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Dec 12, 2011

MCBA holds holiday Bench and Bar celebration

More than 200 judges, attorneys and other legal professionals rang in the holidays Thursday at the Monroe County Bar Association’s annual Bench and Bar Holiday Celebration at the Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden. The garden featured festive decorations, complete with a Christmas tree and a sleigh full of presents. Photos from previous association events were shown […]

Dec 9, 2011

CLE provides valuable tips for traffic court

When Cousin Joe tells the story about the traffic ticket he received for what was surely a misunderstanding, you can run the other way, or if you attended the recent CLE sponsored by the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, you might be able to recognize an opportunity to lend a legal ear. And if […]

Dec 8, 2011

ROC the Day at the Bar

Today was the United Way of Greater Rochester’s ROC the Day campaign. Photos by Vasiliy Baziuk

Dec 8, 2011

Campaign for Justice makes daytime calls

Pledges made in response to telephone calls Dec. 6 added over $19,000 to the running total for this year’s Campaign for Justice. Taking time from their busy schedules, attorneys put in an hour or two on the phone banks at WXXI that morning. The annual fund drive raises money to support legal services to the […]

Dec 7, 2011

Brown & Hutchinson hold holiday party, toy drive

The law firm of Brown & Hutchinson hosted its annual holiday party and toy drive at the Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden on Dec. 2. The celebration began in 2000 as a way for Brown & Hutchinson to show its appreciation to the firm’s clients, friends and family for their support throughout the year and make […]

Nov 29, 2011

Defense attorneys gather from across state

Defenders from around the state gathered earlier this month for a two-day CLE at The College at Brockport. The event, “Defending Against Snitches & Using and Challenging Scientific Evidence,” was presented by the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office and the New York State Defenders Association. It included the 2011 Defense Community Dinner on Nov. 18, […]

Nov 23, 2011

GRAWA members enjoy happy hour social

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys scheduled a happy hour social at One Restaurant and Lounge on Nov. 17, encouraging new — and potential — members to attend and get acquainted with colleagues in the organization.  Clustered around the far end of the bar and fireplace seating area, conversations were lively as snow flurries […]

Nov 22, 2011

Adoptions bring new families together

It wasn’t hard to find smiling faces Friday as Monroe County Family Court celebrated National Adoption Day. They were everywhere — from the 13 children being adopted, to their parents and other family members, court personnel and judges, including the beaming smile of Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann, who presided. The newly adopted children — 12 […]

Nov 21, 2011

Volunteers kick off 2011 Campaign for Justice

With a goal of $250,000, the 2011 Campaign for Justice kicked off last week with solicitations to law firms and individuals in the legal community. A group of more than 50 volunteers spent their evenings on Nov. 15 and 16 making calls to colleagues in the legal community, or helping those making the calls on […]

Nov 15, 2011

Jazz for Justice auction: Dinner is served

To benefit the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association, several MCBA leaders agreed to cook dinner for up to 10 people. The group of young lawyers who won the successful bid finally coordinated schedules with each other and cooks and servers and enjoyed a multi-course dinner Nov. 12 at the home of Audrey and […]

Nov 14, 2011

‘Daily Record’ holds Leaders in Law, Nathaniel Awards celebration

  The Daily Record hosted its 16th annual Leaders in Law and Nathaniel Awards celebration on Nov. 10, with a dinner program at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Over 200 guests and colleagues helped recognize the accomplishments of 10 Leaders in Law Award winners. Award recipients included: T. Andrew Brown (Brown & Hutchinson); Bradley P. Kammholz […]

Nov 9, 2011

BSK holds open house

The law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC held an open house Friday, Nov. 4 at their offices located at 350 Linden Oaks in Rochester. Clients, colleagues and friends enjoyed the evening that included music featuring Tommy Brunett. The firm moved to the Linden Oaks space in August 2010 from their Woodcliff Drive location in […]

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