Courts and Law

Emotional Brooklyn officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting

The defense has asked a judge to dismiss the case of an NYPD officer on trial for manslaughter in the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black man, Akai Gurley, in a housing project stairwell in East New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School honors four at its annual Alumni Luncheon

The Brooklyn Law School honored four of its distinguished graduates, two with Alumni of the Year awards and two more with Rising Star awards, during its annual Alumni Luncheon that was held at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan on Friday, Jan. 29. … Full Article

Haitian Lawyers Association holds its 2nd officer installation

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY) hosted its second annual installation ceremony for its executive committee and board of directors at Borough Hall on Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff awarded $5.1M in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta listens as attorney Michael Kelton (standing), of the law firm Abrams Fensterman, cross-examines an epidemiology investigator during the medical malpractice trial Gonzalez v. … Full Article

Bob Law gives courts a history lesson on black radio

The Kings County Supreme Court hosted legendary radio personality Bob Law for a two-day Black History Month event discussing the death of black radio this past Tuesday and Wednesday. … Full Article

NYPD officer testifies at Peter Liang manslaughter trial

As Akai Gurley lay dying from a gunshot wound in a housing project stairwell one night in 2014, his girlfriend, a 911 caller and a medical technician giving instructions by phone frantically worked to try to save his life. … Full Article

Family of ‘Bridge of Spies’ lawyer joins Brooklyn Federal Court for screening

Brooklyn’s federal court steered clear of typical trials, juries and naturalization ceremonies for one night and replaced them with a movie, snacks and soda as it screened Tom Hanks’ latest movie “Bridge of Spies” on Monday evening. … Full Article

Fake lawyer who claimed Brooklyn Bar as his office admits immigration fraud

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday that a Sunset Park man has pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree grand larceny and one count of first-degree immigrant assistance services fraud for posing as an attorney and charging thousands of dollars for immigration s … Full Article

Report finds record number of U.S. exonerations in 2015

The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 percent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides, a new report shows. … Full Article

Third generation member lectures on real estate to Columbian Lawyers

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted real estate lawyer Mark J. Caruso for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar titled “Navigating a Real Estate Transaction" at the Red Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article

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