Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Settlement achieved in city bus accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. David Vaughan listens as William Lawlor (standing) trial counsel to the law office of Yuriy Prakhin PC, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the motor vehicle accident trial Zaytsev v. Henderson. … Full Article

New Brooklyn judges introduced at Women’s Bar Judiciary Night

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted its annual Judiciary Night at the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, on Wednesday night. … Full Article

President of NAACP New York calls for focus on education during Black History Month opening

The Kings County Courts kicked off Black History Month with its opening ceremony in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the New York state Supreme Court on Jay Street. … Full Article

El Chapo will appear in person in Brooklyn federal court

The Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, better known as "El Chapo," is scheduled to make an in-person appearance in Brooklyn’s federal court on Friday. … Full Article

'Faith in the Law' talk on immigration held tonight at St. Francis College

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County will host their third annual "Faith in the Law" program at St. Francis College's Founders Hall on Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. … Full Article

Trump urges Senate to change rules, push through Supreme Court pick

President Donald Trump urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push through his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. … Full Article

Brooklyn Courts to continue tradition of honoring Black History Month

Brooklyn's courts will kick off its celebration of Black History Month with an opening ceremony that will feature Hazel N. Dukes, president of the New York chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in the ceremonial courtroom at 320 Jay St. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School pledges support for those affected by Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

Immediately following President Donald Trump's Friday executive order that barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., attorneys flocked to JFK airport in an attempt to help those detained. … Full Article

RoseAnn Branda named executive partner at Abrams Fensterman

One of the elite members of Brooklyn's legal community is getting her due as RoseAnn C. Branda was officially announced as an executive partner at the prestigious law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP on Monday. … Full Article

Ann Donnelly known to be no-nonsense on Brooklyn’s bench

Before she became a Federal Court judge, Justice Ann Donnelly worked as a trial court judge for the New York State Supreme Court and it was there that the judge who defied the president helped to forge a reputation as a no-nonsense type. … Full Article

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