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Author Archives: John Fulmer

Community crucial part of halting violence

Nazareth College’s “Stop the Violence” conference held last month and June’s seventh TIPS — Trust, Information, Programs and Services — were attended by a bevy of public safety officers, government and court officials, and members of academia.

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Attorneys emeritus filling the gaps

Gary Van Graafeiland is living the best of two worlds. Graafeiland is enjoying his retirement and participating in the pro bono work he never had the chance to do as a corporate lawyer at Eastman Kodak.

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Indigent Legal Services office christened

The state earlier this month created the Office of Indigent Legal Services, largely in response to a May ruling from the New York State Court of Appeals in Hurrell-Harring et al. v. State of New York.

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Supreme Court leans toward arbitration

Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court seem ready to fight over mandatory arbitration, but two local attorneys say the area involved — employers and manufacturers who try to ban class-action litigation through contracts — is rarely disputed locally.

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Family law firm loses founding member

Richard J. Elliott, longtime Rochester attorney and former Irondequoit town judge, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. He was 77. Richard Calabrese, Elliott’s law partner at Elliott, Stern & Calabrese LLP, on Monday ...

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T.I.P.S. group to hold seventh event

A contingent of state and local police authorities, members of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, firefighters, community activists and volunteers — black and white, men and women, uniformed and in mufti ...

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