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Ben Ostrer Named to the New York Commission on Forensic Science

Governor Cuomo has appointed Ben Ostrer to New York State’s Commission on Forensic Science. The 14-member commission, which develops minimum standards and accreditation programs for all of the state’s forensic laboratories, includes two members of the criminal defense bar – one private practice attorney and one public defender. Mr. Ostrer fills the private practice attorney […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award

Founder of Ostrer & Associates, P.C., Ben Ostrer, was recently honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his pro bono work. As Sharon Stern Gerstman, President of the NYSBA, recently stated, volunteer representation is at the very heart of the association. While the New York Rules of Professional Conduct encourage all lawyers […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award

Ben Ostrer was honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his criminal defense work. The NYSBA’s Criminal Justice Section presented Mr. Ostrer with the Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award. The prestigious award recognizes the professional career of a private practice defense attorney that embodies the highest ideals of the Criminal Justice Section. “I […]

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Charges Against County Court Judge Dismissed

Adapted from Multiple News Sources, March 8, 2017

Delaware County Family Court Judge Gary Rosa dismissed a family offense petition filed last fall against his colleague, Sullivan County Court Judge Frank LaBuda, by LaBuda’s brother, Peter. The petition alleged a series of offenses against the judge, including harassment, assault, menacing and reckless endangerment. Rosa found that Peter Labuda, 71, did not cause the […]

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Ben Ostrer Would Rather Talk About Reform

The Chronicle, February 25, 2016

By Ginny Privitar Chester ‘super lawyer’ gets another honor, but in the face of injustice, he won’t be resting on his laurels Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler called Ostrer “a highly skilled litigator who’s down to earth with a big heart.” He added that not many people know Ostrer was a star football player. […]

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