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Advocacy Center receives education grant

The Advocacy Center, based in Rochester, will receive $524,874 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The money will be used for the Parent Training and Information Center, which serves all of New York outside the five boroughs of New York City.

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Judge Ruhlmann recognized

Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann has been recognized as making a difference in the lives of children with emotional and behavior challenges by Monroe County System of Care on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

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City fleet recognized

Government Fleet magazine has awarded Rochester’s fleet of 1,400 vehicles the No. 18 ranking on its annual list of Top 100 Vehicle Fleets in America. “Anybody who has ever taken their vehicle to a mechanic can appreciate ...

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ABA honors NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association will receive a 2011 American Bar Association Grassroots Advocacy Award for its successful efforts in rallying more than 50 state and local bar associations in opposition to recent federal measures that would have imposed unnecessary regulations on law practices.

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Federal employer must pay interest on back pay award, rules 9th Circuit

A federal employer must pay interest on an award of back pay in an age discrimination case, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment. The federal Back Pay Act generally waives the government's sovereign immunity from liability for interest on a back pay award.

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MCBA brings home an award

The Monroe County Bar Association is being recognized for its Lawyers Succession Registry program. A plaque was awarded to the association Friday by the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders ...

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The Bonadio Group is recognized

The Bonadio Group was recognized last month with a Best Accounting Firm to Work For Award at the Accounting Today Growth & Profitability Summit in Las Vegas. The firm ranked third out of more than 46,000 applicants ...

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Bausch + Lomb’s Barr wins award

Bausch + Lomb’s Dr. Joseph Barr has received the American Academy of Optometry’s 2010 Max Schapero Memorial Award. The award is presented annually to a clinician, researcher or scholar who has ...

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Defenders establish Jacobs award

He is remembered for his tenacity, fearlessness, creativity and his passion for advocating for the poor. Jeffrey A. Jacobs, who served in the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office for more than 20 years, died nearly four years ago ...

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