Paula Feroleto

The new normal in the courts, as they begin to reopen

Jun 5, 2020
Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

After two-and-a-half months, New York State courts are beginning to reopen, including those in Western New York. But just like every other place since the COVID-19 pandemic began, litigants are returning to a new normal.

New courthouse procedures implemented for COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020

The New York State Unified Court System has postponed all non-essential functions until further notice to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Carter appointed supervising judge of WNY Family Courts

Nov 12, 2019
Eighth Judicial District

Erie County Court Judge Kevin Carter has been appointed Supervising Judge of the Family Courts of the Eigth Judicial District. As Supervising Judge, Carter will oversee the judicial administration of the Family Courts in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

Savvy Over 60: Paula Feroleto

Mar 6, 2019
Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

During the housing crisis a decade ago, an estimated one-third of civil filings in New York State Supreme Court were foreclosures. "It was huge numbers," remembers the Hon. Paula Feroleto, "so the court had to adapt how cases were treated." Today issues like the opioids crisis, jailing people with mental illness and Buffalo's influx of refugees are requiring new thinking. As Administrative Judge of the Eighth Judicial District, Feroleto's role is to supervise all 95 judges and 850 employees in Western New York's 22 courts while preserving justice for all.