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PAR presents 2019 Paralegal of the Year Award

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The Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. (PAR) held its Annual Meeting at Joey B’s on Elmwood Avenue May 22. During the meeting, we awarded our 2019 Paralegal of the Year award, welcomed three new members, and elected our new board ...

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MCBA Young Lawyers Section elects new officers

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The MCBA Young Lawyers Section held their annual meeting June 26 and elected new officers and co-chairs for the 2019-20 bar year. From left, sitting: CLE Co-chair Joshua Levitt, Immediate Past Chair Alissa Brennan, Chair Jessica Clemente, Chair-elect Katerina Kramarchyk, ...

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Michael F. Dillon Attorney for Children Awards presented

The Michael F. Dillon Attorney for Children Awards were presented Tuesday to (left to right): Joseph S. Dressner; Mary W. Lightsey; Shelley A. Truex; Lana V. Tupchik; Robert F. Rhinehart; and Clifford C. Eisenhut.

Photo credit: Bennett Loudon

Six attorneys in the Fourth Department were honored Tuesday with this year’s Michael F. Dillon Attorney for Children Awards. Each year the Fourth Department’s Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee selects two attorneys for children from each of the Fifth, Seventh ...

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Excellence in Law honored

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About 300 people celebrated as The Daily Record honored the 2019 Excellence in Law winners during an awards luncheon Thursday, June 6, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. The 2019 winners were: Top Women in Law Kathryn Bruns, Faraci Lange, LLP ...

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Harter Secrest hosts Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program reception

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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP hosted a reception Thursday evening for these law students, the summer associates in this year’s Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program. Left to right: Hailey Trippany (Eastman Kodak Co.); Allana Benton (Constellation Brands); Alexandra Casey (Harris ...

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Local lawyers honored

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Officials from the Monroe County Bar Association and Monroe County gathered Thursday morning for a re-dedication ceremony of the plaque honoring local attorneys who served overseas during World War I in the Monroe County Office Building. The plaque was first ...

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Harter Secrest & Emery donates money for 125 trees

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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a gift of $31,250 to pay for 125 new trees to be planted throughout the city of Rochester. The donation, which includes enough money for one year of care ...

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2019 Law Week Awards Reception

Justin L. Vigdor Senior Award for Service recipient Connie Walker with MCBA President-elect Carolyn Nussbaum

The 2019 Law Week Awards Reception was held May 2 at the Strathallan Hotel. Honorees included: Outstanding Jurist Award – Hon. Craig J. Doran The Raymond J. Pauley Award – Cynthia L. Snodgrass Charles F. Crimi Award – Janet C. ...

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MCBA holiday party honors local judiciary

Local judges gathered for recognition at the annual MCBA Bench and Bar Holiday Party.  From left: the Honorable Francis Affronti, Stephen Lindley, James Piampiano, Richard Dollinger (face hidden), Robert Shaddock, Craig Doran, Joanne Winslow (mostly hidden), Thomas Stander, Vincent Dinolfo, Elizabeth Wolford, David Larimer, Renee Minarik, Cara Briggs, Dandrea Ruhlmann, Frank Geraci, Joan Kohout, Thomas Morse, Doug Randall,  Debra Martin, Karen Morris, Evelyn Frazee, and Thomas Klonick. The two heads behind Judge Frazee belong to William Taylor and John DeMarco. (Nora A. Jones)

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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Lawyers for Learning delivers backpacks for kids

The Monroe County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Learning Committee delivers supplies Monday to Adlai Stevenson School. (Bennett Loudon)

The Monroe County Bar Association’s Lawyers for Learning Committee made its annual fall visit to Adlai Stevenson School on Monday. They delivered about 450 backpacks with school supplies and T-shirts to the kids in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The supplies ...

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Diversity Clerkship summer associates welcomed

From left, Katie Courtney, GRAWA President; Adam Wage, an intern at VLSP; Stephanie McIntyre, one of the program summer associates at Nixon Peabody; Jon Getz, MCBA President-Elect. (Provided)

The Monroe County Bar Association, the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys and the Rochester Black Bar Association sponsored a welcome reception for summer associates in the Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program on Wednesday at the First Federal Building.

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Courtney sworn in as GRAWA president at annual awards dinner

NYS Small Claims Court Judge Debra Martin (foreground) administers the oath of office to the new GRAWA board of directors. From left, President-elect Carey Ann Denefrio, outgoing President Jodie Ryan, and incoming President Katie Courtney. (Nora A. Jones)

Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys installed a new board of directors, including Katherine Courtney as the 36th GRAWA president for the year beginning June 1, 2018. Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York President Amy Baldwin Littman ...

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