Courts and Law

A goodbye party will be held for retiring senior court clerk Lois Robb at the Kings County Supreme Court at 360 Adams St. on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the 11th floor boardroom. … Full Article

Goodbye party to be held for Lois Robb, retiring Gay/Straight Alliance VP

A goodbye party will be held for retiring senior court clerk Lois Robb at the Kings County Supreme Court at 360 Adams St. on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the 11th floor boardroom. … Full Article

Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY

A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday. … Full Article

NY state Sen. Sampson found guilty of obstruction

A once-powerful New York politician was convicted Friday on charges he took extreme measures to undermine a corruption investigation targeting him for embezzlement. … Full Article

Statement from Elected Officials, CB 6 and the Cobble Hill Association regarding the future of the LICH site

Today NYC Council Member Brad Lander, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, NYS Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, Brooklyn Community Board 6, and the Cobble Hill Association issued the following stat … Full Article

Fortis Property Group partners with local elected officials and civic leaders to convene working group

Fortis Property Group today endorsed the formation of a working group that will meet over the coming months to discuss redevelopment options for the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site. Fortis was selected to purchase the site through an RFP process administered by the State Universit … Full Article

SIDEBAR: Bay Ridge Attorney Dominic Famulari

Dominic J. Famulari is a Brooklyn-born lawyer who works in Bay Ridge and lives in Staten Island. He went to Wagner High School before going to St. John's University as an undergrad and Brooklyn Law School to get his J.D. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Worker awarded $4.9M after Barclays Center construction accident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as defendant’s attorney Bruin Hays III (standing), of the law firm Dopf,  P.C., conducts a cross-examination of an expert witness during the labor law trial Michael Melville v. … Full Article

The Alliance’s vice president Lois Robb to retire as she battles cancer

It’s been a monumental summer for the LGBT community, but for LGBT members of Brooklyn’s legal community it is bittersweet as Lois Robb, the longtime vice president of the Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York state Justice System, is set to retire at the end of the month. … Full Article

After six-decade legal career, attorney ‘Gus’ Coffinas leaves us at age 92

Gustav “Gus” Coffinas — a father, lawyer, leader and one of the most competent and honest barristers this writer has known — died last week at the age of 92. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury favors plaintiff in bridge-approach traffic trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. David Vaughan listens as attorney David Chustek (standing), of the law firm James G. Bilello Associates, cross examines the plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial Campbell v. Shu.  … Full Article

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