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Jul 31, 2014

NY Bar Foundation announces student awards

Six law students at New York law schools have received fellowships and scholarships from The New York Bar Foundation. “The foundation congratulates these students on receiving these awards,” President Cristine Cioffi said. “We strive to advance legal research and education. Through the support of gifts from the state bar association sections, we are able to […]

Jul 24, 2014

NYSBA president: Immigrant children should have counsel

Children facing possible deportation should have legal representation at immigration hearings, New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee wrote Tuesday in a letter to members of the state congressional delegation, urging funding be provided. “At the hearings, the government will be represented by an attorney and a judge will sit to hear the matter […]

Jul 21, 2014

NYSBA announces new committee chairs

New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee of Manhattan (Kee & Lau-Kee) has appointed 17 attorneys as chairs and co-chairs of committees within the association. The standing and special committees of the state bar sponsor conferences and seminars, monitor legislation and conduct research studies. Each contributes to policy-making, both in subject areas and associationwide. [&hellip[...]

Jun 19, 2014

MCBA welcomes new president

At the age of 6, out of nowhere, Steven V. Modica boldly announced to his family that he would be a lawyer. To this day, he does not know where it came from, but his prophecy has been fulfilled. “For me, I can’t tell you why, I just for some reason thought that’s what I […]

Jun 18, 2014

Human trafficking CLE planned

A continuing legal education course on “Spotting Human Trafficking in Your Law Practice,” will be presented from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bar Association of Erie County, 438 Main St., Sixth Floor, Buffalo. The program is presented by BAEC and Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. and offers 1 CLE credit in professional practice. Learn […]

Jun 11, 2014

NYSBA announces new section chairs

Fifteen new section chairs of the New York State Bar Association took office on June 1.

Jun 10, 2014

NYSBA announces new committee members

Eleven attorneys have been elected to the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. The 30-member committee oversees the management and administration of the state bar within policies determined by its governing body, the House of Delegates. New members are: • Alyssa M. Barreiro, of Binghamton, vice president of the Sixth Judicial District. […]

Jun 3, 2014

New state bar president takes the helm

Incoming New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee said he intends to carry on many of the priorities started by outgoing President David M. Schraver. Schraver, who is partner at Nixon Peabody in Rochester, got the discussion started on the cost of legal education. Lau-Kee, who assumed the state bar’s leadership role June 1, […]

Jun 3, 2014

New York Bar Foundation awards grants

Sixty-four organizations across New York state have received grants totaling $390,000, The New York Bar Foundation has announced. “The foundation’s grant program assists non-profit organizations with the front-page issues of our communities,” said President Cristine Cioffi. “The Foundation is pleased to provide financial support that will benefit children and adults throughout New York sta[...]

Jun 2, 2014

Schraver passes torch to next bar president

Although he plans to continue efforts to lobby state legislators on the critical need for authorizing 20 new Family Court judges by the end of the month, David M. Schraver’s one-year term as president of the New York State Bar Association has come to an end. Many of the changes in the organization itself and […]

May 28, 2014

GRAWA releases judicial ratings

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, also known as GRAWA, has released its judicial evaluations for the 2014 general election. State Supreme Court Justice John M. Owens was rated highly qualified in his bid for Monroe County Surrogate’s Court judge. The organization’s Judicial Evaluation Committee also evaluated three candidates running for one City Court […]

May 21, 2014

RBBA rates judicial candidates

The Rochester Black Bar Association has released the rating results of evaluation of three candidates seeking judicial office for Rochester City Court and one candidate seeking the Monroe County Surrogate’s Court judgeship. Monroe County Surrogate’s Court • The Hon. John M. Owens — Highly qualified; low sensitivity Rochester City Court • Leticia D. Astacio — […]

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