JulieAnn Calareso, Esq.Attorney at Law
JulieAnn is the current Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs section. JulieAnn also represents the New York State Bar Association on a state wide initiative formed in collaboration with the New York State Office for the Aging, the Office of Court Administration, and private groups seeking to evaluate the delivery of legal services in New York to the elderly and disabled, and charged with recommending changes to make New York’s legal system more accessible to that population.
JulieAnn serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York’s, and has previously been honored with the Lisa Goldberg Memorial Award for outstanding commitment and service to that Board. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services, an agency under Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York. The focus of this agency is providing services to seniors and caregivers throughout the Diocese’s fourteen county region. JulieAnn is a former Director of Senior Services of Albany, and is a member of the Capital Region Caregivers Coalition, where she works with other dedicated professionals to provide educational and supportive programming for persons providing care to others. She is a graduate of the Leadership Tech Valley Class of 2011, a joint leadership initiative of the Albany Colonie and Schenectady Chambers of Commerce.
JulieAnn was honored by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its 2009 Women of Excellence award in the Emerging Professional category.
She is a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University where she earned her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, having earned membership into the Justinian Honor Society for excellence in legal scholarship. She served as an Associate Editor of the Albany Law Review, and interned at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau.
Before joining the firm, JulieAnn worked as an Appellate Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department.
Her undergraduate degree is from Fordham University, where, in 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, cum laude, while participating in the Honors Program. Prior to beginning a career of law, JulieAnn worked in television and feature film production in New York and Los Angeles.