Diane F. Bosse, a partner in the Buffalo law firm of Hurwitz & Fine, will receive the Erie County Bar Association’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year Award at the group’s 127th annual dinner at 7 p.m. Monday at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Bosse, a former president of the Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York, served on the the New York Board of Law Examiners after the state Court of Appeals selected her in 1998, and she was named chairwoman in 2001.
She is also a member of the invitation-only American Law Institute, which drafts and publishes restatements of the law and model statutes.
The following awards also will be presented: Outstanding Jurist, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, Western District of New York; Award of Merit, Marianne Mariano, federal public defender; Charles H. Dougherty Civility Award, Oliver C. Young, principal court attorney for State Supreme Court, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine “Katie” Baumgarten; and Special Service Award, Julie Loesch, director of Child & Family Services’ Center for Resolution and Justice.
In addition, candidates for Bar Association offices in the June 13 election will be introduced at the dinner, and local attorneys who have been practicing for 25 and 50 years will be recognized.