Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Public Defender’s caseload spikes

A state expansion of who qualifies for indigent legal services in criminal court has led to a dramatic increase in work for the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office. In July 2017 the Public Defender implemented a new financial eligibility guideline ...

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Grant will expand LawNY program


Legal Assistance of Western New York Inc. (LawNY) has received a three-year $292,105 grant to expand the Finger Lakes Legal Care (FLLC) project at Rochester Regional Health. The project, which helps patients at Rochester Regional Health facilities, embeds lawyers who ...

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Release of accused pedophile to be argued

U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa will hear arguments Friday on the U.S. Attorney’s motion to reverse a federal magistrate’s decision to release an alleged pedophile pending trial. Matthew D. Lincoln, a former youth swimming coach, is accused of ...

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Law school applications rising

The latest data from the Law School Admissions Council may be good news for American law schools. Applications for the 2018-19 school year at ABA accredited law schools are up more than 9 percent — 326,539 last year, compared to ...

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