Courts and Law

Most Black History Month events that take place in the courts throughout Brooklyn include distinguished speakers, veterans and history lessons, but Friday’s event in the Kings County Civil Court fe … Full Article

Kids take center stage during civil court’s Black History Month celebration

Most Black History Month events that take place in the courts throughout Brooklyn include distinguished speakers, veterans and history lessons, but Friday’s event in the Kings County Civil Court featured kids as a way to show that black excellence isn’t just about what has happened in the past, b … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Pro se litigant has his day in court​​

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow presides as a pro se plaintiff addresses the jury in the civil court trial Jonathan Ramos vs. City of New York. Ramos (standing) brought the eponymous lawsuit over an incident in which he alleges police brutality and excessive force. … Full Article

Brooklyn Family Court transformed into concert hall for Black History Month celebration

For one afternoon only, Brooklyn’s Family Court was transformed into a concert hall for a celebration of Black History Month that included judges and court employees leading an audience through a medley of songs by black artists as part of its annual celebration on Thursday. … Full Article

U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn assisting with Sessions' elder fraud sweep

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced one of the largest coordinated law enforcement sweeps for elder fraud cases in the country, one which he will rely upon the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District right here in Brooklyn. … Full Article

New co-chairs named to Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

A pair of judges, Hon. Shirley Troutman and Troy K. Webber, have been named the new co-chairs of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Court officials point out it is illegal to ban ICE from public buildings

A group of Brooklyn lawmakers penned a letter this week to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, the state's top judge, asking for a ban on all U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents within New York City courts. … Full Article

Dan Donovan awards badge of bravery to Eastern District of New York marshal

A deputy U.S. marshal, who helped to save the life of a firefighter during a gunfight in Staten Island, was honored by U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan with a Congressional Badge of Bravery for his heroic act in the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Criminal Court celebrates black veterans of war for Black History Month

The Brooklyn Criminal Court celebrated “African Americans in Times of War” during its annual Black History Month celebration that was held on Friday in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association gets ethics update from attorney Michael Ross

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted ethics attorney Michael S. Ross for its monthly continuing legal education (CLE) meeting that was held at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School appoints Lawrence A. Sucharow to its Board of Trustees

The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees announced this week that it has appointed Lawrence A. Sucharow to its board. Sucharow is an internationally recognized securities lawyer and is considered a leader of the class action bar. … Full Article

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