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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for 2022 Judicial Candidates for Buffalo City Courts

 November 2, 2022 – The Bar Association of Erie County has completed its 2022 ratings of judicial candidates for Buffalo City Court. Ratings are done annually to assist the public in making informed voting decisions.  The 2022 ratings are as follows:  Buffalo City Court  Hon. Samuel P. Davis – Qualified  Christina G. Holdsworth – Qualified  …

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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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Bar Association of Erie County Advocates for Changes to the NYS Bar Examination and Admission Process

The Bar Association of Erie County (“BAEC”) has passed a resolution in support of eliminating certain questions posed by the New York Board of Bar Examiners about an applicant’s criminal background when applying for admission to the New York State Bar. At its Board meeting on February 8, 2022, the Board voted unanimously for eliminating …

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United States District Court for the Western District of New York Announces 2022 Grants

Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford announced that the Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York have approved the 2022 distribution of grants totaling $30,000. The funds are distributed from the WDNY’s District Court Fund, which accumulates funds from a portion of the admission fees paid by attorneys seeking …

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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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