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Jury study moves forward

A formal study of whether minorities are underrepresented in Monroe County jury pools could be in place by the fall of 2009. Appellate Division, Fourth Department Presiding Justice Henry Scudder said Monday he hopes to iron out the details in ...

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Proposed jury study ‘well received’

The idea of conducting a study to measure minority representation on juries was well received by the Administrative Board of the Courts of New York, according to Justice Henry J. Scudder, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Justice ...

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Bain pushes for local law school

St. John Fisher College President Donald E. Bain on Wednesday responded to questions from a panel of attorneys about the viability of a law school in Rochester, and the health of the market for graduating JD students. The college is ...

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Selling kids on accounting

Forget all about the pocket protector and the nerdy glasses. The field of accounting is a lot more than crunching numbers and spending days in a cubicle some students learned last week, when several area accountants gave high schoolers a ...

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Court in session at UB Law

Attorneys customarily come before the bench. But on Thursday, the bench came to the attorneys, or rather the law students, during a rare appellate court session at the University at Buffalo Law School. Voices echoed through the brick hallways of ...

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The spotlight’s on ethics

A CEO with a 10-gallon hat who swaggers a lot like former President George W. Bush, a product line of exploding pencils filled with fake lead known as “fred” and a scheme to move a company so that it will ...

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PRIME program working

Kenneth McNeil on Friday said he realizes just how fortunate he was to have a full-time job, especially given the state of the current economy. But McNeil, of Rochester, wanted more. From as far back as he can remember, he ...

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Judge seizes a teachable moment

“Literacy doesn’t end with strong reading and writing skills,” Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy said in a statement announcing his support for a new financial literacy campaign. The campaign, spearheaded by Western District of New York Bankruptcy Judge John Ninfo ...

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Fisher still looking into a law school

St. John Fisher College’s ability to leverage the funds to build a law school in Rochester may be hampered by the economic downturn. At the same time, the downturn may be pushing up the number of students applying to law ...

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Civil legal services seek greater help

Only a fifth of the need for civil legal services is currently being met — and the situation only will get worse without an infusion of funds, speakers told members of the legal community on Friday at the Monroe County ...

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‘Families face a triple threat’

Several months ago when senior policy analyst Jodie Levin-Epstein was invited to speak about reducing poverty at today’s Action for a Better Community Inc. luncheon, organizers could not have foreseen the bleak economic backdrop in which 2009 will open. The ...

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New EDLs, slowly, finding converts

New Yorkers who want to travel to Canada and Mexico have just a few more months to get a new identification card allowing them to do so. U.S. residents currently are required to show a driver’s license and raised seal ...

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