THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
Judge Amy Karan lost a tough but valiant fight with Parkinson's Disease. Judge Karan was the Administrative Judge of the Domestic Violence Division and she was widely respected for the way she led that Division.
In January of 2010, Rumpole wrote a lead on this Blog that read:
Word reaches us today that Judge Amy Karan has resigned from the bench effective January 31, 2010.
Many of you know Judge Karan has been battling Parkinson's disease and she needs to spend more time working on her health.
This is a tremendous loss to the Bench and to our community.
We can only hope and pray that her condition stabilizes. Judge Karan is bravely fighting this terrible disease. She needs our support and prayers at this difficult moment in time.
Godspeed Judge Karan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family today.
Cap Out .....
Rumpole says: A beautiful person, inside and out, Judge Karan inspired those who knew her with her battle for her life. She can't be replaced. She can only be fondly remembered. We will post details on the funeral as we receive them.