Courts and Law

Brooklyn man accuses NYPD detectives of threatening false confession out of him

NYPD detectives threatened to shoot a Brooklyn man in custody if he didn’t write a false confession to a string of Bedford-Stuyvesant robberies, the man charged in a lawsuit this week. … Full Article

Work of FDNY pioneer on display at Brooklyn federal court

Brenda Berkman started out as an attorney, and then became a pioneering firefighter after her 1982 lawsuit successfully challenged the FDNY’s hiring practices and led to the first female firefighter to be hired. Now she’s Brenda Berkman the artist. … Full Article

Justice Matthew D’Emic discusses diversity, bias at Bay Ridge Lawyers Association meeting

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted Justice Matthew D’Emic, administrative judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, for its monthly meeting on Third Avenue Wednesday night where he gave a continuing legal education lecture on diversity and bias in the criminal justice sy … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association honors Justice Dineen Riviezzo, three others

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association honored four, including Justice Dineen Riviezzo, during its annual awards dinner that was held at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg on Saturday. … Full Article

Junior’s hit with federal lawsuit over website that ‘discriminates’ against the blind

Junior's, the internationally known cheesecake maker and fixture on Flatbush Avenue for decades, discriminates against blind people by building a website that is intentionally inaccessible to the visually impaired, a new lawsuit charges. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association hosts military CLE for service members and veterans

One of the vital functions of the Brooklyn Bar Association is to provide its members with continuing legal education, as attorneys need 24 continuing legal education credits every two years to remain active. … Full Article

Brooklyn courthouse holds Holocaust Remembrance event with two survivors

Two women whose families fled Germany during World War II spoke at the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, on Thursday as part of the court’s annual Holocaust Remembrance program. … Full Article

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor postpones event at Brooklyn Bar Association

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor postponed an event at the Brooklyn Bar Association after she fractured her shoulder earlier in the month. Her appearance is expected to be rescheduled for a date to be announced. … Full Article

Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman among honorees at Law Secretaries Association dinner

Justice Alan Scheinkman, presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, only arrived in Brooklyn four months ago and he's already proving to be popular in the legal community as he was among the honorees during Tuesday night's annual dinner of the Association of La … Full Article

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