Barb Nuchereno will be running for Amherst Town Judge in November. You might find her credentials interesting. They are an interesting read and it gives you a good idea of who she is and what her background is.
Williamsville South Class of 1979
UMASS Amherst, Class of 1983
Case Western Reserve, Thomas Franklin Bacchus School of Law (Academic Scholarship)
SUNY at Buffalo Law School, Class of 1987: Admitted to Bar January, 1988 (also DC)
Private Practice 1988-2000: Brown and Kelly 1988-1990; Miserendino, Celniker Seegert and Estoff, PC, 1990-2000
Law Clerk to Hon. Sharon S. Townsend, JFC then JSC 2000-12/31/2011-(Family and Supreme Courts)
Councilmember, Amherst Town Board, 2010-2013
Appointed Amherst IDA 2013
Husband Lou Nuchereno Williamsville South Class of 1980; Branch Manager and EVP of AXA Advisors (AXA Equitable), a financial firm, with a local office of approximately 80 agents located in Williamsville; (previously Border Patrol Agent, US Dept. of Justice)
3 Children, Casey, Rachel and Ellie
“Caregiver” to, Azaz and Chaq
Member Temple Beth Zion
Volunteer Committees: Children’s Hearts Fund, CATS, Jewish Federation Literacy volunteer, Williamsville Music Boosters. Williamsville South Wrestling Boosters
Court Experience includes:
Extensive courtroom experience as both Law Clerk and Acting Referee; Reviewing evidence and writing decisions; Running hearings, Ruling on objections, and making recommendations to Judge for determination; Referrals to treatment partners; Intra/Interstate and international jurisdictional determinations; Negotiating settlements; Conducting pre trial conferences; Family court subject matter including JD, neglect, custody and visitation, support, jurisdictional matters, Expedited Matrimonial Part including “think” groups for establishing policy and procedure; Integrated Domestic Violence Court; Trained Mediator; Assisted with improving and establishing pro se (non represented litigant) forms to be used throughout the state.
As a Law Clerk to the Supervising Judge of Family Court and the Administrative Judge of the 8th Judicial district (the 8 counties of WNY), I have had the unique opportunity to participate in the administrative end of managing a Court including but not limited to establishing protocols and procedure as well as having familiarity with the Administrative Offices within the NYS Office of Court Administration.
Private Attorney Experience includes: Research, writing, handling of Court appearances including hearings, motions, and appeals for all matters including primarily matrimonial and family law, but also labor, negligence, other litigation, contract preparation and review, real estate closings, small estate planning and probate matters, some justice court, small claims.
Town Board Experience incorporates knowledge of budget, grant, personnel and staffing issues, interplay of departments, and procedural matters.
In 2008, I was one of four candidates for a seat in the Erie County Family Court. At that time, the Bar Association of Erie County issued me a rating of “Well Qualified”. As articulated by the Bar Association, the candidates in this review process are rated on their integrity, experience, professional ability, education, reputation, industry, temperament, fairness, statutory standards, attitude, punctuality, and knowledge of the law. The ratings process includes a personal interview with each candidate as well as interviews with lawyers and judges who have had interaction with the candidates.