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Bar Association Announces Candidates for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Bar Association of Erie County is pleased to announce this year’s slate of candidates for election. Voting opens May 23, 2022, only to eligible BAEC members. More information about the candidates and our election process can be found by clicking here. 2022 Slate of Officer & Director Candidates Vice President, President-Elect Timothy J. GraberCraig …

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Eighth Judicial District Women’s History Month 2022 Celebration

 “The Power of Women’s Voices”  Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District and Hon. E. Jeannette Ogden, Chair of the Eighth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee are pleased to announce that the courts of the Eighth Judicial District will celebrate Women’s History Month on March 25, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. The …

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Request for Comments Regarding the Local Rules of the Western District of New York

The Local Rules Committee of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York is soliciting comments for suggested amendments to the Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Local Patent Rules, which are available on the Court’s website at www.nywd.uscourts.gov. Please submit your comments by no later than July 2, …

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Bar Association of Erie County Advocates for Changes to the NYS Bar Examination and Admission Process

The Bar Association of Erie County (“BAEC”) has passed a resolution in support of eliminating certain questions posed by the New York Board of Bar Examiners about an applicant’s criminal background when applying for admission to the New York State Bar. At its Board meeting on February 8, 2022, the Board voted unanimously for eliminating …

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United States District Court for the Western District of New York Issues New General Order Regarding Face Mask Requirements in the Courthouses

On March 1, 2022 Chief Judge Elizabeth Wolford signed General Order #155 supersedes General Order #149 regarding face mask requirements in the courthouses of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.  General Order #155 also orders that previously entered provisions of the following General Orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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