Courts and Law

Past presidents of the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) held a 30th anniversary and 60th birthday party for Executive Director Avery Eli Okin at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on  … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Passenger in three-car collision awarded $700K

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as plaintiff’s attorney Jeffrey Guzman (standing), of the law firm Krentzel & Guzman, conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Agrest v. … Full Article

Brooklyn student wins Judicial Essay Contest

Appellate Division Justice Robert J. Miller held a ceremony for the 10 finalists of the annual Independence of the Judiciary High School Essay Contest at the New York City Bar Association in Manhattan on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association brings in asset protection specialist for CLE lecture

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) invited Barry Engel, an asset-protection specialist from Colorado, to Remsen Street on Monday for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture titled "Asset Protection Planning: State of the Art in 2016.” … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Passenger in flipped truck awarded $120K in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as attorney Nancy Kreiker (standing), of the law offices of James G. Bilello & Assocs., addresses the jury during the motor vehicle accident trial Britt v. Nelson and McFarlane.   … Full Article

Arthur Aidala holds final meeting as Brooklyn Bar President

In his last act as president of the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA), Arthur Aidala honored 13 people, including court officer Capt. James C. Campbell with the president’s award, during the BBA’s Annual Meeting this past Thursday. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association honors four at 15th Annual Luncheon

The Kings County Housing Court Bar Association held its 15th annual awards luncheon on Thursday at Rocco's Tacos in Downtown Brooklyn, where it honored Judge Lisa Ottley and three other leaders in Brooklyn’s legal community. … Full Article

DA Thompson announces dismissal of charges against postal carrier Glen Grays

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson on Thursday announced a dismissal of the charges against Glen Grays, a 27-year-old postal worker from East New York, who was arrested while on duty in Crown Heights this past March. Grays was delivering packages when an undercover police car nearly struck him. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project honors former Chief Judge Lippman, two others at gala

The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) held its annual gala where it honored three, including the former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Justice Arthur Schack believed the rule of law protects us all

“To be, or not to be?” Justice Arthur Schack answered that eternal question, posed in a Shakespearean soliloquy, just about each and every day. And he did so in unique style.  … Full Article

Miranda Rights the focus of Law Day celebration at Brooklyn Supreme Court

The Kings County Supreme Court celebrated Law Day on Monday with a ceremony in the central jury room of the courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn. This year’s theme was “Miranda: More than Words.”  … Full Article

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