Courts and Law

Members of Brooklyn's legal community were honored for their work within Brooklyn at the recent Stars & Stripes Club annual dinner dance at Sirico's Catering Hall in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: City settles trial in spare tire incident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards listens as New York City Law Department attorney Matthew Accardo (standing) addresses the jury during summations in Scaduto v. NYC. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawyer helps autistic teens go to prom

The 86th Street Kiwanis Club of Bath Beach helped make some dreams come true for a group of autistic high school students on Tuesday night as it hosted a Dream Prom at Sirico's on 13th Avenue in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

Seneca Club honors community leaders at annual dinner

The Seneca Club of Kings County honored more than 40 local elected officials and other community leaders during its 117th Anniversary Dinner Dance at Giando's on the Water in Williamsburg on Thursday night.  … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds bus operator 95 percent liable in Park Slope car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernard Graham listens as Y. Gail Goode (standing), of the New York City Transit Law Department, summarizes her arguments for the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Guevara v. NYC Transit Authority. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister: Does Second Amendment also guarantee the right to slaughter people at will?

It’s been a crazy and distressing week, with the entire nation struggling, once again, to grasp a tragedy that, ironically, might not  have resulted in the deaths of so many people had the murderer not been able to obtain a veritable machine gun, capable of firing hundreds of high-velocity  … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association installs Sara Gozo as president

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) held an installation ceremony for its new president, Sara J. Gozo, and its new slate of officers, directors and delegates at the Appellate Court in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday. … Full Article

Judge considers controversial Brooklyn CB9 rezoning case

Alicia Boyd, firebrand founder of the neighborhood group Movement to Protect the People, was ebullient following an appearance at state Supreme Court on Thursday. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association, 1st Department celebrates Chief Judge DiFiore

To celebrate the appointment of the first Italian-American chief judge in the state of New York, Hon. … Full Article

Justice John Leventhal brings attention to domestic violence with new book

The city of New York and the country in its entirety have made great strides when it comes to domestic violence over the past two decades, but both still have a long way to go, according to Justice John M. Leventhal. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury returns verdict for plaintiff in construction accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as defendant's attorney James Edwards (standing), of the law firm Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, addresses the jury during opening remarks in the construction accident trial Ayora v. Wong. … Full Article

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