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RBBA rates three judicial candidates

The Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA) has released the following ratings for three judicial candidates: State Supreme Court: Monroe County Court Judge Christopher Ciaccio, Highly Qualified, Highly Sensitive Rochester City Court: Michael Lopez, Highly Qualified, Highly Sensitive Monroe County Family ...

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RBBA president wants to develop new leaders


The new president of the Rochester Black Bar Association wants to mark the organization’s 25th anniversary with an effort to develop new leaders in the community. “I have a vision for the organization, for where we can go and how to ...

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Three bars join together to raise important discussion at CLE: diversity, inclusion and retention

On Sept. 25, the three local bar associations — The Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA), The Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA) and The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) — hosted a CLE program titled “Diversity, Inclusion and Retention: ...

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Sheila Gaddis receives Bridge Builder Award


The Rochester Black Bar Association continues to demonstrate its dedication to building bridges and breaking down barriers in the community. The Bridge Builder Award, now in its seventh year, was presented to Sheila A. Gaddis on Thursday at a “Bridges ...

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Advice for employers, employees about social media


As an employer, what avenues of social media can be used to learn about job applicants? Is an employee’s online comment (made on personal time from his home computer) about an employer protected under the National Labor Relations Act? How ...

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Douglass and Anthony continue to inspire

Rochester Black Bar Association President Aaron Frazier introduces Dr. David Anderson as Frederick Douglass and Barbara Blaisdell as Susan B. Anthony during the “When Frederick D. met Susan B.” event put on by RBBA and GRAWA at the La Luna Restaurant in Rochester on Thursday. Credit: Vasiliy Baziuk

Even though it has been more than 100 years since Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony died, a lot of the causes they valiantly fought for are still issues today. Their spirts — in the forms of professional impersonators in ...

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Contributions of black attorneys highlight RBBA MLK program

From left, Aaron Frazier, Duwaine Bascoe, Maria Reed and the Hon. Caroline Morrison spoke at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 9 in Rochester on Thursday. Members of the Rochester Black Bar Association presented a program on the history and contributions of African-American attorneys, both locally and nationally. Credit: Vasiliy Baziuk

They may not have known it before Thursday, but more than 200 students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 9 in the city of Rochester now know they have several role models nationally and right in their own ...

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RBBA turns leadership over to Aaron Frazier

Aaron Frazier works on business and commercial litigation as an associate at Harris Beach PLLC, and is the Rochester Black Bar Association’s 15th president. Credit: Vasiliy Baziuk

Aaron T. Frazier, like his immediate predecessors, has ambitious plans for his one-year term as president of the Rochester Black Bar Association. One of the bigger goals is to get people of color elected to some of the higher courts ...

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RBBA rates judicial candidates

The Rochester Black Bar Association has released the rating results of evaluation of three candidates seeking judicial office for Rochester City Court and one candidate seeking the Monroe County Surrogate’s Court judgeship. Monroe County Surrogate’s Court • The Hon. John ...

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On Law Day, bar celebrates the right to vote


Reflecting on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote, members of the local bars gathered Thursday for the annual Law Day celebration luncheon. Law Day 2014 was presented at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center by the Monroe County Bar ...

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Class is in session for would-be lawyers


Eight hours one day, rest, then, eight hours the next. And that’s just the test-taking part. It’s nowhere near the countless hours spent studying for the bar exam, and each agonizing second waiting for the results. After learning a little ...

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