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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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Attorneys for Children Program Presents Introduction to the Effective Representation of Children

The Attorneys for Children (AFC) Program invites members of the BAEC to apply for their introductory training webinar on October 17, 18, and 19 (agenda, application, and memo attached.)  Applications will be accepted until October 7. AFC represent children of all ages, primarily in Family Court matters.  They are compensated by New York State at …

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United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Announcement for Bankruptcy Judgeship

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invites applications from qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of New York in Albany, New York. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national …

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Jeffrey Priore Takes the Helm of the Erie County Bar Foundation as President

The Erie County Bar Foundation is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Officers and Board of Directors. Jeffrey M. Priore, Juvenile Justice Attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., has succeeded Michael Perley as President. Kevin W. Spitler is now serving as Vice President. Penny B. Selmonsky and Tiffany R. Perry are the Foundation’s …

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Buffalo’s first ever Legal Diversity Career Fair to be held on August 12

The Bar Association of Erie County, University at Buffalo School of Law, and the Minority Bar Association of WNY have teamed up to launch Buffalo’s first legal diversity career fair. The mission of the job fair is to help build a more diverse legal workforce in Western New York region. The career fair will be …

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