Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards $572,000 in damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wayne Saitta listens as plaintiff’s attorney Thomas Brennan (standing), of the law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy, addresses the jury during opening statements in the motor vehicle accident trial Chaaban v. Rotbann. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts host curator from National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tuliza Fleming, a curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, gave a presentation on Thursday at the Kings County Supreme Court as part of the court's Black History Month celebration. … Full Article

Young author gives reading during Black History Month event

The Kings County Court's Black History Month Committee continued its month-long series of events with a reading a book signing by author Ashley Lilly at the Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Ken Thompson's widow helps out the Black Bar Association's suit drive

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association has been running its Suited for Success men's suit drive since Jan. 17, but on Wednesday it got a nice donation of 20 suits from Lu-Shawn Thompson, the widow of the late District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article

Court invites radio personality for talk on Black History Month

The Kings County Courts Black History Month celebration continued when it hosted radio personality Michael G. Haskins for a discussion titled "Telling Our Story" at the courthouse on Jay Street last Friday. … Full Article

Immigration attorney makes plea for pro bono help at Columbian Lawyers meeting

Immigration has become one of the hottest topics in the legal community as a result of the recent actions of President Donald Trump, so the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn’s continuing legal education (CLE) seminar that was held in Dyker Heights on Tuesday couldn’t have been bette … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds no malpractice in differential diagnosis

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Ellen Spodek listens as defendant’s attorney Salvatore Leto (standing), of the law firm Wagner, Doman & Leto, summarizes his position for the jury in the medical malpractice trial Jackson v. … Full Article

Loretta Lynch may be reason El Chapo is being tried in Brooklyn

The case of drug kingpin Joaquin Guzmán, better known as “El Chapo,” has captured the imagination of the entire country, but regardless of the fact that he was officially indicted in seven different states, he is being tried right here in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Attorneys instructed on how to avoid grievances at Brooklyn Bar Association

Attorneys try their best to make every client happy, but occasionally even the best attorneys will fail to meet their clients’ expectations and a grievance will be filed against them. It’s part of doing business in the legal world. … Full Article

Local bar associations discuss faith and immigration at St. Francis College

Organizers insisted that the timing was coincidental, but it couldn’t have been better as three local bar associations came together to host  a discussion on immigration titled “Can Faith Trump Walls?” at St. Francis College last Thursday. … Full Article

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