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Hon. Ellen M. Yacknin

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Rochester City Court
Hall of Justice, 99 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 371-3410

Judicial Offices

Judge, City Court, Rochester, Elected, 2003 to 2012; Re-elected, 2013 to 2022

Other Professional Experience

Greater Upstate Law Project, Inc., Senior Health Care and Litigation Attorney, 1989 to 2002

Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, Inc., Managing Attorney, Buffalo Office, 1988 to 1989

State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law and Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law Instructor, Immigration Class and Clinic, 1987 to 1988

Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, Inc., Managing Attorney, Buffalo Office, 1982 to 1987

Hon. John T. Curtin, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of New York, Law Clerk, 1981 to 1982

Hon. John T. Curtin and Hon. John T. Elfvin, United States District Court Judges for the Western District of New York, Pro Se Law Clerk, 1980 to 1982

Pennsylvania Legal Services Center, Inc., Health and Welfare Attorney, 1977 to 1979

Admission to the Bar

NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1982

Pennsylvania, 1977

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States District Courts, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of New York

United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

J.D., Cornell University School of Law, 1977

B.A., Grinnell College, 1974

Publications

Migration Law Goes Local: Aliessa and Equal Protection for Immigrants, 58 New York University Annual Survey of American Law 391, 2002

Barriers to Medicaid: Challenges and Opportunities for New York (co-author), Care for the Homeless, March 2001

What One Hand Giveth, the Other Hand Taketh Away: How New York's Pregnancy-Related Medicaid Recoupment Policy Hurts Low-Income Families, United Hospital Fund of New York, September 2000

Proposals to Simplify, Equalize, and Expand Health Care Coverage for Uninsured Working New Yorkers (co-author), United Hospital Fund for New York, March 1999

Helping the Voices of Poverty To Be Heard in the Health Care Reform Debate, 60 Brooklyn Law Review 143, Spring 1994

The Pennsylvania Hospital Cost Containment Plan -- The Plan That Never Was, 4 Health Law Project Library Bulletin 263, August 1979

Professional & Civic Activities

Board Member, AIDS Community Health Center, Inc., 2005 to Present

Board Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, 2004 to Present

Board Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, 1999 to 2002

Member, American Inns of Court, Rochester Chapter, 2003 to Present

Board Member, Health Care Justice Foundation, 2003 to Present

Board Member, Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS, Inc., 1995 to 2002

Board Member, Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium, 1998 to 2002

Lawyers for Learning, Monroe County Bar Association, 1999 to Present