Courts and Law

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

Bay Ridge Lawyers honor outgoing President Grace Borrino during annual dinner dance

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association packed nearly 200 judges, lawyers and other dignitaries into Battery Gardens in Manhattan for its 62nd annual dinner dance on Thursday night, where it honored outgoing President Grace M. Borrino. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association hosts Pro Bono Fair to help inexperienced lawyers

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) hosted a Pro Bono Fair on Wednesday night at the bar association building in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: City settles trial in spare tire incident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards listens as New York City Law Department attorney Matthew Accardo (standing) addresses the jury during summations in Scaduto v. NYC. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawyer helps autistic teens go to prom

The 86th Street Kiwanis Club of Bath Beach helped make some dreams come true for a group of autistic high school students on Tuesday night as it hosted a Dream Prom at Sirico's on 13th Avenue in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

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