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BAR ASSN., LEGAL AID GET GRANTS TOTALING $31,000

The Erie County Bar Association and the Buffalo Legal Aid Bureau have been awarded a total of $31,000 in grants for volunteer legal work by the State Bar Association's Bar Foundation, officials have announced.

The bar group has been given $20,000 for its "Morning in Court" lawyers program which furnishes lawyers in City Court. The Legal Aid Bureau has been given $11,000 to produce a video to help in recruiting volunteers for legal and social work.

The two awards were among 17 awards totaling $1 million granted by the state bar group to increase and improve free legal services for the poor.

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