Courts and Law

The Kings County Gender Fairness Committee hosted the annual “Bring Your Child to Work Day” event in the Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday, when 60 kids had the opportunity to see what their paren … Full Article

Court analyst honored as employee of the year

The New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department named junior court analyst Shauntina "Tina" Jones its Employee of the Year during a special celebration at the court on Tuesday, March 22. … Full Article

National Association of Women Judges helps mentor Brooklyn high school students

The National Association of Women Judges, New York Chapter, in conjunction with the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, held its annual "Color of Justice" program at the Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Friday, March 18. … Full Article

Brooklyn judges rule on best Easter Sunday hats

The bonnets were back for Easter Sunday, thanks to New York state Sen. Roxanne Persaud, who invited four Brooklyn judges to her inaugural Easter Luncheon and Hat Contest that was held at the Vandalia Senior Center in East New York on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association celebrates Women’s History Month at Tenement Museum

To celebrate Women's History Month, the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (BWBA) and the Brooklyn Brandeis Society hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar with Hon. John Leventhal on Wednesday at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum before touring the institution. … Full Article

Judge who presided over NYC stop-frisk case is leaving bench

A judge who played a pivotal role in changing police stop-and-frisk practices in New York City is leaving the bench for private practice. … Full Article

No jail for Peter Liang, NYPD officer convicted in Akai Gurley manslaughter, Brooklyn DA says

A prosecutor will ask a judge not to give jail time to an NYPD officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a dark public housing stairwell that killed an unarmed man, a recommendation that the victim's family said "diminishes" his death. … Full Article

Brooklyn Brandeis Society celebrates Purim in topsy-turvy fashion

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society hosted its second annual Purim Bash as its members donned costumes for the retelling of the story of Queen Esther on Monday night at the Brooklyn Bar Association. … Full Article

Seddio continues annual St. Joseph’s Day tradition

Frank Seddio and Frank Carone held their annual St. Joseph’s Day Feast at their office in Canarsie on Friday, attracting so many members of Brooklyn’s legal community that the crowd packed the office, the yard and the surrounding sidewalks. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Case of alleged police brutality settled in Kings County Civil Term

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Edgar Walker listens as plaintiff’s attorney Steve Marchelos (standing), trial counsel to the law firm Becker & Russo, cross-examines a New York City detective in the trial Kopyt v. City of New York.  … Full Article

Federal courthouse displays colorful work of Italian-American artist Boscherini

Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon announced on Wednesday the opening of "Massimalismo 5," a solo exhibition of Italian-American artist Arnaldo M. Boscherini, which will be shown at the federal courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn through May. … Full Article

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