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Monserrate suing to block expulsion

ALBANY — A New York lawmaker whose colleagues voted to expel him because of a misdemeanor assault conviction is filing suit in federal court, claiming the state Senate had no right to oust him.

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Bond, Schoeneck expands locally 

The Rochester office of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC recently signed a lease for a 14,000 square feet of office space at 350 Linden Oaks.

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ABA lowers dues for solos

In an attempt to attract more solo lawyers to its membership, the American Bar Association has approved a new dues structure that reduces fees for solo practitioners by up to 50 percent.

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SCOTUS could review court-martial rulings

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would allow service members to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review court-martial decisions if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces declines to seek review.

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ABA examining rankings closely

The American Bar Association this week announced it is examining “any efforts to publish national, state, territorial and local rankings of law firms and law schools,” according to a release.

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Senate set to decide on Monserrate expulsion

ALBANY — The New York state Senate was set to decide Tuesday whether to expel or censure a senator convicted of misdemeanor assault; however no decision had been announced before The Daily Record’s press deadline.

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NYSBA: Fund courts’ essential functions

The New York State Bar Association is urging state legislators to adequately fund civil legal services to ensure access to justice for indigent state residents and to keep the courts functioning in an efficient manner by fully funding the Unified Court System’s recently-submitted $2.44 billion budget request.

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LegalTech 2010: Experts unveil new e-discovery tools

LegalTech 2010 got off to a busy start, with lawyers and tech experts crowding exhibit halls and conference rooms to find out the latest news on e-discovery and legal technology services and products.

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Two SCOTUS retirements?

Speculation over whether the U.S. Supreme Court will start its next term with or without Justice John Paul Stevens has been swirling ever since it was reported that he hired only one clerk for next term instead of the usual four.

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