Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture
Albany Law School
On November 16, 2015, Friedman Kaplan partner the Honorable Robert S. Smith (Ret.) delivered the Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture at Albany Law School.
The Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture is named in honor of Judge Hugh R. Jones, a former Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals. Judge Jones was a leader in efforts to improve the courts. He served as Chair of the Commission on Judicial Nomination; Chair of the Temporary State Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Compensation; Chair of the Select Committee on Correctional Institutions and Programs; President of the New York State Bar Association; and Director of the Committee for Modern Courts.
Judge Jones also authored a leading article on judging, Cogitations on Appellate Decision-Making. The Judge Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture is intended to honor Judge Jones by promoting research and writing on issues affecting the judiciary.
The annual lecture is sponsored by The Fund for Modern Courts and Albany Law School, held in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom. Albany law students attend the lecture to engage them in the history of the Court of Appeals.