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Legal market downturn is focus of CLE

The economic decline of the legal market since the Great Recession is old news to most lawyers, but experts say the significance of the changes has not been fully accepted and many firms have done little to prepare for the ...

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Trials & Tribulations: What law firms can do about a decade of decline for legal services

On June 14, from noon to 2 p.m., the Monroe County Bar Association will present a program entitled “The Economic Decline of the Legal Marketplace: What, If Anything, Can Lawyers and Law Firms Do About It?” This ominous title is ...

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Cicero to focus on MCBA strategic plan

The Monroe County Bar Association’s annual dinner on June 22 will be a bittersweet event for incoming President Jill M. Cicero. Not only will Cicero be installed as leader of the organization, but she also will accept the Charles F. ...

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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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CLE planned on Muslim faith

Sareer Fazili, president of the Islamic Center of Rochester and an attorney at Cellino & Barnes, will discuss the Muslim faith Thursday and take questions during a CLE called Representing Muslim Clients Respectfully and Well. “I’ll be giving a mini-primer ...

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