Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Cellar door at issue in premises liability trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as plaintiff’s attorney Ernest N. Reece (standing), trial counsel to the law firm Cherny & Podolsky, addresses the jury during summations in the premises liability trial Aguilar v. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Judge presides over motion day

A motion day at Kings County Civil Term takes place in this courtroom sketch, where Hon. Noach Dear has taken the bench as oral arguments go on the record in a foreclosure matter.   … Full Article

Kings County Family Court finalizes 40 adoptions on Adoption Day

The Kings County Family Court held its annual Adoption Day program, “Honoring Forever Families” in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday morning. The event coincides with National Adoption Day, a collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care. … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: David Chidakel's poor, humble origins can forge leadership

David Chidekel grew up in the Bronx in the shadow of Yankee Stadium and the great teams of the ‘50s and ‘60s, he likes to say. But as great as those teams were, the surrounding neighborhood was just the opposite as poverty, drugs and violence ran rampant. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School student organization honors top women in sports and entertainment law

The Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society (BESLS), a student organization at Brooklyn Law School, honored some of the top women in the sports, entertainment and fashion law industries during a reception at the school in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts domestic violence discussion with Justice Leventhal

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) hosted a discussion on domestic violence where alumnus Hon. John M. … Full Article

Raking an Effort: Brandeis Society helps clean up Jewish cemetery

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society held its inaugural Day of Service event where its members headed to Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island to help clean up on Sunday morning. … Full Article

Eric Gonzalez introduced as head of Brooklyn DA’s office

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) and the Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted a welcoming reception for the new Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff awarded $2.8 million in pedestrian-car accident trial verdict

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. David Vaughan listens as Evan La Penna (standing) of the law firm Paris & Chaikin conducts a direct examination of an expert witness in the pedestrian-vehicle accident trial Bond v. Pluck. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association President Paula Edgar presents her ‘Four Ps’

Paula T. Edgar was recently installed as president of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) during a ceremony at Proskauer Rose LLP in Manhattan last month. … Full Article

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