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ABA wins national award

The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging captured a top national award for “Giving Someone a Power of Attorney for Your Healthcare” brochure from the Center for Plain Language, a national organization dedicated to promoting clear and concise ...

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NYSBA recommends new rules for federal litigation

Responding to burgeoning costs and delays in federal litigation — largely attributed to expanded discovery — the New York State Bar Association is recommending rule changes and new guidelines to ease the burden on the federal court system, as well ...

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Telesca Center for Justice comes full circle

The finishing touches are about to be put on the Telesca Center for Justice, a project in the works for more than 25 years that has gained national attention. Members of the various partners and other dignitaries gathered Thursday in ...

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NYSBA report calls for immigration reforms

The New York State Bar Association on Tuesday issued a report spotlighting a crisis in the quality and availability of legal representation of immigrants in New York. The report of the Special Committee on Immigration Representation also makes recommendations for ...

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MCBA welcomes Walker as its 117th president

People who know Connie O. Walker might find it hard to believe she was very shy as a girl. Her mother, who wore the skirt tails she used to hide behind, helped her develop into a confident professional who will ...

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ABA honoring NYSBA President James

New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James Jr. will receive the American Bar Association’s prestigious 2012 Dorsey Award in recognition of his long career of service providing legal assistance to the poor and disadvantaged. The Dorsey Award is ...

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MCBA to honor three Faraci Lange attorneys

James M. Paulino II, an associate attorney with the law firm of Faraci Lange LLP, will be recognized by the Monroe County Bar Association at its annual Installation Dinner on Thursday. Paulino will receive the association’s Emerging Bar Leader Award, ...

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Erie Bar elects new officers, president

Buffalo lawyer Kathleen M. Sweet, a partner at Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, was sworn in as the 106th president of the Bar Association of Erie County at its 125th annual meeting and election on June 8. Sweet succeeds Arthur A. ...

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Nonprofit legislation might have to wait

Following the work and the report of the New York Attorney General’s Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization, hopes were high that the AG’s proposed legislation, which included much of the committee’s recommendations, would pass through the Legislature in this session. ...

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Regional attorneys on NYSBA exec committee

T. Andrew Brown of Rochester and Sharon Stern Gerstman of Buffalo are among six attorneys recently elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association.   The 27-member Executive Committee oversees the management and administration of the ...

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