BAEC's 135th Annual Awards Celebration

Wednesday, October 12 @ Seneca One Tower

Law Day Luncheon

Each year, the Bar Association hosts a luncheon to celebrate Law Day, which is observed nationally on May 1. The Bar Association’s annual luncheon presents an opportunity to recognize citizens within our legal community who have made significant contributions to our system of justice. Students are also recognized each year for participating in the annual Mock Trial Tournament. All BAEC members are invited to join us for this special event!


Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, we sold out of Law Day tickets. We apologize for the inconvenience. Because we sold out, we are now making the event available to watch via live stream! There is no cost to watch the live stream. A special thank you to RPM Entertainment for making the live stream possible.

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person.

Keynote Speaker

Trini Ross

Trini E. Ross, US Attorney for the Western District of New York







2022 Law Day Honorees

Liberty Bell Award:
Christine L. Farrow, PhD., Commissioner of Jurors

Justice Award:
Kelly Buckley, Chief Clerk, Erie County Family Court

Police Officer Award:
Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood (Ret.)

Special Service Award:
211 WNY

Media Award:
Rod Watson, Urban Affairs Editor/Columnist, The Buffalo News

Rev. A. Joseph Bissonette Pro Bono Award:
Martha Buyer, Esq.

Thank you to our event sponsor!

Phillips Lytle LLP

The event is finished.


May 03 2022


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Templeton Landing
Two Templeton Terrace, Buffalo


Bar Association of Erie County
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