Courts and Law

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY) hosted its second annual installation ceremony for its executive committee and board of directors at Borough Hall on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar hosts free lecture on consumer debt and bankruptcy

When the average person thinks of the Brooklyn Bar Association, they're likely to think that it's a place primarily for lawyers and judges. … Full Article

Professor Aaron Twerski receives prestigious William L. Prosser Award

Aaron Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, has been honored with the prestigious William L. … Full Article

Bratton urges 'buddy system' for women in cabs

It's a classic urban fear. A woman gets into a cab late at night and is attacked by the driver. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds both parties at fault in car accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards presides over Shahid Mian v. Marlou Cab Corp. and Jason Brooks, her first trial since being sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. … Full Article

Bertuna named president of Columbian Lawyers, 1st Judicial Department

Brooklyn attorney Marianne Bertuna was officially sworn in as president of the Columbian Lawyers Association for the 1st Judicial Department in front of more than 200 friends, colleagues and judges during a ceremony at the Water Club in Manhattan on Dec. 21. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s legal community mourns the beloved judge Judith Kaye

The New York state legal community was rocked on Thursday morning by the news that former Chief Judge Judith Kaye passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 77. … Full Article

Judith Kaye, longtime leader on NY's top court, dies at 77

Former Chief Judge Judith Kaye, the first woman appointed to New York's top court, has died. She was 77. The state court system said Thursday that Kaye had died a day earlier. She lived in Manhattan. … Full Article

Eastern District judge Peggy Kuo sworn in during robing ceremony

Brooklyn welcomed its newest magistrate judge Peggy Kuo during a special investiture ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints 26 judges, including many KCCBA members

Mayor Bill de Blasio officially appointed 26 judges to the bench in New York City on Monday including 15 reappointments and 11 new appointments, nine of which are expected to serve Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association kicks off CLE season with ethics seminar

The holiday season is over and the frigid days of January are upon us, which means the start of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) season at the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA). The BBA will kick off the season on Jan. 20 with an ethics seminar hosted by Andrew Cabasso. … Full Article

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