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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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Public Notice for Reappointment of Bankruptcy Judge Carl L. Bucki

The current term of office of Carl L. Bucki, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the WesternDistrict of New York, is due to expire on December 29, 2021. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Judge Bucki to a new term of office and has determined that he …

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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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Notice to the Bar: Supreme Court Law Library Holiday Recess Hours

 The Erie Supreme Court Law Library located at 77 West Eagle Street, Buffalo, New York will be closed for in person visits during the court recess, December 28 through December 31, 2020. During this time, staff will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide reference and research assistance and electronic document delivery. …

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Attorney Survey Findings Generate Recommendations to Enhance Gender Fairness in the New York State Courts

PRESS RELEASENew York State Unified Court SystemHon. Lawrence K. MarksChief Administrative Judge Contact:Lucian Chalfen, Public Information DirectorArlene Hackel, Deputy Director(212) 428-2500www.nycourts.gov/press NEW YORK – A recent survey conducted by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts indicates that while the treatment of female attorneys, litigants and witnesses in the courts has …

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Erie County Family Court Celebrates National Adoption Day

 Eighth Judicial District Administrative Judge Paula L. Feroleto announces Erie County Family Court will commemorate National Adoption Day on November 20, 2020. The event coordinated by Hon. Kevin Carter, Supervising Judge of the Family Courts of the Eighth Judicial District, will serve to raise awareness by bringing a special focus on children in foster care …

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Notice: Proposed Federal Court Local Rules Amendments

The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is amending its Local Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure. The Court invites comments on the proposed amendments, which are available on the Court’s website at www.nywd.uscourts.gov or upon request from the Clerk’s offices in both Buffalo and Rochester. All comments must be …

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NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination Seeks Recommendations for Court of Appeals Associate Judge

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination (“the Commission”) today announced that it is seeking recommendations and applications of persons who may be qualified to serve as Associate Judge of the State’s highest Court, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York.  On June 4, 2021, a vacancy will exist on the …

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