Courts and Law

Columbian Lawyers Association learns the dos and don’ts of the grievance process

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn held a Continuing Legal Education meeting where it hosted two attorneys who gave a lecture titled “The Do’s and Don’ts of the Grievance Process” at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article

National Association of Women Judges awards scholarships to two law school students

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), District 2 got some help from the local New York chapter when it gave out scholarships to a pair of law school students during a reception for the awardees at the Brooklyn Bar Association in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday. … Full Article

Chief Judge Irizarry is keynote speaker at Kings County Family Court Hispanic Heritage event

The Kings County Family Court got a little help from the Federal Court as Chief Judge Dora Irizarry was the keynote speaker for its fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month event that was held in the Downtown Brooklyn courthouse on Wednesday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: No negligence in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bert Bunyan listens as defendant's attorney Neil Ekblom (standing, right), of the law firm Ekblom & Partners, conducts a direct examination during the medical malpractice trial Bernard Gips (as administrator of the estate of Aurelia Gips) v. … Full Article

Stephen Spinelli installed as president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association kicked off a new season by installing Stephen Spinelli as president and others as officers and board members during a ceremony at the Pearl Room in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community says goodbye to John Rose

Members of Brooklyn's legal community joined together at the Surrogate's Court on Friday for a retirement party for John Rose, a veteran of the Brooklyn Court system who is leaving after 29 years of service. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors judges at annual membership party

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted its annual membership party at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday, where it honored its members who are also members of the judiciary. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Liability settlement in rear-end collision trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as plaintiff’s attorney Elliot Shields (standing), of the law firm Roth & Roth, conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Rivera v. Aracenas Transport Inc., et al.   … Full Article

Justice Arthur Schack honored at Supreme Court

The Kings County Board of Justices Good and Welfare Committee on Wednesday hosted a tribute to the late Justice Arthur M. Schack, presenting his family with a plaque to commemorate his time as a judge in the Brooklyn Supreme Court. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE on eDiscovery postponed

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) announced on Tuesday that it has postponed a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 on the topic of eDiscovery. … Full Article


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