Courts and Law

The infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is currently sitting in a Sunset Park prison awaiting sentencing in January, and his former lawyer Evan Greebel, whose trial started with jury selecti … Full Article

ICE seen in Brooklyn courts despite calls to stay out

Following the election of President Donald Trump it had become a normal occurrence for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to be seen arresting undocumented immigrants in local courts. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association does lunch with Judge Knipel

The Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (BWBA) continued its popular Lunch with a Judge series with Justice Lawrence Knipel, the administrative judge for the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Pharma bro Martin Shkreli has bail revoked, gets jailed in Brooklyn

A judge jailed former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli on Wednesday after finding that he violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she agreed posed a threat to Hillary Clinton. … Full Article

Eric Gonzalez wins the Brooklyn district attorney race in a landslide

Eric Gonzalez will become the next Brooklyn district attorney after he beat out five other candidates in a landslide during the Democratic Primary on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Justice Ginsburg discusses tenure, Brooklyn roots

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a crowd at a Chicago college Monday that she'll remain on the nation's highest court as long as she can work at "full steam." … Full Article

Local bar associations take in the sights at Coney Island

A pair of local bar associations — the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association and the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association — was in Coney Island over the weekend spending time with each other away from the courtroom. … Full Article

Eagle Q&A: Brooklyn native Judge Robin K. Sheares seeks reappointment to Civil Court bench

Judge Robin K. Sheares is a native New Yorker, born in Harlem. She moved to Brooklyn at age six with her parents, along with her seven siblings and grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy). … Full Article

Eagle Q&A: Grenada born and raised Derefim Neckles seeks seat on Civil Court bench

Derefim Neckles is currently running for Civil Court judge in Kings County’s Sixth Municipal Court District. Neckles was born and raised in Grenada. She came to the United States and received her bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and her Juris doctor degree from Miami School of Law. … Full Article

Guide to the 2017 Brooklyn District Attorney race

This year marks the first time since 1989 that there is no real incumbent running for district attorney in Brooklyn. There are six candidates vying for the position — Acting DA Eric Gonzalez, Anne Swern, Ama Dwimoh, Councilmember Vincent Gentile, Marc Fliedner and Patricia Gatling. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Six-figure settlement reached in slip-and-fall trial

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Mark Partnow listens as defendant’s attorney Anthony Marino (standing), of the law offices of Vincent D. McNamara, makes his opening statement in the slip-and-fall trial O’Brien v. … Full Article

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