Courts and Law

Brooklyn Bar’s new LGBT committee is looking for members

The Brooklyn Bar Association just approved a new LGBT committee and it needs more members in order to be up and running by the fall.
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Brooklyn judge rules seniors at Prospect Park Residence can have their day in court

Seven very old but determined residents of the Prospect Park Residence, an embattled assisted living facility in Park Slope, were handed a victory in court last Thursday when a Brooklyn judge denied a motion made by their landlord and the state Department of Health (DOH) to dismiss their many com … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Court opens new Pro Se Legal Assistance center

Clients representing themselves in Brooklyn's federal courthouse are getting some help. … Full Article

Young Lawyers offer new attorneys a way to break into the Brooklyn Bar

When Daniel Antonelli went to his first Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) meeting, he was overwhelmed. Everyone was nice and collegial, but he wasn’t far removed from law school and there he was standing in a crowd of lawyers and judges some of whom had been working as long as he had been alive. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Parties settle in motor vehicle accident case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Kathy King listens as defendant’s attorney Cecil Floyd (standing), of the law firm Russo & Toner, conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Borrometi v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School professor addresses religious freedom in wake of recent marriage equality decision

In Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality became the law everywhere in the United States. That decision had long been anticipated. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Man awarded $5.225 million in accident case involving DEP truck

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Mark Partnow listens as a surgeon, an expert witness for the plaintiff, uses a visual aid to explain spinal injury to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Ivory Underwood vs. City of New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association teaches persuasive public speaking

Continuing legal education (CLE) seminars are essential for any active lawyer to both meet their requirements to stay active as an attorney and as a way to keep up with relevant changes to the law. … Full Article

Cybercriminal sentenced to 50 months for role in hacking campaign

On Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Qendrim Dobruna, a member of an international cybercrime syndicate, was sentenced to 50 months imprisonment and restitution in the amount of $14 million for his role in hacking into the computer systems of U.S.-based financial institutions, … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules for City in police brutality case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens during direct examination of the plaintiff by attorney John Nonnenmacher (standing), of the law firm Bader Yakaitis & Nonnenmacher, in the trial Adeyeye v. City of New York and the NYC Police Department. … Full Article


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