Courts and Law

Bar Association recognizes the Brooklyn Judiciary; Event a ‘fantastic success’

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) hosted its annual Judiciary Night this past week. The well-attended event featured newly elected and appointed federal, state and city judiciary members, as well as the supervising and administrative judges of each court and bar leaders. … Full Article

Wannabe rapper gets life in prison in Brooklyn murder case

A reputed street gang leader who sought to convince a jury that amateur music videos featuring him rhyming about carrying guns and spilling the blood of rivals were pure fiction was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
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Brooklyn again plays host to high-profile terrorism cases

On Thursday, in two separate cases, three American citizens were arraigned in Brooklyn federal court on terror-related charges. … Full Article

KCCBA Annual Dinner called ‘most successful ever’

If you examine all of the tall buildings around Borough Hall, it becomes clear that the primary industry downtown is the administration of justice. … Full Article
BK Live 3/31/15: NYPD & Social Media

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses the NYPD tracking social media

Since at least 2011, the NYPD has had an official policy of monitoring and tracking individuals via social media, with some of these monitoring efforts even leading to arrests. … Full Article

Brooklyn defendant demands access to evidence buried under Sandy debris

A Brooklyn defendant seeking release from prison has petitioned a federal court for access to evidence that he says is buried in a Red Hook evidence warehouse underneath Superstorm Sandy debris. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $1.5M damage award granted in Cyclone roller coaster injury suit

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Kathy King listens while the unified trial of Paula Noone v. City of New York, Astroland Kiddie Park Inc. and Cycle Coasters, Inc. unfolds in Kings County Civil Term.  … Full Article

Inn examines what to do when a guilty client proclaims innocence

When the Kings County chapter of the American Inns of Court gathers March 31 for its regular CLE-accredited session, a distinguished panel — led by Appellate Division Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix and Paul Weitz — will demonstrate a lawyer’s options when a client in a criminal case vacillates  … Full Article

At court-hosted Women’s history event, Brooklyn ‘Sheroes’ share journeys

To close out a month-long celebration of women’s history, four Brooklyn legislators and representatives, last Friday, shared the story of their journey and battle with gender and ethnic discrimination.   … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: In late-night Brooklyn accident case, parties settle before jury tackles damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Edgar Walker listens as defendant’s attorney Vincent Brescia (standing), of the law firm Harris King Fodera & Correia, addresses his opening statement to the jury in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Mark Walrond v. … Full Article

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