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Philip A Cala
Candidate for the
Chautauqua Family Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I am running on a platform of "public service" and made the decision to run based on my personal and professional philosophy that a judge is, first and foremost, a servant of the parties and attorneys who appear before the Court. In addition to the expectation that a judge will be fair and impartial, those appearing before the court are also entitled to courtesy, respect and dignity. I believe the agencies and personnel who serve the Court can be more effectively and efficiently utilized. I intend to implement procedures that will allow agency personnel to have direct input to the Court so that the Court can take advantage of the expertise of these trained professionals and be more accessible to their concerns. I believe that these kinds of administrative changes will overcome the tendency of the Court to insulate itself to valuable input. After 29 years of practice, I am known by my clients, colleagues and the judges before whom I have practiced, as a fair-minded, capable and hard working lawyer. I intend to bring those qualities to the bench.
Party Membership
  • Independence
Party Line
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • Ohio Northern University, JD, 1978
  • SUNY at Buffalo, BA, 1974
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1979
  • General Practitioner/Assistant Public Defender
Professional Experience
  • Philip A. Cala Law Office, Sole Practitioner
  • Lodestro, LaMancuso & Cala, Partner
  • Lanny R. Sheffield, Associate
  • Richard H. Fessenden, Associate

Created from information supplied by the candidate. The Judicial Campaign Ethics Center does not check statements for accuracy, and does not correct spelling or grammatical errors. The Center does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

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