Melissa Barrett sworn in as Rochester City Court Judge

Rochester's newest City Court Judge was sworn into office on Thursday.

Melissa Barrett was appointed to the bench earlier in December by Mayor Lovely Warren. She is filling the seat once held by Leticia Astacio, who was removed from the bench by the State Court of Appeals in October. 

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Posted on 27 Dec 2019, 11:22 - Category: News


Melissa Barrett sworn in as City Court judge

Melissa Barrett said Thursday that her courtroom will be one of fairness for all.

“Everybody is entitled to equal, fair and balanced justice. Justice will be administered in my courtroom,” she said Thursday during her swearing-in ceremony to Rochester City Court.

Earlier this month, Mayor Lovely Warren appointed Barrett to fill the spot left vacant after Leticia Astacio was removed from the bench in October by the New York State Court of Appeals.

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Posted on 27 Dec 2018, 11:14 - Category: News


Mayor Warren Appoints Melissa Barrett to Rochester City Court County Court Judge

Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced the appointment of Melissa Barrett as Rochester City Court Judge. Under the City Charter and New York State law, the Mayor of Rochester has the power to appoint a new City Court Judge when a vacancy occurs on that court. 

“I am very pleased to appoint Melissa Barrett as a City Court Judge,” said Mayor Warren.  “Rochester’s City Court is the court with jurisdiction closest to our citizens and Melissa Barrett has the right experience and temperament to ensure that justice is served for all of our citizens, residents and visitors who are touched by this important court. I know Judge Barrett will serve in her new role as a judge at the highest caliber and with the highest regard for both the law and the citizens it protects.”  


Posted on 14 Dec 2018, 11:16 - Category: News


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