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MCBA President’s Message: Holiday cheer and some extra gifts from your Monroe County Bar Association

Happy holidays! As the holiday season is fully upon us, on behalf of the entire team and board of the Monroe County Bar Association, I wish everyone a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year! As president of the Monroe ...

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MCBA President’s Message: A time to pay tribute and give thanks

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the ...

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MCBA President’s Message: ‘What’s my why’ — a personal account of joining the MCBA

Over the last several months, people have often asked me “why?” Why did I join the MCBA? Why should they join? Why did I become the president? The answers to these questions are strikingly simple. They are also personal. I ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Community, communication and commitment themes for the 2018-19 bar year

During the 2017-18 bar year, I had an opportunity to work with an outstanding Board of Trustees under the leadership of Jill Cicero. As president-elect, I participated in the work performed by the board and the MCBA’s internal team in ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Why do lawyers score so high on the loneliness scale?

Our Law Day luncheon on May 1 focused on this year’s theme: “Separation of Powers; Framework for Freedom.” We had the opportunity to hear eloquent remarks from our honorees, Jill Paperno for the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar’s Humanitarian ...

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MCBA President’s Message: MCBA services for solo and small firm attorneys

I have written in past columns about groups of our members who are under-represented in the MCBA and our legal community. This month’s column, however, focuses on a group that constitutes nearly half of our members. I am referring to ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Women attorneys are continuing the conversation on equality

One of the most satisfying aspects of being president of the MCBA is the opportunity to recognize, encourage and promote attorneys whose voices are underrepresented in our legal community and the MCBA. Last month, I wrote about some of our ...

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