Courts and Law

A Brooklyn appellate court has ruled against prosecutors and released a man from prison in spite of a found error in the sentencing transcript citing double jeopardy as the groun … Full Article

No death penalty in suspected Brooklyn gang killing

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a gruesome murder in Brooklyn. … Full Article
BK Live 9/23/14: Political Corruption

VIDEO: Brooklyn Eagle legal editor discusses NYC political corruption

Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma Miller, Esq., hosted a panel discussion with special distinguished guests on political corruption in New York City on Wednesday. This topic has certainly come to the forefront as U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar’s new CLE director helping to implement new technology

Meet Danielle A. Levine, the Brooklyn Law School graduate who hopes to transform the way the Brooklyn Bar Association runs its Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge: Cameras could have stopped police deaths

The federal judge who ruled the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights says body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. … Full Article

Scissura’s Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce ‘newsmakers’ breakfast actually making news

Spurred by the innovative leadership of President Carlo Scissura, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has been “making news” with the launch of its very popular “Brooklyn Newsmakers” breakfasts, the next of which takes place on Wednesday, Oct. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers swear in Lisa Becker as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) held its Passing of the Gavel ceremony at Hunters Steakhouse in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night, when Hon. Matthew D'Emic swore in the association's new officers, directors and incoming president, Lisa M. Becker. … Full Article

2 Brooklyn men have 1993 convictions overturned

A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl. … Full Article

New 84th precinct captain welcomed at community council meeting

He's been the top cop in the 84th precinct for about a month now, but citizens of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and Boerum Hill had the chance to welcome Captain Sergio Centa to the area during his first precinct community council meeting on Tuesday. … Full Article

President Rebecca Woodland a big hit at Brooklyn Bar installation

New Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) President Rebecca Woodland scored many “hits” at her recent installation inside the packed ceremonial courtroom at Borough Hall.  … Full Article
BK Live 9/9/14: Electing Judges

VIDEO: Brooklyn Eagle legal editor talks about judicial elections

On Tuesday's primary election day, Brooklyn Eagle legal editor Charisma Miller hosted a spirited panel on judicial elections in Brooklyn. … Full Article


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