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Bar Association of Erie County

Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for Judicial Candidates

The Bar Association of Erie County has completed its 2021 ratings of judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court, Erie County Family Court, and Buffalo City Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions. The 2021 ratings are as follows: New York State Supreme CourtHon. Frank Caruso – …

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A Statement from the President and Vice President of the Bar Association of Erie County About Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

Regarding the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, President Oliver C. Young and Vice President Hugh M. Russ, III of the Bar Association of Erie County have issued the following statement: “Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the accused killer of George Floyd, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree …

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Bar Association of Erie County supports Buffalo’s proposed Right to Know Law and calls for extensive public education and awareness around police and criminal justice reform.

On February 9, 2021, the Bar Association of Erie County’s Board of Directors voted to support adoption of Buffalo’s proposed Right to Know Law, the latest in a series of police reform measures considered by its Board of Directors at the request of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York (“MBAWNY”) Criminal Justice Reform …

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A Statement from the President and Vice President of the Bar Association of Erie County about the Capitol Building Attack

Just as we honor the tradition and right of peaceful protest to advance justice, the Bar Association of Erie County honors and advocates for the Rule of Law, a principle central to our democracy and to the fair and equitable treatment of all peoples. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violent attack on …

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Bar Association of Erie County’s Ratings of Judicial Candidates for 2020

The Bar Association of Erie County has completed and issued its 2020 ratings for judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Erie County Court. The ratings are as follows: New York State Supreme CourtGerald J. Greenan III – Not RecommendedHon. Amy C. Martoche – Well Qualified Erie County CourtHon. Kenneth F. Case – …

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BAEC President Oliver Young has been appointed to the NYSBA Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform

Bar Association of Erie County President, Oliver Young, has been appointed to the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform. The members of this Task Force have shown a willingness to address one of the most challenging issues facing our society today. The goal of the Task Force on …

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Oliver C. Young Assumes Office as 114th President of the Bar Association of Erie County

Oliver C. Young is the Bar Association of Erie County’s 114th  President. He will be officially sworn in as President at the next Board of Directors meeting on June 30, 2020. He succeeds Bridget O’Connell. Oliver C. Young is a 1980 graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School. In addition to a law degree, …

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Bar Association of Erie County Announces Results for their 2020-2021 Board of Directors Election

At the Bar Association of Erie County’s 133rd Annual Meeting, the Association announced the results of the annual election for Board of Directors. Joining the Board for 2020-2021 are the following. Hugh M. Russ, Hodgson Russ, LLP has been elected as Vice President. Kelley M. Omel, University at Buffalo School of Law, has been elected …

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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for Judicial Candidates

The Bar Association of Erie County has completed and issued its 2020 ratings for judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Erie County Court. The ratings are as follows: New York State Supreme Court Gerald J. Greenan III – Not Recommended Hon. Amy C. Martoche – Well Qualified Erie County Court Hon. Kenneth …

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