Courts and Law

The Catholic Lawyers Guild Diocese of Brooklyn, Kings County Chapter, said goodbye to its president, inducted new officers and honored six others during its 41st annual awards dinner at Gargi … Full Article

Salute to a generation of service and police work

One of the people who has contributed to transforming the streets of Brooklyn for more than 20 years — Leslie Lewis — is celebrating his 88th birthday today. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project to hold gala at BAM

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is holding its 25th anniversary celebration on May 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn attorney becomes president of NYS Women’s Bar Association

Andrea F. Composto, Esq., of the Law Offices of Composto & Composto in Brooklyn, was installed as the 33rd President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) at its Annual Convention which was held on May 16 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing. … Full Article

NYPD boss pitches amnesty idea to clear 1.2 million warrants

Sheila Beasley was struggling to clean up after her beloved Rottweiler, Rocky, on a Bronx sidewalk on a December day in 2008 when she briefly put his leash down — a move spotted by a nearby plainclothes police officer who promptly wrote her a summons for having an unleashed dog. … Full Article
BK Live 5.12.15: MTA Ban

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses the MTA voting to ban political ads

Late last month, the MTA voted to ban all political ads from city bus and subways. The policy was prompted by a Manhattan judge's decision that had allowed a series of political ads to run on MTA billboards attacking the Islamic faith.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association holds annual meeting, celebrates honorees

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony last Monday in the auditorium of the association’s Brooklyn Heights home on Remsen Street.   … Full Article

Top Court: NY drug law revisions also apply to parolees

The 2009 revisions in the tough Rockefeller-era drug laws also apply to parolees, who can seek shorter sentences, New York's highest court ruled Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Brooklyn defendants found fully liable in SoHo rear-end collision case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber and attorneys listen as court reporter Esther Spielman complies with the jury's request for a read-back of testimony in the motor vehicle accident trial Jenuz Radoncic, Mensur Kukaj & Kreshnik Kukaj v. … Full Article

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