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Date: September 1, 2009

Hon. Ann Pfau
Chief Administrative Judge

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Hon. Paula L. Feroleto Named Administrative Judge of Eighth Judicial District

NEW YORK – Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau today announced the appointment of Hon. Paula L. Feroleto as Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District. The appointment was made with the approval of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and in consultation with Hon. Henry J. Scudder, the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Judge Feroleto replaces Hon. Sharon Townsend, who has been appointed Vice Dean for Family and Matrimonial Law of the New York State Judicial Institute.

Chief Administrative Judge Pfau stated, “Judge Feroleto is an outstanding candidate who is eminently qualified to handle the critical challenges of her new position. She has proven herself to be a dedicated and intelligent jurist, as well as an outstanding and experienced lawyer. I am confident that, in her new capacity as Administrative Judge, Justice Feroleto will focus on the judges and courts of the Eighth Judicial District as well as the citizens they serve. I thank Judge Feroleto for taking on this new challenge.”

After serving as an Associate Attorney, then partner, at Brown & Kelly LLP from 1983 to 2004, Judge Feroleto was elected to the Supreme Court in the Eighth Judicial District. She is currently the President of the Supreme Court Judges Association in the Eighth Judicial District. Judge Feroleto was the recipient of the Women Lawyers of Western New York Lawyer of the Year award in 2006 and the Past President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. She received her Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

The appointment is effective immediately.




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