135th Annual Awards Celebration – SOLD OUT

The Bar Association of Erie County’s 135th Annual Awards Celebration is sold out! 

Thank you for everyone who purchased a ticket, we look forward to seeing you at the event!

The event will be held at Seneca One Tower in the auditorium. The awards presentation will begin promptly at 5:15pm.

Presenting Sponsor


Special thanks to


COVID-19 vaccination is required. For additional information, please see BAEC Board Resolution passed July 26, 2022. Click here to read resolution.


We are very excited to announce our award recipients!

Lawyer of the Year

Hon. Trini E. Ross
Hon. Trini E. Ross United States Attorney, Western District of NY

Hon. John T. Curtin Profiles in Courage Award

Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee

Outstanding Jurist Award

Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin
Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin, Erie County Family Court (ret.)

Charles H. Dougherty Civility Award

Joel Daniels
Joel Daniels, Managing Partner, Law Office of Joel Daniels, Esq.

Award of Merit

Hugh M. Russ, III
Hugh M. Russ, III, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Special Service Award

Samantha I.V. White
Samantha I.V. White, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

Parking at Seneca One Tower

Click for a map of the venue and closest parking garage.

There will be free valet parking. Click here to view other parking/transportation options.

Our Sponsors

Addelman Cross Baldwin logo                                                 Counsel Press logo

Charles J Sellers                                      Foundation logo


Gibson McAskill Crosby logo                   


   Nixon Peabody                          


The event is finished.


Oct 12 2022


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Seneca One Tower
Seneca One, 1 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14203


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