Courts and Law

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) held its annual election to induct Michael Farkas as its new president Thursday night. … Full Article

Don’t ignore lawsuits, judge warns Bensonhurst residents

If someone files a lawsuit against you, don’t ignore it thinking it will just go away. It won’t. And you’ll wind up paying big time. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge honored by Court Officers Association

At its 34th Annual Awards Dinner this past November, the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association honored a Brooklyn judge as its coveted Man of the Year Award.  … Full Article

In attempt to keep Eric Garner records sealed, prosecutors point to former Brooklyn D.A.’s failed effort

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan Jr. is fighting against efforts to open the grand jury minutes in the Eric Garner case, citing centuries-old legal doctrine that supports the secrecy of grand jury records. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge organizes viewing of historic St. Francis of Assisi manuscripts

A group of Brooklyn judges and lawyers had an opportunity to check out a historic exhibition about St. Francis of Assisi and a presentation by Brooklyn College professor Paul Moses at Borough Hall on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Political party chairman charged with scheme to defraud

Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward M. Walsh Jr. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation hosts free lecture on debt

A group of interested lawyers and members of the public joined two noted Brooklyn attorneys Monday night for a brief primer on consumer debt and bankruptcy.  … Full Article

Brooklyn case opens door for changes to federal airport security

A Brooklyn investigation into a gun-smuggling scheme that led to arrests in the borough and reached across state lines to Georgia is now being used as a rallying cry for federal changes to airport security.  … Full Article

Brooklyn man's murder conviction to be vacated

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson plans to vacate the conviction of a man who spent 20 years in prison after being wrongfully accused of killing a man. According to The Associated Press, Thompson met with 46-year-old Derrick Hamilton on Monday to tell him the news. … Full Article

No charges against Brooklyn lawyer Sanford Rubenstein in rape investigation

A flashy New York attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape, prosecutors announced Monday. … Full Article

Ex-judge on top N.Y. court joins law firm in Albany

ALBANY— A judge who recently left New York's highest court has joined a law firm as a partner in its Albany office. … Full Article

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