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Ericka N. Bennett has been elected as president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York. She has been vice president of the organization for the past year.

Other officers are: vice president, Stephanie O. Lamarque; treasurer, Mary C. Chan; recording secretary, Lisa M. Diaz-Ordaz; corresponding secretary, Illeah Welch; and directors, Leah A. Bouquard and Mengyi Xu.

Bennett succeeds Stephanie J. Calhoun.

The organization is inviting all local judges, attorneys, law school graduate and law school students interested in obtaining or renewing membership to attend its next meeting 12:15 p.m. Tuesday Harter Secrest & Emery LLP at 12 Fountain Plaza, Suite 400. For information about the group, call 858-2225 or e-mail Ericka.Bennett@yahoo.com.