Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Transit Authority ordered to pay $750,000 to injured passenger

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as defendant’s attorney Michael O’Brien (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Lawrence Heisler, lays out his opening arguments for the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Elbaz v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School students continue to fight for immigrant rights

The administration at Brooklyn Law School (BLS) reacted quickly to President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” almost immediately after he announced it and the students continued to carry on that message of support for immigrants when it held a rally and march in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday nig … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School holds its first legal lunch examining presidential powers

In an effort to keep up with questions arising from President Donald Trump's actions and executive orders, Brooklyn Law School has started a series of free "legal lunches" that are open to students as well as the general public. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds both defendants at fault in traffic accident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow listens as Justin Blash (standing), trial counsel to the law firm Terilli & Tintle, addresses the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Escoffery, et al v. Guangataliza, et al. … Full Article

So what is an executive order, anyway?

“Today, President Trump issued an executive order ….”  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association gives Valentine's Day CLE about divorces

There could be no better day than Valentine’s Day for a CLE on how military pensions are divided among divorced couples. … Full Article

NYC to provide free legal council for tenants in housing court

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an initiative on Sunday that will set aside $93 million to provide free legal access to tenants facing eviction in Housing Court. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Court transformed into a classroom for Black History Month event

The lobby of the Kings County Criminal Court was turned into a classroom for a Black History Month event titled “The Crisis in Black Education” that took place at the courthouse on Schermerhorn Street on Friday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards $572,000 in damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wayne Saitta listens as plaintiff’s attorney Thomas Brennan (standing), of the law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy, addresses the jury during opening statements in the motor vehicle accident trial Chaaban v. Rotbann. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts host curator from National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tuliza Fleming, a curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, gave a presentation on Thursday at the Kings County Supreme Court as part of the court's Black History Month celebration. … Full Article

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