February 10, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird

Put down the remote and join other cinephiles at the Dryden Theatre Friday to watch the top legal movie of all time (ABA Journal). This special screening is being presented to tie in with Geva Theatre's production of Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, which starts Tuesday. Post-show talkbacks will be featured Thursday, February 25th on "The Civil Rights Movement" and Thursday, March 3rd on "The Criminal Justice System."

And in related news, there's lots of buzz today about a new stage adaptation by the Oscar- and Emmy-winner behind "The Social Network" and "The West Wing" that is set to open on Broadway next year.

February 4, 2016

Building a Legacy

Congratulations to two of the Appellate Division's own who will be honored at the upcoming Rochester Black Bar Association's Annual Awards Reception: Karen Bailey-Turner, Esq. will be receiving the Trailblazer Award and Brittany A. Jones, Esq. will be presented the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square, Rochester
Cost: $30.00 Members; $40.00 Non-Members

RSVP by February 21, 2016.

To purchase tickets visit http://rbbalaw.org/new2/event-registration/annual-awards-reception-2016/

February 2, 2016

2016 Black History Month

shield of Delta Sigma Theta
Pictured: shield of Delta Sigma Theta,
the sorority of Justice Rose Sconiers
Did you know that Alpha Phi Alpha, the first and oldest successful African-American collegiate fraternity, was founded in 1906 at Cornell University? And that Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Justice Rueben Davis were all Alpha Phi Alphas? If you'd like to learn more, check out our Black History Month display, where this year we honor historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Greek organizations.