Courts and Law

The Federal Courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn is a giant fortress that most people recognize as a building to report to for jury duty, or because it houses many high-profile trials. … Full Article

Hit and run death a stark reminder of new 25 mph speed limit

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run by a vehicle on Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday night. … Full Article

Reid: AG Lynch nomination could happen next year

Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate action on President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general will occur next year when Republicans are in charge. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School dean comes to Brooklyn’s defense

The 2014 New York state bar exam pass rate saw a noted decline among most of New York’s law schools, prompting the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) to pen a note to New York deans expressing dissatisfaction with the July 2014 bar exam results. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School Dean Nick Allard stars in charity roast

Although Nick Allard is not from Brooklyn and became dean of Brooklyn Law School just two years ago, he has quickly become one of the borough’s favorite sons. … Full Article

Brooklyn Appellate Court announces award recipients for commitment to excellence

The Appellate Division, Second Department, has announced the recipients of the 2014 Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence award. The eight individuals will be recognized at an awards dinner on Nov. 19. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts film festival with Tony Gilroy

At the first meeting this semester of the Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society (BESLS), Jose Landivar brought up the idea of doing a film festival. … Full Article

Manhattan follows Brooklyn’s lead, stops prosecution of minor marijuana cases

Fewer people will be prosecuted for marijuana offenses in New York City due to a new policing policy announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this week. … Full Article

Amon graces Brooklyn courthouse with Southern charm and intellectual rigor

A resident of Brooklyn’s federal court system for close to three decades, Chief Judge Carol Amon has set deep legal roots in Brooklyn Heights.  With a soft Virginian accent, Amon can command jurisprudence as well the history of the Eastern District court, which is set to celebrate its 150th anniv … Full Article

Brooklyn judge orders partner buyout

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has ruled that two partners in a popular Long Island eatery must pay, within 90 days, $1.2 million to a third partner as the forced buyout price of one-third share of the company.  … Full Article

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