Courts and Law

Brooklyn officers’ deaths echo similar 1980s Case

Ismaaiyl Brinsely's deadly shootings of two NYPD officers on Saturday in Bed-Stuy comes at a particular time of strain and unease, recalling a similar crime more than two decades ago. 
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Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s office joins in collections of more than $5.3B in 2014

U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced this month that the Eastern District of New York, working collaboratively with other offices as well as on its own, collected more than $5.3 billion in criminal and civil actions in fiscal year 2014. … Full Article

Delay in hearing to release Eric Garner grand jury records

A public hearing scheduled for Dec. 19 on the petition to release the Eric Garner grand jury records has been delayed because the presiding judge has recused himself from all proceedings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Rabbi released following sentence in illegal organ trade

A man who prosecutors said styled himself as “the Robin Hood of kidneys" is out of prison after being the first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs. … Full Article
BK Live 12/16/14: Grand Jury Reform

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses NYC grand jury reform

Following the decision of two separate grand juries in Ferguson, M.O. … Full Article

NYC jails end solitary confinement of teen inmates

After touring New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex for the first time since taking office, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced the end of the longstanding practice of putting 16- and 17-year-old inmates who break jailhouse rules in solitary confinement. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association collects Toys for Tots at holiday party

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted its annual holiday party and judiciary night at the Bay Ridge Manor on Tuesday.  There were more than 100 attendees, including judges, lawyers and Fort Hamilton-stationed U.S. Army members. … Full Article

The Brooklyn ‘Court Street Lawyer’ gains partial acceptance, but still snubbed

A Brooklyn “Court Street lawyer” is not merely an attorney with an office on the long Brooklyn Heights block, which is known as prime office real estate for the borough’s legal community due to its close proximity to all Brooklyn courthouses.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association members pack Marriott to honor leading figures in Kings legal community

One of the year’s biggest events, the annual dinner of the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) Foundation featured lawyers, judges and honored guests at the fashionable Brooklyn Marriott Ballroom this past Monday, Dec. 8. … Full Article

Catholic Lawyers Guild gathers in front of courthouse to celebrate Christmas

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County met at the nativity scene in front of the Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday night in celebration of Christmas. The event then moved indoors to Caffe Buon Gusto for its annual holiday dinner. … Full Article

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