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Oct 25, 2016

Rain didn’t dampen music, enthusiasm at Jazz for Justice

Excellent music, delicious food, and loads of camaraderie filled Harro East Ballroom on Oct. 21 as the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar enjoyed its sixth annual Jazz for Justice event. Foundation funds are granted annually to community programs such as Teen Court, which helps first-time non-violent offenders get a second chance, and the Deaf […]

Oct 13, 2016

Foundation’s ‘Jazz for Justice’ fundraiser ready to rock

  “The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar supports programs near and dear to my heart,” said Bradley Kammholz as we talked about the upcoming “Jazz for Justice” event. His firm stepped up to be Improvisational Sponsor this year – a $5,000 gift he was proud to make. “I want to reward my colleagues who […]

Sep 19, 2016

Legal services among vendors helping homeless

  Yolanda Sheffa, paralegal at Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., served as this year’s legal services coordinator for Project Homeless Connect (PHC) and was joined by more than a dozen co-workers and colleagues who spent Sept.15 at the Blue Cross Arena. In addition to legal services, providers of a variety of health services […]

Dec 9, 2015

CFJ engages young donors with competition

There was a strong sense of pride and achievement as younger attorneys gathered for the Law Firm Challenge reception at the Strathallan on Tuesday when Bill Lowe, chair of the Law Firm Challenge Committee, announced the winning firms. “Nineteen firms participated this year,” Lowe reported, “and from those offices we had 83 first time donors. […]

Dec 8, 2015

Campaign for Justice volunteers secure another $19K

WXXI provided a studio and bank of phones for the 2015 Campaign for Justice morning phone-a-thon on Dec. 3, when volunteer callers reached out to colleagues to secure $19,454 in the three hour telephone blitz. Adding the newly secured dollars to existing pledges pushed the fundraising total past the halfway mark as the campaign strives […]

Nov 19, 2015

CLE panel shares insights on pro bono ethics

On Nov. 12, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP sponsored a CLE titled “Pro Bono Ethics: Issues Related to Board Service,” with materials prepared and presented by numerous HS&E attorneys and guests. Held at the Genesee Valley Club, attendees were treated to a continental breakfast and asked to contribute $100 to the Campaign for Justice, with […]

Nov 3, 2015

Brain Game trophy goes to Bond Schoeneck

“In the novel Anna Karenina, with whom was Anna in love?” Possible answers include: a) Pierre; b) Vladimir; c) Andre; or d) Vronsky. If that question is too difficult, maybe switch from Literature to the category: From the RBJ. “According to the RBJ, what school district has the highest true school tax rate? a) East […]

Oct 30, 2015

Counsel Press holds annual client reception

Counsel Press welcomed its Rochester-area clients and friends at their Third Annual Client Reception on October 22. The event, modeled after similar events held in other cities where Counsel Press operates, offers the local legal community an opportunity to socialize and network. Guests included local practitioners from dozens of firms, their staff, local bar leadership, […]

Oct 28, 2015

Judicial candidates answer questions at GRAWA event

“What one thing would you like to accomplish/ do differently if elected?” This was the opening question for the seven judicial candidates who participated in the Oct. 22 luncheon hosted by the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys. The four candidates seeking election in the seventh Judicial District New York State Supreme Court and participating […]

Oct 1, 2015

Celebrating Judge Martin on the Court of Claims

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys hosted a members-only cocktail party to honor the recent appointment of Judge Debra Martin to the Court of Claims bench. Friends, colleagues and members of Judge Martin’s family mingled at the Rochester Area Foundation parlor and library on Tuesday. GRAWA President-elect Pam Reynolds welcomed everyone, and introduced past […]

Sep 29, 2015

Woods Oviatt hosts third signature women’s event

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP lists 24 women attorneys in its Rochester office, which consists of around 90 attorneys in all. With the firm since 1993, Kelly Ross Brown plays an important role on the firm’s Associates Committee, where she is responsible for the development and mentoring of firm associates. Brown and fellow partner Lorisa LaRocca […]

Sep 21, 2015

GRAWA recognizes new members, more at reception

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys gathered to welcome new members on Thursday, and to congratulate members celebrating 25 years of practice, atop Clinton Square. The event was sponsored by Jessica Millan of Edward Jones, with Nixon Peabody providing the space and parking.  

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