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MCBA’s 115th Installation Dinner

The Hon. Evelyn Frazee administers the oath of office to incoming MCBA President Susan Schultz Laluk.

The Hon. Evelyn Frazee administers the oath of office to incoming MCBA President Susan Schultz Laluk.

The Monroe County Bar Association on Tuesday installed Susan Schultz Laluk as its 115th president and Elizabeth A. Wolford as president of the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar during an event Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

The evening also served as a celebration of the MCBA’s 50-year members: Morton L. Bittker, Richard A. Calabrese, H. Paul Comisar, Lawrence I. Goldstein, Thomas C. Hartzell Sr., Ronald J. Passero, Arnold R. Petralia, Irving Pheterson, Sherwin B.Weinstein, Walter S. Westfall and Marcia H. Wishengrad.

A moment of silence was held for attorney Richard J. Elliott, who died Saturday. He was a a member of Tuesday’s 50-year class, and outgoing President Harold A. Kurland said Elliott had been looking forward to attending.

The Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award was presented to Pamela J. Bayer of the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office; the Raymond J. Pauley Award to Stephen G. Schwarz, Faraci Lange LLP; and the President’s Award for Professionalism was presented to Judy A. Toyer, Eastman Kodak Co.

President’s awards went to Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman,  U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; and to Patrick J. Solomon, Thomas & Solomon LLP.

MCBA organizers said 350 attended the event.
— Photos by Vasiliy Baziuk

Kurland and the Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman

Kurland and the Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman

T. Andrew Brown of Brown & Hutchinson is pictured with Peggy and Matt Fusco.

T. Andrew Brown of Brown & Hutchinson is pictured with Peggy and Matt Fusco.

Irving Pheterson, one of the 50-year honorees, is greeted on stage by James Paulino II.

Irving Pheterson, one of the 50-year honorees, is greeted on stage by James Paulino II.

Kurland, Stephen G. Schwarz and the Hon. Joan S. Kohout

Kurland, Stephen G. Schwarz and the Hon. Joan S. Kohout

Outgoing MCBA President Harold A. Kurland presents the President’s Award For Professionalism to Judy A. Toyer.

Outgoing MCBA President Harold A. Kurland presents the President’s Award For Professionalism to Judy A. Toyer.

John Gallagher, Karen Gallagher and Tynise Edwards

John Gallagher, Karen Gallagher and Tynise Edwards

Nathan Robfogel and H. Paul Comisar

Nathan Robfogel and H. Paul Comisar

NYSBA President Stephen P. Younger is shown with June Castellano and Alan Harris.

NYSBA President Stephen P. Younger is shown with June Castellano and Alan Harris.

Harold Bayer, who has been practicing law for some 60 years, and daughter Pamela J. Bayer, the 2010 Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award recipient

Harold Bayer, who has been practicing law for some 60 years, and daughter Pamela J. Bayer, the 2010 Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award recipient