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Author Archives: Nora A. Jones

GRAWA members’ generosity part of good holiday vibe

Amanda Dreher has been an active member of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) for many years, and she has been involved with the Junior League of Rochester (JLR) at least as long, so it was not surprising ...

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MCBA Holiday Party celebrates the local judiciary

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. ...

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Eastman student musicians create social atmosphere at Jazz for Justice

For the ninth year in a row, the Eastman School of Music partnered with the Foundation for the Monroe County Bar to create a unique atmosphere for one of the most casual fundraisers in the legal community: Jazz for Justice, ...

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2019 Campaign for Justice is counting on your support

Volunteer Legal Services Project Inc. of Monroe County (VLSP), Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LAS), and Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY) kicked off the 2019 Campaign for Justice on Nov. 5, announcing this year’s goal of $251,000 for ...

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GRAWA open house spotlights new members and committees

For many attending the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney’s Open House on Sept. 24, it was also their first visit to the Woods, Oviatt, Gilman LLP offices on the 19th floor of the Bausch and Lomb building. The view ...

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VLSP fundraiser to feature attorneys’ artistic works

Retired Livingston County Court Judge Jerry Alonzo created a series of wooden art pieces called “Justice Is…” in 2015, using more than 150 responses collected through the New York State Bar Association. The full series was on display at the ...

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Michael Schnittman Award announced at Justice Society reception

To celebrate the successful conclusion of the 2018 Campaign for Justice — an annual campaign to support access to legal services in civil cases — CFJ Co-Chairs Sharon Stiller, Tom Durkin, and Jonathan Falk each spoke briefly at the March ...

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GRAWA holiday gathering includes charitable theme

The Dec. 12 holiday party for members of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys brought a revolving door of guests to the home of past GRAWA President Denine Carr, and many of the members came bearing gifts of pillows ...

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Campaign for Justice co-chairs focus on community needs

The 2018 Campaign for Justice was just shy of 50% of its goal on Dec. 7 — one month into this year’s campaign to support Volunteer Legal Services Inc. of Monroe County (VLSP), Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LAS) and ...

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MCBA holiday party honors local judiciary

The Wintergarden at Legacy Tower was once again the setting for the Monroe County Bar Association’s Bench and Bar celebration Thursday night.  MCBA Executive Director Kevin Ryan and his staff greeted guests as they arrived. Ryan later introduced MCBA President ...

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2018 Campaign for Justice kicks off to support three legal service providers

A friendly competition among many loyal volunteers who have worked on the Campaign for Justice year after year created an energetic launch to the 2018 fundraising campaign that supports Volunteer Legal Services Inc. of Monroe County (VLSP), Legal Aid Society ...

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