Courts and Law

Brooklyn court employees bring their kids to work

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 parents do for a living. … Full Article

Judge D’Emic lectures Bay Ridge Lawyers on bias in judicial decision making

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) invited Justice Matthew D’Emic to present a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture titled “Bias in Judicial Decision Making: A Judge’s View” during its monthly meeting at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Judges Ottley and Schneider honored during Women’s History Month

The King’s County Civil Court’s Gender Fairness Committee, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, held its 2016 Women’s History Month Luncheon on March 29 at Brooklyn’s Civil Court. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association examines new uniform disciplinary rules at CLE

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted Hon. Barry Kamins and three attorneys in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on the new Uniform Rules of the Appellate Division on Attorney Discipline that will go into effect later this year. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards partial verdict in breach of contract trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta listens as plaintiff’s attorney Marc Weingard (standing), of the law firm Weinberg, Gross & Pergament, addresses the jury during opening remarks in the contract trial Metropolitan Enterprises NY v. … Full Article

Hon. Steven Tiscione sworn in as new federal magistrate judge

The Hon. Steven L. Tiscione was sworn in as the newest magistrate judge of the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) during an investiture ceremony at the federal courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

Peter Liang’s sentence in Akai Gurley stairway killing leaves divide, dismay

From the start, the case of a rookie police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in a public housing stairwell never fit neatly into the national debate over police brutality and minorities. … Full Article

Brooklyn Matrimonial Pro Bono Project hosts luncheon to thank volunteers

On Wednesday afternoon, the Brooklyn Matrimonial Pro Bono Project celebrated its first anniversary with a luncheon reception at the Kings County Supreme Court to thank its volunteers and to try to attract some new ones. … Full Article

KCCBA honors Sam Gregory, three others at annual awards dinner

The Kings Country Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) held its annual awards dinner on Friday at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg, where it honored four leaders, including Samuel Gregory as Man of the Year. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury awards plaintiff $1.3M in medical malpractice trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Ellen Spodek listens as Hayes Young (standing), trial counsel for the law firm Mark Basichas & Assocs., addresses the jury during opening remarks in the medical malpractice trial Sherman v. Westrich. … Full Article

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