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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

The 68th Precinct and Community Council work together for safe streets

Capt. Raymond Festino is in charge of the 68th Precinct, which polices two of the lowest crime neighborhoods in New York City — Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. It’s not an easy job and expectations run high. … Full Article

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg among honorees at Four Freedoms Awards

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is among four people who have been awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards. The awards were presented Tuesday night in New York City. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association discusses advanced topics in landlord tenant law

The Brooklyn Bar Association once again hosted members of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association (KCHCBA) for another Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Monday, but it went more in depth this time around during a session titled "Advanced Topics in Landlord Tenant Law." … Full Article

Photo: Bay Ridge Lawyers Association walks for charity

Members of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association and their families marched in the Light the Night Walk in Staten Island on Saturday. The group helped to raise $1,700 to help fight leukemia and lymphoma. … Full Article


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