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Ellen M. Yacknin
Candidate for the
7th Judicial District:
(Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates Counties)

  Ellen M. Yacknin

Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I have more judicial and litigation experience than all other 7th Judicial District candidates combined. As a litigator, I received the New York State Bar Association's Award for Civil Rights and Justice. As a City Court Judge, I have presided over thousands of criminal and civil cases, both jury and bench trials. Ten of my decisions were published, more that those of my colleagues. As a Supreme Court Justice, I will continue to be guided by my commitment to the rule of law, my passion for fairness under law, my zeal for integrity, and my dedication to justice for all.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Working Families
  • Grinnell College, B.A., 1974
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1977
Admitted to Bar
  • Pennsylvania 1977
  • New York 1982
  • Rochester City Court Judge
Professional Experience
  • Rochester City Court Judge - 1/03 to present
  • Senior Litigation Attorney, Greater Upstate Law Project, Rochester, NY - 2/89 to 12/02
  • Managing Attorney, Buffalo, NY Office of Prisoners' Legal Services - 9/88 to 1/89 and 10/82 to 8/87
  • Faculty of Law Instructor, SUNY at Buffalo School of Law and Jurisprudence, 9/87 to 7/88
  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge John T. Curtin, U.S. District Court, WDNY, Buffalo, NY 10/81 to 9/82
  • Pro Se Law Clerk for U.S. District Court, WDNY, Buffalo, NY, 3/80 to 9/81
  • Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Legal Services Center, Harrisburg, PA - 9/77 to 2/80


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