Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Ramp on uneven sidewalk creates hazardous condition, building found fully liable

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as plaintiff’s attorney Gerard N. Misk (standing), of the law firm Ginsburg & Misk, conducts a direct examination of expert witness engineer Joel Schachter. … Full Article

Justice Miller lectures on appellate law at Columbian Lawyers Association meeting

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted Justice Robert J. Miller of the Kings County Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, for a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar at the Rex Manor Catering Hall in Dyker Heights last Wednesday. … Full Article

Life of Justice Albert Tomei celebrated during memorial at NYC Bar Association

The Brooklyn legal community finally got its opportunity to celebrate Justice Albert Tomei this past Friday night during a memorial service held at the New York City Bar Association in Manhattan. … Full Article

Chief Judge DiFiore implements new measures in criminal cases

The New York courts are stepping up their effort to prevent wrongful convictions through a program that will affect criminal cases, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Federal court judge delays sentencing of sex trafficker following emotional testimony

Federal court Judge Frederic Block was set to sentence a man convicted on sex trafficking charges on Tuesday, but put off his decision after he listened to a crying victim testify at a sentencing hearing. … Full Article

Eric Gonzalez is no longer ‘acting’ Brooklyn DA

Eric Gonzalez can finally drop the “acting” before his title of district attorney after he officially won the general election on Tuesday night when he picked up more than 89 percent of the votes. Now he’s just got to deal with the title of DA-elect for the next two months. … Full Article

Cuomo and de Blasio make nice at annual Junior’s Cheesecake Breakfast

A tradition in Brooklyn politics was continued last Friday when Steve Cohn hosted his annual Cheesecake Breakfast at Junior's Restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn, which was attended by members of the Democratic Party from all three branches of government. … Full Article

Frankie's Mission honors past Bay Ridge Lawyers Association president Pat Russo

Pat Russo, a past president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, was honored by Frankie’s Mission during the 10th Annual Hopefest in Coney Island on Friday. … Full Article

Judge Sanket Bulsara sworn in as federal magistrate judge during investiture ceremony

Sanket Bulsara became the first South Asian-American judge for the Second Circuit when he was officially sworn in during an investiture ceremony at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association bids farewell to Judge Laurie Lau

The Kings County Housing Court Bar Association (KCHCBA) held its monthly meeting in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. The event gave it an opportunity to invite retiring Judge Laurie Lau to Brooklyn to say one last goodbye. … Full Article

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