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Courts and Law

Two life sentences for attempted beheading of U.S. attorney and federal judge

Brooklyn Boro
A Long Island man, convicted of conspiring to murder a federal prosecutor and judge, was sentenced to two terms of life behind bars earlier this week. … Full Article

Cuomo appoints Brooklyn judge to appellate court, makes four other appointments

Other Brooklyns
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed five trial court judges to vacancies on mid-level appellate division courts. All were previously elected to the state Supreme Court. … Full Article

Brooklyn tenants file suit against landlords for targeting black renters

Prospect-Lefferts
A number of residents of the Homewood Gardens Estates, a group of apartment buildings in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, have banded together and filed a federal lawsuit alleging that their Brooklyn landlords have engaged in wrongful acts of race discrimination.
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Pro Bono Barrister: Calling all non-golfers to Hon. Theodore Jones Golf Outing

Many lawyers we’ve talked with are definitely planning to attend the  Second Annual Justice Theodore Jones Memorial golf outing, set for April 28. Some had said that they would have been there last year, but they don’t play golf. But that’s no longer a deal-breaker. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Loss of good lawyer shows need to learn how to help colleagues

For many barristers — especially those of us who knew and worked with Len Morton — the upcoming June 16 “Lawyers Helping Lawyers Volunteer Training” program has a certain sense of urgency — and loss. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Brooklyn Hospital Center's malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bert Bunyan listens as attorney Bruin Hays (standing) of the New York law firm Dopf, PC conducts a direct examination of an expert witness in the medical malpractice trial of Robert Geltzer v. Ibis Yarde, MD, and the Brooklyn Hospital Center. … Full Article

DA Kenneth P. Thompson announces felony murder indictment related to the death of NYPD officer Dennis Guerra

Coney Island
Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced the indictment of Marcell Dockery, 16, for a top count of felony murder for allegedly setting a fire that resulted in the death of NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar honors employee of 44 years during Judiciary Night

Downtown
Judges, lawyers and court employees packed the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday night for Judiciary Night, an event which celebrates Brooklyn judges as well as their collaboration with the bar association.  … Full Article

Serial bank robber sentenced to 15 years

United States Federal District Judge Joseph F. Bianco sentenced serial robber Steven Bertuglia to 15 years in prison earlier this week. On Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA Thompson names new forensic science chief

Brooklyn Boro
Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced the appointment of Rachel Singer as head of the DA’s new Forensic Science Unit on Thursday. … Full Article

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