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Aug 7, 2014

Baseball, law make for homerun of a career

For every double off the leftfield wall at Frontier Field that brings fans to their feet comes the behind-the-scenes work resolving liability issues that results in an award-winning, ahead-of-the-curve, allergy-free, gluten-free section of the stadium the Rochester Red Wings call home. For every called strike that pulls the Wings out of a bases-loaded jam comes […]

Nov 15, 2013

Law OKs testing to limit snowmobile noise

ALBANY — New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, […]

Jun 15, 2012

NY near deal to require coaches to report abuse

ALBANY — New York Senate leader Dean Skelos saidthe Legislature is close to a deal on a law to require college coaches, professors and others to report sex abuse.   The Senate majority leader tells The Associated Press that what’s referred to as the Sandusky bill is among the top priorities for the legislative session […]

Mar 19, 2012

New blog is law course

Earlier this year, educational text book publisher Cengage rolled out a new educational tool for college students called the KnowNow Blog. The blog’s authors are three prominent attorney author/teachers from around the country, including Brighton Town Justice and Monroe Community College Professor Karen Morris. Morris suggested the blog several years ago, but Cengage representatives weren’t [&[...]

Mar 13, 2012

Cyberbullying law enacted in Erie Co.

Cyberbullying, or the use of an electronic device for harassing or bullying a minor or student, is now an unclassified misdemeanor in Erie County, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to one year in prison. Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed the bill into law on Monday, but expressed some […]

Sep 19, 2011

U of R lecture to focus on law, psychiatry

Washington, D.C., attorney Richard Taranto will speak on “Law at the Edge of Psychiatry” on Wednesday at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Taranto, a partner in the firm Farr & Taranto, is a U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Court attorney ...

Aug 31, 2011

Law and law schools must change

The other day, my 5-year-old proudly proclaimed that he wanted to be a veterinarian. Despite the fact that I practice and teach law, I breathed a sigh of relief at what seemed to be a well-founded choice. Pets proliferate and their care cannot be outsourced. For a generation or more, the legal profession has been […]

Aug 30, 2011

Future of immigration law uncertain

Could laws like Alabama’s new legislation restricting illegal immigration complicate how immigration law is practiced in the United States? Yes, say some local experts – but the law’s future remains uncertain.

Jul 20, 2011

2011 Survey of Florida Law Update at MCBA

The latest version of the Survey of Florida Law Update recorded programs is available at the Monroe County Bar Center for Education so attorneys licensed in Florida can earn Florida continuing education credit more easily. The 2011 tapes were recently issued. They qualify for 12.5 hours of general Florida CLER credit, including 4.0 hours of […]

Jul 12, 2011

Town clerk quits, cites gay marriage opposition

BARKER — A town clerk in a rural upstate New York community has submitted her resignation, citing her religious opposition to gay marriage. Laura Fotusky submitted a letter of resignation to the town board in Barker on Monday ...

Jul 12, 2011

Justice Morris combines legal principles and Harry Potter

Brighton Town Court justice, author, Monroe Community College professor and Girl Scout leader Karen Morris said she started reading J.K. Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series because she likes to stay informed about the things that interested both students and Scouts alike.

Jul 7, 2011

City will issue marriage licenses for new law

City Clerk Daniel Karin has announced that his office will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, to issue marriage licenses in anticipation of increased demand resulting from the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state.

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