Judge Susan Eagan

Judge Susan Eagan Acting Erie County Court Judge, since 2013
07/14 to present - Hearing all Buffalo City Court matters and conducting County Court trials as needed
6/13-06/14 - Assigned to the Domestic Violence Court in Buffalo City Court

EDUCATION
University at Buffalo , School of Law
J.D., magna cm laude, May 1996
Buffalo Law Review – Articles Editor
Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Board – First Place 1995 Competition
Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Technique
Jessup International Law Moot Court Board

Canisius College
B.A., cm laude, May 1993
Woodrow Wilson Award 1993 – Political Science Graduation Honor
Raichle Pre-Law Scholarship 1991-1993, Dean's Scholarship 1989-1993

EXPERIENCE
Acting Erie County Court Judge, since 2013, assigned to the Domestic Violence Court in Buffalo City Court from June 2013 to June 2014, arraigning all Domestic Violence crimes in the City of Buffalo, conducting Felony and Pre-trial Hearing, Trials, Sentencing and monitoring and enforcement of Community Based Sentences. From July 2014 to present, hearing all Buffalo City Court matters and conducting County Court trials as needed. Appointed Buffalo City Court Judge in 2011, presided over Civil and Criminal Matters in Buffalo City Court, including Felony and Misdemeanor arraignments, Felony Hearings, Pretrial Hearings, Jury and Non jury trials, and Sentencings. Conducted Pre-trial conferences of Civil matters, Non jury civil trials, Summary Jury Trials, Small Claims Trial de novos, Landlord/ Tenant proceedings and Civil Special Term. Ethics Attorney for eight years with the Attorney Grievance Committee, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Investigated allegations of unethical conduct against attorneys. Prosecutor for five years with the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies in Buffalo City Court, Grand Jury and Special Investigation Bureaus. Law Clerk for two years with the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Analyzed and researched legal issues in civil and criminal cases. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Bar Association of Erie County and recipient of the Bar Association's Special Service Award in 2001. Women's Bar Association of of the State of New York
Minority Bar Association of Western New York
New York State Judicial Institute Curriculum Advisory Committee
Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee
Bryant and Stratton College Criminla Justice Advisory Board
Frequent lecturer and commentator on Ethics for the Erie Institute of Law, Woman's Bar Association of the State of New York and the New York State Bar Association. COMMUNIITY INVOLVEMENT
Lawyers for Learning, Inc. - Co founder (1999), Past President, Current tutor and Board member. Literacy New York Buffalo/Niagara – Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Say Yes Legal Taskforce
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo - Board of Directors
Leadership Buffalo Class of 2008
Girls on the Run Coach 2012-2014
West Side Youth Development Coalition
NAACP

EDUCATION
University at Buffalo , School of Law
J.D., magna cm laude, May 1996
Buffalo Law Review – Articles Editor
Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Board – First Place 1995 Competition
Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Technique
Jessup International Law Moot Court Board

Canisius College
B.A., cm laude, May 1993
Woodrow Wilson Award 1993 – Political Science Graduation Honor
Raichle Pre-Law Scholarship 1991-1993, Dean's Scholarship 1989-1993

EXPERIENCE
Acting Erie County Court Judge, since 2013, assigned to the Domestic Violence Court in Buffalo City Court from June 2013 to June 2014, arraigning all Domestic Violence crimes in the City of Buffalo, conducting Felony and Pre-trial Hearing, Trials, Sentencing and monitoring and enforcement of Community Based Sentences. From July 2014 to present, hearing all Buffalo City Court matters and conducting County Court trials as needed. Appointed Buffalo City Court Judge in 2011, presided over Civil and Criminal Matters in Buffalo City Court, including Felony and Misdemeanor arraignments, Felony Hearings, Pretrial Hearings, Jury and Non jury trials, and Sentencings. Conducted Pre-trial conferences of Civil matters, Non jury civil trials, Summary Jury Trials, Small Claims Trial de novos, Landlord/ Tenant proceedings and Civil Special Term. Ethics Attorney for eight years with the Attorney Grievance Committee, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Investigated allegations of unethical conduct against attorneys. Prosecutor for five years with the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies in Buffalo City Court, Grand Jury and Special Investigation Bureaus. Law Clerk for two years with the NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Analyzed and researched legal issues in civil and criminal cases. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Bar Association of Erie County and recipient of the Bar Association's Special Service Award in 2001. Women's Bar Association of of the State of New York
Minority Bar Association of Western New York
New York State Judicial Institute Curriculum Advisory Committee
Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee
Bryant and Stratton College Criminla Justice Advisory Board
Frequent lecturer and commentator on Ethics for the Erie Institute of Law, Woman's Bar Association of the State of New York and the New York State Bar Association. COMMUNIITY INVOLVEMENT
Lawyers for Learning, Inc. - Co founder (1999), Past President, Current tutor and Board member. Literacy New York Buffalo/Niagara – Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Say Yes Legal Taskforce
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo - Board of Directors
Leadership Buffalo Class of 2008
Girls on the Run Coach 2012-2014
West Side Youth Development Coalition
NAACP

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110 Pearl Street Suite 400
Buffalo, NY
14202

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