Courts and Law

Former prosecutor Marc Fliedner files paperwork to run for Brooklyn DA

A Brooklyn-based civil rights attorney and former Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Marc Fliedner announced on Wednesday that he has filed the paperwork with the New York Board of Elections and is expecting to run for Kings County District Attorney in the September Democratic Primary. … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: Anthony Lamberti's journey from Brooklyn's sandlots to its courtrooms

Anthony J. Lamberti grew up playing stickball in the streets and used that love of baseball to help him get an education. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: False arrest case settled during trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Wavny Toussaint listens during a police detective’s testimony in the false arrest trial Covington v. City of New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn swears in nation's first female Hasidic judge

Rachel "Ruchie" Freier made history in Brooklyn last week when she became the first-ever Hasidic woman to become a judge in the U.S. during an installation ceremony at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Judge Susan Quirk sworn in at Appellate Court

Judge Susan Quirk, who was elected to the civil court bench in November, was officially installed as Brooklyn’s newest judge during a ceremony at the Appellate Court in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers, 1st Department announce 2017 Rapallo Award recipient

The Columbian Lawyers, First Judicial Department, held its annual Christmas party at The Water Club Restaurant in Manhattan on Monday where it announced its pick for the 2017 Rapallo Awards — Justice Joseph Maltese, Appellate Division, Second Department of New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts collect coats for the needy

Here are some fantastic photos and captions of Brooklyn courts giving out coats for the needy during this holiday season.  … Full Article

Six CLE lectures scheduled by Brooklyn Bar Association for 2017

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) announced that it has scheduled six Continuing Legal Education seminars so far for the year 2017 starting with "Branding for Lawyers" on Monday Jan. 9. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosts its own holiday party

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosted a holiday party with more than 150 members and their guests in attendance at the trendy Paper Factory Hotel in Queens on Friday. It was the first time the group has hosted its own holiday party in at least five years. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Former patient awarded $1.2 million in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as plaintiff's attorney Jordan Hecht (standing), of the law firm Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, addresses the jury during his summation in the medical malpractice trial Natera v. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. … Full Article


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