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Steven V. Modica Begins Term as 119th President of the Monroe County Bar Association
July 1, 2014
Steven V. Modica, founding partner of Modica & Associates, Attorneys, PLLC, has been officially installed as the 119th President of the Monroe County Bar Association.

Monroe County Bar Association Re-Releases 2013 Judicial Candidate Evaluations
October 1, 2013
With election day on the horizon, the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) today re-released the rating results for seven judicial candidates vying for various seats this year; it also released, for the first time, the rating result for Monroe County Court candidate Christopher S. Ciaccio.  

Local Law Firm and Bar Association to give Rochester City School Students Backpacks and Supplies

September 9, 2013
Lawyers for Learning, a program of the Monroe County Bar Association, is distributing backpacks filled with new school supplies to all students at Rochester City School 29, K-8. The majority of the supplies were donated by local law firm LeClairRyan.

The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Awards $42,000 in Grants for 2013
June 27, 2013
The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar today announced the award of seven grants totaling $42,000 for the 2013 year to support programs that benefit not only the legal community, but the community as a whole. Several of this year’s grants benefit legal programs that help youth in need in the Greater Rochester community, as part of the Foundation’s mission.

Monroe County Bar Association to Host Community Forum on Judicial Evaluation Process

February 14, 2013
As part of a three-part series of open forums about its judicial evaluation process, the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) is hosting a forum for the public on Wednesday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Volunteer Legal Service Project and Legal Aid Collaborate with Local Bars and NYSBA Young Lawyers to Provide Pro Bono Legal Assistance to Deferred Action Eligible Youth
October 5, 2012
Local Youth who are eligible for the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will have the opportunity to receive free legal assistance by trained attorneys at a community workshop on Saturday, October 20, at the Telesca Center for Justice.

Monroe County Bar Association Hires Marketing Specialist and Communications Coordinator
September 14, 2012
The Monroe County Bar Association announces the addition of two new team members to its staff. Merritt Smith joins as Marketing Specialist and Dajaneé Parrish joins as Communications Coordinator.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - Telesca Center for Justice Phase II
June 27, 2012
After several years of planning, Phase II of the Telesca Center for Justice Co-location initiative has begun with the renovation of the 8th floor reception area, and the renovation of the ground floor lobby, which will begin next week. The renovation of the ground floor lobby will remove the inoperative escalators, create needed office space for one of the civil legal service partners, and create a space that will honor the hundreds of donors that made this vision a reality. The vision was that of the late Hanna Cohn, former Executive Director of Volunteer Legal Services Project. Hanna's vision was one of collaboration among the bar association and the legal service providers, and provided the spirit for the effort to collocate

Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants
June 8, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar today announced the award of seven grants totaling $40,000 to support programs that benefit not only the legal community, but the community as a whole. Several of this year’s grants benefit legal programs that help youth in need in the Greater Rochester community, as part of the Foundation’s mission.

2012 Judicial Evaluation Results
April 18, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) today released the rating results of six persons it has thus far evaluated this year seeking judgeships for New York State Supreme Court, Monroe County Family Court and Rochester City Court, and re-released two ratings from 2010.

US District Court Awards Grant to the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar
September 19, 2011
Rochester City School students and minority law students will benefit from a $15,000 grant from the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Foundation Awards Nearly $30,000 in Grants
July 11, 2011
The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar today announced the award of seven grants totaling $29,526 to support charitable and humane programs that are vital not only to the legal community, but the community as a whole.

2011 Judiciary Ratings
May 10, 2011
The Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) today released the rating results of seven persons it has thus far evaluated this year seeking judgeships for New York State Supreme Court, Monroe County Court and Rochester City Court.

Task Force Recommends New Process for Selecting Public Defender
May 9, 2011
Citing more than a dozen studies and reports, national best practices and community input, the Monroe County Bar Association today recommended a new merit-based process for future selection and reappointment the Monroe County public defender.