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The Kings County Gender Fairness Committee hosted the annual “Bring Your Child to Work Day” event in the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday, when 60 kids had the opportunity to see what their paren … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister for April 4

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Prepared to Elect Sara Gozo New President Election of Helene Blank’s Successor Set for May 4 … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association renames Rapallo Award for Justice Scalia

Changes are coming for the Columbian Lawyers Association (CLA), First Judicial Department, as it recently announced that it has officially changed the name of its prestigious award from the Rapallo Award to the Charles A. Rapallo and Justice Antonin Scalia Award, in honor of the late U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to up to 14 years for stealing nearly $35,000 from personal CitiBank accounts

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Monday announced that a 31-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to a term of seven to 14 years in prison for stealing nearly $35,000 from CitiBank checking and savings accounts by using a forged driver’s license bearing the victim’s name. … Full Article

Justice LaShann DeArcy Hall sworn in as 62nd judge in Eastern District of New York

Justice LaShann DeArcy Hall was officially sworn in as the 62nd judge of the Eastern District of New York on Friday at her investiture ceremony in front of a packed crowd at the federal courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Justice Genovesi gives Bay Ridge Lawyers an update on municipal law

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) hosted Justice Lara J. Genovesi for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on Municipal Law during its monthly meeting at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Judge OKs sweeping plan to reduce NY solitary confinement

A federal judge approved a sweeping plan to reduce solitary confinement in New York state prisons Thursday, saying she hopes the deal to end decades-old practices becomes a model for other states confronting the harmful effects of extreme isolation. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association discusses wrongful convictions and actual innocence

When Ken Thompson took over as district attorney in Brooklyn in 2014, he immediately set up a Conviction Review Unit. Since its inception, there have been an unprecedented 19 convictions overturned. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association’s LGBTQ Committee hosts its first CLE seminar

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) made history on Tuesday night as its newly formed LGBTQ Committee hosted its first Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture, which was titled “Nuts & Bolts of Litigating LGBT Employment Discrimination Cases." … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association examines ins and outs of probating a will

It was a packed house at the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) for its annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) update on “How to Probate a Will,” with a panel that included two judges, two attorneys and the chief clerk of the Probate Department of the Surrogate's Court in Kings County on Monda … Full Article

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