WBASNY Extends Condolences to U.S District Judge Esther Salas

WBASNY Extends Condolences to U.S District Judge Esther Salas

(New York, NY, Wednesday, July 22, 2020) The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) extends its sincerest condolences to the Hon. Esther Salas, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, in response to the tragic death of her son Daniel Anderl. Daniel was preparing to start his junior year at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in the fall and was interested in pursuing a legal career, just like both of his parents.

We also send prayers for the swift and complete recovery of Judge Salas’s husband, Mark Anderl, a criminal defense attorney with his law firm, Anderl & Oakley, P.C. Mr. Anderl was wounded in the gunman’s attack on the family’s home on Sunday night.

Judge Salas, recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association and others as a “community leader,” “trailblazer,” “role model” and “mentor,” is the first Hispanic woman to serve as a federal judge in New Jersey.

The safety of the judiciary is vital to the rule of law and our democracy. WBASNY fully supports enhanced measures to ensure the protection and safety of all of our state and federal judges.


The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the professional membership organization of choice for more than 4,000 attorneys throughout New York State, and the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country.  For four decades, WBASNY has been a singularly important resource for women lawyers, with professional networking, continuing legal education programming, leadership training, and advocacy for the rights of women, children, and families.  Through involvement with WBASNY’s 20 regional chapters and its 40-plus substantive law committees, WBASNY’s members collaborate with one another on a variety of issues and perform public and community service, in furtherance of its mission to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and women attorneys in particular. WBASNY holds United Nations NGO status with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, and Special Consultative status in association with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WBASNY is also a founding member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.