Courts and Law

Kings County Criminal Bar Association helps local charities with second annual golf outing

When Michael Farkas was president of the Kings County Criminal Bar, he resurrected the association’s annual scholarship given to a Brooklyn Law School student. … Full Article

Doctor convicted in Brooklyn for prescribing oxycodone and causing overdose

Following a two-week trial, a Manhattan doctor was convicted in Brooklyn's federal court of causing the overdose death of a patient in a jury trial in front of U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie on Wednesday. … Full Article

Suspect convicted in 2015 killing of Cuomo aide

A suspect arrested in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been convicted of manslaughter, but was acquitted of murder charges. … Full Article

Judge Weinstein follows his own advice on harsh sentencing

Just two weeks after Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Jack Weinstein issued a decision denouncing extended periods of supervised released as unnecessary, the judge has issued a ruling on another case where he backed up his tough talk. … Full Article

City Council passes bill to provide free phone calls to Rikers inmates

The days of being price gouged by the minute for phone calls is largely a thing of the past for most New Yorkers, but not for Rikers Island inmates. … Full Article

Charmaine Johnson takes the reigns of the court internship program

The late Izetta Johnson was a court employee for roughly three decades who built a legacy when she started an internship program in the Brooklyn court system in 1989 that remains unrivaled in the other boroughs of New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association’s LGBTQ Committee hoping to make a bigger impact

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s LGBTQ Committee has come a long way since it was created during the fall of 2015 as it has hosted a handful of continuing legal education seminars and social events since that time.   … Full Article

Judge postpones 'El Chapo' trial for 2 months to November

A judge on Monday postponed the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman until November. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn said jury selection would begin Nov. 5. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School graduate does research on growing trend of genetic data collection

Concerns over the sharing of private data are regular for users of social media like Facebook, banks such as Wells Fargo and even stores like Target. … Full Article

Brooklyn man freed after 1994 conviction in fatal shooting tossed

 A New York man who spent 24 years in prison has been freed after a judge overturned his conviction. … Full Article

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