Courts and Law

Most Black History Month events that take place in the courts throughout Brooklyn include distinguished speakers, veterans and history lessons, but Friday’s event in the Kings County Civil Court fe … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: John Legend testifies in JFK airport stolen bag case

In this courtroom sketch, Justice Ira Margulis presides as singer John Legend testifies at a jury trial in Queens County Supreme Criminal Court on Feb. 13. At issue was the alleged theft of Legend's carry-on bag in March 2017 from a JFK airport luggage cart by cab driver Hilario Augustin. … Full Article

Justice Richardson-Mendelson discusses Raise the Age at Columbian Lawyers Association meeting

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted one of New York’s top judges for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on the Raise the Age Legislation during its monthly meeting at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday, Feb. 6. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association meets borough’s newest judges during Judiciary Night

Members of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (BWBA) got a chance to spend time with the local judiciary including the borough's newest judges during its annual Judiciary Night that was held at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Wednesday, Feb. 7. … Full Article

Catholic Lawyers Guild honors Charles Small on Shrove Tuesday

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights and afterwards it held a luncheon at the Brooklyn Bar Association where it honored Charles Small. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association celebrates New York's black judges for Black History Month

For its celebration of Black History Month, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) honored the impact of New York state's black judges and the importance of a diverse judiciary during a ceremony at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn expected to increase usage of SCIs to speed up criminal courts

In her "State of the Judiciary" speech last Tuesday, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore praised Brooklyn and Administrative Judge Matthew D’Emic for a 16 percent drop in felony cases, but explained that she would like to see a practice more commonly in use in upstate New York implemented in Kings Co … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School's ‘Evidence Guru’ Prof. Richard Farrell dies at 80

The Brooklyn Law School (BLS) community is reeling this week after beloved professor Richard T. Farrell, a fixture on the campus for nearly 60 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 80. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE prepares lawyers for handling LGBTQ clients

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s LGBTQ Committee hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday where it taught attorneys the ins and outs of dealing with LGBTQ clients including recent laws and terminology. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Parties settle in car accident

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Kathy J. King listens as plaintiff’s attorney Matthew Gray (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Louis C. … Full Article
DA Eric Gonzalez Partners with Youth in Anti-Bullying Storytelling Project

DA Gonzalez partners with youth in anti-bullying storytelling project

A culmination of District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s work with youth communities to prevent bullying came together at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Wednesday night as kids presented anti-bullying short films they made. … Full Article

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