Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Liability settlement in rear-end collision trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as plaintiff’s attorney Elliot Shields (standing), of the law firm Roth & Roth, conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Rivera v. Aracenas Transport Inc., et al.   … Full Article

Justice Arthur Schack honored at Supreme Court

The Kings County Board of Justices Good and Welfare Committee on Wednesday hosted a tribute to the late Justice Arthur M. Schack, presenting his family with a plaque to commemorate his time as a judge in the Brooklyn Supreme Court. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE on eDiscovery postponed

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) announced on Tuesday that it has postponed a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 on the topic of eDiscovery. … Full Article

A star of ‘Hamilton’ treks from Broadway to Brooklyn to hail newest Americans

One of the stars of “Hamilton” made a special appearance in Brooklyn Friday and — to borrow a line from that hit Broadway play — the Ceremonial Courtroom at 225 Cadman Plaza East was “the room where it happened.” … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community says goodbye to longtime ADA

Longtime member of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Ed Purce is leaving the borough after 18 years to work for the Bronx District Attorney. Many of Purce’s friends and colleagues got together at Hill Country Barbecue in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday to say goodbye. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation gifts recent Brooklyn Law School grad with scholarship

The Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation gifted recent Brooklyn Law School (BLS) graduate Anthony Beneduce Jr. with the second annual Hon. Theodore T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship during a ceremony in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Comparative negligence in rear-ender car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Lisa Ottley listens as defendant's attorney Richard Berne (standing), of the law firm Sclar Adler, sums up his arguments to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Eliot Sash v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association examines the blueprint for addressing liens at CLE

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) kicked off a new season of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses with a seminar titled "The Blueprint for Addressing Liens" in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn to celebrate Constitution Day with special session naturalization ceremony

Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry has announced that a special session naturalization ceremony will take place Sept. 16 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to celebrate Constitution Day. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association says goodbye to retiring colleague

The Kings County Housing Court packed Rocco’s Tacos in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday for its first monthly meeting since the summer break. Many attorneys were on hand to meet a new judge, listen to a lecture from a veteran judge and to say goodbye to a retiring attorney. … Full Article

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