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Art of Lawyering event to benefit VLSP Wednesday

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc. is hosting its biennial Art of Lawyering event Wednesday in a new venue. The event is being held at Village Gate in the Neighborhood of the Arts from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will ...

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EU court: Data sharing pact with US invalid

LUXEMBOURG — Europe’s top court ruled Tuesday that data stored on U.S. servers is potentially unsafe because of government spying, a blow to companies such as Facebook that might need to change the way they handle private data from the ...

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Casino developers granted leave to Court of Appeals

Developers of a proposed casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre will have their case defending against a group of opposed residents heard by the state’s highest court. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department on Friday rejected their request to ...

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Rights brochure for domestic violence victims

Marking October as the 28th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a “Victims of Domestic Violence: Know Your Rights” brochure. The guide, available under the “latest news” section at, is intended to raise ...

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Why associates leave and how to stop them

One of the most serious challenges facing law firms today is recruiting and retaining young talent. Firms of all sizes are finding it increasingly difficult to hold onto associates for more than a few years. That means partners and firm ...

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Celebrating Judge Debra Martin


Three past presidents of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, who have all become judges – U.S. Magistrate Judge Marion Payson, Court of Claims Judge Debra Martin and the Hon. Elizabeth Wolford, U.S. District Court judge for the Western ...

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Senators reach deal to reduce prison time for some offenders

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges greater discretion in sentencing. “This historic reform bill ...

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GPS devices to track suspects raise legal concerns


For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or convenience store after ...

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