Bar Association of Erie County

A Letter from President Hugh Russ Regarding the May 14 Mass Shooting

Words fail. And yet, we try.  To empathize with the victims and their families.  To understand how this could happen again in our country, and to us in our “City of Good Neighbors.”  To end this kind of senseless tragedy.  To reverse the course of racism that has infected this country since the first ship …

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Bar Association Announces Candidates for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Bar Association of Erie County is pleased to announce this year’s slate of candidates for election. Voting opens May 23, 2022, only to eligible BAEC members. More information about the candidates and our election process can be found by clicking here. 2022 Slate of Officer & Director Candidates Vice President, President-Elect Timothy J. GraberCraig …

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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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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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