Courts and Law

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, a citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, installed its new slate of officers and directors, including new president Jason M. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School panel encourages students to think of different roles for attorneys

The idea of the modern attorney is constantly evolving from stuffy litigants in white shoe firms sitting in Manhattan high rises to a more diverse workforce that includes attorneys continuing to take a greater role in companies' technology and product development processes. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association looks back at history of discrimination against Italian Americans

The Columbian Lawyer Association of Brooklyn took a look back at the history of discrimination against Italian-Americans as part of its continuing legal education seminar during its monthly meeting at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article

Newly admitted attorneys sworn in at a special session at appellate division

Nearly 160 new attorneys packed into the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department Wednesday afternoon as part of two admission ceremonies at the courthouse. … Full Article

Kings Inn of Court agenda focuses on bias in courtroom

Panel Shows How Stereotypical Thinking Often Wins Over ‘Mindful Thinking’ … Full Article

Women’s Bar Association wants to help inexperienced attorneys find mentors

Bar associations continue to be a vital tool for any attorney, but these days nearly every bar association struggles to attract younger and more inexperienced attorneys who don’t always see the value, or even know that they offer valuable services. … Full Article

Judge Jenny Rivera Is keynote speaker at NYSBA Partnership Conference

Hon. Jenny Rivera, a judge on the New York State Court of Appeals who is a regular at Brooklyn's many legal events, is in Albany this week for the NYS Bar Association's Partnership Conference where she will be the keynote speaker. … Full Article

Legal Aid attorneys plan protest of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's potential appointment

Attorneys from the Legal Services Staff Association (LSSA) and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) are planning a one-hour walkout on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in each of the five boroughs to protest the potential appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. … Full Article

Joseph Vasile installed as president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association

Joseph Vasile was installed as the newest president of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) during an annual ceremony called “the passing of the gavel” at Mama Roa's Restaurant in Dyker Heights on Wednesday, Sept. 26. … Full Article

Judges of Appellate Division, 2nd Department celebrate courthouse’s 80th anniversary

Generations of judges, clerks and other court staff gathered at the Appellate Division, Second Department on Monroe Place last Tuesday to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the elegant Brooklyn Heights courthouse. … Full Article

NYS Bar Association and ABA call for FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

During his testimony on Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cited his "well-qualified" endorsement from the American Bar Association (ABA). … Full Article


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