Courts and Law

Justice Matthew D’Emic’s band a hit in Brooklyn’s legal community

Justice Matthew J. D’Emic put together his band Whippoorwill six years ago at the request of the Associated Press. Today, the band is more popular than ever, with plenty of members of Brooklyn’s legal community attending events to see the classic rock group wherever it plays. … Full Article

Schneiderman announces $13M to combat 'zombie homes'

Communities across New York state still reeling from the housing crisis are getting some help from the state in dealing with abandoned properties. … Full Article

Haitian Bar Association hosts talk on community-police relations

This past Monday, at the Mount Zion Church of God 7th Day in East Flatbush, the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York, in conjunction with the Haitian American Caucus, hosted a community discussion on the relationship between race, community and law enforcement. … Full Article

84th Precinct is in top 10 in crime reduction in NYC

Crime in the NYPD’s 84th Precinct has gotten a lot of attention lately due to the growth of Brooklyn Bridge Park and recent murders, but overall, major crimes in the area have fallen faster than in almost any other area of New York City. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury returns liability verdict for plaintiff in premises liability trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta listens as attorney John Corring (standing), trial counsel for the law offices of Albert Cornachio, summarizes the defendants’ position for the jury in the premises liability trial Vashon Parker v. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury favors defendant in Fort Greene car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards listens as defendant’s attorney Shari Stern (standing), of the law firm James G. Bilello & Assocs., summarizes her position for the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Collins v. … Full Article

Court interns get a lesson in social media accountability

Students from the Kings County Supreme Court Student Employment and Internship Program got a chance to sit down with a couple of judges and a court employee for a lecture titled "The Impact of Social Media" in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Dean Allard Pens Letter to Brooklyn Law School students in wake of police-involved shootings

In times of terrible tragedy, people often look to leaders for guidance and advice. A truly great leader is not one who stokes fears and emotions, but one who tries to heal and bring people together. … Full Article

New York sues jail medical provider, claims inadequate care

The state's attorney general claims in a lawsuit that a medical provider has failed to provide proper services to inmates in a suburban New York City jail, where 12 have died in the past five years, including four since March. … Full Article

SKETCHES of Court: Jury awards plaintiff $520K in pedestrian-car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Francois Rivera watches as plaintiff's attorney Scott Occhiogrosso (standing), of the law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy, plays an evidentiary video in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Nadezhda Iusim v. … Full Article

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