Courts and Law

Judge considers controversial Brooklyn CB9 rezoning case

Alicia Boyd, firebrand founder of the neighborhood group Movement to Protect the People, was ebullient following an appearance at state Supreme Court on Thursday. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association, 1st Department celebrates Chief Judge DiFiore

To celebrate the appointment of the first Italian-American chief judge in the state of New York, Hon. … Full Article

Justice John Leventhal brings attention to domestic violence with new book

The city of New York and the country in its entirety have made great strides when it comes to domestic violence over the past two decades, but both still have a long way to go, according to Justice John M. Leventhal. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury returns verdict for plaintiff in construction accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as defendant's attorney James Edwards (standing), of the law firm Ahmuty, Demers & McManus, addresses the jury during opening remarks in the construction accident trial Ayora v. Wong. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association honors RoseAnn Branda at annual dinner

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn held its annual dinner dance, where it honored outgoing President RoseAnn C. Branda and installed its new executive board at El Caribe in Mill Basin on Friday night. … Full Article

Judge mulls suit to block sale of Brooklyn Heights Library

State Supreme Court Justice Dawn Jimenez-Salta heard attorneys’ arguments in her chambers on Friday in the case of an advocacy group suing to halt the sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Phantom vehicle blamed in two-car accident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Lara Genovesi listens as defendant’s attorney Julia Malladi (standing), of the law firm James G. Bilello & Associates, sums up her arguments for the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Khaye v. … Full Article

Frank Seddio sworn in as 101st president of Brooklyn Bar Association

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) swore in its newest officers and trustees, including its newest president, Hon. Frank Seddio, during an installation ceremony in the central jury room of the Kings County Supreme Court on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association adds three CLE sessions to schedule

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) season is winding down, but the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) recently scheduled three lectures that will be held before the group takes its traditional summer break. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards plaintiff $250K in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Martin Solomon listens as defendant’s attorney John Corring (center), trial counsel for the law firm Baker, McEvoy, Morrissey, & Moskovits, conducts a direct examination of an expert witness in the motor vehicle accident trial Aybinder v. … Full Article

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