First and foremost, we take this opportunity in our quarterly update to extend our sincerest congratulations to the new Chief Judge of Western District of New York, the Honorable Elizabeth A. Wolford. Judge Wolford’s first day of serving as Chief Judge was on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She will serve a seven-year term following the Honorable Frank P. Geraci Jr., who served as Chief Judge since 2015.

Judge Wolford will be the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Western District. Best wishes to Judge Wolford! The Western District is lucky to have you at its helm.