Courts and Law

This past March, Patria Frias-Colón, the Brooklyn borough chief of the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, received the Legal Excellence Award from the Brooklyn Distric … Full Article

Eagle Q&A: Dominican immigrant Patria Frias-Colón seeks seat on Civil Court bench

This past March, Patria Frias-Colón, the Brooklyn borough chief of the Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department, received the Legal Excellence Award from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, along with the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. … Full Article

Three more local pols endorse acting DA Gonzalez

Three local Brooklyn politicians, Monday added to the list of more than 20 elected officials that have endorsed acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez to stay in the borough’s DA seat. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA candidate orders investigation into former KKK leader after Charlottesville violence

Brooklyn District Attorney candidate Patricia Gatling called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate former KKK leader David Duke after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia left a 32-year-old woman and two police officers dead.  … Full Article

Questions about lawyers' fees put El Chapo defense in limbo

Private lawyers seeking to represent Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances Monday that they'll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord's defense in limbo. … Full Article

Brooklyn court says goodbye to interns after six-week program ends

Six weeks flew by for the interns of the Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship program, who were sent off with a “closing ceremony” at the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA candidates discuss women’s issues at organized forum

The National Organization for Women-New York (NOW) hosted a forum with four of the six candidates for Brooklyn district attorney to discuss issues related to women at the YWCA Brooklyn in Boerum Hill on Thursday, Aug. 4. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Liability verdict for plaintiffs does not yield damages award in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Theresa Ciccotto listens as defendant’s attorney John DiFalco (standing), of the law firm Bilello & Associates, conducts a cross-examination of a plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial Hayles et al v. … Full Article

Acting DA Gonzalez dismisses 143,000 old summons warrants in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez stood alongside City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Public Advocate Letitia James as he asked a judge to vacate 143,532 old, low-level summons warrants that were issued 10 or more years ago during a special session of the court in … Full Article

Brooklyn Today August 9: Landmarks Commission Okays Fix-Up At Former Jehovah's Witnesses Building

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 81°, Night 67°, Sunny. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service takes over 20,000 phone calls per year

Everyone wants a good lawyer, but finding one isn’t always easy. Fortunately, Brooklyn residents have the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). … Full Article

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