Amended Uniform Rules for Surrogate’s Court

We were advised of recently promulgated Administrative Orders of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts amending Uniform Rules for Surrogate’s Court 207.20 & 207.64, effective March 1, 2016. Click here to download these documents. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Ellen Weinstein, Esq., Chief Clerk Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court, (315) […]

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Tri-County Bars Judicial Screening Committee For the New York State Court of Appeals Vacancy

The Tri-County Bars Judicial Screening Committee, which is compromised of
representatives from the Bar Association of Erie County, Monroe County Bar Association and
the Onondaga County Bar Association, has sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo with the
Committee’s ratings for seven nominees under consideration for Associate Judge of the New
York State Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created due to the resignation of Associate Judge
Susan P. Read.

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George H. Lowe Center for Justice Dedication


Congratulations to Hon. George H. Lowe Offices of Legal Services of Central New York, Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, and Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, 221 South Warren St., 3rd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202 Tour our new offices. Learn about the “One Roof” concept that led to the creation of the George H. Lowe […]

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Judicial Candidate Voter Guide Available Online

Judicial Candidate Voter Guide Available Online For the 2015 general election, the New York State Unified Court System has published online a non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide at There are 109 state-paid judicial vacancies to be filled in the general election this year, including a number of newly created Family Court positions. Visit the […]

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OCBA Real Property Section | Standards for Abstract of Title

To all members of the Onondaga County Bar Association: It has come to my attention that certain abstract companies have not been complying with our standards, in that their search certificates fail to waive the statute of limitations defense or otherwise fall short of the standards. While it is within every individual practitioner’s discretion to waive enforcement […]

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September 2015 Bar Reporter


This Newsletter features: Distinguished Lawyer John Sindoni | OCBA Annual Dinner October 15 | Foundation’s 50-Year Luncheon Honors 11 | Center for Justice to Honor George Lowe | Northern District Case Notes: Mike Langan | Avoiding the Pitfalls of Political Activities: Tony Gigliotti | OCBA Paralegals Committee Update | Upcoming CLE Registration Forms | Legal Briefs and much more! September 2015 Bar Reporter 

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July-August 2015 Bar Reporter

This newsletter features: Hon. Langston McKinney: Hawk or Dove? | Judge Brunetti on Evidentiary Issues: “Witness Interrupted” | Court of Appeals and Fourth Department Civil Practice Case Notes | Diversity & Inclusion Committee Holds First “Welcome to Syracuse” Reception | Tim Green CLE: “Pursuing Passions Beyond Law” | Legal Briefs | “Lawyer Chat” Program Receives PEB Award | Practical Guide to Attorney Trust […]

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