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New York State Seeks Public Comment for Study of Electronic Legal Materials

The office of Information Technology Services, in accordance to New York State Law, Chapter 15 of 2020, is seeking public comment concerning the use of legal material in an electronic format that guarantees the authenticity of and access to such legal materials of the state of New York.  The request for public comment can be found here. …

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BAEC President Oliver Young has been appointed to the NYSBA Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform

Bar Association of Erie County President, Oliver Young, has been appointed to the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform. The members of this Task Force have shown a willingness to address one of the most challenging issues facing our society today. The goal of the Task Force on …

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Dispute Resolution Program Offers Virtual Services During Pandemic

The diversion program celebrates its first anniversary by continuing to provide alternatives to criminal proceedings despite paused courts BUFFALO – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that the Community Dispute Resolution Program (CDR) in Buffalo City Court continues to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The diversion program, launched in July 2019, …

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Oliver C. Young Assumes Office as 114th President of the Bar Association of Erie County

Oliver C. Young is the Bar Association of Erie County’s 114th  President. He will be officially sworn in as President at the next Board of Directors meeting on June 30, 2020. He succeeds Bridget O’Connell. Oliver C. Young is a 1980 graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School. In addition to a law degree, …

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Bar Association of Erie County Announces Results for their 2020-2021 Board of Directors Election

At the Bar Association of Erie County’s 133rd Annual Meeting, the Association announced the results of the annual election for Board of Directors. Joining the Board for 2020-2021 are the following. Hugh M. Russ, Hodgson Russ, LLP has been elected as Vice President. Kelley M. Omel, University at Buffalo School of Law, has been elected …

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Bar Association of Erie County Issues Ratings for Judicial Candidates

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 Court Gerald J. Greenan III – Not Recommended Hon. Amy C. Martoche – Well Qualified Erie County Court Hon. Kenneth …

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A Statement from the President and Vice President of the Bar Association of Erie County About Mr. George Floyd and the Resulting Unrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2020 Buffalo, NY – Regarding the ongoing events in our city and across the nation, President Bridget M. O’Connell and Vice President Oliver C. Young of the Bar Association of Erie County have issued the following statement: The death of Mr. George Floyd requires us to speak. As the Bar Association …

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