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Law Day webinar is Thursday


On May 1, the legal community will celebrate Law Day with the theme: Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100. The Monroe County Bar Association will kick off its celebration of Law Day with an online ...

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2019 Law Week Awards Reception

Justin L. Vigdor Senior Award for Service recipient Connie Walker with MCBA President-elect Carolyn Nussbaum

The 2019 Law Week Awards Reception was held May 2 at the Strathallan Hotel. Honorees included: Outstanding Jurist Award – Hon. Craig J. Doran The Raymond J. Pauley Award – Cynthia L. Snodgrass Charles F. Crimi Award – Janet C. ...

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Commentary: 14th Amendment remade Constitution, defined citizenship

Today we celebrate the Fourteenth Amendment, which has become the heart of the constitutional system within which we live and practice our profession. Our constitution (lower case because I’m talking not about the document itself but about the makeup of ...

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MCBA Foundation’s Humanitarian Award: Thomas G. Smith honored for leadership

Thomas G. Smith developed a reputation for excellence as a trial lawyer who represented businesses, professionals, and trade associations in the courtroom. However, some of his best work — Humpty Dumpty v. The Greatwall Construction Company, for example — remains ...

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William E. McKnight Award: Spatorico, Fortuna-Valentine work hard for clients in need

Two local attorneys — Derrick Spatorico and Alissa Fortuna-Valentine — have been selected to receive the Volunteer Legal Services Project’s William E. McKnight Award. The award is named in honor of the first African-American partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. He ...

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