June 22, 2017

2017 Jazz Festival parking & street closings advisory

Tents will be set up in two parking lots close to the library - AllPro Parking at 86 Gibbs Street and Regents Park Station at 61 East Avenue. See our Transit & Parking page  for alternatives.
Street Closings
Gibbs St. (from East Ave. to E. Main)
Sunday, June 18 (Midnight) to Tuesday, July 5 (Morning)
Chestnut St. (from East Ave. to E. Main)
Friday, June 23 (6AM) to Sunday, June 25 (2AM)
Friday, June 30 (6AM) to Sunday, July 2 (2AM)
East Ave. (between Chestnut & Scio)
Friday, June 23 to Saturday, July 1 (4-11PM)
East Ave. (from E. Main to Scio) & Chestnut (from Broad to East Ave.)
Friday, June 23 (5PM-Midnight)
Saturday, June 24 (5PM-Midnight)
Friday, June 30 (5PM-Midnight)
Saturday, July 1 (5PM-Midnight)
Main St. (from Gibbs to Chestnut, not including Gibbs or Chestnut)
Friday, June 23 to Saturday, July 1 (5PM-Midnight)

May 24, 2017

New this month

Our first book orders of the new budget year are now rolling in. As always, we have some titles on hot topics from ABA. We've also purchased many new titles in the heavily-used areas of children & law, personal injury, and elder law, and of course, several new state-specific treatises. Here's a brief selection. Please check our new book list regularly for more!

Anatomy of a Patent Case, 3rd Ed.
Bicycle Accidents, Crashes, and Collisions, 2nd Ed.
Children's Justice: How to Improve Legal Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System
Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State
Fifty-State Survey: Daubert v. Frey: Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Fundamentals of Guardianship: What Every Guardian Should Know
How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer, 2nd Ed.
Human Factors in Traffic Safety, 3rd Ed.
Law of Asylum in the United States
Locating U.S. Government Information, 3rd Ed.
Medical Malpractice in New York, 4th Ed.
New York Criminal Practice, 5th Ed.
Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, 4th Ed.
Tire Defect Litigation
Trial Advocacy for the Child Welfare Lawyer, 2nd Ed.
When Products Kill: Litigation and Regulatory Responses
The Young Eyewitness

Thanks to the coworker who captured this wonderful image of the tulips on Gibbs Street.

May 11, 2017


Congratulations to the Appellate Division's Lenora B. Foote, who will be receiving a 2017 Top Women in Law Award at the Daily Record's upcoming Excellence in Law event. The award honors women attorneys who are making notable contributions to the legal profession while inspiring positive change in the community.

Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Schedule: 11:30 a.m.  General Networking Reception
12:00 p.m.  Luncheon and Awards Presentation
Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street, Rochester
Cost: $65.00 a ticket; $75.00 after May 18th.
Tickets may be purchased online here.

April 4, 2017

A sure sign of spring

A work crew set out the benches across the street from our offices today. It won't be long before we can enjoy lunch outside or take a nice lunchtime stroll around Grove Place!

April 3, 2017

New York State adopts International Codes

Nine of the 15 International codes published by the International Code Council have been adopted by New York State “March 22, 2016, effective 180 days after publication (publication date, April 6, 2016)”—Historical Note: 19 NYCRR Parts 1219 through 1227, Part 1240. The adopted codes are Building, Energy conservation, Existing building, Fire, Fuel gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, Property maintenance, and Residential.

You'll find them shelved after [New York State] Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) in the New York circulating collection, call number KFN 5035 A25 2015. Each volume is labeled to identify it as a New York State code, for example, Other title: Building Code of New York State.

March 2, 2017

From the Portrait Collection

In honor of Women's History Month we offer an intriguing glimpse into local legal history - the photographic portraits of the four women amongst the 506 members of the 1938 Rochester Bench and Bar.

March 1, 2017

VLSP Volunteer Wills Project

Volunteer Legal Services Project is seeking volunteers to participate in their Wills Clinic for their Elderly/Disabled Rochester Housing Authority residents.

Lena Gantt Apartments
March 13 and April 13 (2-hour time commitment)

Please contact Shani Mitchell at rbbamembership@gmail.com if you are interested.