Courts and Law

SKETCHES of Court: Jury awards plaintiff $520K in pedestrian-car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Francois Rivera watches as plaintiff's attorney Scott Occhiogrosso (standing), of the law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy, plays an evidentiary video in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Nadezhda Iusim v. … Full Article

Court employees celebrate retirement of Fran Napoli

Employees at the Kings County Supreme Court celebrated the retirement of Frances “Fran” Napoli, a senior court reporter, during a party held at the courthouse at 360 Adams St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday. … Full Article

Justice Miriam Cyrulnik takes helm of Kings Inn of Court with tribute to late Hon. Arthur Schack

Since it was launched back in 2001, the Kings County Nathan Sobel American Inn of Court has become one of the most effective and creative legal associations in the state. … Full Article

Federal court gallery gives voice to autistic artist

Joseph DeCandido, a 22-year-old autistic artist from Staten Island, drew more than 100 judges, court employees, friends and family members to the lobby of the federal courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday for the opening reception of his show “See My Voice.” … Full Article

Izetta Johnson commemorated during court's summer intern orientation

The Supreme Court of Kings County’s Student Employment and Internship Program for local high school students officially started with an orientation session on Tuesday, and organizers spent much of the program talking about the woman who started it all — Izetta Johnson. … Full Article

National Association of Women Judges honors three at annual dinner

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) hosted its annual dinner on June 29 at Giando On the Water in Williamsburg where it honored Chief Judge of the State of New York Janet DiFiore and two others. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury favors defendants in bus accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as defendants’ attorney Sheri Holland (standing), of the law firm White Fleischner & Fino, cross-examines the responding police officer in the motor vehicle accident trial Robertus Coleman v. … Full Article

Gay/Straight Alliance honors Chief Judge Kaye at annual event

On June 28, the Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Courts held a gay pride celebration where it honored the late Chief Judge Judith Kaye at the New York County Supreme Court, Civil Term. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Three-car pileup on Belt Parkway

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wavny Toussaint listens and co-defendant attorneys look on as Hiram Raldiris (standing), of the law offices of Eric H. Green, goes over an exhibit during a medical presentation in the summary jury trial Nunez v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association discusses jury selection in a changing Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on June 27 with Justice Ellen Spodek titled "Jury Selection in a 'New' Brooklyn: Hipsters, Transplants and Millennials.” … Full Article

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