Mary C. Loewenguth, longtime director of the Monroe County Bar Association, is the new clerk of the court for the federal judicial system in Buffalo and Rochester.
Loewenguth, 56, a graduate of St. John Fisher College, will succeed Michael J. Roemer, who was recently appointed as a U.S. magistrate judge.
As executive director of both the bar association and the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar, Loewenguth oversaw daily operations of the 2,000-member association and its million-dollar annual budget.
Loewenguth also served as the lead executive in the design and management of the Telesca Center for Justice in Rochester, a facility that now houses the four agencies that provide legal services to the poor. It is named for Senior U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca.
“Mary Loewenguth has the organizational and communication skills to provide excellent leadership to the outstanding senior management team administrating one of the busiest courts in the nation,” Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. said in appointing Loewenguth,
Loewenguth is also known for her work initiating and developing the Town and Village Justice Education Program, a model program for improving the delivery of educational programs for the local town courts.