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Bay Ridge Lawyers swear in Lisa Becker as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) held its Passing of the Gavel ceremony at Hunters Steakhouse in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night, when Hon. Matthew D'Emic swore in the association's new officers, directors and incoming president, Lisa M. Becker. … Full Article

2 Brooklyn men have 1993 convictions overturned

A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl. … Full Article

New 84th precinct captain welcomed at community council meeting

He's been the top cop in the 84th precinct for about a month now, but citizens of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and Boerum Hill had the chance to welcome Captain Sergio Centa to the area during his first precinct community council meeting on Tuesday. … Full Article

President Rebecca Woodland a big hit at Brooklyn Bar installation

New Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) President Rebecca Woodland scored many “hits” at her recent installation inside the packed ceremonial courtroom at Borough Hall.  … Full Article
BK Live 9/9/14: Electing Judges

VIDEO: Brooklyn Eagle legal editor talks about judicial elections

On Tuesday's primary election day, Brooklyn Eagle legal editor Charisma Miller hosted a spirited panel on judicial elections in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Washington listens when Brooklyn Law dean speaks about 2016 Democratic Convention

Most members of the city legal community know that Brooklyn Law School (BLS) Dean Nick Allard came onto the scene a few years ago to help BLS deal with the myriad problems that have dogged the legal profession for the past several years. … Full Article

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses new Brooklyn Hate Crimes Unit

Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma Miller hosted BK Live late last week with Steven Thrasher of The Guardian to discuss Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's new Hate Crime Unit. The nearly 18-minute discussion also delves into civil rights. Here's the video: … Full Article

LICH nurses taking SUNY back to court in Brooklyn

Nurses and other staffers at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) are taking the State University of New York (SUNY) back to state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Tech teacher indicted for sexting obscene selfies to student

A math and physics teacher at Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene – one of the city’s most selective schools -- was arrested on Tuesday for sexting “disgusting” photos of his genitals to a 16-year-old female student. … Full Article

Will candidate Szochet’s pro bono work give her edge in judicial race?

Few attorneys have given as much of their time and talent toward providing much-needed legal pro bono services and professional leadership as has barrister Diana Szochet, who is currently an assistant deputy chief Appellate Court attorney in the Second Appellate Division. … Full Article

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