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U.S. Supreme Court strengthens church autonomy doctrine

Jared K. Cook (Provided photo)

Last month, in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morissey-Berru,[1] the United States Supreme Court decided two Catholic schools were exempt from employment discrimination claims from teachers they had terminated. This decision was a follow-up to the 2012 Hosanna-Tabor decision, ...

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IP Frontiers: Design patents should be in every portfolio

Kristian Ziegler

A patent confers the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling an invention, as recited in the claims of the patent, within the jurisdiction or from importing the invention into the jurisdiction in which the ...

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COVID-19 survey: Lawyers continue to work remotely and in the cloud


It’s hard to believe that the pandemic has been with us for nearly 6 months — and will likely be around for months — or even years — to come. As a result of COVID-19 and its effects, some firms are busier ...

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Legal Loop: Zoom court hearing tips from the Boston Bar Association


It’s the end of July 2020, and we’re months into the COVID-19 crisis with no end in sight. As surges occur across the country, working remotely has become commonplace for most members of the legal profession. Because of that, court ...

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Commentary: Social media advertising and attorneys — words to the wise

Hon. Richard Dollinger

There are two two-word warnings for any attorney seeking to exploit social media to help build their practice. Watch out and be careful. The ethical rules for attorney advertising — long based primarily on direct client solicitation or print advertising ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Tips for online practice of family law


Online resources in family law practice have been available for several years. However, the fact that lawyers must make use of them because of COVID-19 concerns has pushed many of us out of our comfort zone. I freely admit that ...

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GRAWA President’s Message: A goal of working together to achieve more

Randi Proukou

The beginning of my term as the 38th president of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (“GRAWA”) has been a whirlwind. It has been almost two months of continuous learning, listening, decision making and relationship building. It has been ...

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