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Beyond the Office: From tennis court to courtroom, Lana Ivy plays her A game

Svetlana Khvalina was in the news frequently from 1995 to 2004 – while she was playing varsity tennis at Brighton High School then earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, on a full athletic scholarship. From ...

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Attorneys for the Children program in recruitment mode

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The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has 750 attorneys trained and willing to represent children under the Unified Court System’s Attorneys for the Children (AFC) program. Sounds like a lot until you split that up over 22 counties and realize the ...

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Beyond the Office: Paperno’s artistic talent drawn out by online oil classes

With almost 30 years in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office, Jill Paperno’s legal skills have been acknowledged with job advancements and community awards.  In recent months her title changed to First Assistant Public Defender, and her devotion to helping ...

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MCBA hosts Judicial Welcoming and Robing Reception

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“The bench and bar need to have a close relationship,” said Justice Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department as he spoke to an audience assembled to hear him and welcome several members of the local ...

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No clear path to government-lowered drug prices

By MATTHEW PERRONE   WASHINGTON — Most Americans support it. Virtually all other developed countries already do it. And the two leading presidential candidates speak in favor of it: the government should lower drug prices. But experts say the chances ...

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Boylan Code celebrates women at inaugural event

Susan Helpern, Jennifer Laemlein, Carol Maue and Emilia Tallon at Boylan Code’s  All Things You Love event on March 10.

Photos by Vasiliy Baziuk   The law firm of Boylan Code LLP hosted its first All Things You Love networking event on March 10. The event was designed for the firm’s female clients and friends to showcase businesses that sell ...

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Three ‘Pro Bono Scholars’ working at Telesca Center

Eight SUNY Buffalo Law School students are finishing their third year of law school by completing 12 weeks of full-time work in the new  Pro Bono Scholars Program, introduced in 2014 by then-Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Three of those UB ...

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Donor reception celebrates Campaign for Justice success

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“High givers” (defined as donors of $350 or more to the Campaign for Justice) came together at the Memorial Art Gallery on March 10 to mingle with sponsors and colleagues who helped the 2015 campaign to support legal services meet ...

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Kelly is rare federal judge with public defender background

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a federal appeals court judge, Jane L. Kelly has an unusual background: She’s a criminal defense lawyer and a Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama. A Fulbright scholar, Kelly became only the ...

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One potential Supreme Court nominee always ready for a fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patricia Millett knows how to fight. The potential Supreme Court nominee earned a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do. But nothing — not her 32 Supreme Court arguments, not her difficult confirmation to become a federal ...

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