Courts and Law

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, a citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, installed its new slate of officers and directors, including new president Jason M. … Full Article

Brooklyn celebrates Hispanic Heritage at Criminal Court

The Brooklyn Criminal Court held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Friday, the last held by a local court, where it honored a court officer as employee of the year and invited back a former judge in the court as the keynote speaker. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association’s ‘Italians in America, Victims of Discrimination’ makes vital point

Each Immigrant Wave Confronted with Complex, Often Dangerous, Hurdles  … Full Article

El Chapo's lawyer warned not to tamper with witnesses after ominous text

An attorney for the alleged drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as “El Chapo,” is off the hook after texting a government witness, after Brooklyn federal court Judge Brian Cogan decided on Friday to give the lawyer a warning rather than sanction him. … Full Article

Brooklyn Family Court celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Kings County Family Court held its sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Baby Caiden, 17 months old, burned by scalding hot water at Applebee’s

The past seven days for the Gaffney family have been “unbearable” after their 17-month-old baby was severely burned by scalding hot water that was served by an Applebee’s employee. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association honors four, including Gregory Cerchione at annual awards

The Brooklyn Bar Association honored four people during its annual awards ceremony in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday including past president Gregory Cerchione, who received the Distinguished Service Award. … Full Article

Chase opens ‘new generation’ bank in Brooklyn

Walk into a traditional bank branch and the first thing you’re likely to see is a line of teller windows, plus the counter with the deposit slips and pens. … Full Article

Conviction overturned in Hasidic gang attack on gay black man

Not even scientific evidence could convince a higher court to uphold the conviction of the lone perpetrator who went to trial for a brutal gang assault against a gay black man. … Full Article

Presiding Justice Scheinkman talks changes to court with Women’s Bar Association

Last month, Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman invited the legal community into his courthouse to celebrate its past. On Wednesday, he invited members of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association in to talk about the future of the courthouse. … Full Article

Family of the alleged shoplifter who died while in custody calls for eyewitnesses to come forward

The family of an alleged shoplifter who died while in custody of Flatbush Stop & Shop security guards are asking for eyewitnesses to help prosecutors with the criminal investigation. … Full Article

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