Courts and Law

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY) hosted its second annual installation ceremony for its executive committee and board of directors at Borough Hall on Thursday. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers take Staten Island for monthly CLE meeting

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn took over Staten Island for one night during this month's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting at Nino's Restaurant on Hylan Boulevard last Tuesday, Jan. 12. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff gets $1.7 million in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as the defendant’s attorney, Trina Moore (standing), of the New York City Transit law department, questions the plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial Vidal v. … Full Article

Rookie NYPD officer charged in killing of unarmed Brooklyn man nears trial

A rookie NYPD officer who shot an unarmed man in an East New York housing project stairwell is nearing a trial expected to feature testimony about the officer's panicked and shaken state in the tragedy's aftermath. … Full Article

84th Precinct Report: Officers Hunt and Condon recognized as Cops of the Month

The 84th Precinct Community Council’s Cop of the Month award is usually given to an officer who performs a miraculous life-saving deed or who helps reduce the amount of guns on the streets. … Full Article

Women’s Bar hosts annual judiciary night at Borough Hall

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted its annual judiciary night on Thursday at Borough Hall, where it offered its members the chance to meet Kings County’s newest judges. … Full Article

Kings County criminal bar re-elects officers at annual meeting

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) officially re-elected its officers and board members during its annual meeting at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards $275K to plaintiff in premises liability trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as plaintiff’s attorney Adam Feder (standing), of counsel to Everett J. Petersson, Esq., addresses the jury during his opening statements in the premises liability trialConenna v. … Full Article

Assemblymember Vito Lopez remembered at Judge Fisher’s induction ceremony

Judge Pamela L. Fisher was officially sworn in as justice of the Supreme Court of Kings County during a ceremony in front of her judicial colleagues, friends and family members at Borough Hall Wednesday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 20 years for hate crime against transgendered woman in Bushwick

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Wednesday announced that a 26-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction last month on charges of first-degree assault as a hate crime for striking a 29-year-old transgendered woman in the head with a two by four piec … Full Article

At BHS event, Judge Jack Weinstein recalls growing up in old Brooklyn

A lot has been written and said about Judge Jack B. … Full Article

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