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MCBA President’s Message

MCBA President’s Message: Diversity efforts: making progress, trying harder

As we all know, February is Black History Month, which makes this the perfect time to draw attention to the MCBA’s ongoing efforts to: Increase the diversity of our membership, MCBA leadership and the local bar in general; Position ourselves ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Demographics and our aging lawyers

My presidential duties over the past several weeks have included delivering the keynote address at the 2017 Monroe County Elder Law Fair, welcoming the new dean of the University of Buffalo Law School, Aviva Abramovsky, at a reception co-hosted by MCBA and UB Law School’s Rochester alumni group, and giving some brief remarks at the annual memorial service for attorneys who passed away during the past year.

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MCBA President’s Message: Opportunities to contribute and to convey thanks

During the year I spent as president-elect of the MCBA, I became aware of how many ceremonial duties were performed by the president. They included appearances at the federal court dinner, section and committee luncheons, a reception for Court of ...

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MCBA President’s Message: MCBA to substitute educational activities for judicial ratings process

On April 5, after extensive and careful consideration and debate, the MCBA Board of Trustees voted to convert its judicial rating process into educational efforts designed to inform the public about candidates running for judicial office. The decision came after ...

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