Top 5 Activities as we wind up another bar year…

As in every bar year, we are action-packed with great events and opportunities to come together with your colleagues. So, without further ado, here is my list of Top 5 Things to Do before the end of the 2013-2014 bar year at the end of June!

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#5 –Attend the YLS Silent Auction: The Young Lawyers Section of the Monroe County Bar Association will be hosting their 6th Annual YLS Silent Auction next Tuesday, June 3rd at Colgate Divinity. Come support your young lawyers and a great cause as they raise funds to support Rochester Teen Court and their other philanthropic initiatives. Click here to register.

#4 – Network with Your Colleagues at an End of Year Section Event: The Litigation Section Annual Meeting & Social Hour will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. The guest speaker is Michael Isikoff, an investigative journalist and former Newsweek correspondent. If you are a member of the Section, please plan to register and join your colleagues and members of the bench for this great evening. Click here to register.

The Real Estate Section’s Thomas Moonan Real Estate Lunch & Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 12th at La Luna. This Annual Luncheon is a wonderful tribute to the legacy of Tom Moonan, a great lawyer and a great friend to the profession. Please join your colleagues for this CLE and lunch. Click here to register.

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Later that same day, the Family Law Section’s Annual End of Year Party at Debbie Indivino’s. This party is famous, and if you are not a member of the Section, this is the time to join. Debbie has opened her home and put on a spread like no other. With all the end of the year activities that fill my calendar each year, last year was the first one I was able to attend. It is incredible! Sadly, I will have to miss it this year as I am attending the retirement party of one of my good friends from the Albany Bar that same evening.  Click here to register.

#3 – Donate to the Foundation’s Raise the Bar Annual Campaign: The Foundation of the Monroe County Bar recently kicked off  its 2014 Raise the Bar Annual Appeal. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Monroe County Bar Association and supports many great programs in the legal and the Greater Rochester community such as  the Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program, Rochester Teen Court, A. C. T. For the Children, Lawyers for Learning Peace Camp and many more. Help the Foundation reach its goal of $40K and beyond. If you haven’t already, please donate today.

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#2 – Celebrate Your Colleagues at the Annual Installation Dinner: The Installation of our 119th President, Steven Modica will take place on Thursday, June 19th at the Hyatt Regency. This annual tradition is an opportunity to come together with friends and colleagues to celebrate our 50 Year Honorees, as well as many award recipients. We will also celebrate our outgoing president, Diane Cecero, and thank her for all of her good work. In addition, we will swear in Bruce Lawrence as President-Elect, of the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar, and thank Audrey Peartree for her two-year term to the Foundation as president. Click here to register.

#1 – Renew Your Annual Dues: And finally, so that you can continue to be an active participant in the MCBA, I would ask that you take a few minutes to renew your commitment to the Monroe County Bar Association by remitting your membership dues. In renewing your membership, you are making a statement that you believe in the association and all of its good work on your behalf as well as for your colleagues. One way in which you can assist your colleagues is by giving to the scholarship line of your dues bill. We are experiencing an increase in requests for CLE scholarships from members, especially some of our younger members that are job hunting or going solo. Your small contribution can make a real difference. Click here to renew your MCBA membership today! For those of you that have already joined hundreds and hundreds of your colleagues in renewing, thank you very much!

And of course, now that the weather appears to be warming up, enjoy some time outside and in the sun! Thanks for checking in… Mary

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