Courts and Law

There were tears in the courtroom of state Supreme Court Justice Miriam Cyrulnik in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday as Brooklyn attorney John O’Hara was cleared of a  … Full Article
John OHara cleared of charges

Brooklyn attorney John O’Hara cleared of trumped-up felony charges after 20 years

There were tears in the courtroom of state Supreme Court Justice Miriam Cyrulnik in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday as Brooklyn attorney John O’Hara was cleared of a  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association gives class on branding for lawyers

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) hosted a discussion on branding and marketing skills in Brooklyn Heights on Monday, where panelists gave tips for lawyers to use both online and in person to increase their business. … Full Article

Chief Judge DiFiore appoints Michael Magliano as new safety chief of New York State

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore was at the Kings County Supreme Court to officially swear in Michael Magliano as the new chief of public safety for the New York State Unified Court System during a ceremony in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community shows up to support Arthur Aidala

When thinking about which of the famous politicians Arthur Aidala reminded him of, Alan Dershowitz deemed the selection obvious — former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, who is widely regarded as one of the best mayors in the history of the U.S. … Full Article

Judge Levine sworn in as justice of Kings County Supreme Court

Judge Katherine Anne Levine was officially sworn in as justice of the Kings County Supreme Court during a ceremony in front of more than 100 of her friends, family members and colleagues at Borough Hall on Thursday night. … Full Article

Judge Scheckowitz issues challenge to Housing Court Bar Association

The Kings County Housing Court Bar Association (KCHCBA) held its first official meeting of 2017 on Thursday at Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar where Judge Bruce Scheckowitz issued a challenge to its members to apply to become judges within the Housing Court system. … Full Article

Mayor De Blasio appoints 20 new judges in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced late Wednesday that he appointed 15 new judges to the criminal and civil courts in New York City and also re-appointed five judges to the criminal and civil courts. … Full Article

State transferring court records to make them more accessible

The New York State Unified Court System is transferring nearly 2,000 boxes and bound volumes of physical court records — records that date back to the colonial times — to the New York State Archives so they can be made available to the public at a facility in Albany, Chief Judge Janet DiFio … Full Article

Former prosecutor Marc Fliedner files paperwork to run for Brooklyn DA

A Brooklyn-based civil rights attorney and former Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Marc Fliedner announced on Wednesday that he has filed the paperwork with the New York Board of Elections and is expecting to run for Kings County District Attorney in the September Democratic Primary. … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: Anthony Lamberti's journey from Brooklyn's sandlots to its courtrooms

Anthony J. Lamberti grew up playing stickball in the streets and used that love of baseball to help him get an education. … Full Article

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