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Program focuses on closing the gender gap in NY courtrooms

Fourth Department Associate Justice Shirley Troutman introduces the panel, consisting of Judge Jeannette Ogden, WDNY Judge Elizabeth Wolford and Court of Claims Judge Renee Minarik. (Nora A. Jones)

  Judges and judicial experts gathered last week for a continuing education program that focused on how to close the gender gap in New York’s courtroom. The Nov. 5 program at St. John Fisher College heard panelists share their insights ...

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Albany Law School sees big jump in bar exam pass rate

Albany Law School saw a double-digit increase in the bar exam passing rate for graduates who took the test for the first time in July, while rates at law schools at Syracuse University and the University at Buffalo showed a ...

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President Obama picks the first Muslim nominee to be a federal judge

President Barack Obama nominated a Washington lawyer Tuesday to a prestigious federal judgeship, making Abid Riaz Qureshi the first Muslim American tapped for the federal judiciary, according to advocacy organizations. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama had chosen Qureshi, ...

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Fourth Department welcomes 244 new attorneys

Candidates for admission to the New York state bar were sworn in during a special session of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department on Wed., Jan. 13 in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.

A special term of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department was called to order Wednesday at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre to administer the oath of office to 244 candidates who recently passed the New York ...

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Jan. 2016 Bar Admission Ceremony list

The following candidates were listed in the program for the Appellate Division Bar Admission Ceremony, held Wednesday Jan. 13 at the Eastman Theatre.   Newly admitted attorneys Jeffrey David Albert, Adrianna Anderson, Kayla A. Arias, Brandon Daniel Armstrong, Sean Patrick ...

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GRAWA holiday party supports Crisis Nursery


The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys held its annual holiday party on Thursday, selecting Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester as the organization’s charitable initiative this year. GRAWA members Wende Knapp and Laura Myers pulled together auction items to give ...

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GRAWA shops local, store pays it forward

Craft Company No. 6 at 785 University Ave. hosted an open house last week for members of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, donating 20 percent of sales back to the organization. Shop owner Kathy Verzillo and her associates ...

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GRAWA holds annual reception for new members


The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys gathered Thursday to welcome new members and to congratulate members celebrating 25 years of practice. Program co-chairs Jennifer Schauerman and Laura Myers provided brief introductions of the new members on hand – some ...

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Court of Appeals clerk retiring

Andrew Klein, clerk of the state Court of Appeals, is retiring as of today. Klein announced in June he would retire at the end of the summer. He is being replaced by Deputy Clerk John P. Asiello, a Corning native ...

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Lawyers sending out text messages to try and get work

You’ve just been in a car accident or accused of a crime. You’re confused and overwhelmed. You need help and don’t know where to turn. Just at your most vulnerable moment, a lawyer steps forward and slips you his card. ...

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