Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Parties settle in car accident

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Kathy J. King listens as plaintiff’s attorney Matthew Gray (standing), trial counsel to the law offices of Louis C. … Full Article
DA Eric Gonzalez Partners with Youth in Anti-Bullying Storytelling Project

DA Gonzalez partners with youth in anti-bullying storytelling project

A culmination of District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s work with youth communities to prevent bullying came together at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Wednesday night as kids presented anti-bullying short films they made. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project honors Judge Stong, two Brooklyn attorneys

In 2017, the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provided over 12,000 hours of free legal services, which is valued at over $3 million, and involved more than 7,000 cases helping 19,000 individuals and their families in legal matters. … Full Article

NYC settles lawsuit after 11-year-old girl testifies about NYCHA murder

The family of Mikayla Capers, a little girl who was stabbed and witnessed a murder in a NYCHA elevator when she was 7 years old, settled their civil suit against the NYCHA on Wednesday morning after the now 11-year-old testified in court on Tuesday. … Full Article

Ethics panel speaks at Bay Ridge Lawyers Association meeting

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on ethics titled "Practical Tips for Avoiding a Grievance," with a panel led by past President Andrea Bonina at Bay Ridge’s Pearl Room on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts kick off Black History Month with 20th anniversary opening ceremony

The Brooklyn courts began the 20th anniversary of their Black History Month celebration with their annual opening ceremony in a packed courtroom at the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School to honor counsel for China's Silk Road fund

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) will honor three of its distinguished alumni, including Hannah Cao, who is the general counsel of China's Silk Road Fund, during its annual alumni awards luncheon that will take place on Friday in Manhattan. … Full Article

Plaque dedication ceremony held for Justice Anthony Cutrona

On the back wall of the lobby of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, there is a group of plaques dedicated to the most influential judges in Brooklyn’s history. On Tuesday, another was added for the late Justice Anthony Cutrona. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: City settles trial involving traffic signal malfunction

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Edgar Walker listens as plaintiff’s attorney Anthony Genovesi (standing), of the law firm Abrams Fensterman, directs his opening remarks to the jury in the motor vehicle accident trial Weisberg v. Fiddle and the City of New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation Law Committee helps co-op dwellers know their rights

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Foundation Law Committee hosted a public seminar on Monday for co-op dwellers titled “Co-op Living: Know Your Rights as a Shareholder and as a Renter,” during which an attorney explained the common problems that arise and how to handle them. … Full Article

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