MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Family Court Judge Judith Claire will be retiring from the bench later this year.
According to a report in the Jamestown Post-Journal, Judge Clair will close her 18 years on the bench on June 16. However, she will reportedly work to continue offering assistance to local families by continuing her work with trauma-informed care.
Claire will also continue to serve on the New York State Family Court Advisory and Rules Committee as well as trustee on the board for Chautauqua Institution.
Before becoming the county’s family court judge in 1998, Claire worked for the New York State Health Planning Commission, the Mental Health Information Service Appellate Division, and for 20 years in her private practice conducting trial work and spending much time in family court.