Courts and Law

The New York State Bar Association's Judicial Section hosted a bench-bar event on implicit bias that was co-sponsored by a group of other local bar associations in Brooklyn Heights on Thursda … Full Article

Local bar associations come together for talk on implicit bias

The New York State Bar Association's Judicial Section hosted a bench-bar event on implicit bias that was co-sponsored by a group of other local bar associations in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday. … Full Article

Puerto Rican Bar Association honors two Brooklyn judges

The Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York (PRBA) honored eight women, including a pair of Brooklyn judges, during its annual Flor de Maga celebration at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in Manhattan on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Questions persist in death of prominent New York judge

When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as usual for someone in demand as the first black woman to serve on New York's highest court. … Full Article

Brooklyn attorney fears 20,000 Haitians may soon be deported from NYC

Like most attorneys who practice in immigration law, Emmanuel Depas has been busy since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. However, he could find himself even busier if the U.S. ends temporary protected status (TPS) for Haiti. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister for April 25

Attorneys Sacco, Aidala Share Coveted BRCC Civic Award … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association president wants other DAs to follow Gonzalez’s lead on immigration

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a new policy on Monday that aims to help keep immigrants from being deported if they are arrested on certain low-level and misdemeanor crimes in Brooklyn, a decision that the borough's criminal bar association says it supports. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association offers arbitrator training at CLE

The Brooklyn Bar Association offered small-claims arbitrator training during a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in Brooklyn Heights on Monday during which lawyers were trained and certified to become pro bono arbitrators in the NYC Civil Court. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association honors 4 at annual dinner

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted its annual dinner on Saturday where it honored four, including the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, during a celebration at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA announces policy aimed at avoiding deportations for misdemeanors

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Monday that his Office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and other low-level offenses. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association looks at social psychology and the law

It wasn’t an easy decision for Nora Constance Marino to go to law school, as she always had a passion for psychology. Even after many years working as a trial lawyer, she still couldn’t shake her passion for it and began taking classes at Queens College. … Full Article

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