In June, 2020, the District Attorneys Association of New York (DAASNY) installed a new President and Executive Board. Monroe County District Attorney, Sandra Doorley was sworn is as President of the Association.
“There is no ignoring the fact that the role of prosecutors is changing. As District Attorneys, we must know how to adapt. In my three decades as a prosecutor, our jobs have completely evolved, and that should be viewed in the best possible light. The criminal justice system is a balancing act that must ensure equal treatment to all participants. In order to adapt, we must listen. We must listen to each other, and we must listen to those we serve. We are all doing more to listen to those in our communities, we must hear them out and listen to their experiences,” said President Doorley. “I could not be more honored to fill this position for the next twelve months..
DA Doorley was first elected in 2011 and is the first female District Attorney in Monroe County history. In 2015 and 2019, She was re-elected to her second and third four year terms. Prior to assuming office, Doorley served the District Attorney’s Office with distinction for nearly twenty years, successfully prosecuting thousands of high profile criminal cases and compiling an impressive record of victories. After joining the office in 1992, Sandra Doorley served under two consecutive administrations in the following capacities:
- Chief of the Felony DWI Bureau (2004-2005)
- Deputy Chief of the Major Felony Bureau (2005-2008)
- Second Assistant District Attorney (2008)
- First Assistant District Attorney (2008-2011)
- Homicide Bureau Chief (2008-2011)
In January 2011, Sandra Doorley was honored by the New York State District Attorney’s Association with the Robert M. Morgenthau Award in recognition for her “professional accomplishments, honesty, integrity and commitment to the fair and ethical administration of justice. In July of 2015, at the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York Summer Conference, The New York State Prosecutor’s Training Institute awarded Sandra Doorley the Prosecutor of the Year Award. At a later conference, Sandra Doorley was sworn in as President-Elect of DAASNY, placing her in line to be President in June of 2020.
Sandra Doorley is a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Law and completed her undergraduate studies at the University at Albany.