Courts and Law

The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) wants to send state criminal justice reform efforts back to the drawing board. On Monday, the lawyers’ group issued its public comments on Gov. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: In late-night Brooklyn accident case, parties settle before jury tackles damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Edgar Walker listens as defendant’s attorney Vincent Brescia (standing), of the law firm Harris King Fodera & Correia, addresses his opening statement to the jury in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Mark Walrond v. … Full Article

NYC lawyer group critical of Criminal Justice Reform Act

The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) wants to send state criminal justice reform efforts back to the drawing board. On Monday, the lawyers’ group issued its public comments on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2015. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers host Judge D’Emic for a sentencing and punishment talk

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) on Wednesday held its monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting in Bay Ridge, where Hon. Matthew J. D'Emic discussed “Judicial Decision Making — Sentencing and Punishment.” … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar holds ‘How to Become a Judge’ panel

The Brooklyn Bar Association held a "How to Become a Judge" seminar on Tuesday night where Hon. Frank Seddio hosted a group of six judges and lawyers who gave a presentation for anyone considering a judicial career. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Construction worker gets injured dodging icy rubble

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Francois Rivera listens as plaintiff's attorney Michael Barnett (standing) of counsel to the law firm Greenstein & Milbauer PC, makes his opening statement to the jury in the pedestrian premises trial Luis Gurmendi v. … Full Article

Former attorney gets prison for twice stealing client’s money

A Brooklyn federal judge has sentenced an ex-lawyer to nearly a decade behind bars for stealing real estate escrow money from clients in numerous Brooklyn property sales. The defendant has been identified as Stephen Mitchell of South Orange, N.J. … Full Article

NYC dance performance targets social injustice

An emotionally charged series in New York City is exploring racial and social injustice through dance, photography and public dialogue. … Full Article

Court rules city within right to revoke a use of Atlantic Ave. subway tunnel

The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association (BHRA) is still prohibited from using the long-abandoned, circa-1844 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tunnel under Atlantic Avenue as part of a historic preservation effort, an appellate court has ruled. … Full Article

PLO balks at claim it owes over $1 billion to Israel terror victims

Victims of terror attacks in Israel more than a decade ago are not entitled to boost a $654 million lawsuit award to more than a billion dollars by tacking on interest, lawyers for Palestinian authorities said. … Full Article

St. Francis to host discussion on NYC policing

The deaths of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley at the hands of New York Police Offices as well as the killings of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos have brought New York to the forefront in the debate on police and public safety. On Monday, March 30 from 12:30pm-2pm, St. … Full Article

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