134th Annual Awards Celebration on October 27!

Join us in celebrating our award recipients and connecting with colleagues!

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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for Additional Judicial Candidates

The Bar Association of Erie County has completed additional 2021 ratings of judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Buffalo City Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions. The additional ratings are as follows: New York State Supreme Court Raymond W. Walter – Qualified Buffalo City …

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Notice to the Bar: Supreme Court Law Library Holiday Recess Hours

 The Erie Supreme Court Law Library located at 77 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, New York will be closed for in person visits during the court recess, December 28 through December 31, 2020. During this time, staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide reference and research assistance and electronic document delivery. …

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Judge Marks Issues Administrative Order 121/20 Regarding Electronic Filing During Easing of Restrictions

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and consistent with the Governor’s determination approving the easing of restrictions on commerce imposed due to the COVID-19 health emergency, I hereby direct that, effective June 10, 2020: In courts and case types approved for electronic filing through the New York …

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Update on BAEC’s Protocol for Meetings and CLEs

From the Executive Director of the Bar Association of Erie County Dear Members, Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this email about how the Bar Association of Erie County is continuing its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and the support of our membership are our most important priorities. Together, we …

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Attorney Admission Fee Increases

NOTICE: ATTORNEY ADMISSION FEE INCREASES The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is increasing its fees for attorney admissions. Effective February 1, 2020 the fee for standard admittance will be $225.00. Also, effective February 1, 2020 pro hac vice admittance will also increase to $200.00. Further information can be found …

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