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MCBA President’s Message: Community, communication and commitment themes for the 2018-19 bar year

During the 2017-18 bar year, I had an opportunity to work with an outstanding Board of Trustees under the leadership of Jill Cicero. As president-elect, I participated in the work performed by the board and the MCBA’s internal team in ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Why do lawyers score so high on the loneliness scale?

Our Law Day luncheon on May 1 focused on this year’s theme: “Separation of Powers; Framework for Freedom.” We had the opportunity to hear eloquent remarks from our honorees, Jill Paperno for the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar’s Humanitarian ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Women attorneys are continuing the conversation on equality

One of the most satisfying aspects of being president of the MCBA is the opportunity to recognize, encourage and promote attorneys whose voices are underrepresented in our legal community and the MCBA. Last month, I wrote about some of our ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Diversity efforts: making progress, trying harder

As we all know, February is Black History Month, which makes this the perfect time to draw attention to the MCBA’s ongoing efforts to: Increase the diversity of our membership, MCBA leadership and the local bar in general; Position ourselves ...

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MCBA President’s Message: Opportunities to contribute and to convey thanks

During the year I spent as president-elect of the MCBA, I became aware of how many ceremonial duties were performed by the president. They included appearances at the federal court dinner, section and committee luncheons, a reception for Court of ...

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