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Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

State Bar wants power of attorney changes

The New York State Bar Association wants the power of attorney form simplified. The document, which New Yorkers rely on to protect their financial and legal interests if they become medically incapacitated,  is “too complex and prone to improper execution,” ...

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Littler Mendelson sponsors upcoming ‘active shooter’ seminar at Nazareth College

What would you do if you were there when the mass shootings happened in Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, the Washington Navy Yard, or Aurora, Colo.? Unfortunately it’s a question we all probably should consider, experts say. “Everybody thinks it could ...

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Misdemeanor charge against John Parrinello adjourned in contemplation of dismissal

A charge of third-degree patronizing a prostitute could be dropped against prominent Rochester lawyer John Parrinello. “He was granted an (adjournment in contemplation of dismissal) which will result in a dismissal of the charges,” said Parrinello’s lawyer, David Rothenberg. The ...

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joins community leaders at economic development meeting in Rochester

Finger Lakes area residents will soon start to see the impact of the $500 million in state funding awarded to the region in December. “You will see concrete plans tied to the URI (Upstate Revitalization Initiative) money being announced very ...

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Apple wants Congress to decide iPhone encryption issue

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press ...

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State of the town

State Senator Joe Robach, left, wearing a pink necktie with stripes, and Gates Supervisor Mark Assini, to his left, listen to Chili Supervisor David Dunning give his state-of-the-town speech Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Airport on Brooks Ave. After Dunning, ...

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Judge grants hearing on new evidence for convicted killer

State Supreme Court Justice Francis A. Affronti has granted a hearing for a convicted killer to present new evidence that someone else actually committed the crime. Jose Torres, 49, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2002 for the July 4, ...

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New lawyers welcomed

Curtis Johnson, chairman of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, with Jane Marie Brown (left), a law clerk in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, and Chloe Krouse, also a law clerk for the ...

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