Courts and Law

Brooklyn Brandeis Society hosts inaugural Hanukkah luncheon

While the Brooklyn Brandeis Society is still very young, it is growing rapidly based off the crowd it had during its first ever holiday party — or Hanukkah luncheon — in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

New York State to form first judicial LGBT Commission

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks formed a judicial LGBT Commission, making New York state the first state in the country with a commission of this kind for the LGBT community, the judges announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women's Bar Association holiday party raises money for domestic violence victims

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) held its annual holiday party on Tuesday that included a series of raffles and a toy drive to benefit the victims of domestic violence. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Plaintiff in auto accident awarded 100K in summary jury trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wavny Toussaint oversees the summary jury motor vehicle accident trial Campbell-Reid v. Baraka, et al.  … Full Article

Carone continues call for better wheelchair accessibility in taxicabs

Frank Carone, executive partner at Abrams Fensterman, has renewed his call for 100 percent wheelchair accessibility in all New York City taxis and said that something has to be done to force for-hire companies, like Uber and Lyft, to help in this effort. … Full Article

Brooklyn Supreme Court brings back annual holiday tradition

The Kings County Supreme Court held its holiday party at 360 Adams Street in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday where more than 200 court employees gathered to enjoy lunch, cake and holiday-themed music. … Full Article

Ken Thompson’s widow endorses Eric Gonzalez in Brooklyn DA race

With less than a year to go until election time, the Brooklyn District Attorney race is starting to heat up, with a number of candidates declaring that they'll run for the position. … Full Article

Obituary: Carl Tavolacci passed away at 104 years old

The local legal community lost a stalwart over the weekend as 104-year-old Carl Tavolacci of Staten Island passed away on Sunday. … Full Article

Catholic Lawyers’ holiday tradition bigger than ever

A tradition that goes back more than 20 years was continued last Thursday as the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County (CLG) met in front of the Brooklyn Supreme Court around the crèche to pray, sing hymns and spread holiday cheer. … Full Article

Judge King hosts final event as NAWJ president

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) hosted its annual holiday party at the Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan on Thursday night, but it was bittersweet for Justice Kathy J. King as it was her final event as president of the organization. … Full Article

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