Norman P. Effman - Vice-President, 8th Judicial District

Norman Effman
Norman P. Effman
Vice-President, 8th Judicial District


Norman P. Effman was elected vice-president of the 8th Judicial District. 

Effman has been the executive director of the Wyoming County-Attica Legal Aid Bureau since 1981. That agency conducts prisoners’ rights litigation. Since 1990, Effman has also served as the Wyoming County public defender.

He has practiced criminal law in both the private and public sector for more than 46 years. From 1992–1998, Effman served on the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Eighth Judicial District.

A member of the Criminal Justice Section’s executive committee since 1982, he is currently the chair of its Awards Committee and co-chair of its Correctional System Committee. He is the immediate past chair of the Committee on Mandated Representation.

He serves as a member of the NYS Permanent Commission on Sentencing and as a member of the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the 8th Judicial District. He is also vice-president of the Board of Directors of the New York State Defenders Association.

Effman is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo School of Law.