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Bar Association opposes Legal Services Corporation funding cut

The Monroe County Bar Association has announced its opposition to a federal budget proposal to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The independent nonprofit LSC was established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal services to low-income Americans. LSC ...

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Telesca Center to get new first-floor reception area

The legal service agencies in the Telesca Center for Justice are planning to create a new reception area on the first floor and basement of the building at 1 W. Main St. Kevin Ryan, executive director of the Monroe County ...

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MCBA panel shares views on limited scope legal representation

  Access to justice for low-income individuals is a troubling topic, and there is no Gideon on the civil side of the justice system to ensure representation as Gideon v. Wainright, 372 US 335 (1963) does for criminal defendants. The ...

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GOP claims Bar Association ratings are flawed: No judicial candidate ratings planned for 2017 while process is reviewed

Monroe County Bar Association officials are hoping to find out in the coming year exactly why Republicans are refusing to participate in the Bar’s judicial candidate evaluation process. Monroe County Republican Chairman Bill Reilich sent a letter to the Bar ...

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MCBA names Kevin Ryan executive director

Kevin Ryan, the current director of education and communication at the Vermont Bar Association, has been named executive director of the Monroe County Bar Association. Ryan will start working remotely for the MCBA on a part-time basis on April 11 ...

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Monroe County Bar Association releases judicial candidate ratings

The Monroe County Bar Association has released its ratings of seven judicial candidates. State Supreme Court: Charles A. Schiano  Jr., highly qualified Monroe County Court: Melissa L. Barrett, qualified Matthew D. Nafus, highly qualified Samuel L. Valleriani, qualified Monroe County ...

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U.S. District Court grants support diversity in the legal profession, help elementary school students

Two grants totaling $10,000 have been awarded to the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association from the U.S District Court for the Western District of New York. The grants will be used to increase diversity in the Rochester legal ...

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New lawyers welcomed

Curtis Johnson, chairman of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, with Jane Marie Brown (left), a law clerk in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, and Chloe Krouse, also a law clerk for the ...

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