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RBBA installs new officers

Rochester City Court Judge Stephen Miller on Thursday swore in these new officers of the Rochester Black Bar Association: (Left to right) Anthony Orphe, president; Latoya Lee, treasurer; Judge Stephen Miller; Adrian Neil, secretary; Ninteretse Jean Pierre, vice president of programming; Keana Williams, vice president of membership; ...

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Black Bar rates judicial candidates

The Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA) has released ratings for the following judicial candidates: Monroe County Court: Melissa Barrett, highly qualified, highly sensitive. Matthew D. Nafus, highly qualified, moderately sensitive.                     ...

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RBBA mock trial team wins competition

Mock trial

The Rochester Black Bar Association’s high school mock trial team won first place at the annual competition hosted by the Boy Scouts of Seneca Waterways’ Law Explorers Program on April 23 at the Hall of Justice in Rochester. The team ...

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Rochester Black Bar Association presents awards

The Rochester Black Bar Association held its annual awards reception on Feb. 25 and and presented several awards. Karen Bailey-Turner, associate attorney at Mental Hygiene Legal Service of the state Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, received the Trailblazer Award. ...

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Prosecutor assumes RBBA leadership

Shani Mitchell is the new president of the Rochester Black Bar Association. Credit: Vasiliy Baziuk

Strengthening the Rochester Black Bar Association’s connection to the community and its partnership with other bar associations are among the objectives Shani Mitchell plans to work on as the association’s new president. Mitchell, who feels she missed out by not ...

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RBBA celebrates its 20th in a big way

LaMarr Jackson introduces keynote speaker the Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam at the Rochester Black Bar Association's 20th Anniversary Gala at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Saturday. From left are Fatimat Reid, RBBA president; Judge Abdus-Salaam and Jackson.
Credit: Vasiliy Baziuk

When three Rochester attorneys envisioned an organization 20 years ago that would provide a support network for African-American lawyers in the Greater Rochester community, they could not have foreseen how vibrant the Rochester Black Bar Association would become.   Nearly ...

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RBBA annual meeting

The Rochester Black Bar Association will conduct its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rochester office of Nixon Peabody LLP, 1400 Clinton Square. Included will be a year in review, voting on bylaw amendments and election of 2015 ...

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RBBA seeks nominations

Nominations are being sought by the Rochester Black Bar Association for the following awards it will be giving out Nov. 1 at its 20th anniversary gala: Pioneer Award: Honors attorneys and other professionals who have excelled at being one of ...

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RBBA’s new officers

The new executive board of the Rochester Black Bar Association will be formally introduced to members at a meet-and-greet social event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wall Street Bar & Grill, 330 East Ave. The event is ...

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