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Seventh Judicial District

Jan 6, 2021

Regional court leaders named in Seventh Judicial District

State Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran has been reappointed as the administrative judge of the Seventh Judicial District (Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties) by New York State Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks. State Supreme Court Justice Gerald J. Whalen, presiding justice of the Appellate Division of state Supreme […]

Apr 8, 2020

VLSP and courts launch virtual legal help center

The Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc. and the Seventh Judicial District have launched a virtual legal help center and are seeking volunteer attorneys to support the effort. In an effort to serve the public while reducing foot traffic at the Hall of Justice, and following the closure of the Rochester Public Library, […]

Jan 9, 2020

Reception with new judges planned

The New York State Bar Association will hold a reception Wednesday to introduce newly elected judges in the Seventh Judicial District. There is no cost for the networking event, but RSVP is required by sending an email to [email protected]. The reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. in the Atrium at Max of Eastman […]

Dec 27, 2017

Seventh Judicial District leadership team announced

State Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran, administrative judge for the Seventh Judicial District, has announced several changes in leadership in the District. State Supreme Court Justice Elma A. Bellini is temporarily stepping down from her role as supervising judge of matrimonial matters to focus on her health, Doran wrote in a Dec. 19 memo […]

Jan 25, 2017

New appeals moot court program started

Attorneys handling criminal appeals for indigent defendants can now get help from experienced lawyers to prepare their arguments with the new Seventh Judicial District Indigent Criminal Appeals Moot Court Program developed by Monroe County Public Defender Tim Donaher. “The goal of the program is to try to take significant Fourth Department or Court of Appeals […]

Sep 19, 2016

NY supervising judges assigned to new roles

New York state Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran, administrative judge for the Seventh Judicial District, has some changes to supervising judges. Court of Claims Judge Richard A. Dollinger has been appointed to be supervising judge of the town and village courts for the counties of Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates. Monroe County Court Judge […]

Mar 6, 2015

Judges outline goals, banter at State of Judiciary event

Common sense, collaboration and customer service are the hallmarks of the justice system in the Seventh Judicial District, overseen by Judge Craig J. Doran. He joined several other judges and legal colleagues Thursday to give an update on the “State of the Judiciary: Seventh Judicial District” as part of a Monroe County Bar Center for […]

Sep 12, 2014

Seventh Judicial District commemorates 9/11

All courts throughout the eight-county Seventh Judicial District on Thursday commemorated the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a moment of silence before the start of the daily court calendars, honoring nearly 3,000 people who died 13 years ago. Specifically recognized were three Office of Court Administration officers killed in the attacks: […]

Dec 3, 2013

Supervising judges named for 7th Judicial District

Judge Craig J. Doran, administrative judge of the Seventh Judicial District, Monday announced his supervising judges for 2014. The Hon. William F. Kocher will be the supervising judge of the criminal courts; the Hon. Theresa D. Johnson, city courts; and the Hon. John L. DeMarco, town and village justice courts. Judge Kocher will be replacing […]

Mar 18, 2013

Courts unveil public access guide

A “Public Access Guide” to local courts, created by the Seventh Judicial District, is now available on the Unified Court System’s website at The guide, according to district Administrative Judge Craig J. Doran, furthers the goal of advancing public access to district courts. The 44-page guide is a quick reference to the rules, regulations […]

Feb 11, 2013

Seventh Judicial District supervising judges

Judge Craig J. Doran has been reappointed to lead the judiciary in the eight-county Seventh Judicial District. He oversees all court operations in Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. Judge Doran also continues to preside over criminal, family and civil cases in Ontario County. The appointment was made by Chief Administrative […]

Jan 29, 2013

Report: More judges, family court funds

A recent New York State Bar Association report calls for more judges and financial support for the state’s family courts, although judges and staff in the Seventh Judicial District have been able to put families first during difficult economic times. That’s the word from Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig Doran. “It’s a particularly important […]

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