Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF Court: Martin Shkreli's attorney calls him 'odd' at start of fraud trial

 Martin Shkreli sat before a jury for the opening arguments in his fraud trial Wednesday.  Shkreli's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman told the jury that Shkreli is a strange, but "misunderstood genius," the Daily News reported. … Full Article

Seneca Club honors local community members during annual dinner

The Seneca Club of Brooklyn hosted its 118th anniversary dinner dance on Tuesday where it honored local community members including everyone from Mayor Bill de Blasio to small-business owners at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee reaches out to public on landlord and tenant law

The Brooklyn Bar Association's (BBA) Foundation Law Committee hosted a free and public event on Monday titled "Landlord Tenant Law: Know Your Rights," where attorneys gave a presentation on landlord and tenant proceedings at the Brooklyn Bar Association headquarters. … Full Article

Ex-CEO’s reputation precedes him, dozens of prospective jurors beg off Shkreli’s Brooklyn case

Several potential jurors at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin "Pharma Bro" Shkreli were excused on Monday after telling the judge they couldn’t be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO because of his notoriety for raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 p … Full Article

Legal community discusses problems with State Bar Association

Leaders of the Brooklyn legal community got a chance to sit down with the president of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for a Bar Leaders Summit, where they discussed some of the issues the bar associations face, in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Martin Shkreli at jury selection before fraud trial

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli arrived at Brooklyn Federal Court Monday for jury deliberations in his fraud trial.  … Full Article

Michele Mirman installed as President of Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

As the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association begins preparations to celebrate its 100th anniversary it will do so with Michele Mirman at the helm after she was officially installed as its president during a ceremony in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday.  … Full Article

Brooklyn DA candidate Ama Dwimoh calls for systemic changes to DA’s office

Ama Dwimoh, a candidate for Brooklyn District Attorney, called for systemic changes to the office that she hopes to one day run while being flanked by a pair of wrongfully convicted Brooklynites in front of the state Supreme Court building on Thursday. … Full Article

Acting DA Gonzalez announces LGBTQ initiative during Pride Month celebration

Brooklyn's Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced an LGBTQ Initiative during a Pride Month celebration where four were honored at Brooklyn Law School on Tuesday afternoon.  … Full Article

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