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Justice Alan Scheinkman, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, only arrived in Brooklyn four months ago and he's already proving to be popular in the legal  … Full Article

Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman among honorees at Law Secretaries Association dinner

Justice Alan Scheinkman, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, only arrived in Brooklyn four months ago and he's already proving to be popular in the legal community as he was among the honorees during Tuesday night's annual dinner of the Association of La … Full Article

Major crimes are up in the 84th Precinct, executive officer says

Crime is up in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct. Executive Officer Tyrice Miller broke the bad news of increases in  felony assaults, burglaries, rape and misdemeanor sex crimes at this week’s Precinct Community Council meeting. … Full Article

Community group trying to help Brooklynites facing eviction get free lawyers

Natasha Worthen has been in and out of Brooklyn's Housing Court at least once a year for the past six years and has seen firsthand the difference that having an attorney can make. … Full Article

Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli moves to New Jersey for federal prison stay

FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors two during 100th anniversary celebration

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) was incorporated 100 years ago by eight former students of Brooklyn Law School, so it was only fitting that the association held its centennial celebration at the school in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury disagrees with plaintiff in Gowanus Expressway battle of wills

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wavny Toussaint listens as plaintiff’s attorney Glenn Dolan (standing), of the law offices of Morgan Levine Dolan, conducts a direct examination of his client in the motor vehicle accident trial Monaco vs. NYC Transit Authority. … Full Article

SCOTUS ends automatic deportations but Kings County Criminal Bar Association president cautions attorneys

It’s been a year since District Attorney Eric Gonzalez officially reformed his bail policy and the results have been so positive that he thinks Brooklyn can do away with the cash bail system entirely, if he can get some help from the state Legislature. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School’s Latin American Student Association honors Judge Mallafre

The Latin American Law Students’ Association (LALSA) at Brooklyn Law School (BLS) hosted its annual alumni dinner and awards ceremony in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday during which it honored three people including Judge Connie Mallafre Melendez. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts fifth annual CUBE Innovators Competition

Brooklyn Law School's Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) hosted its fifth annual Innovators Competition in conjunction with the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brooklyn University in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association’s Judiciary Night promotes collegiality between bench and bar

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted its annual Judiciary Night in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday, during which administrative and supervising judges introduced their newly elected and newly appointed judges of their courts to members of the bar association. … Full Article

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