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VLSP is now JustCause

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Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc. has changed its name to JustCause. The re-branding is a reflection of the 40-year-old agency’s permanent status in the community, instead of a name that might suggest a limited-time initiative. “We’ve grown ...

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‘Justice Society’ reception wraps up 2017 Campaign for Justice

From left, U.S. District Court (WDNY) Chief Judge Frank Geraci, Jr., Karen Schaeffer, Carla Palumbo, and the Hon. Thomas Van Strydonck. (Nora A. Jones)

For 30 years, Volunteer Legal Services Project Inc. has spearheaded an annual campaign to fund services and programs provided by the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Legal Assistance of Western New York, and VLSP. A donor reception at the Memorial ...

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VLSP introduces Tina Foster as new executive director

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A 2000 graduate of Cornell Law School, Tina Monshipour Foster started her legal career in New York City, serving as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of International Trade before joining Clifford Chance U.S. LLP — one of the ...

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Art of Lawyering Committee planning October event

The Art of Lawyering fundraiser for Volunteer Legal Services is slated for Oct. 19. David Tennant (Nixon Peabody LLP) and Mary Ognibene (McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin PC) serve as co-chairs of this year’s event, which will be held at ...

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Sheila Gaddis receives Bridge Builder Award

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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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William E. McKnight Award: Spatorico, Fortuna-Valentine work hard for clients in need

Two local attorneys — Derrick Spatorico and Alissa Fortuna-Valentine — have been selected to receive the Volunteer Legal Services Project’s William E. McKnight Award. The award is named in honor of the first African-American partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. He ...

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