Courts and Law

Dozens of artists and community members gathered together on Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville for the unveiling of a huge 53-by-80-foot mural titled "The Wall of Reflect" on Friday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards plaintiff $170,000 in motor vehicle accident case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens during witness testimony as the plaintiff’s operative surgeon uses a visual aid to explain a shoulder injury that is relevant to the damages-only motor vehicle accident trial of Bilqis Rao v. Neal Masry. … Full Article

Department of Probation hosts Youth Anti-Violence summit at Borough Hall

Students from around Brooklyn gathered at Borough Hall on Wednesday as the New York City Department of Probation (DOP) hosted a daylong conference called “One Message Many Voices #BeAboutIt, Youth Anti-Violence Summit” to discuss ways to reduce gun violence among the young people in Brookly … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules for defendant in motor-vehicle accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards listens as defendant’s attorney Laura R. Efrati (standing), of the law firm Harris, King, Fodera & Correia, conducts a direct examination in the damages-only motor-vehicle accident trial Diana Chandler v. … Full Article

Cuomo, Schneiderman tout NY's response to killings by police

New York's new system of investigating cases in which unarmed civilians are killed by police should serve as an example as other states look to shore up confidence in law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday. … Full Article

SIDEBAR: President of the Columbian Lawyers Association RoseAnn C. Branda

RoseAnn C. Branda is a Brooklyn-born attorney who graduated from Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge before she went to Wagner College and eventually Brooklyn Law School. … Full Article

Why we now praise Trump for playing vital role in GOP race

Could Trump’s Muckraking Be Undoing of Infamous Citizens United Case? … Full Article

Court interns lose annual basketball game to court officers

Basketball court is now in session. Students from the Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship Program went head to head with some of Brooklyn’s finest court officers in a basketball game and lost 45-39 at McLaughlin Park on Thursday. … Full Article

Students impress judge during mock trial

Hon. Robin K. Sheares has presided over many trials in her career, but Wednesday's trial, which involved students from the Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship Program, was perhaps one of the most impressive she’s ever seen. … Full Article

Hon. Nancy Sunshine named NYS County Clerk of the Year

Brooklyn’s County Clerk, Clerk of the Supreme Court and Commissioner of Jurors Hon. Nancy T. … Full Article

Exoneration is 14th in Brooklyn since last year

A man found guilty of murder in 2009 has become the latest person to have his conviction overturned by the Brooklyn district attorney's office. … Full Article


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