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MCBA President’s Message

MCBA President’s Message: Helping others key to tight-knit legal community

Sometimes we describe ourselves as a legal community. I have always been impressed with how lawyers treated each other professionally in Monroe County. The professionalism and civility routinely displayed here seems much better than what I observe in other communities ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Younger lawyers continue tradition of giving back

Attorneys have a long tradition of giving back to the community, both through pro bono work and other types of community service. Indeed, I do not believe that any other profession contributes nearly as much uncompensated time to benefit the community as we contribute.

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MCBA President’s Message: Justice under threat — How we can respond

At the ABA midyear meeting last week there was much discussion about threats to the justice system and our profession’s obligation to respond. The 2012 Law Day theme will be: “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” ABA President-Elect Bill Robinson III talked about how the lack of funding ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Why the MCBA supports marriage equality

The Monroe County Bar Association board of trustees recently voted overwhelmingly to join the New York State Bar Association and 20 other bar associations across the state in urging the state legislature to pass marriage equality legislation providing same-sex couples the legal benefits and responsibilities of marriage.

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MCBA President’s Message: Expect more than others think is possible

I am thrilled to be able to report that we not only exceeded our membership financial goal this year, we surpassed 2,000 members for the first time in several years. Not only was this a milestone we had targeted, but it also allows us to maintain our delegate to the American Bar Association.

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