Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Family of deceased awarded sum in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as co-defendant’s attorney Carl Formicola (standing), of the law firm Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, conducts a cross-examination of an expert witness in Konyayev v. Trimba, et al. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors county clerk and founder of Defender Services at annual dinner

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted its 99th annual dinner at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook on Thursday where it honored a pair of accomplished women from Brooklyn’s legal community and said goodbye to outgoing President Sara J. Gozo.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee conducts Article 81 workshop

The Brooklyn Bar Association's Elder Law Committee hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar titled "Article 81 Skills Workshop: Motions for Interim Relief" in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article

Aimee Richter installed as president of the Brooklyn Bar Association

The Brooklyn Bar Association held an induction ceremony for its officers and newly elected trustees where Aimee Richter was sworn in as its newest president at Borough Hall on Wednesday.  … Full Article

First responders testify in case of NYPD cop charged with road rage murder

First responders testified at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday in the pretrial hearing of the NYPD officer who has been accused of killing a man in a fit of road rage while off duty.  … Full Article

Chief Judge DiFiore adds four, including Kamins, to expanded New York State Justice Task Force

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has expanded the role of the New York State Justice Task Force on Wrongful Convictions to handle issues of bail, speedy trials and other efficiency and accessibility issues and added four additional members, she announced last week. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Bench decision reached in NYPD officer's damages trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernard Graham listens as defendant’s attorney Steven Distler (standing), of the law firm Gialleonardo, McDonald & Turchetti, calls on an expert witness to testify in the motor vehicle accident trial Santiago v. Boyer. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association honors former president and welcomes new one at annual dinner dance

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn celebrated its 49th annual dinner dance on Friday to honor former President Dean Delianites and to install Linda LoCascio as the incoming president. … Full Article

Brooklyn Family Court hosts annual Teen Day events

The Kings County Family Court held its annual Teen Day event on Thursday where Brooklyn kids from the foster care system are brought into the court so that they have a platform where they can network and get exposed to social programs designed for them. … Full Article

Brooklyn Brandeis Society hosts Judge George Silver during annual meeting

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society held its annual meeting, the last under President Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik, where Hon. George J. Silver swore in its new slate of officers and directors in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article


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