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Three bars join together to raise important discussion at CLE: diversity, inclusion and retention

On Sept. 25, the three local bar associations — The Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA), The Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA) and The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) — hosted a CLE program titled “Diversity, Inclusion and Retention: ...

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Paralegal Perspectives: PAR supports the Legal Aid Society of Rochester’s Ed Orlando Fund

Last month on Sept. 30, the Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. (PAR) held its second annual charity golf tournament “par for PAR” at Shadow Lake golf course. The weather was absolutely beautiful for the 34 golfers who participated, including PAR ...

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Keeping Your Balance: Milestones and taxes

The joke has always been the two guarantees in life are death and taxes. It is about time we reinvent this old saying to consider the many happy life events that can offer tax benefits to us. To put a ...

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eDiscovery Update: Raising Objections to the Format of ESI Productions: Do it early and do it clearly

Dear John, I have a case in federal court in the early stages of discovery. My client possesses a significant amount of electronic data that I know I will need to produce. I have just received opposing counsel’s document demands ...

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Paralegal Perspectives: NYS Paralegal Education and Leadership Conference a success

On Sept. 6, members of the Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. (PAR) were invited by D4 to attend a networking event at their offices on Andrews Street in Rochester. The event was well-attended and members enjoyed connecting with new faces ...

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Advocate’s View: Expert affidavits do not always defeat summary judgment

In certain personal injury cases, plaintiffs rely upon expert witnesses to prove that a defendant created a dangerous condition. For example, in a trip-and-fall case, a plaintiff may retain an engineering expert to opine that a roadway was improperly constructed, ...

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IP Frontiers: Allergan and New York Native American tribe partner to protect drug patents

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose Akwesasne territory straddles the U.S.-Canadian border in Franklin County, New York, and the provincial boarder between Ontario and Quebec, recently parlayed its sovereign immunity into several valuable pharmaceutical patents and a significant revenue stream. ...

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