Courts and Law

U.S. Attorney’s office hosts annual Black History Month event

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York held its annual Black History Month celebration in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday where it honored Dr. Michelle A. Williams with its 2017 Trailblazer Award. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association examines consequences of criminal convictions

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association discussed collateral consequences of criminal convictions during its monthly continuing legal education (CLE) meeting in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

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


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