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Associate’s career shift pays off

Katerina Kramarchyk was pretty much set on becoming a doctor, until she realized she would have to dissect a cadaver in medical school. So in her junior year at Stony Brook University, after re-evaluating her talents and interests, Kramarchyk decided to become ...

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Essay contest winners honored

J.U.S.T. L.A.W., a new initiative launched at the start of the current school year to promote better understanding between court officials and city youth, held an awards ceremony at the Hall of Justice on Thursday to recognize 12 middle-school students ...

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Daily Record announces Corporate Counsel honorees

The Daily Record has selected 14 members of the legal community for its 2019 class of Corporate Counsel Awards honorees. The Corporate Counsel Awards are presented by The Daily Record, in partnership with Rochester Business Journal. The awards honor the ...

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Jury finds for officers in brutality suit

A federal jury has sided almost completely with three Rochester police officers accused of attacking a wheelchair-bound man. After a two-week trial the eight-person panel found for the three officers on almost every claim brought by Benny T. Warr after ...

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Changed Supreme Court weighing Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON — The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights. The high court is expected to decide ...

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DNA evidence points to serial rapist in 40-year-old cold case

Rose Ann Hlavka came home to the modest brick apartment building just northwest of Portland, Oregon’s downtown around 10 p.m. expecting to find her 20-year-old sister, Anna Marie. The siblings not only shared a home but they both worked at ...

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Weapon conviction upheld in split decision

The 2013 weapon conviction of a woman who has already served her sentence has been upheld in a split decision by a state appeals court, with a dissent filed by the minority. Bernadine Young, who is also known as Bernadine ...

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Artist cleared of murder charge says best art is yet to come

BUFFALO — After being locked up for 27 years for a murder he didn’t commit, Valentino Dixon has shed the confines of prison in a big way, logging thousands of miles during his first few months of freedom to field ...

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Neglect case sent back to Family Court

A state appeals court reversed a Monroe County Family Court decision to terminate the parental rights of a woman with a history of mental illness. On Dec. 20, 2016, Judge Patricia E. Gallaher terminated the rights on the ground of ...

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New crop of reform-minded prosecutors ready to take office

RICHMOND, Va. — To get elected as a district attorney, sounding tough on crime used to be the most effective campaign strategy. But in recent years, district attorneys have been winning elections by sounding big on reform. In January, at ...

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Supreme Court could decide how bad a hack must be for victims to sue

WASHINGTON — Two class-action lawsuits that could come before the Supreme Court this term seek to determine just how bad a cybersecurity lapse must be before customers can sue. In both cases, federal appeals court judges formally approved lawsuits by ...

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Barrett appointed city judge to fill Astacio’s seat

Mayor Lovely A. Warren on Friday announced the appointment of Melissa Barrett as Rochester City Court judge. Barrett, who has worked as a principal court attorney and as a defense counsel in the city court, fills the seat vacated by ...

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