Sara Sheldon Farkas
|Sara Sheldon Farkas|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Niagara County Court, New York|
|Position:||Multi-Bench County Court Judge; Acting Justice; Supervising Judge|
|Alternative court:||Niagara County Surrogate's Court, Niagara County Supreme Court|
|Active:||2000 - 2020; 2004 - Current; 2007 - Present|
|Past position:||Wheatfield Town Court Judge; Court attorney for the Niagara County Family Court|
|Past term:||1998 - 2000|
|Law School:||S.U.N.Y. Buffalo School of Law|
|Grad. School:||University of Hawaii|
Niagara County Surrogate's Court and the Niagara County Court in New York. She was appointed to this position in 2000 and was elected in 2001 and 2010. She has also served as an acting justice of the Niagara County Supreme Court since 2004 and has been the Supervising Judge of the 8th Judicial District's Town and Village Courts since 2007. Her current term ends in 2020.
Farkas received her B.A. degree from Niagara University in 1972, her M.A. degree from the University of Hawaii and her J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1983.
Farkas began her career in 1983 as an Assistant District Attorney in Niagara County. She worked in that position until 1992 and also taught as an adjunct instructor at Canisius College from 1989 to 1998. From 1996 to 1997, she was the town prosecutor of Wheatfield, NY. She then served as a justice of the Wheatfield Town Court and as a court attorney for the Niagara County Family Court from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, she became a multi-bench judge of the County and Surrogate's courts of Niagara County. She was also appointed an Acting Supreme Court Justice in 2004. From 2005 to 2008, she was the Presiding Justice of the Niagara County Integrated Domestic Violence Court. Since 2007, she has been the Supervising Judge of the 8th Judicial District's Town and Village Courts.