Recent Articles from Nora A. Jones
The 35th Anniversary Gala of the local women’s bar association was officially “sold out” as several founding members, many past presidents and GRAWA President Jodie Ryan gathered with friends and family on April 27 at the Penthouse at One East Ave. The jubilant crowd included at least three generations of women and men, with representatives […]
For 30 years, Volunteer Legal Services Project Inc. has spearheaded an annual campaign to fund services and programs provided by the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Legal Assistance of Western New York, and VLSP. A donor reception at the Memorial Art Gallery on March 22 wrapped up another successful campaign. Campaign Co-Chairs Karen Schaeffer, Thomas […]
In 2002, when Sheila Alees Gaddis interviewed for the vacant executive director position at Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc., she already had a very impressive resume and was interested in a possible relocation to Rochester. She had visited several mid-sized cities to check community life and found Rochester a potential destination as […]
A 2000 graduate of Cornell Law School, Tina Monshipour Foster started her legal career in New York City, serving as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of International Trade before joining Clifford Chance U.S. LLP — one of the biggest law firms in the country. Gaining experience in security litigation and working with white […]
In 2017, this column acknowledged dozens and dozens of volunteer attorneys who took on Volunteer Legal Services Project cases, volunteered at clinics, met with immigrants seeking guidance and researched questions at the Seventh Judicial District Court Help Center. The demand for VLSP services continues to grow, and the lawyers in the community do a spectacular […]
With a Nov. 15 phonathon launch and the early timing of the Law Firm Challenge, the 2017 Campaign for Justice reached the halfway mark to its $270,000 goal just a couple days ago. “Receiving another $130,000 in pledges by December 31 would indeed make for a Happy New Year at our offices,” said Volunteer Legal […]
The festive mood was contagious at the annual Monroe County Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Holiday gathering on Dec. 7. Held at the Legacy Tower Wintergarden once again, passed hors d’ oeuvres and five or six food stations made for...
The 2017 Campaign for Justice is off to a great start, reaching a new benchmark with the Law Firm Challenge’s effort to engage the community’s younger attorneys. With 20 law offices and legal organizations participating, 202 attorneys under age 40 contributed to this year’s challenge, which ran Nov. 6-29. A Recognition Social was held at […]
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (VLSP), Legal Aid Society of Rochester (LAS) and Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY) provide life-changing legal aid to thousands of low-income residents within the Greater Rochester area. The annual Campaign for Justice (CFJ) solicits funds that keep programs within all three organizations up and running, […]
Credit for 1.5 CLE hours in ethics and professionalism was just one of the takeaways from a Nov. 8 presentation on “Pro Bono Ethics: The Risks of Technology.” Julia Green Sewruk of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP moderated the educational program, with panelists Nicole Black and Sarah Snyder Merkel contributing to the discussion of how […]
During business hours, most of us practice the art of sitting. How many hours a day do you spend in your office chair? Sedgwick Business Interiors (Anderson Ave.) is contributing an Aeron office chair (retail $700) to the Art of Lawyering on Oct. 19. So be sure to come over to Village Gate 5:30-8:30 p.m. […]
Who takes care of some of the beautifully landscaped gardens at the corner of various city streets? In the Neighborhood of the Arts, gardens by Starry Nites Cafe, all four corners at University and Merriman, and the entry to Portsmouth Terrace just a couple blocks away are managed by a committee affiliated with the Neighborhood […]
- Fourth Department – Mental Hygiene Law: Charles L. v. State of New York
- Second Circuit – Medicaid and Medicare certification: U.S. ex rel. Quartararo v. Cath. Health Sys. Of Long Island Inc.
- Fourth Department – Waiver of indictment: People v. King
- Fourth Department – Speedy trial: People v. Jordan
- Fourth Department – Rosario material: People v. Dennard
- Second Circuit – Magnuson-Stevens Act: State of New York v. Raimondo
- Fourth Department – Plea: People v. Davis
- Second Circuit – Revocation of minimum sentence: Bangs v. Walter William Smith, et al.
- Fourth Department – Relation-back doctrine: CHS Inc. v. Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, et al.
- Fourth Department – Unlawful arrest: People v. Burke
- Fourth Department – Attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance: People v. Brown
- Second Circuit – Immigration: Paucar v. Garland
- N.Y. Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction
- NY board approves cannabis lawsuit settlements, paves way for retail dispensaries
- NY Court of Appeals reverses murder conviction because of illegal police search
- NY Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction over ineffective counsel
- Split court affirms gun conviction, finding search and arrest were legal
- NY appeals court vacates drug conviction over illegal police search
- Split Court of Appeals strips Police Accountability Board of disciplinary power
- Manslaughter conviction reversed after appeals court finds insufficient evidence