Press Release

A Statement from the President and Vice President of the Bar Association of Erie County about the Capitol Building Attack

Just as we honor the tradition and right of peaceful protest to advance justice, the Bar Association of Erie County honors and advocates for the Rule of Law, a principle central to our democracy and to the fair and equitable treatment of all peoples. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent attack on …

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Notice to the Bar: Supreme Court Law Library Holiday Recess Hours

 The Erie Supreme Court Law Library located at 77 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, New York will be closed for in person visits during the court recess, December 28 through December 31, 2020. During this time, staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide reference and research assistance and electronic document delivery. …

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Attorney Survey Findings Generate Recommendations to Enhance Gender Fairness in the New York State Courts

PRESS RELEASENew York State Unified Court SystemHon. Lawrence K. MarksChief Administrative Judge Contact:Lucian Chalfen, Public Information DirectorArlene Hackel, Deputy Director(212) 428-2500www.nycourts.gov/press NEW YORK – A recent survey conducted by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts indicates that while the treatment of female attorneys, litigants and witnesses in the courts has …

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8th Judicial District Issues Updated Operating Protocols for Town and Village Courts

THIS HAS NOW BEEN SUPERSEDED BY A MORE RECENT UPDATE TO THE PROTOCOLS, ISSUED ON DECEMBER 9, 2020. Due to the recent changes in Western New York due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, the 8th Judicial District as published updated operating protocols for Town and Village Courts effective Monday, November 23, 2020.

Erie County Family Court Celebrates National Adoption Day

 Eighth Judicial District Administrative Judge Paula L. Feroleto announces Erie County Family Court will commemorate National Adoption Day on November 20, 2020. The event coordinated by Hon. Kevin Carter, Supervising Judge of the Family Courts of the Eighth Judicial District, will serve to raise awareness by bringing a special focus on children in foster care …

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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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Judge Lawrence Marks Issues Administrative Order 268/20, Relating to Landlord Tenant Matters.

Pursuant to the authority vested in me, at the direction of the Chief Judge, and in light of the ongoing public health and commercial concerns raised by the COVID-I 9 health emergency, I hereby direct that: I) petitions in eviction proceedings pursuant to Article 7 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law shall include …

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NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination Seeks Recommendations for Court of Appeals Associate Judge

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination (“the Commission”) today announced that it is seeking recommendations and applications of persons who may be qualified to serve as Associate Judge of the State’s highest Court, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York.  On June 4, 2021, a vacancy will exist on the …

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Bar Association of Erie County’s Ratings of Judicial Candidates for 2020

The Bar Association of Erie County has completed and issued its 2020 ratings for judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Erie County Court. The ratings are as follows: New York State Supreme CourtGerald J. Greenan III – Not RecommendedHon. Amy C. Martoche – Well Qualified Erie County CourtHon. Kenneth F. Case – …

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