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Siddharth Bahl receives Emerging Bar Leader Award

Siddharth Bahl, an associate in McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP’s Rochester office, is the recipient of the Monroe County Bar Association’s 2020 Emerging Bar Leader Award. The award “recognizes a member of the Monroe County Bar Association that has ...

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James S. Grossman receives Justin L. Vigdor Senior Award for Service

James S. Grossman, a partner with Barclay Damon LLP and a co-founder of the Foodlink Foundation Inc., is the recipient of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Justin L. Vigdor Senior Award for Service for 2020. The Vigdor Award “recognizes a ...

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MCBA Foundation has achieved much, but more needs to be done

As I write this message I am looking out of the window of my office seeing the leaves on the trees along the river, reduced traffic both on the Andrews Street Bridge and the Inner Loop, and wondering how long ...

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It’s time to fulfill our nation’s long overdue promise

Think back to January of this year. That was before we knew about COVID-19. It was before we had heard of George Floyd. It was before a plummeting economy, before ever-rising unemployment figures, before a new-found fear of the future. ...

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Some experiences of a Black lawyer in our community

Editor’s note: Jill Paperno is the new president of the Monroe County Bar Association, and Duwaine Bascoe is an attorney with Abrams Fensterman. Jill Paperno:  I have worked as a public defender for over half my life.  I have lived ...

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Court reverses its own ruling in foreclosure case involving Masaschi

An unusual ruling recently happened on the way to a default judgment in a high-profile foreclosure case involving Rochester developer Thomas Masaschi: State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Chimes decided she had erred in her decision surrounding the foreclosure on Monarch ...

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Bar Association swears in officers

The Monroe County Bar Association held a virtual swearing-in ceremony Tuesday for incoming officers and board members and announced two significant awards. Outgoing Monroe County Bar Association President Carolyn Nussbaum presented the President’s Award to Judge Richard Dollinger and the ...

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Justices boost Trump administration’s power in asylum cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday strengthened the Trump administration’s ability to deport people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge. The high court’s 7-2 ruling applies to people who are picked up ...

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NYPD officer charged with using banned chokehold

NEW YORK — Moving swiftly amid a global furor over police misconduct, New York City prosecutors on Thursday filed criminal charges against a police officer caught on video putting a Black man in what they said was a banned chokehold. ...

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DA tosses cases involving officers in hate-filled video rant

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors have dismissed cases involving three officers who were fired after a video recording captured one of them saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he ...

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Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes

DETROIT (AP) — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc. has not provided ...

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