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On the Town: RBBA introduces 2014 slate of officers

The Rochester Black Bar Association’s 2014 officers are, from left, Mark Smith, Nicole Harris, Aaron T. Frazier, Fatimat O. Reid, Duwaine Bascoe, Destini K. Bowman, Jennifer Wright, Sara L. Valencia and Shani Y. Curry. The new officers were introduced during a social event at Wall Street Bar and Grill on Friday.

The new executive board of the Rochester Black Bar Association was introduced Friday at an informal meet-and-greet social event at the Wall Street Bar and Grill. Leading the association during its 20th anniversary year is new President Fatimat O. Reid, ...

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On the Town: Practical ethics advice given at GRAWA CLE

Discussing the practical application of the Rules of Conduct are, from left, Sarah Snyder Merkel, Sara Stout Ashcraft, Andrea E. Tomaino and moderator, Brighton Town Court Judge Karen Morris. Nora A. Jones

In January, the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys offered a continuing legal education program titled “Practical Ethics Advice: Tips and Tricks for Staying Out of Trouble.” Moderated by Brighton Town Judge Karen Morris, the speakers included Sarah Snyder Merkel ...

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On the Town: GRAWA members get stress-management tips

Ann Williams, Marlene Attardo and Christa Hibbard were among the VLSP members attending the stress management program.

Mindfulness is the currently vogue term for “being present” or “tuning in to oneself.” Dr. Autumn Gallegos, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, talked to GRAWA members and guests about mindfulness and techniques for managing stress, ultimately talking the ...

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On the Town: GRAWA volunteers show holiday spirit

Kari McCree, Leticia Astacio and Destini Bowman sorting canned goods at the Foodlink warehouse. McCree is vice president of the Rochester Black Young Professionals.

Taren Greenidge, of Littler Mendelson P.C., was instrumental in organizing the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorney’s second annual day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. day. As chair of GRAWA’s Diversity Committee, Greenidge recruited volunteers to help with ...

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On the Town: Richardson, Schnittman feted for VLSP service

VLSP Executive Director Sheila Gaddis joins Ruby and Paul Richardson after the presentation of a commemorative portrait.

Some board meetings are pretty ordinary. But some are quite memorable. The Dec. 18 meeting of the Volunteer Legal Services Project board of directors was one of the memorable  ones. Paul E. Richardson, a friend to VLSP for some 22 ...

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On the Town: Supporters turn out for GRAWA holiday party

Tiffany Lee, president-elect of GRAWA, joins Marisa Miller, Heidi Gregory (past GRAWA president), Greg Franklin and Debra Martin (past GRAWA president) for a photo.

Current GRAWA President Melanie Wolk opened her home to the membership of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys on Dec. 11, hosting the group’s annual holiday party. A little bit of snow that evening did not deter the nearly ...

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On the Town: Bench and bar celebrate holidays

Meghan McGuire, Brian Jacek, Terrence Robinson Jr., Kimberley Harding, the Hon. William Kocher, the Hon. Craig Doran and the Hon. Matthew Rosenbaum at the Bausch & Lomb Wintergarden on Dec. 5. Vasiliy Baziuk

The holiday season got underway for the legal community last Thursday when nearly 300 gathered for the annual Bench and Bar Holiday Party, hosted by the Monroe County Bar Association. The celebration includes honoring members of the judiciary. This year, ...

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On the Town: MCBA members meet for inaugural BarSTOP

Members of the firm Modica & Associates, from left, Gregory Fassler, Katherine Gavagan, Steve Modica, MCBA President-elect; and Gina Crawford.

More than 40 attorneys and legal professionals gathered at the Hyatt Scene on Main bar for the inaugural BarSTOP, a social hour every third Thursday of the month for Monroe County Bar Association members. The evening was sponsored by Alliance ...

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