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A pilot program designed to keep people out of the prison system by treating their drug addiction is being expanded to the entire borough, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced o … Full Article

Conviction overturned in Hasidic gang attack on gay black man

Not even scientific evidence could convince a higher court to uphold the conviction of the lone perpetrator who went to trial for a brutal gang assault against a gay black man. … Full Article

Presiding Justice Scheinkman talks changes to court with Women’s Bar Association

Last month, Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman invited the legal community into his courthouse to celebrate its past. On Wednesday, he invited members of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association in to talk about the future of the courthouse. … Full Article

Family of the alleged shoplifter who died while in custody calls for eyewitnesses to come forward

The family of an alleged shoplifter who died while in custody of Flatbush Stop & Shop security guards are asking for eyewitnesses to help prosecutors with the criminal investigation. … Full Article

Volunteer Lawyers Project wants to help provide Brooklyn homeowners with pro bono attorneys

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project sees too many homeowners representing themselves in cases against the Department of Buildings and wants to do something about it. … Full Article

Bail bondsmen, court administrators speak out against mass bailout

Funding for the month-long campaign to bust women and adolescent inmates out of two Rikers Island jailhouses is raising eyebrows. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn join Columbus Day Parade

Members of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn showed up in large numbers on Monday as they joined with members of the Confederation of Columbian Lawyers to march in the annual parade down 5th Avenue. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association remembers Justice Joseph Giamboi

Joseph Giamboi, former New York state Supreme Court Justice and one of the early founders of the Columbian Lawyers Association, died on Sept. 27. … Full Article

Destroying Promenade could mean end of unique Brooklyn Heights

Better Option: Divert Thousands of Trucks by Ending Verrazano Toll … Full Article

EDNY prosecutors to request 33-41 months in prison for disgraced assemblymember Pamela Harris

Disgraced former Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who represented Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods including Bay Ridge and Coney Island, will be back in federal court on Thursday and when she makes her appearance prosecutors will be asking that she spend 33-41 months behind bars. … Full Article

Brooklyn Brandeis Society celebrates the new year with annual luncheon

They missed Rosh Hashanah by about a month, but the members of the Brooklyn Brandeis Society finally met at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday to celebrate together for their annual New Year Luncheon. … Full Article

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