BAEC's 135th Annual Awards Celebration

Wednesday, October 12 @ Seneca One Tower

Press Release

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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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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Dedication of the Erie County Landlord Tenant HUB Court

 Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District is pleased to announce a dedication ceremony for the newly created Erie County Landlord Tenant HUB Court. The dedication ceremony will be held in-person on June 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Buffalo City Court, 50 Delaware Avenue on the seventh floor. Members of …

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A Letter from President Hugh Russ Regarding the May 14 Mass Shooting

Words fail. And yet, we try.  To empathize with the victims and their families.  To understand how this could happen again in our country, and to us in our “City of Good Neighbors.”  To end this kind of senseless tragedy.  To reverse the course of racism that has infected this country since the first ship …

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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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