Courts and Law

Charles Small climbed the ladder to become Chief Clerk of Brooklyn Supreme Court

The Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term is one of the largest and busiest courts of its kind anywhere in the U.S. with specialized parts in nearly every field. It takes a lot to run a courthouse like that and that phenomenal task is left up to Charles Small. … Full Article

Young New Yorkers re-imagine Brooklyn federal courtroom

For one afternoon, a courtroom at the federal courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn was re-imagined on July 26 by a group of kids taking part in a program known as the Young New Yorkers. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury shows plaintiff the door in premises liability trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Katherine Levine listens as plaintiff's attorney Anthony Hirschberger (standing), of the law offices of Hach & Rose, addresses the jury during his summation in the premises liability trial Allen v. New York City Housing Authority. … Full Article

City Council bill would provide free divorce lawyers to victims of domestic violence

Advocates often argue that the biggest way to help victims of domestic violence is by providing them with the financial support they need to get out from their horrible situations. … Full Article

Legal Aid Society attorneys protest dangerous elevators at Downtown Brooklyn headquarters

Despite temperatures that reached 90 degrees, attorneys for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn were outside of their Downtown Brooklyn headquarters protesting the dangerous conditions of the elevators in their building. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA joins group of prosecutors calling on reinstatement of speed cameras

Prosecutors from the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan joined Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Tuesday for a rally to call on lawmakers to reinstate speed cameras before the upcoming school year. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge issues opinion explaining why he sentenced ex-ISIS member time served

Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of New York, issued a 43-page opinion on Monday where he explained why he sentenced an ex-ISIS member to time served and 10 years of supervised release — the judge cited the defendant's assistance to U.S. … Full Article

Chief Clerk in Brooklyn Criminal Term gave up a career in art for 45 years in the courts

In a courthouse, it is the judges who make all of the decisions, but everyone who works in the courts knows that the people who actually run the daily tasks are the clerks. In Brooklyn’s Supreme Court, Criminal Term, the person running the show is Chief Clerk Daniel Alessandrino. … Full Article

Coney Island gallery on exhibit at Brooklyn's Federal Court now through Sept. 28

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York is located in Downtown Brooklyn and despite the fact that the courthouse looks like a fortress on the outside, it is open to the public and features an art gallery, known as the Charles P. … Full Article

New York State Bar Association calls on Congress to pass criminal record sealing law

Anyone committing a crime should serve time, but should they be punished for the rest of their lives? … Full Article

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