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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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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 Announces 2022 Grants

Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford announced that the Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York have approved the 2022 distribution of grants totaling $30,000. The funds are distributed from the WDNY’s District Court Fund, which accumulates funds from a portion of the admission fees paid by attorneys seeking …

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Celeste Walsh Announced As New Committee Coordinator and LRIS Administrator

We are excited to announce that BAEC staff member, Celeste Walsh, has been promoted to Committee Coordinator and Lawyer Referral & Information Service Administrator! Congratulations, Celeste! As Committee Coordinator, Celeste is responsible for working closely with the Committee Chairs to facilitate meetings, communicate with committee members, and provide any other support our committees need. As …

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Bar Association of Erie County and Child & Family Services establish groundbreaking community collaboration to promote professional wellbeing

With the wellbeing and vitality of members a top priority, the Bar Association of Erie County and Child & Family Services Employee Assistance Program (EAP) have entered a groundbreaking partnership, a Member Assistance Program (MAP) to support attorneys and their families. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the traditional professional workplace undergoes transformational change, the …

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Bar Association of Erie County and Child & Family Services establish groundbreaking community collaboration to promote professional wellbeing

With the wellbeing and vitality of members a top priority, the Bar Association of Erie County and Child & Family Services Employee Assistance Program (EAP) have entered a groundbreaking partnership, a Member Assistance Program (MAP) to support attorneys and their families. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the traditional professional workplace undergoes transformational change, the …

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Notice: Proposed Federal Court Local Rules Amendments

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is amending its Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure. The Court invites comments on the proposed amendments, which are available on the Court’s website at www.nywd.uscourts.gov or upon request from the Clerk’s offices in both Buffalo and Rochester. All comments must be …

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