Courts and Law

Brooklyn Supreme Court celebrates separation of powers during Law Day

The Brooklyn Supreme Court celebrated Law Day and this year’s theme of “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom” with a celebration at the courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

After resignation, Eric Schneiderman under investigation for abuse

The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating allegations of violence against women by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned just hours after accounts of abuse by four women. … Full Article

Former Surrogate Court Judge Seddio gives CLE on incontestable wills

The importance of preparing a will was the topic of a continuing legal education seminar given recently at Brooklyn College by former Kings County Surrogate Court Judge Frank Seddio. … Full Article

Richard Donoghue sheds ‘interim’ tag as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, announced on Thursday that the interim U.S. Attorney for the EDNY is now officially the district’s U.S. attorney. … Full Article

DA Gonzalez and Mayor’s office to combat domestic violence, announce anti-stalking program to Brooklyn

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with Commissioner Cecile Noel of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, announced on Friday that the office’s successful program that has increased identification and reporting of stalking in Staten Island and … Full Article

Family Court Law Day talks separation of powers and recent attacks on the judiciary

The separation of powers is the idea that there are three co-equal and independent branches of government, the legislative, executive and judicial. That idea has come under so much scrutiny recently that the American Bar Association made it the national theme for this year's Law Day. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project presents CLE on invisible disabilities

The Volunteer Lawyers Project held a continuing legal education seminar on invisible disabilities at Abrams Fensterman in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday night. It was the first seminar that the project hosted to fall under the new diversity requirements. … Full Article

Judge Montalbano discusses domestic violence cases at Columbian Lawyers event

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn held its monthly meeting at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday during which Judge Rosemarie Montalbano presented a continuing legal education seminar on domestic violence. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules plaintiff's alleged injuries minor in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Genine Edwards listens as attorney Douglas Herbert (standing), of the law firm of Douglas & Herbert, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the summary jury motor vehicle accident trial Jeanbaptiste v. Lopez. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE will cover transgender students’ rights

The Brooklyn Bar Association's LGBTQ Committee has quickly become one of the most active committees in presenting continuing legal education and will present another one on transgender student rights at the bar association building on Remsen Street on Tuesday, May, 8 at 6 p.m. … Full Article

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