Courts and Law

Young Lawyers offer new attorneys a way to break into the Brooklyn Bar

When Daniel Antonelli went to his first Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) meeting, he was overwhelmed. Everyone was nice and collegial, but he wasn’t far removed from law school and there he was standing in a crowd of lawyers and judges some of whom had been working as long as he had been alive. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Parties settle in motor vehicle accident case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Kathy King listens as defendant’s attorney Cecil Floyd (standing), of the law firm Russo & Toner, conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Borrometi v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School professor addresses religious freedom in wake of recent marriage equality decision

In Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality became the law everywhere in the United States. That decision had long been anticipated. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Man awarded $5.225 million in accident case involving DEP truck

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow listens as a surgeon, an expert witness for the plaintiff, uses a visual aid to explain spinal injury to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Ivory Underwood vs. City of New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association teaches persuasive public speaking

Continuing legal education (CLE) seminars are essential for any active lawyer to both meet their requirements to stay active as an attorney and as a way to keep up with relevant changes to the law. … Full Article

Cybercriminal sentenced to 50 months for role in hacking campaign

On Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Qendrim Dobruna, a member of an international cybercrime syndicate, was sentenced to 50 months imprisonment and restitution in the amount of $14 million for his role in hacking into the computer systems of U.S.-based financial institutions, … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules for City in police brutality case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens during direct examination of the plaintiff by attorney John Nonnenmacher (standing), of the law firm Bader Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher, in the trial Adeyeye v. City of New York and the NYC Police Department. … Full Article

After 12 years, The Alliance is still fighting for LGBT rights in the courts

Growing up with two politically connected parents led Marc Levine to become an active member of society himself at a young age. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Homeless accident victim receives $190K in Brooklyn

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta listens as plaintiff’s attorney Kenneth Klein (standing), of the law firm Gorayeb & Associates, cross-examines the defendant in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Guzman v. Ram Caterers. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA holds Pride Month event at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn's District Attorney Ken Thompson held a LGBTQ Pride Month event at the Forchelli Conference Center at Brooklyn Law School on Thursday where Council Member Carlos Menchaca spoke and six others were honored. … Full Article

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