Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds parties equally negligent in pedestrian-motor vehicle accident case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Kathy King listens as the defendant's attorney Jack Traub (standing), of the law offices of Karen L. Lawrence, delivers his final arguments in the summary jury trial Shaulov v. … Full Article

Turkish Cultural Center honors Brooklyn judge, NYPD commanding officer

The Turkish Cultural Center of Brooklyn honored Justice Bruce M. Balter and NYPD Deputy Chief Charles Scholl during its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Reception and Award Ceremony at Borough Hall on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister for Nov. 25

Guest Columnist Brooklyn Law School Dean Nick Allard Responds to New York Times Editorial on Law Schools … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards plaintiff $600K in damages-only trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Richard Velasquez listens as attorney Adam J. Roth (standing), of the law firm Wingate, Rusotti, Shapiro & Halperin, conducts a direct examination in the damages-only trial Oyola v. Calabrese. Dr. … Full Article

Chief Judge Lippman announces creation of Legal Hand in Crown Heights

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman was in Crown Heights on Monday to announce the creation of a new program call Legal Hand that will provide free legal advice and referrals to low-income residents from its storefront location on Kingston Avenue. … Full Article

Brooklyn Family Court celebrates National Adoption Day

Family Court can at times be an unsettling place, but for nearly 70 Brooklyn families that made the trip last Thursday, it was a dream come true and a memory they’ll cherish forever. … Full Article

Brooklyn Criminal Bar takes private tour of 9/11 Museum

Members of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) and their friends received a special private tour of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on a rainy Thursday night in Manhattan. … Full Article

Celebrating Brooklyn's first openly gay Supreme Court Justice

On Nov. 17, Lambda Independent Democrats held its annual Fall Curtain Call at Excelsior in Park Slope.  The event celebrated the historic election of Brooklyn's first openly LGBT Supreme Court Justice Debra Silber. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds plaintiff fully responsible in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow listens as attorney David E. Thomas (standing), of counsel to the law firm Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the summary jury trial Jean Lucien v. A.K.M. Quyyym. … Full Article

Mr. November back for matrimonial law talk with Bay Ridge Lawyers

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) had its annual matrimonial law update from Justice Jeffrey S. Sunshine at its monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article


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