2021-2022 Erie County Bar Foundation Campaign

Bar Association of Erie County

Celeste Walsh Announced As New Committee Coordinator and LRIS Administrator

We are excited to announce that BAEC staff member, Celeste Walsh, has been promoted to Committee Coordinator and Lawyer Referral & Information Service Administrator! Congratulations, Celeste! As Committee Coordinator, Celeste is responsible for working closely with the Committee Chairs to facilitate meetings, communicate with committee members, and provide any other support our committees need. As …

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Bar Association of Erie County and Child & Family Services establish groundbreaking community collaboration to promote professional wellbeing

With the wellbeing and vitality of members a top priority, the Bar Association of Erie County and Child & Family Services Employee Assistance Program (EAP) have entered a groundbreaking partnership, a Member Assistance Program (MAP) to support attorneys and their families. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the traditional professional workplace undergoes transformational change, the …

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BAEC Members Recognized in Buffalo Business First’s “40 Under 40”

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Buffalo Business First honored their 2021 class of “40 Under 40”. Four members of the Bar Association are included in this year’s class. Congratulations to our members who received this distinction! They are all doing incredible work in the WNY community and deserve to be commended. Craig Bucki Partner, Phillips …

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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for Additional Judicial Candidates

The Bar Association of Erie County has completed additional 2021 ratings of judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Buffalo City Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions. The additional ratings are as follows: New York State Supreme Court Raymond W. Walter – Qualified Buffalo City …

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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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