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2005 Voter Guide

Patricia E. Gallaher
Candidate for the
Monroe County Family Court

  Patricia E. Gallaher

Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Minister's daughter. Worked her way through Georgetown Law. Helped Judge O'Connor draft approximately 25 published opinions, including several newsmakers--one stopping use of psychotropic drugs on foster care toddler, two ordering drug-addicted parents to stop conceiving children until they could get current children out of foster care. Two-and-a-half years in Family Treatment Court. Successfully proposed numerous Family Court administrative changes. Matrimonial and family law panelist. Former matrimonial referee, WBASNY officer, YWCA and YMCA board, Big Sister.... Currently National Womens Hall of Fame board, advisory committee for riding program for inner-city children.... Widowed, 55, daughter attends Rochester's Wilson Magnet High School.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Endorsements
  • Democrat
  • Working Families
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1976
  • Mt. Holyoke College, B.A., 1973
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1977
Occupation/Employer
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Marilyn L. O'Connor, Family Court Judge, Monroe County
Professional Experience
  • Confidential Law Clerk/Court Attorney working for the Hon. Marilyn L. O'Connor, Family Court Judge, Monroe County (2001 to date), including Family Treatment Court Team work
  • Law Clerk and matrimonial referee for the Hon. Harold L. Galloway, Justice of the Supreme Court, 7th Judicial District (1983-2000)
  • Pool Law Clerk to the Fourth Department, Appellate Division (1981-1983)
  • Associate in litigation and banking law, Underberg and Kessler (f/k/a Goldstein, Goldman, Kessler and Underberg) (1976-1980)

 

 
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