In late 2016, Chief Judge Janet DeFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks founded the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission, which advocates for LGBTQ issues and persons within the New York’s Unified Court System and legal profession. It also collaborates with LGBTQ advocacy organizations, bar associations and community groups.
Representing the Fifth Judicial District, Syracuse City Court Judge Mary Anne Doherty serves on the commission.
June is LGBTQ Pride Month and Failla Commission members are visiting courts to “get the word out” about the commission’s goals.
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Noon to 1 p.m. Oneida County Courthouse, 200 Elizabeth Street, Utica
- Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Erie County Surrogate’s Court, Erie County Hall, Buffalo