June 2018 Bar Bulletin
By Judge Paris K. Kallas (ret.)
A judge’s judge who cares deeply about our profession, Judge John Erlick richly deserves this year’s KCBA Outstanding Judge Award.
Born and raised in Boston, Judge Erlick graduated with honors from Harvard College in Cambridge, and it was no surprise that he graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center.
Naturally gifted and brilliant, John Erlick was born for the bench. Judge Sharon Armstrong saw it years ago, when then-attorney Erlick tried a complex securities fraud case in her courtroom. She recalls, “He was such a capable lawyer, was so professional, and had such excellent judgment that I encouraged him to...