incredibly fortunate that they are each going strong and continuing to work with the Section."

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