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Bar Association to mark Law Day with rule of law seminar


Every year, the American Bar Association (ABA) selects a theme for events marking Law Day, on May 1, to celebrate the role of law in society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. As a result of ...

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Charles Inclima to be recognized for professionalism and community service

Charles Inclima

Rochester attorney Charles Inclima is the recipient of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award for 2021. “I am both humbled and honored to receive it,” said Inclima, who specializes in matrimonial and family law. The award “recognizes ...

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Lawrence Kasperek possesses a ‘deep sense of justice’

Lawrence Kasperek

To Lawrence Kasperek, there’s no more lonely experience than rising in defense of your client in a packed courtroom. But being a criminal defense lawyer is all he’s ever wanted to do. And now, because of his dedication to the ...

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Manhattan courthouses adapt to COVID so trials can return

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel is seen on the bench next to a witness box that is surrounded in plexiglass and contains a HEPA air filter, in a Manhattan federal courtroom, Friday, March 12, 2021, in New York. Castel, who presided over the first two pandemic-era jury trials in the fall, said COVID-19 protocols have become routine. “Once everybody gets into the rhythm and the flow, after the first day or day and a half it feels very any other trial." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — The two big, busy federal courthouses in Manhattan took the adage that justice delayed is justice denied to heart when the coronavirus hit, creating a pandemic-safe environment for jurors that could be a blueprint for courts ...

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Iconic IT contributes to book on outsourcing for law firms


Iconic IT has joined forces with London-based Globe Law and Business, Ltd., to produce a roadmap in book form on outsourcing for law firms. “Outsourcing of Core Legal Service Functions: How to Capitalize on Opportunities for Law Firms” is currently ...

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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


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

Rebecca Indralingham

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


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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