Courts and Law

Judicial commission to move quickly to replace Abdus-Salaam

Gov. Andrew Cuomo came calling and the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination responded much to the delight of the state's Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister for May 5

Trump, Sessions Show Ignorance of Law and Disrespect for Judiciary In Hissy Fit, President Threatens to Disrupt Ninth Circuit … Full Article

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to stick with public defenders

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was in Brooklyn federal court on Friday, where he decided to stick with his federal public defenders and the judge set an "aspirational" trial date for next April. … Full Article

DA Ken Thompson honored along with Chirlane McCray at Dem Party dinner

The Kings County Democratic Party and its chairman Hon. Frank Seddio hosted its annual dinner at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on Thursday, where four people were honored including the late District Attorney Ken Thompson and Chirlane McCray, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife. … Full Article

Brooklyn Supreme Court celebrates the 14th Amendment at Law Day

The Brooklyn legal community held a Law Day ceremony at the Kings County Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday with a celebration of the 14th Amendment. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff awarded $50,000 in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as plaintiff's attorney Vladimir Rodney (standing) addresses the jury during opening remarks in the motor vehicle accident trial Maisonet v. Steiner. … Full Article

Police conclude probe into New York judge's death

The New York City police department has concluded its investigation into the death of a pioneering judge who was found dead in the Hudson River. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Wednesday investigators had tracked down all leads and found no criminality. … Full Article

Law Secretaries Association honors Administrative Judge Lawrence Knipel

The Association of Law Secretaries to the Justices of the Supreme and Surrogate's Courts of New York City honored Justice Lawrence Knipel and three others during its annual dinner at Battery Gardens in Manhattan on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Chief Judge Irizarry shares her story at Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association event

Chief Judge Dora Irizarry, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, knew from a young age that she wanted to become a lawyer. She wanted make a difference in people’s lives, but she didn’t realize that it would happen the way it did. … Full Article

East New York man sentenced to 25 years to life for strangling ex-girlfriend

An East New York man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for strangling his ex-girlfriend after a fight over child support. … Full Article

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