Courts and Law

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted its annual membership party at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday, where it honored its members who are also members of the judiciary. … Full Article

Mexican narcotics trafficker pleads guilty in Brooklyn court

A Mexican citizen, Salvador Uribe Jimenez (aka Salvador Jimenez Uribe) pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday for his role in a long-running international drug smuggling conspiracy. … Full Article

Neighborhood policing to expand to more Brooklyn precincts

Mayor Bill de Blasio and outgoing Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Tuesday that 12 more NYPD precincts and New York City Housing Authority Police Service Areas (PSAs) would join the neighborhood policing program. … Full Article

Judge throws out Brooklyn Bridge Park Pierhouse lawsuit

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel on Thursday threw out a lawsuit attempting to block construction of part of the Pierhouse residential/ hotel complex at 130 Furman Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park seeks to move Pier 6 lawsuit from Manhattan to Brooklyn court

Construction of two controversial residential towers on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t begin until at least Dec. 1 as a court mulls a request by the park to change the venue of a lawsuit seeking to block the development. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Verdict in favor of electrocuted plaintiff in labor law trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Edgar Walker listens as plaintiff’s attorney Dominique Penson (standing), of the law firm Barasch, McGarry, Salzman & Penson, conducts a direct examination in the labor law trial John Anthony Hegarty v. … Full Article

Cyclones outing a hit with the Bay Ridge Lawyers

Members of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) visited MCU Park in Coney Island on Tuesday night to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones sweep a doubleheader against the rival Staten Island Yankees. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: City not responsible in slip-and-fall trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernard Graham listens as attorney Mark Sullivan (standing), in-house counsel for the defendant, delivers his opening remarks to the jury in the medical malpractice trial Spinello v. NYC Health & Hospitals. … Full Article

Court teaches summer interns resume and interviewing skills

Internships are intended to teach and prepare students for the job market, and the Kings County Supreme Court Student Employment and Internship Program did exactly that on Tuesday when it held a workshop on resume writing and interview skills. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury verdict against minor in pedestrian knock-down trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Devin Cohen listens as plaintiff’s attorney Joshua Pollack (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Leslie Elliot Krause, conducts a direct examination in the pedestrian-motor vehicle accident trial Wu v. … Full Article

A look at the summer intern experience with Justice Edwards

In January, I received a telephone call regarding my acceptance into the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program. … Full Article

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