November 10, 2016

How we did it

It was gratifying to have such an engaged audience at the recent New York Library Association Conference interested in learning about our experience of bringing to fruition the digital NYCRR archive, a large and daunting undertaking.

One of the "secrets"? Teamwork!

(From left) Andrew Kloc, Senior Law Librarian, Appellate Division Fourth Department Law Library; Beth Adelman, Director, Charles B. Sears Law Library at SUNY Buffalo Law School; and Jeannine Lee, Director (retired) Buffalo Supreme Court Law Library at the New York Library Association Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 3, 2016

Anecdotes and advice for those contemplating a digitization project

November 3, 2016


The results of the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board Election are in, and we're happy to see our friend Beth Adelman, Director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library and Vice Dean for Legal Information Services at the University at Buffalo, has won a seat on the board. Her term will run from July 2017 to July 2020.

October 31, 2016

CLE: The Gavel Gap

We note the impressive list of presenters, including three justices
from the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

October 13, 2016

MCC paralegal class

Every fall we look forward to hosting legal research classes for the Monroe Community College paralegal program. This year two dozen students, working in small groups, will tackle a formidable packet of research questions at the library through October. We always enjoy seeing the mix of young folk and those pursuing a second career. To paraphrase a librarian who assisted the group, it's a pleasure to work with such interested and interesting people.

October 11, 2016

Lunch & Networking with Hon. Janet DiFiore

October 7, 2016

CLE: Appellate Practice Nuts & Bolts
Major Topics: Want to learn how to handle an appeal from the initial filing of notice all the way through the oral argument? This is the nuts & bolts course for you!

Topics include:

commencing an action, client communication, and motion practice (Part I),

perfecting the record, settling a disputed record, reviewing the record,
and writing the criminal or family court brief (Part II),

and oral argument (Part III).
The final program will also include discussion with current and former Appellate Justices.
Speakers: David M. Abbatoy, Esq., The Abbatoy Law Firm, PLLC
A. Vincent Buzard, Esq., Harris Beach, LLP
Shirley A. Gorman, Esq., Law Office of Shirley Gorman
Alan R. Ross, Esq., Deputy Clerk of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Gary Muldoon, Esq., Muldoon, Getz & Reston
Jane I. Yoon, Esq., Monroe County Public Defender's Office
Hon. Nancy E. Smith, Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Hon. Joseph J. Valentino, Ret., Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Hon. Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
MCLE credits: 6.0 Skills (2.0 per program)
Appropriate for all attorneys.
Dates & Times: Part I
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
(Lunch and registration at 11:30 a.m.)

Part II
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
(Lunch and registration at 11:30 a.m.)

Part III
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join the Young Lawyers Section for a social hour after the final program!
Location: Monroe County Bar Association’s Rubin Center for Education
1 West Main Street, 5th Floor, Rochester, NY 14614
Registration: Visit the MCBA calendar or email Dianne Nash at
Tuition assistance available.
Submit the application at least one week before the program date.

Jointly sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association, the Rochester Black Bar Association, and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys.

October 5, 2016

Upstate New York seminar manuals

The latest crop of National Business Institute upstate New York seminar manuals has come in, and a fine one it is. You'll find these and a wide selection of manuals of interest to local practitioners in our New York Treatises area, at call number KFN 5079 N356.

Personal Injury 101
Title Workshop: From Examination to Commitment
LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practices
Negotiating Indemnification, Reps, Warranties and More in Business Contracts
Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers

and of special interest to some of us -

Advanced Winery and Vineyard Law