July 2010

Calendars from the Historical Society of the New York Courts

September 2013

Calendars from the Historical Society of the New York courts

April 2008

Calendars from the Historical Society of the New York Courts

In front of the Women in the Law Room, June 17, 2013

A most appropriate setting for the reception honoring the 2 newest Court of Appeals judges (Pictured, l. to r.: Justices Pigott, Smith, Rivera, & Abdus-Salaam)

Judicial Portrait Collection

Row of oil paintings at the entrance to the library

Hands-on learning

The School Without Walls Summer Law Camp visiting the Rare Book Room & staff workroom during a tour of the library August 15, 2013

International visitors

A legal delegation from the Ukraine with library staff members September 25, 2013

Celebrating 15 years at 50 East Avenue

Our corner of Chestnut Street & East Avenue, ca. 1998

UB Law Students Visit the Library

Students begin their tour of the library on January 23, 2014.

On display through April

Colorful patches from the library's display on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

August 15, 2014

School Without Walls visit


A group of students from the School Without Walls got an introduction yesterday to rare books and preservation.

We always appreciate the opportunity to show off the library and share what we know. If your group would like to schedule a tour, please call the Reference Desk at 585-530-3251.

August 1, 2014

Chow Down Downtown on Monday

It's a little like the food truck rodeos they hold at the Public Market during the warm weather, only downtown. On Monday, August 4th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Church Street will be closed from State to Fitzhugh Streets for the Chow Down Downtown, featuring such foodie favorites as Hello Arepa and Le Petit Poutine. For a list of participating vendors, please see the city's guide to this event.


Show your support for a vibrant downtown & eat lunch out Monday!

July 30, 2014

Fourth Dept. Attorneys for Children Program & RBBA present
an afternoon of professional development

The Appellate Division Fourth Department and the Rochester Black Bar Association are collaborating to present an informational program for those interested in learning the benefits and the procedure to become an attorney for children. Speakers will include Associate Justice Joseph D. Valentino, Tracy M. Hamilton, Director of the Attorneys for Children Program, and Robert P. Turner, Esq., 2011 winner of the Fourth Department’s Hon. Michael F. Dillon Award for vigorous advocacy on behalf of children.

Date: August 12, 2014
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: AFC Program Office, the Riedman Building, 45 East Avenue, 2nd floor
(The Riedman Building is across East Avenue from the Appellate Division courthouse.)

Space is limited. Please RSVP for this program by August 5, 2014 by emailing rbbalaw@gmail.com with the subject heading "AFC Program."


June 23, 2014

First weekend of the 2014 Jazz Festival


Free show at East & Chestnut
on a delightful summer evening

June 20, 2014

East End eats

We're happy to see some of our favorite coffee and lunch spots mentioned in Karen Miltner's guide to Jazz Festival dining options in today's Democrat and Chronicle. An accompanying article details several other food-related businesses that will be opening soon in our area, including an eagerly-anticipated grocery store. There hasn't been a place nearby where you could run to for produce or a bottle of salad dressing since the IGA in Midtown closed.

June 18, 2014

Jazz Festival street closures

Our UPS guy is not happy about it, but the street closures for the Jazz Festival have begun. The complete list is below.

Gibbs St. (from East Ave. to E. Main)
Mon., June 16 (Midnight) to Mon., June 30 (Midnight)

Chestnut St. (from E. Main to East Ave.)
Fri., June 20 (6AM) to Sun., June 22 (2AM)
Fri., June 27 (6AM) to Sun., June 29 (2AM)

East Ave. (from E. Main to Scio)
& Chestnut (from Broad to East Ave.)
Fri., June 20 (5PM-Midnight)
Sat., June 21 (5PM-Midnight)
Fri., June 27 (5PM-Midnight)
Sat., June 28 (5PM-Midnight)

East Ave. (from Alexander to Union)
& Alexander (from Charlotte to Park)
Sat., June 28 (5PM-Midnight)

East Ave. (from Prince to Alexander)
Sat., June 28 (6AM) to Sun., June 29 (2AM)

Main St. (from Gibbs to Chestnut, not including Gibbs or Chestnut)
Fri., June 20 to Sat., June 28 (5PM-Midnight)


May 30, 2014

Who owns the law?

Carl Malamud is a familiar name in the law library world, an advocate of free access to public information who has often clashed with government bodies, legal publishers, research firms, and others. As a lawsuit brought against Malamud's organization by the American Society for Testing and Materials gets underway in the District of Columbia District Court, the cover story of June's ABA Journal, Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be, provides a good overview of the issues being contested in this fascinating intersection of technology and the law.