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JUDGES OF THE TRIAL COURTS


Hon. Sara Sheldon

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Niagara County Court
175 Hawley Street
Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 280-6403

Judicial Offices

Supervising Judge, Eighth Judicial District, Town and Village Courts, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2007 to Present

Presiding Justice, Niagara County IDVC, 2005 to 2008

Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Niagara County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2004 to Present

Judge, County Court, Niagara County (Multi-Bench, County/Surrogates), Elected, 2001 to 2010; Re-elected, 2011 to 2020

Judge, County Court, Niagara County (Multi-Bench, County/Surrogates), Appointed, 2000 to 2001

Justice, Town of Wheatfield, Niagara County, Elected, 1998 to 2000

Other Professional Experience

NYS Unified Court System, Niagara County Family Court, Court Attorney, 1998 to 2000

Town of Wheatfield, Town Prosecutor, 1996 to 1997

Niagara County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1983 to 1992

Canisius College, Adjunct Instructor/Criminal Justice, 1989 to 1998

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1984

Education

J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1983

M.A., University of Hawaii, 1975

B.A., Niagara University, 1972

Professional & Civic Activities

Faculty Member, NYS Magistrate's Association, 2004 to Present

Eighth District Delegate, County Judges Association of the State of New York

Member, Judges & Police Executives Conference of Niagara County, Inc.

Board of Directors, FRIENDS of Niagara University Theatre

Member, Niagara County Bar Association

Board Member, KIWANIS of Niagara