Courts and Law

Ethics panel speaks at Bay Ridge Lawyers Association meeting

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on ethics titled "Practical Tips for Avoiding a Grievance," with a panel led by past President Andrea Bonina at Bay Ridge’s Pearl Room on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts kick off Black History Month with 20th anniversary opening ceremony

The Brooklyn courts began the 20th anniversary of their Black History Month celebration with their annual opening ceremony in a packed courtroom at the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School to honor counsel for China's Silk Road fund

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) will honor three of its distinguished alumni, including Hannah Cao, who is the general counsel of China's Silk Road Fund, during its annual alumni awards luncheon that will take place on Friday in Manhattan. … Full Article

Plaque dedication ceremony held for Justice Anthony Cutrona

On the back wall of the lobby of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, there is a group of plaques dedicated to the most influential judges in Brooklyn’s history. On Tuesday, another was added for the late Justice Anthony Cutrona. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: City settles trial involving traffic signal malfunction

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Edgar Walker listens as plaintiff’s attorney Anthony Genovesi (standing), of the law firm Abrams Fensterman, directs his opening remarks to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Weisberg v. Fiddle and the City of New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee helps co-op dwellers know their rights

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Foundation Law Committee hosted a public seminar on Monday for co-op dwellers titled “Co-op Living: Know Your Rights as a Shareholder and as a Renter,” during which an attorney explained the common problems that arise and how to handle them. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge will consider Trump’s anti-Latino remarks in DACA decision

A Brooklyn federal judge said in court on Tuesday that he cannot make a decision regarding the status of young undocumented immigrants in the country on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without considering President Donald Trump’s “incendiary” anti-Latino comments. … Full Article

Brooklyn bank robber with bad memory turns himself in after seeing wanted poster

A Brooklyn man with a bad memory was arraigned in federal court on Saturday for robbing a bank in Crown Heights after he recognized himself in a wanted poster and turned himself in. … Full Article

DA Gonzalez doesn't think Brooklyn will need new jail if Rikers closes

If New York City follows through on its plan to close Rikers Island within the next 10 years, it will have to build alternative jail sites throughout the boroughs to house inmates. … Full Article

Justices Eng and Silver honored by New York State Bar Association

Judges Randall T. Eng and George J. Silver were among the four judges who were honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) during its annual meeting in Manhattan last Friday. … Full Article


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