Power of Our Voices

Power of Our Voices: Bridging the Gap Between the Courts and the Community

Presented by the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission 8th Judicial District Advisory Group

Join us for an informal conversation with members of the judiciary and Court personnel, to help you, your family, and colleagues better understand the court system. This event is free and open to the public.

Topics include employment opportunities, The New York State Court Officer Academy, New York State Specialty Courts, C.O.U.R.T.S program, Jury Service information, Help Center information and Family Court resources.

Watch virtually or attend a community watch party at Calvary Baptist Church located at 1184 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14211 or at BAEC Headquarters 438 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202.


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ModeratorReverend Corey B. Gibson, MDiv., Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Buffalo NY


Hon. Kevin M Carter, Administrative Judge, Eighth Judicial District

Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres, Buffalo City Court; Presiding Judge of Mental Health, Drug & Veteran’s     Treatment Courts: Specialty Courts, C.O.U.R.T.S. program

Dr. Christine Farrow, Commissioners of Jurors, Erie County: The Importance of Jury Service

Hon. Craig D. Hannah, Chief Judge of the Buffalo, City Court; Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission Member

Anaiss Rijo-Lelonek, Esq., Former Family Court Attorney: How to Navigate through Family Court

Tasha Moore, Esq.,  Deputy District Executive, Eighth Judicial District: Human Resources Presentation about Career Opportunities

Delroy Pinnock Esq., Senior Court Attorney; Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District Court Help Center: Court resources for the community

Lieutenant Vincent Sinclair, New York State Court Officer Academy: Court Officer application process

The event is finished.


Feb 22 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Zoom Web Conferencing
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