Courts and Law

A star of ‘Hamilton’ treks from Broadway to Brooklyn to hail newest Americans

One of the stars of “Hamilton” made a special appearance in Brooklyn Friday and — to borrow a line from that hit Broadway play — the Ceremonial Courtroom at 225 Cadman Plaza East was “the room where it happened.” … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community says goodbye to longtime ADA

Longtime member of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Ed Purce is leaving the borough after 18 years to work for the Bronx District Attorney. Many of Purce’s friends and colleagues got together at Hill Country Barbecue in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday to say goodbye. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation gifts recent Brooklyn Law School grad with scholarship

The Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation gifted recent Brooklyn Law School (BLS) graduate Anthony Beneduce Jr. with the second annual Hon. Theodore T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship during a ceremony in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Comparative negligence in rear-ender car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Lisa Ottley listens as defendant's attorney Richard Berne (standing), of the law firm Sclar Adler, sums up his arguments to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Eliot Sash v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association examines the blueprint for addressing liens at CLE

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) kicked off a new season of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses with a seminar titled "The Blueprint for Addressing Liens" in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn to celebrate Constitution Day with special session naturalization ceremony

Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry has announced that a special session naturalization ceremony will take place Sept. 16 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to celebrate Constitution Day. … Full Article

Housing Court Bar Association says goodbye to retiring colleague

The Kings County Housing Court packed Rocco’s Tacos in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday for its first monthly meeting since the summer break. Many attorneys were on hand to meet a new judge, listen to a lecture from a veteran judge and to say goodbye to a retiring attorney. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association discusses plans for 50th anniversary celebration

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn kicked off a historic year for its organization when it held the its meeting of the 50th year for the group at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday. Hon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association to host two CLE seminars in September

The summer is winding down, and that means that Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars are returning to the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA). … Full Article

Judge to decide on sale of Prince Hotel

The future of the Prince Hotel, one of the most notorious spots in Bay Ridge, will soon be decided, but it’s not clear what will ultimately happen to the building that for so long has been the source of outrage and complaints in the community. … Full Article


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