Courts and Law

Photo: Bay Ridge Lawyers Association walks for charity

Members of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association and their families marched in the Light the Night Walk in Staten Island on Saturday. The group helped to raise $1,700 to help fight leukemia and lymphoma. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association discusses advanced topics in landlord tenant law

The Brooklyn Bar Association once again hosted members of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association (KCHCBA) for another Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on Monday, but it went more in depth this time around during a session titled Advanced Topics in Landlord Tenant Law … Full Article

Brooklyn Brandeis Society finds its place in Brooklyn’s legal community

The Brooklyn legal society is made up of many different groups and organizations, some of which have been around since before Brooklyn was even a borough. However, it is one of the newest groups that is quickly gaining membership and respect. … Full Article

Justice Laporte recalls her unlikely ascent to the bench at Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Justice Evelyn J. Laporte’s unlikely legal career started in Puerto Rico, where after just one year in college, she left to come to the U.S. to pursue her goal of becoming a flight attendant. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff awarded $200K in motor vehicle accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards listens as attorney Pasquale Vairo (standing), of the law firm Godosky & Gentile, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff’s treating physician and surgeon in the motor vehicle accident trial Ricciardi v. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project helps seniors know their rights

Preparing oneself for aging isn't an easy or obvious process, and for certain seniors, it's not an affordable one, either. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury splits verdict in bicyclist-motor vehicle accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow listens as defendant’s attorney Martin Landa (standing), of the law firm James G. Bilello Associates, makes an opening statement to the jury in the bifurcated bicyclist-motor vehicle accident trial Rimmer v. Ralbag.  … Full Article

Brooklyn cherry factory to plead guilty

A Brooklyn cherry factory is expected to plead guilty to charges of possessing marijuana and dumping untreated wastewater into the sewer system. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association teaches ABCs of L&T

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted members of the Kings County Housing Court Bar Association (KCHCBA) for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar titled “ABC’s of L&T: Introduction to Landlord Tenant Law” on Remsen Street on Monday. … Full Article

KCCBA discusses how to improve accountability within criminal justice system

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted a Continuing Legal Education seminar called, “Accountability in the Criminal Justice System,” on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday with civil rights attorney Ron Kuby and Timothy Pearson, the president of NOBLE New York (National  … Full Article


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