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Cirando named ‘Distinguished Lawyer’

Syracuse attorney John A. Cirando will receive the 2013 Onondaga County Bar Association’s Distinguished Lawyer Award at the association’s annual dinner Oct. 17 at Traditions at the Links in East Syracuse. Guests will include the Hon. Henry J. Scudder, presiding ...

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MCBA re-releases judicial evaluations

Rating results for seven judicial candidates vying for various seats this year have been re-released by the Monroe County Bar Association. Included is a first-time rating for Monroe County Court candidate Christopher S. Ciaccio. Ratings are: Rochester City Court • ...

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NYSBA mourns Justice Buckley

New York State Bar Association President David M. Schraver of Rochester has issued a statement on the death of former Justice John T. Buckley. “With the passing of Justice John Buckley, we have lost a respected representative of the legal ...

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Buffalo tower to be lit in blue for mediation day

The landmark Electric Tower in Buffalo will be lit in blue on Oct. 17 and 18 in recognition of Mediation Settlement Day. The lighting is arranged by the Bar Association of Erie County’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, chaired by Buffalo ...

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Bar recognizes youth courts

The value of New York’s Youth Court programs as an alternative way to deal with teenage delinquency will be recognized by the New York State Bar Association during a daylong seminar Sept. 23 in Albany. The free event is designed ...

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Manhattan attorney Tax Law Section chair

David H. Schnabel of Manhattan is the new chair of the 2,576-member Tax Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions transactions for private ...

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Attorneys help students with schoolwork

Crayons, pencils, and red, green and purple folders. A box of markers and a glue stick. Sorting through the supplies packed into a dark blue backpack, Shareen Randolph said these will do just nicely for class and homework. And the ...

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Effort to reveal pols’ law clients has backing

ALBANY — The unexpected request by New York’s anti-corruption commission that state lawmakers reveal their private law clients is bolstered by the state Bar Association and the practice in 20 other states that already require the disclosure to combat conflicts ...

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Minority bar announces awards

The Minority Bar Association of Western New York Inc. will host its 31st annual Scholarship and Award Celebration on Sept. 12 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Registration begins at 5:15 pm and awards will be presented at 6 pm ...

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Local bar represented at ABA meeting

New York had a major presence this year at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco — from its chief judge to the association’s newly installed president. Among those in attendance were New York Court of Appeals Chief ...

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