Meet Nicole L. Black
Nicole L. Black
Nicole was previously employed as a litigation associate at Trevett, Cristo, Salzer, & Andolina P.C. and as an Assistant Public Defender. She has conducted countless hearings, jury trials, bench trials and depositions and has also handled all aspects of both civil and criminal appeals, from drafting the appellate briefs to arguing the appeals before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
Nicole also writes a weekly column for The Daily Record called Legal Currents and publishes two blogs: a New York law blog, Sui Generis, which includes commentary on recent decisions and issues of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal defense practitioners and Legal Antics, a blog that chronicles law related humor.
She has had a number of other articles published in the past, as well. In 2000 she authored an article entitled Will an Acquittal Bar Admission of Chemical Test in Civil Actions?, which was published in Fiandach's New York DWI Bulletin, Volume 7, No. 24 (2000). She has written three articles for The Daily Record since February of 2006: Use Of Legal Blogs Is On The Rise, At A Glance: Decisions From the New York Court of Appeals and Executive Privilege Need to Know Vs. Need For Secrecy. And, in May of 2006 she wrote an article for the Monroe County Bar Association's quarterly newsletter, Views, entitled Blawg, Blawg, Blawg What's All the Chatter About?
She has spoken at a number of legal seminars regarding lawyers and computer accessed communications, including: 1) in April 2007, the ABA's Labor & Employment Law section's Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee's midwinter meeting in New York City; 2) in May 2007, a Monroe County Bar Association seminar entitled Law Blogs Wave of the Future; and 3) in May 2007, at the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York's Spring Institute at a seminar which focused on social networking technologies for law librarians and lawyers.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Legal Assistance Corporation (MCLAC) from 2000 2005 and is currently a member of the Rochester Advisory Board of Legal Assistance of Western New York (formerly MCLAC).
She is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and was recently invited to join the Communications Committee. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys and the New York State Defender's Association.
She is licensed to practice in New York State, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.