Tomorrow morning the Third Circuit will hold a special session to rename Pittsburgh’s federal courthouse for former Third Circuit Judge Joseph F. Weis Jr., this charming Triblive.com story by Brian Bowling reports. Judge Weis died last year at 91, the year after he retired — his obituary, which quotes Judge Hardiman, is here.
From the story:
He’s not the first federal judge to have his name on a courthouse, but Joseph F. Weis Jr. could be the nicest judge to receive the honor.
“He never lost his humility,” said Roslyn Litman, a charter member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.
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Litman, a Downtown attorney, cited Weis’ work in helping found the academy and spending countless hours on its mission of improving relations between lawyers and judges in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
“He uniquely represents the spirit of cooperation between the bench and the bar … by the work he did with the academy and the bar association,” she said.