NEWS FROM COHEN & LOMBARDO, P.C., THIRD QUARTER 2015

THIRD QUARTER 2015

ROCCO LUCENTE has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. The Bureau's mission is to provide quality legal representation and advice to persons in need who reside in Erie County. The Bureau's Civil Legal Services Unit represents low-income individuals in a variety of civil matters that have a direct impact on their quality of life.

ROCCO LUCENTE was also elected Chairman of the Board of Regents for Canisius College. The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the President of the College and the Board of Trustees.

MARYANN SACCOMANDO FREEDMAN was recognized by the New York State Bar Association as one of the WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS of New York State, for her many years of pioneering and championing for equal treatment of women attorneys in the legal profession.

TERRIE BENSON MURRAY was elected to the Board of Directors of the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. The Family Justice Center provides one-stop services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

JONATHAN COX was elected President of the Board of the Buffalo Art Studio.

MARYANN SACCOMANDO FREEDMAN was elected President and MICHELLE SCHWACH MIECZNIKOWSKI was elected Secretary of the Board for The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center.

ROCCO LUCENTE , KATHERINE J. BESTINE and JONATHAN COX were recognized for their excellent lawyering and named SUPER LAWYERS honorees. CHRISTOPHER R. POOLE and JAMES J. NASH were named RISING STARS.

COHEN & LOMBARDO was again a sponsor of the Elmwood Festival of the Arts held August 29 & 30, continuing our support of the Elmwood Village community and its activities.