Courts and Law

Bar associations play different roles for attorneys from personal and professional, to helping some advocate for others and their communities, and some it is merely a way for them to keep up  … Full Article

Brooklyn judge issues opinion explaining why he sentenced ex-ISIS member time served

Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of New York, issued a 43-page opinion on Monday where he explained why he sentenced an ex-ISIS member to time served and 10 years of supervised release — the judge cited the defendant's assistance to U.S. … Full Article

Chief Clerk in Brooklyn Criminal Term gave up a career in art for 45 years in the courts

In a courthouse, it is the judges who make all of the decisions, but everyone who works in the courts knows that the people who actually run the daily tasks are the clerks. In Brooklyn’s Supreme Court, Criminal Term, the person running the show is Chief Clerk Daniel Alessandrino. … Full Article

Coney Island gallery on exhibit at Brooklyn's Federal Court now through Sept. 28

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York is located in Downtown Brooklyn and despite the fact that the courthouse looks like a fortress on the outside, it is open to the public and features an art gallery, known as the Charles P. … Full Article

New York State Bar Association calls on Congress to pass criminal record sealing law

Anyone committing a crime should serve time, but should they be punished for the rest of their lives? … Full Article

Trump’s madness and method work for him

Hollywood: The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Trump’s Security Team: The Russians Are Here! The Russians Are Here!   … Full Article

Jessie Rose named executive director of Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A officially named Jessie Rose as its new executive director on Thursday. Rose takes over for former co-executive directors Paul Acinapura and Marty Needelman. … Full Article

Brooklyn detective faces up to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to perjury

A detective from the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn could spend as much as five years in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of perjury in connection with false statements that he made during a robbery trial. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: In a question of traffic lights, jury delivers defense verdict on proximate cause

In this courtroom sketch Hon. Carolyn Wade listens as defendant’s attorney Steven Balson-Cohen (standing), of the law offices of McEvoy, Morrissey & Moskovits, addresses the jury during summations in the motor vehicle accident trial Burns v. … Full Article

Former NY chief judge supports Tish James' criminal justice reform proposal

Letitia James, a candidate for attorney general in New York, and public advocate in NYC, unveiled a plan to reform the criminal justice system on Wednesday, and former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is already a fan. … Full Article

Manhattan ready to cut down on prosecuting marijuana cases, just like Brooklyn

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is following in the footsteps of Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and began a program yesterday, where he will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana cases. … Full Article

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