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Honorable Elizabeth A. Wolford

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

On July 14, 2021, the Honorable Elizabeth A. Wolford will become Chief Judge of the Western District of New York.  Judge Wolford will be the first woman to serve in this role—and in fact, the first woman to serve in this role in any part of New York State outside the New York City area. 

Judge Wolford was nominated to be a United States District Judge by President Barack Obama, upon the recommendation of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, on May 16, 2013.  She was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 12, 2013, and received her commission on December 17, 2013, becoming the first and only woman to serve as a district judge in the Western District of New York.

For further information, please read the full press release found HERE.