Throughout our lifetime, many of us will experience loss or trauma, or at least know someone that does. Our own personal experiences, uncertainty, and fear can leave us feeling unprepared or hesitant to respond or interact with those who have experienced a loss. The personal experiences of those who have experienced loss offer valuable insights. Below are some suggestions for how to practice “The Art of Presence” when someone you know has been impacted by loss or a traumatic event.
Letters from the Foundation President
Below is a statement from Hon. Kevin M. Carter, Administrative Judge for the 8th Judicial District regarding the mass shooting that occurred on May 14, 2022.
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 submitted by no later than January 17, 2022 to:Local Rules Committeec/o Hon. Mark W. PedersenKenneth B. Keating United States Courthouse100 State Street, Rochester, New York
I have a confession to make: I am a racist. That I am a racist is hard for me to admit to you. That I am a racist is hard for me to admit to myself. It would be easier to deny my racism. But I am a racist. I write this letter, because I want to discuss my form of racism, what has been called white privilege, in the hope that my confession will foster conversation. No, I haven’t
MEMORANDUM January 21, 2021 TO: EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT LAW ENFORCEMENT – CIVIL DIVISIONS FROM: ANDREW B. ISENBERG, District Executive RE: UPDATE ON LANDLORD/TENANT MATTERS WARRANTS OF EVICTION Please be advised that under Chapter 381 of the Laws of 2020 (the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020) the court is required to hold a STATUS CONFERENCE with the parties and determine whether an outstanding warrant shall re-issue and be amended. In the absence of a status conference, there is a stay
The Eighth Judicial District Gender and Racial Fairness Committee is part of a standing Committee on Women in the Courts that works to secure equal justice, equal treatment and equal opportunity for women whose lives bring them into the courts through education, information and advocacy. The Committee created the Lamplighter Award that recognizes women who, through determination and personal achievement, have worked to eliminate gender and racial bias. This year, the Committee recognizes the efforts of countless women and men