Courts and Law

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore gave her first State of Our Judiciary address at the Bronx County Hall of Justice on Wednesday in which she examined her first year as the state's top judge and even … Full Article

Brooklyn Courts to continue tradition of honoring Black History Month

Brooklyn's courts will kick off its celebration of Black History Month with an opening ceremony that will feature Hazel N. Dukes, president of the New York chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in the ceremonial courtroom at 320 Jay St. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School pledges support for those affected by Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

Immediately following President Donald Trump's Friday executive order that barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., attorneys flocked to JFK airport in an attempt to help those detained. … Full Article

RoseAnn Branda named executive partner at Abrams Fensterman

One of the elite members of Brooklyn's legal community is getting her due as RoseAnn C. Branda was officially announced as an executive partner at the prestigious law firm of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP on Monday. … Full Article

Ann Donnelly known to be no-nonsense on Brooklyn’s bench

Before she became a Federal Court judge, Justice Ann Donnelly worked as a trial court judge for the New York State Supreme Court and it was there that the judge who defied the president helped to forge a reputation as a no-nonsense type. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers hosts ethics CLE following trip to Atlantic City

Fresh off of their trip to Atlantic City, the Bay Ridge Lawyers invited attorney Mark Longo to their monthly meeting for a continuing legal education (CLE) lecture on ethics in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Marc Fliedner officially declares candidacy for Brooklyn district attorney

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has already jumped out to a big lead in Brooklyn’s burgeoning DA race, but another hat has officially been thrown into the pile on Thursday when Marc Fliedner officially declared that he is running for the office. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project provides new lawyers with education, experience

Many inexperienced lawyers looking to help increase their skills and get a foot into the door of the legal community are turning to Brooklyn’s Volunteer Lawyers Project as a way to help. … Full Article

Hon. Reginald Boddie sworn in as New York State Supreme Court justice

Honorable Reginald A. Boddie was sworn in as a justice of the New York state Supreme Court in front of his family, friends and colleagues during a special ceremony at Borough Hall last Thursday night. … Full Article

Kings County Supreme Court sends off interns with awards ceremony

An awards ceremony was held for members Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship Program at the Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon. … Full Article

Marching women might be less problem for Trump than revenue from abroad

Just two days after the national Women’s March on Washington, President Donald Trump is in a bit of trouble and it has nothing to do with women’s rights. … Full Article


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