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The Race: Attributed to Dr. D.H. “Dee” Groberg

Whenever I start to hang my head in front of failure’s face,    my downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.A children’s race, young boys, young men; how I remember well,    excitement sure, but also fear, it wasn’t hard to tell.They all lined up so full of hope, each thought to win that …

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<strong>HON. JAHARR PRIDGEN AND HON. BETTY CALVO-TORRES APPOINTED AS SUPERVISING JUDGES</strong>

In consultation with Acting Chief Administrative Judge Tamiko Amaker, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Norman St. George, and Appellate Division Fourth Department Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen, Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District, announces the appointment of Chief Judge of Buffalo City Court JaHarr Pridgen as Supervising Judge of the City …

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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for 2022 Judicial Candidates for Buffalo City Courts

 November 2, 2022 – The Bar Association of Erie County has completed its 2022 ratings of judicial candidates for Buffalo City Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions.  The 2022 ratings are as follows:  Buffalo City Court  Hon. Samuel P. Davis – Qualified  Christina G. Holdsworth – Qualified  …

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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for 2022 Judicial Candidates

 The Bar Association of Erie County announces its 2022 ratings of judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Erie County Family Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions.  The 2022 ratings are as follows:  New York State Supreme Court  Hon. Tracey A. Bannister – Outstanding  Gerald …

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Courts Issue Updated Face Mask Policy

Effective September 15, 2022, face masks are no longer be required for any persons, regardless of vaccination status, in a Unified Court System facility, with two exceptions: Return from Isolation: Any person, including judges, non-judicial personnel and court visitors, returning from isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 entering a UCS facility must war a well-fitting, disposable, …

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Courts Release Revised Preliminary Conference Form for Matrimonial Practice

HON. MARY L. SLISZ, NYS Supreme Court Justice, Eighth Judicial District, has created a new fillable Preliminary Conference Form for matrimonial matters. Below is the revised PC Order which harmonizes 22 NYCRR 202.70 and 202.16 for matrimonial practice.  This is a fillable form.  This is to be returned in the same “fillable” format so that …

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Notice of Public Hearings on Pandemic Practices

Below you’ll find an important notice regarding two upcoming Public Hearings of the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts – Pandemic Practices Working Group, to be held in Buffalo and New York City.   Regards,The Pandemic Practices Working GroupCommission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courtsppwg@nycourts.gov

New Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Category of CLE Credit and Attorney Requirement

Dear Members, As you may have heard, the BAEC has pledged to make the Erie Institute of Law more responsive to the current needs of our members. Please read below about one of our first efforts. The New York State Continuing Legal Education Program Rules are being amended to: (a) add Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data …

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