Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: No negligence in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bert Bunyan listens as defendant's attorney Neil Ekblom (standing, right), of the law firm Ekblom & Partners, conducts a direct examination during the medical malpractice trial Bernard Gips (as administrator of the estate of Aurelia Gips) v. … Full Article

Stephen Spinelli installed as president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association kicked off a new season by installing Stephen Spinelli as president and others as officers and board members during a ceremony at the Pearl Room in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community says goodbye to John Rose

Members of Brooklyn's legal community joined together at the Surrogate's Court on Friday for a retirement party for John Rose, a veteran of the Brooklyn Court system who is leaving after 29 years of service. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors judges at annual membership party

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted its annual membership party at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday, where it honored its members who are also members of the judiciary. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Liability settlement in rear-end collision trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as plaintiff’s attorney Elliot Shields (standing), of the law firm Roth & Roth, conducts a direct examination in the motor vehicle accident trial Rivera v. Aracenas Transport Inc., et al.   … Full Article

Justice Arthur Schack honored at Supreme Court

The Kings County Board of Justices Good and Welfare Committee on Wednesday hosted a tribute to the late Justice Arthur M. Schack, presenting his family with a plaque to commemorate his time as a judge in the Brooklyn Supreme Court. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE on eDiscovery postponed

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) announced on Tuesday that it has postponed a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 on the topic of eDiscovery. … Full Article

A star of ‘Hamilton’ treks from Broadway to Brooklyn to hail newest Americans

One of the stars of “Hamilton” made a special appearance in Brooklyn Friday and — to borrow a line from that hit Broadway play — the Ceremonial Courtroom at 225 Cadman Plaza East was “the room where it happened.” … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community says goodbye to longtime ADA

Longtime member of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Ed Purce is leaving the borough after 18 years to work for the Bronx District Attorney. Many of Purce’s friends and colleagues got together at Hill Country Barbecue in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday to say goodbye. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation gifts recent Brooklyn Law School grad with scholarship

The Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation gifted recent Brooklyn Law School (BLS) graduate Anthony Beneduce Jr. with the second annual Hon. Theodore T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship during a ceremony in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday. … Full Article


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