Courts and Law

Illegal Guns in NYC: July 8 forum covers ‘commerce of contraband’

llegal guns flowing into NYC and Brooklyn will be the subject of a forum hosted by the Municipal Club of Brooklyn on July 8. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury rules in favor of drivers in pedestrian two-car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. David Vaughan listens as plaintiff's attorney Maurice Recchia (standing), of counsel at the law firm Russo & Toner, conducts a direct examination of an expert witness in the motor vehicle accident trial Wagner v. Jean-Gilles et. al. … Full Article

Stars & Stripes Club honors members of Brooklyn’s legal community

Members of Brooklyn's legal community were honored for their work within Brooklyn at the recent Stars & Stripes Club annual dinner dance at Sirico's Catering Hall in Dyker Heights.   … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury votes in favor of doctors in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bert Bunyan listens as defendant’s attorney Richard Mannarino (standing), of the law firm Marulli, Lindenbaum & Tomaszewski, addresses the jury during his summation in the medical malpractice trial Archer v. … Full Article

Lissette Morales named court Employee of the Year

Lissette Morales was named Employee of the Year by the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department during a special ceremony at the supreme court in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday. … Full Article

Members of the Gay/Straight Alliance march in NYC’s Pride Parade

Members of the Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Justice System marched with the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) during New York City's LGBT Pride March on Sunday. … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community says goodbye at retirement party for Nina Kurtz

Members of Brooklyn’s legal community held a party at 132 Lounge in Brooklyn Heights last week honoring Nina Kurtz on her recent retirement. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School Professor Bill Araiza on the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision

June 26 marked the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing the constitutional rights of same-sex couples to wed. “Anniversary” is truly the apt description of that milestone. … Full Article

County Clerk Nancy Sunshine explains e-filing at Brooklyn Bar CLE session

The Brooklyn Bar Association's Computer Technology Committee invited Kings County Clerk Nancy T. Sunshine to host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar called "Litigation Made Simple: E-Filing in Kings County" in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister: Brooklyn Bar panel to explore the growing ‘Billyburg Effect’ on jury panels

“Put it this way,” a Court Street trial lawyer asked, “Would you want to have the cast of ‘Girls’ serve as the jury in a case you were trying here in Kings County?” … Full Article


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