Courts and Law

Criminal court hosts second annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

The Kings County and Richmond County criminal courts joined together to host the second annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday. This year’s theme was “Sueños,” or “Dreams” in English. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers install Grace Borrino as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted its annual Passing of the Gavel ceremony as Grace Borrino was sworn in as the newest president along with the other officers and directors by Judge Barbara Panepinto at Hunter's Steak and Ale House on Wednesday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules for nursing home in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as plaintiff’s attorney David J. Fischman (standing), of the law firm Jaroslawicz & Jaros, addresses the jury in the medical malpractice trial Oliver King (as guardian) v. Menorah Nursing Home.
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Brooklyn Law School CLE seminar examines false confessions, explores a better way

Brooklyn Law School brought in a pair of psychology professors and a member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics roundtable on police interrogations in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules in favor of dentist in malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bert Bunyan listens as the defendant’s attorney James Woolsey (standing), of the law firm Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford, delivers his summation to the jury in the dental malpractice trial Lacalamita v. … Full Article

Cervantes Society hosts 20th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

The Cervantes Society of the Courts of the State of New York hosted its 20th annual Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Ceremony at the Kings County Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

Report: NY Police Department never defined 'excessive force'

The New York Police Department fails to give its officers clear-cut guidelines on what constitutes excessive force and often declines to discipline them when they cross the line, according to a report released Thursday. … Full Article

Thursday Oct. 1, Our World In Pictures

CYPRUS — Island Celebrates Independence: Members of the Special Forces march during the annual Independence Day military parade in Nicosia on Thursday. … Full Article

Chief judge Lippman announces judicial steps to reform bail in NYC

Judges in New York City will soon take a number of steps to reduce the number of pre-trial detainees jailed because they can't raise enough money for bail. … Full Article

Kings County Inn of Court will demonstrate value of ‘The Expert Witness’ at CLE session on Oct. 1

The Kings County American Inn of Court will launch its fall CLE season on Oct. 1 when a panel of veteran barristers will offer an imaginative and educational portrayal of the many challenges surrounding the testimony of expert witnesses. … Full Article


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