Courts and Law

Four appointed to key leadership positions within Brooklyn DA's office

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has decided to shake up the office and on Friday he announced that he hired one new person and appointed three others to new positions to take on key leadership roles. … Full Article

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks with college students at St. Francis

More than 700 people packed into a gym at St. Francis College on Thursday to watch U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was at the school to talk about her life and answer pre-approved questions from students. … Full Article

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

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