Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Determination of negligence made in collision case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Lisa Ottley listens as plaintiff’s attorney Carmen Jack Giordano (standing) of the Giordano Law Firm summarizes his arguments for the jury in the pedestrian-vehicle accident trial Grier v. Sephardic Home for the Aged. … Full Article

Aidala forms exploratory committee, eyes Schneiderman’s Attorney General seat

Arthur Aidala certainly has a flair for the dramatic. On the morning of his 48th birthday, Aidala went on the "Bernie and Sid Show" on WABC Radio on Thursday to announce that he has formed an exploratory committee and he will soon run for public office in New York. … Full Article

Legal community gathers to say goodbye to Judge Marrus at retirement party

Judges, attorneys and many members of the Brooklyn court system were at Battery Gardens in Manhattan on Tuesday night to celebrate the 33-year career of Justice Alan Marrus. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Seemingly inconsistent verdict in pedestrian-car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow listens as plaintiff’s attorney Shareef Rabaa (standing), trial counsel to the law office of Yuriy Prakhin, outlines his argument in an opening statement to the jury in the pedestrian-vehicle accident trial Salov v. … Full Article

What Happens in Vegas: Brooklynites travel with Richmond County Bar Association

The Richmond County Bar Association (RCBA) was in Las Vegas from Nov. 10-13 for its sixth annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) trip to Sin City where it was joined by members of the Brooklyn legal community. … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: Armena Gayle’s resignation from DA’s office led to successful private practice

Armena Gayle had a tough time breaking into the Brooklyn legal community. After attending law school in Texas, she moved back to her native Brooklyn only to find herself without a job or a professional network to help her find one. … Full Article

Abrams Fensterman declares “we are Brooklyn law” with move into MetroTech

Abrams Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara and Wolf, LLP has set itself up to be the premier law firm in Brooklyn after a consolidation with four other firms and a move into a new office in the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn earlier this month. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Liability determined in 3-car rear-ender

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Devin Cohen listens as plaintiff’s attorney Michele Mirman (standing) of the law firm Mirman Markovits & Landau addresses the jury during her summations in the motor vehicle accident trial Johnson-Simmons v. Hossain … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts exhibit featuring the First Latina Lawyers

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) hosted a showing of and reception for "Luminarias de la Ley: An Exhibit of the First Latina Lawyers 1900-1980," a pictorial timeline of the history of Latina lawyers in the U.S. in Downtown Brooklyn Friday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts disability and civil rights roundtable

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) held a disability and civil rights roundtable at the Forchelli Conference Center in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday morning where panelists discussed six key areas that have had an impact on adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. … Full Article

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