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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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Tri-County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee For the New York State Court of Appeals Vacancy

The Tri-County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, which is comprised of selected members from the Bar Association of Erie County, Monroe County Bar Association, and the Onondaga County Bar Association, has sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul with the Committee’s ratings for seven nominees under consideration for Chief Judge of the New York State …

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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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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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