Courts and Law

Izetta Johnson commemorated during court's summer intern orientation

The Supreme Court of Kings County’s Student Employment and Internship Program for local high school students officially started with an orientation session on Tuesday, and organizers spent much of the program talking about the woman who started it all — Izetta Johnson. … Full Article

National Association of Women Judges honors three at annual dinner

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) hosted its annual dinner on June 29 at Giando On the Water in Williamsburg where it honored Chief Judge of the State of New York Janet DiFiore and two others. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury favors defendants in bus accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman listens as defendants’ attorney Sheri Holland (standing), of the law firm White Fleischner & Fino, cross-examines the responding police officer in the motor vehicle accident trial Robertus Coleman v. … Full Article

Gay/Straight Alliance honors Chief Judge Kaye at annual event

On June 28, the Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Courts held a gay pride celebration where it honored the late Chief Judge Judith Kaye at the New York County Supreme Court, Civil Term. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Three-car pileup on Belt Parkway

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wavny Toussaint listens and co-defendant attorneys look on as Hiram Raldiris (standing), of the law offices of Eric H. Green, goes over an exhibit during a medical presentation in the summary jury trial Nunez v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association discusses jury selection in a changing Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on June 27 with Justice Ellen Spodek titled "Jury Selection in a 'New' Brooklyn: Hipsters, Transplants and Millennials.” … Full Article

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

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