Courts and Law

The Brooklyn Bar gets a lesson on air and development rights

From the hotels in Williamsburg and the towers in Downtown Brooklyn to the condos along Fourth Avenue, it seems like the buildings in Brooklyn are getting taller every day. … Full Article

Job seekers with criminal histories learn about rights under law

On Monday, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, elected officials, clergy and advocates met with job seekers who have criminal histories at The HOPE Program in Brooklyn to inform them of their rights under the New York City Human Rights Law, including recently added … Full Article

Trial opens for NYPD officer charged in death of Akai Gurley

After a week of jury selection, opening arguments began Monday in King’s County Supreme Court as the case against rookie NYPD Officer Peter Liang went underway.  Liang, 29, had been with the department for 18 months on Nov. … Full Article

Ann Donnelly sworn in as federal judge for the Eastern District

Judge Ann M. Donnelly was officially sworn in as the 61st judge of the Eastern District of New York during an investiture ceremony at the Roosevelt Courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association covers Internet ethics at CLE session

It’s vital for lawyers to have a web presence these days — anything from a personal website to a Facebook or LinkedIn page will do — but unless they’ve graduated from law school in the last few years, their knowledge of appropriate Internet use today may be lacking. … 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

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