Courts and Law

The New York State Bar Association's Judicial Section hosted a bench-bar event on implicit bias that was co-sponsored by a group of other local bar associations in Brooklyn Heights on Thursda … Full Article

Councilmember Vincent Gentile joins race for Brooklyn DA

After mulling it over for the past few months, city Councilmember Vincent Gentile finally declared on Wednesday that he will run for district attorney in Kings County in the upcoming election next fall. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury finds no fault in Con Ed case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Johnny Lee Baynes listens as plaintiff’s attorney William Pawlow (standing), of the law firm Herzfeld & Rubin, conducts a direct examination in the premises liability trial Sandra Wright v. Con Edison & Namow Inc. … Full Article

Past president Bruno Codispoti lectures Columbian Lawyers Association on trademarks — Italian style

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn got a taste of intellectual property — Italian style — during its monthly meeting in Dyker Heights on Tuesday courtesy of past President Bruno Codispoti. … Full Article

New York State Bar Association recognizes Brooklyn's Volunteer Lawyers Project

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has recognized the Brooklyn Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) with the 2017 Angelo T. Cometa Award during a ceremony earlier this month in Albany. … Full Article

Meet the Bar Leaders: Richard Klass decides on law career after father’s business ends, parents split

Richard Klass grew up with the assumption that he would someday take over his father’s advertising and print business. … Full Article

Federal judge accepts guilty plea of former Brooklyn ADA in forging judges' signatures

A former Brooklyn assistant district attorney could serve as many as 10 years in jail after she pleaded guilty to two charges of illegal wiretapping in front of Judge William Kuntz in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE covers lawyer's role in representing autistic children in divorce

Divorce is tricky, and it gets much more complicated when a special needs child is involved, which is why the Brooklyn Bar Association's (BBA) Family Law Section hosted a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar with three well-respected attorneys in Brooklyn Heights last Wednesday. … Full Article

Judges Silver and Mendelson promoted to replace Justice Fern Fisher

A pair of local judges, Hon. George J. Silver and Hon. Edwina G. Mendelson, were promoted to administrative positions within the New York City courts system, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks announced on Thursday. … Full Article

Gang member sentenced to 101 months for heroin and weapons conviction

A Brooklyn gang member was convicted on Friday of taking part in an illegal drug distribution ring and for possession of multiple firearms and sentenced to 101 months in prison by U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Bridget M. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $145K awarded in rear-end accident

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Larry Martin listens as plaintiff’s attorney John Avanzino (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Bruce S. Reznick, calls on expert witness Dr. Alan Dayan (at left). … Full Article

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