Letters from the Foundation President

Commission on Judicial Nomination is seeking recommendations and applications for Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals and State of New York.

On February 17, the Commission on Judicial Nomination received a letter from the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, formally advising that the vacancy created by the resignation of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, effective August 31, 2022, continues to exist, given the Senate’s rejection of the candidate nominated by the Governor.  The Commission thus takes up the task again of seeking recommendations and applications of persons who may be qualified to serve as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals,

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The Race: Attributed to Dr. D.H. “Dee” Groberg

Whenever I start to hang my head in front of failure’s face,    my downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.A children’s race, young boys, young men; how I remember well,    excitement sure, but also fear, it wasn’t hard to tell.They all lined up so full of hope, each thought to win that race    or tie for first, or if not that, at least take second place.Their parents watched from off the side, each cheering for their son,   

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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 Courts of the Eighth Judicial District and New York State Court of Claims Judge Betty Calvo-Torres as Supervising Judge of the Town and Village Justice

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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 Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created due to the resignation of the Hon. Janet DiFiore The committee conducted personal interviews with each candidate. Together

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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  Hon. JaHarr S. Pridgen – Outstanding  Hon. Gary A. Wilson – Qualified  The Association uses a four-level rating system of Outstanding, Well Qualified, Qualified, and

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