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Ad battle rages in the personal injury domain

The breakup of Cellino & Barnes has had a side effect: A sustained increase in advertising by personal injury lawyers. (Bennett Loudon)

The breakup of Cellino & Barnes did more than turn one personal injury law firm into two. That very public divorce prompted advertising in the personal injury sector to spike exponentially in the Rochester marketplace and across Western New York. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Representation of public defender: Opinion 20-140

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Representation of public defender Real estate transaction – Non-supervisory Opinion 20-140 Background: The inquiring judge asks about his law firm’s proposed representation of a non-supervisory assistant public defender at a real estate ...

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Hiring and firing, crisis management part of RPD reform proposal

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Mayor Lovely Warren wants the city of Rochester to have the power to fire police officers for cause, believes the police hiring process must be overhauled and seeks to redirect funding from law enforcement staffing to other community engagement programs ...

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New GRAWA committee helps women navigate the shoals of leadership

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When Rebecca Indralingam was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2017, she went directly into practicing solo. It was admittedly a little traumatic for her. “I went into criminal defense and family law,” Indralingam said. “I know how ...

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Liability issues lurk in remote work environment

Liability issues related to remote work haven't really become an issue yet, but they are likely to start popping up. (depositphotos)

Working from home has become a necessity for a significant percentage of the workforce, but could employers be in for a workers’ compensation surprise in the near future? While lawyers who specialize in employer responsibilities and workers’ compensation cases can’t ...

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Eviction, foreclosure protection extended until May 1

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Tenants financially burdened by the coronavirus pandemic will not face eviction proceedings until at least May 1, thanks the latest legislative action in New York. The COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, ...

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Monroe County, NY deeds recorded Dec. 14, 2020

All data come from the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. Deeds Recorded December 14, 2020 105 NOT PROVIDED EAST ROCHESTER TOWN & VILLAGE OF to LEVATO, JOHN A Property Address: Liber: 12436 Page: 0047 Tax Account: Full Sale Price: $1.00 EAST ...

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Firm builds its brand on compassionate divorce law

Sarah Wesley, Amber Peshkin and Kevin Clark are the heart of Wesley Clark & Peshkin. (Provided photo)

They began the practice with the premise of providing a personalized touch for any client with a legal need, whether it was a criminal case, a personal injury claim or representation in a divorce. Wesley, Clark & Peshkin LLP wasn’t ...

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Don’t rely on memo of understanding when selling your law firm

In the grand scheme of precedent-setting lawsuits, the dispute between a pair of East Rochester lawyers, Frank Odorisi and Frank Annechino, doesn’t contain much pizzazz. One colleague from a shared office space, Odorisi, has sued, claiming he was unlawfully locked ...

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Changing of the guard at Phillips Lytle LLP

Kevin J. Mulvehill (Photo by Bennett Loudon)

Kevin J. Mulvehill is the new office leader for the Rochester office of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mulvehill, 39, replaces Richard M. Beers Jr., who held the position for about 15 years. Beers, 61, is not retiring and will continue to ...

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

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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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D.C. Bar permits lawyers to accept cryptocurrency

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Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed an unprecedented change in lawyers’ mindsets when it comes to technology. I’ve seen this happen in my local community and nationwide, as lawyers have begun to embrace technologies like videoconferencing, e-signature, and cloud-based ...

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