Courts and Law

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) hosted its annual holiday party at the Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan on Thursday night, but it was bittersweet for Justice K … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: David Chidakel's poor, humble origins can forge leadership

David Chidekel grew up in the Bronx in the shadow of Yankee Stadium and the great teams of the ‘50s and ‘60s, he likes to say. But as great as those teams were, the surrounding neighborhood was just the opposite as poverty, drugs and violence ran rampant. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School student organization honors top women in sports and entertainment law

The Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society (BESLS), a student organization at Brooklyn Law School, honored some of the top women in the sports, entertainment and fashion law industries during a reception at the school in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts domestic violence discussion with Justice Leventhal

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) hosted a discussion on domestic violence where alumnus Hon. John M. … Full Article

Raking an Effort: Brandeis Society helps clean up Jewish cemetery

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society held its inaugural Day of Service event where its members headed to Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island to help clean up on Sunday morning. … Full Article

Eric Gonzalez introduced as head of Brooklyn DA’s office

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) and the Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted a welcoming reception for the new Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff awarded $2.8 million in pedestrian-car accident trial verdict

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. David Vaughan listens as Evan La Penna (standing) of the law firm Paris & Chaikin conducts a direct examination of an expert witness in the pedestrian-vehicle accident trial Bond v. Pluck. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association President Paula Edgar presents her ‘Four Ps’

Paula T. Edgar was recently installed as president of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) during a ceremony at Proskauer Rose LLP in Manhattan last month. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules in plaintiff’s favor in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as defendant’s attorney Douglas Gingold (standing) of the law firm Pillinger Miller Tarallo addresses the jury during his summations in the motor vehicle accident trial Terrance Thompson v. … Full Article

Lathrop and Vaughn provide Brooklyn Bar Association with updates to foreclosure law

A pair of the Brooklyn Bar Association’s own trustees gave a Continuing Legal Education lecture titled “New Developments in Foreclosure Practice” in Brooklyn Heights on Monday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff awarded $1.375 million following automobile accident

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Francois Rivera listens as plaintiff’s attorney Larry Bonchonsky (standing), trial counsel to Brian J. Levy & Associates, addresses the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Jennel Morgan v. Aleksandr Arakelov, et al.  … Full Article

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