Courts and Law

The Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA) held its annual courthouse cocktail party at the Appellate Courthouse in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday, Sept. 13. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Six-figure settlement reached in slip-and-fall trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Mark Partnow listens as defendant’s attorney Anthony Marino (standing), of the law offices of Vincent D. McNamara, makes his opening statement in the slip-and-fall trial O’Brien v. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers have first meeting under new president Linda LoCascio

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn held its first meeting of the year under new President Linda LoCascio on Tuesday. The meeting featured a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar about sepulcher by Abrams Fensterman’s Robert Abrams. … Full Article

Federal Sunset Park prison guard pleads guilty to accepting bribes

A former prison guard at the federal correctional facility in Sunset Park pleaded guilty at Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday to one count of soliciting and accepting a bribe as a public official. … Full Article

​Immigrant candidate for Civil Court judge Is model for today's 'Dream Act' efforts

Connie Mallafre Melendez is currently running for Civil Court judge in Kings County. She was born in Cuba and as a young child came to the U.S., where she worked her way through college and graduated from Rutgers University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. … Full Article

Chief Judge DiFiore sends pro bono help to Texas to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced the creation of a task force on Wednesday that will send pro bono legal help to Texas in order to lend assistance to those dealing with Hurricane Harvey victims. … Full Article

Touchy Details: In televised Brooklyn DA Debate, Ama Dwimoh faces past issues

A tense back-and-forth during a debate among the six candidates for district attorney in Brooklyn delivered an inadvertent bombshell when Ama Dwimoh's reason for leaving the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in 2010 was called into question … Full Article

Brooklyn DA candidates prefer L&B Pizza; four of six admit to having smoked weed

For a group of six candidates who all lean progressive, there certainly were a lot of tense situations during Tuesday night’s debate between the group of candidates for district attorney in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association increases involvement in West Indian Day Parade

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the West Indian American Day Parade made its way down Eastern Parkway and through Crown Heights on Monday with spectacular costumes on display. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s DA race has been about reform and progressive credentials

National and citywide elections get the most attention, but the race that will impact the lives of Brooklynites the most could be the one for district attorney where six Democratic candidates are vying to replace the late Ken Thompson in a primary election set for next Tuesday, Sept. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project holds training on how to run a voter registration drive

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) hosted a public seminar with the League of Women Voters titled “How to Register Voters and Increase Civic Engagement” at the law firm of Abrams Fensterman in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night. … Full Article

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