The Honorable Frank Geraci has been confirmed to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.
Senator Schumer nominated Geraci to serve on U.S. District Court in February.
Geraci has served the Rochester region as a judge for over 20 years. He was in City Court for seven years and county court for 13 years.
Geraci attended high school at McQuaid Jesuit in Brighton and is a graduate of Dayton Law School. His career in Rochester started as a young lawyer when Geraci served Monroe County as a Special Assistant District Attorney from 1978 to 1983.
The seat for which Judge Geraci is about to be confirmed has been vacant since March of 2009.
"I think It's important to understand that you're dealing with human beings. Try to be as understanding as possible. Let people know that they are being listened to and that they're really getting their day in court. If people walk out of the court with that feeling then I think you've done your job," Geraci said.
YNN spoke to Craig Doran, Administrative Judge for the 7th Judicial District, and he said that it's up to Governor Cuomo to fill the vacancy if he chooses. Then, an election would be held in the fall of 2013 for Geraci's seat.