Law Related Events & Programs

The following legal community programs are being held by organizations other than the MCBA. If you have a law-related event that you would like included on this page, please contact Brittany Barna at

St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild: 2018 RED MASS
All judges, lawyers and those associated with the legal community, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the annual Red Mass, which is scheduled for October 10, 2018 at 12:10 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, located at 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, New York. The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, the Ninth Bishop of Rochester, will be the principal celebrant for the Red Mass. This year's event will be particularly significant because this is the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Rochester. Bishop Matano has requested that the St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild assist the Diocese of Rochester with this year's traditional Red Mass.

Further information concerning the Red Mass may be obtained by contacting the Co-Chairs, William D. McGinn at or John T. Refermat at

University of Rochester Mock Trial Presents: The 9th Annual YellowJacket Tournament
The University of Rochester's Mock Trial Organization is holding its 19th Annual YellowJacket Tournament on campus this October 27th and 28th, and we are looking for members of the local legal community to get involved by judging rounds. Judges will be asked to sit in and preside on a 2-3 hour round of mock trial, ruling on objections and scoring participants. During the round, you will be the center of attention as two schools fight to win you over with their side of the case (plaintiff/defense) through statements, expert reports, and eyewitness testimony. We can offer CLE credits through the Monroe County Bar Association. We can provide up to 3 hours of CLE for Judges at the Mock Trial.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email

Streamlining Litigation- Views from the Bench in Upstate NY (co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section)
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Location: Bond Schoeneck & King's Offices in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse
Time: 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
NYSBA Member: $75
Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Member: $50

For more information or to register online with credit card, click here!