Courts and Law

The New York State Bar Association's Judicial Section hosted a bench-bar event on implicit bias that was co-sponsored by a group of other local bar associations in Brooklyn Heights on Thursda … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association mixing youth and experience into CLEs

Fresh off of a monthly meeting where one of its younger attorneys presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture, the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association is set to have one of its more experienced members presenting this month. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister For April 20

John Gangemi Back at Age 78, in Race to Win B’klyn DA’s Seat Will Voters Recall That ‘John Gangemi Is My Friend?’ … Full Article

Brooklyn DA program helps to rid community members of old summonses

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office sponsored a program called "Begin Again" at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Friday and Saturday, during which they helped to clear summons warrants for people from all over the borough. … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: Michael Farkas’ act of rebellion was to join the Army

Michael Farkas was destined to be a Court Street lawyer. His grandfather was a New York State Supreme Court judge in Brooklyn and his father was a homicide prosecutor who introduced him to the Brooklyn DA’s Office from a very young age. … Full Article

84th Precinct requests security cameras for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Every year Brooklyn Bridge Park continues to expand and every year crowds get larger and larger. As a result, the 84th Precinct of the NYPD has to constantly adapt its techniques to police the park. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law professors look at policing policies in final legal lunch

The new presidential administration has brought with it a bit of anxiety and many questions, and the Brooklyn Law School has tried to answer some of those questions by hosting Legal Lunches for the past three months. … Full Article

Judges and lawyers get lessons in the dangers of male breast cancer

Attorney Roy Reardon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, and despite living without cancer for years he admitted that any muscle ache or spasm gives him that dreaded feeling again — that his cancer could come back at any moment. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School professors talk climate change in Trump era

The incoming presidential administration has meant a slew of changes to the way the government operates, and perhaps no field has seen greater changes in the first 80 under President Donald Trump than how the government deals with climate change. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Settlement reached in accident liability case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as plaintiff’s attorney Alan C. Salzman (standing), of the law firm Salzman & Winer, addresses the jury during opening statements in Scott v. City of New York. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association honor Justice Maltese with Rapallo-Scalia Award

The Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department, honored Justice Joseph Maltese with the 52nd annual Rapallo-Scalia Award in front of more than 500 people during a luncheon at the Plaza in Manhattan on Friday. … Full Article

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