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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for 2022 Judicial Candidates

 The Bar Association of Erie County announces its 2022 ratings of judicial candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Erie County Family Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions.  The 2022 ratings are as follows:  New York State Supreme Court  Hon. Tracey A. Bannister – Outstanding  Gerald …

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Jeffrey Priore Takes the Helm of the Erie County Bar Foundation as President

The Erie County Bar Foundation is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Officers and Board of Directors. Jeffrey M. Priore, Juvenile Justice Attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., has succeeded Michael Perley as President. Kevin W. Spitler is now serving as Vice President. Penny B. Selmonsky and Tiffany R. Perry are the Foundation’s …

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Buffalo’s first ever Legal Diversity Career Fair to be held on August 12

The Bar Association of Erie County, University at Buffalo School of Law, and the Minority Bar Association of WNY have teamed up to launch Buffalo’s first legal diversity career fair. The mission of the job fair is to help build a more diverse legal workforce in Western New York region. The career fair will be …

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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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