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Honorable Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. Delivers Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture at Albany Law School

Syracuse, New York Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Counselors at Law, is pleased to announce that Judge Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. (retired) of the New York Court of Appeals, delivered this year’s prestigious 3rd annual Hugh Jones Memorial Lecture at Albany Law School. The Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York, introduced Judge Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. at the lecture.

Named for former New York State Court of Appeals Associate Judge Hugh R. Jones, the lecture series examines important themes in the justice system through research and writing by an experienced and well-respected jurist. Judge Hancock’s remarks focused on the importance of the principles of fundamental fairness and equality as influences in the evolution of the common law in New York (see attached New York Law Journal article).

Based on his work as a member of the Judiciary, and his practice before and after serving on the bench, Judge Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. is a particularly appropriate choice to deliver the 2004 Jones Lecture. Judge Hancock retired on December 31, 1993 as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals where he served for eight years. Previously, Judge Hancock was an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, and a New York State Supreme Court Trial Justice. Before his service in the New York judiciary and currently, he practiced law as a partner at Hancock Estabrook, LLP in Syracuse, New York. He also served as Corporation Counsel for Syracuse for two years.

Judge Hancock has returned as counsel to Hancock Estabrook, LLP where he is engaged in appellate practice and serves as arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international commercial disputes and as an expert witness on questions of New York law. He has been appointed to the faculty at Syracuse University College of Law as Visiting Professor and Jurist in Residence and teaches a seminar in Case Analysis and Appellate Advocacy. Judge Hancock is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and of Cornell Law School.