Courts and Law

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez was at the recent Kings County Criminal Bar Association meeting on Thursday, where he announced that his office will hire a pair of immigration attorney … Full Article

Brooklyn courts collect coats for the needy

Here are some fantastic photos and captions of Brooklyn courts giving out coats for the needy during this holiday season.  … Full Article

Six CLE lectures scheduled by Brooklyn Bar Association for 2017

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) announced that it has scheduled six Continuing Legal Education seminars so far for the year 2017 starting with "Branding for Lawyers" on Monday Jan. 9. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosts its own holiday party

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association hosted a holiday party with more than 150 members and their guests in attendance at the trendy Paper Factory Hotel in Queens on Friday. It was the first time the group has hosted its own holiday party in at least five years. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Former patient awarded $1.2 million in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as plaintiff's attorney Jordan Hecht (standing), of the law firm Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, addresses the jury during his summation in the medical malpractice trial Natera v. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association donates toys to Fort Hamilton Army base

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association got a chance to celebrate the holidays together at Encore in Bay Ridge on Thursday, and the group used the opportunity to collect toys for the children of the soldiers at the Fort Hamilton Army Garrison. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association honors retiring judges during holiday party

With more than 100 people in attendance, the Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) held one of the biggest holiday parties in the organization’s history in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday where it also honored retiring judges Hon. Alan Marrus and Hon. Patricia Henry. … Full Article

Ribbon cut on new summons court that will serve Brooklyn

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore cut the ribbon on Friday for a new state-of-the-art Summons Court, which will handle some criminal court summonses issued in Brooklyn. The court is expected to open on Monday, according to an announcement from DiFiore and Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Justice Bert A. Bunyan retires after 22 years on the bench

Judges, attorneys and court employees of the Kings County Supreme Court held a retirement party for Justice Bert A. Bunyan in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. The judge will step down from the bench after 22 years of serving the people of Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Brandeis Society hosts inaugural Hanukkah luncheon

While the Brooklyn Brandeis Society is still very young, it is growing rapidly based off the crowd it had during its first ever holiday party — or Hanukkah luncheon — in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

New York State to form first judicial LGBT Commission

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks formed a judicial LGBT Commission, making New York state the first state in the country with a commission of this kind for the LGBT community, the judges announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

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