Courts and Law

Columbian Lawyers get a look at arraignments from a judge’s perspective

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted Criminal Court Judge Miriam Cyrulnik Wednesday for its latest Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, held at Rex Manor in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

Suspect sentenced in Fort Hamilton sex abuse case

A suspect who pleaded guilty to enticing three minors to engage in sexual activity at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton was sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday to 151 months in prison, law enforcement officials said. … Full Article

Extradited FIFA official pleads not guilty in Brooklyn court

A Brazilian FIFA official who was a key organizer of the 2014 World Cup in his home country pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to U.S. charges stemming from a sprawling bribery case that has scandalized the soccer world. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury determines MTA platform is safe

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Peter Sweeney listens as attorney Craig Phemister (standing), of the Novo Law Firm, conducts a direct examination of the plaintiff in the trial of Yelissa Medina v. NYC Transit Authority. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar CLE seminar provides tax advice at St. Joseph's College

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) escaped Remsen Street for one evening as it relocated to St. Joseph's College, where professor Dewey Golkin hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar titled "Tax Tips: Updates and Audits" in Clinton Hill on Monday night. … Full Article

Chuck Otey's Pro Bono Barrister for Nov. 2

BBA CLE Program Goes on the Road to Offer Tax Tips at St. Joseph’s Gym … Full Article

The Cervantes Society honors pair of Brooklyn lawyers at annual ceremony

The Cervantes Society held its 20th annual awards ceremony celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the New York County Supreme Court in Manhattan last Wednesday, where two Brooklyn attorneys were among those honored. … Full Article

Brooklyn celebrates 10 years of its Integrated Domestic Violence Court

The Kings County Supreme Court celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Integrated Domestic Violence Court during a special ceremony in the courtroom in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

Domestic abuse survivor tells tale in Brooklyn courts

The Kings County Civil Court Gender Fairness Committee and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted a discussion with a domestic violence survivor on Wednesday to help raise awareness of the issue. The special meeting was held on Livingston Street. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers host Justice Lopez Torres for Surrogate Court update

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) got together for its monthly membership meeting Wednesday at Hunter's Steak and Ale House in Bay Ridge, where Justice Margarita Lopez Torres presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar titled "An Overview of Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court P … Full Article


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