By: Nora A. Jones//December 6, 2019
By: Nora A. Jones//December 6, 2019//
The Memorial Art Gallery was the location of this year’s Bench and Bar Holiday Party for the Monroe County Bar Association held on Thursday, Dec. 5. The short program mid-evening was primarily to recognize the many local judges in attendance.
MCBA President Carolyn Nussbaum welcomed guests and shared her appreciation of the strong local bar’s favorable association with the judiciary.
“Other communities do not have the collaboration we see here,” Nussbaum noted. She also encouraged the judiciary to give back to the bar by becoming MCBA members if they aren’t currently.
Kammholz Rossi PLLC was this year’s platinum sponsor.
Silver sponsors included: All New York Process Servers, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, Canandaigua National Bank, Counsel Press, The Daily Record, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Genesee Regional Bank, Bill Rothrock, Paramount Settlement Planning LLP, and Precision Resolution, LLC.
Fun and fellowship
As in the past, the holiday gathering is predominantly devoted to socializing, bringing together lawyers and judges in a comfortable, collegial atmosphere.
The food stations included tasty choices and numerous hors d’oeuvres were passed. A couple dozen small tables allowed people to sit to eat but move around freely to mingle when done.
Hats & Mittens
The MCBA has a donation box on the 10th floor of the Telesca Center to continue collecting gloves, hats and mittens appropriate for pre-K to sixth-grade students. Later this month the winter wear will be delivered to School 29 on behalf of the long-established Lawyers for Learning program.
Nora A. Jones is a Rochester-area freelance writer and can be reached at [email protected].