Courts and Law

District Attorney’s office hosts symposium on campus sexual assault at Brooklyn College

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is trying to spearhead the fight against sexual crime in Brooklyn, and on Oct. 27, he was at Brooklyn College where he organized a symposium on campus sexual assault to bring the conversation to the forefront. … Full Article

Brooklyn Supreme Court hosts lecture on mental illness

A University of Southern California professor who has struggled with schizophrenia throughout her life captivated dozens in the Brooklyn Supreme Court Justices’ Board Room with her tales battling the illness and ideas for treatment going forward. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association meets with justices of Appellate Division

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) held its monthly Lunch with a Judge program on Wednesday, but this time, it sat down with all of the judges from the Appellate Division, Second Department. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women's Bar Association hosts networking event for young lawyers

The Brooklyn Women's Bar Association's (BWBA) Young Lawyers Committee hosted a speed networking event in Brooklyn Heights on Monday, the first-ever event for the newly formed committee. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: School bus company found negligent in knockdown​ trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as plaintiff’s attorney Seth M. Katz (standing), of the law offices of Eric H. Green, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Jackson v. … Full Article

Brooklyn criminal court Hispanic Heritage celebration: Keep Puerto Rico in your prayers

The annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations thrown by Brooklyn courthouses are typically some of the most colorful and joyous celebrations the courts throw, but this year’s theme has been overshadowed by the devastating hurricanes that recently hit the Caribbean. … Full Article

Cervantes Society honors Acting DA Gonzalez and Brooklyn judge at awards ceremony

The Cervantes Society of the NY Unified Court System held its 22nd annual Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony at the NY Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday night where four were honored, including two members of the Brooklyn legal community. … Full Article

Justice Maltese talks evidence at Bay Ridge Lawyers Association meeting

It took the association more than a year of trying to get its most recent speaker, but the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) finally hosted Justice Joseph Maltese to give a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar during its monthly meeting in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association installs new officers and directors

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) held its annual induction ceremony at Proskauer Rose LLP in Manhattan last Tuesday where they re-installed President Paula Edgar and the rest of the officers and board of directors. … Full Article

Puerto Rican Bar Association raises money for scholarships with annual gala

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) celebrated its 60th anniversary during its annual Diamond Jubilee Fundraiser Gala that was held at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Friday. … Full Article

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