Courts and Law

Fifth annual Mollen Awards honor excellence, commitment in administration of justice

The wonderfully appointed Appellate Courthouse at 45 Monroe Place was again, for the fifth year, host of the Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Awards on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn men among those sentenced in inter-state divorce extortion case

TRENTON, N.J.— Three New York men who tried to coerce a Jewish man into giving his wife a religious divorce were sentenced on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn opens first Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court

The Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court officially opened Wednesday with a ceremony in front of a crowd of judges, lawyers and excited veterans in the criminal courthouse on Schermerhorn Street. … Full Article

Fensterman, lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, honored by Brooklyn’s Jefferson Democratic Club

Howard Fensterman, managing partner of the law firm Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, was honored by the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Kings County for the law firm’s commitment to the people and businesses of Brooklyn. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds plaintiff 95% responsible in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Sylvia Ash listens as the plaintiff’s attorney Louis DeSorbo (standing), of counsel to the Shakhnevisch Law Group, delivers his summation to the jury in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Harris v. Khaimovich.   … Full Article

Catholic Lawyers and Brandeis Society discuss their faith and wrongful convictions

The Catholic Lawyers of Kings County and the newly formed Brooklyn Brandeis Society came together for a town hall meeting covering Faith in the Law at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Tuesday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds driver liable in pedestrian-city bus accident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wavny Toussaint listens as plaintiff’s attorney Conrad Jordan (standing), trial counsel for the law offices of Mark E. … Full Article

Schneiderman asks court to shut Daily Fantasy Sports

New York's attorney general has filed court papers seeking an injunction to stop daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel from conducting what he calls illegal gambling in the state. … Full Article

Daily Fantasy Sports showdown spotlights Eric Schneiderman

He's the player daily fantasy sports fans across the country are suddenly watching: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who ordered industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel this past week to stop accepting play from New Yorkers, saying their business amounts to illegal gambling. … Full Article

Eight-hour 2015 Annual Update CLE is popular with busy attorneys

Part of any lawyer's life includes taking regular Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes. It’s a good opportunity to network and brush up on the law. However, most honest lawyers would tell you that they don’t like going to them. … Full Article


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