Courts and Law

Brooklyn Law School honors former Mayor Dinkins, seven others at Icons Gala

Brooklyn Law School went all out with a night of stories, dinner and fireworks to honor some of its most famous professors and alumni including former Mayor David Dinkins during its Icons Gala on Ellis Island Thursday night. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Dental malpractice trial unfolds in Brooklyn

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Gloria Dabiri listens as defendant’s attorney Kimberly Lecci (standing), a solo practitioner, conducts a direct examination of an expert witness in the dental medical malpractice trial Ruby Chan v. … Full Article

Judge DiMango recalls her unlikely journey to ‘Hot Bench’

Hon. Patricia DiMango always wanted to be an administrative judge in Brooklyn, so she saw an assignment to the Bronx as an unexpected disruption of her goal. … Full Article

National Association of Women Judges honors two during annual dinner

The New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) held its annual dinner at the Water’s Edge in Queens on Tuesday where it honored Judges Victoria Graffeo and Betty Williams. … Full Article

Guard, ex-guard arrested in 2012 death of Rikers inmate

A current and former Rikers Island correction officer were arrested in an inmate's 2012 beating death and a third guard has already pleaded guilty in the case after a federal investigation revealed the guards in the nation's second-largest jail system conspired to lie about what happened, authori … Full Article

BP Adams announces access to legal service program

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. … Full Article

Inn of Court honors Judge Rivera, swears in new officers at annual gala

The Nathan R. Sobel-Kings County American Inn of Court held its annual gala at the Morso Restaurant in Manhattan on Monday night, where it named Hon. Jenny Rivera as an honorary Inn master and swore in its new officers. … Full Article

Man freed from New York prison after 27 years behind bars

A man whose conviction was overturned in the 1988 killing of two friends has been freed from a New York prison. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Slip-and-fall case heard in Brooklyn court

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber listens as defense attorney Paul Clark (standing), of the law firm Wade Clark Mulcahy, cross-examines a witness for the plaintiff in the premises liability trial Tompkins v. … Full Article

How the Kings County American Inn of Court came to Brooklyn: Part Two

Inn’s Goals: Professionalism, Collegiality, Sharing Expertise and Tradition With Incoming Barristers … Full Article


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