Courts and Law

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association gives CLE on sounding prepared, even when you’re not

The archetype of a lawyer is extroverted, boisterous and confident, but for many this archetype is not one size fits all. For many attorneys, experienced or not, fitting into that stereotype is a lofty ideal that is more often seen in the movies than in real life. … Full Article

Court officer and photographer retires after serving legal community for 40 years

The Brooklyn court system is one of the busiest in the country with people coming and going at a dizzying rate, but for the past 40 years one person was consistently a welcoming face in the Brooklyn Supreme Court — Court Officer Mario Belluomo. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association CLE covers ground where matrimonial and bankruptcy law meet

Bankruptcy actions and divorce can have a big effect on each other so the Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a panel to discuss what happens when the two areas of the law come together during a continuing legal education seminar in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday. … Full Article

DA Eric Gonzalez wants to further decrease marijuana prosecution in Brooklyn

Since the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that he would decline to prosecute some cases involving marijuana charges in 2014, the number of weed-related convictions has dropped about 75 percent in Brooklyn, according to the DA’s Office. … Full Article

CLE with Justice Levine covers labor law and domestic workers

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a continuing legal education seminar on Monday with Justice Katherine A. Levine, of the Kings County Supreme Court, during which she and a group of attorneys discussed labor law and domestic workers. … Full Article

CAMBA legal service attorneys announce intentions to unionize

Staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services, a social services provider in Brooklyn that helps community members facing eviction, foreclosure, immigration issues, consumer fraud and other issues, announced that they plan to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys. … Full Article

Brandeis Society hosts Law Day Shabbat at Mount Sinai

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society held its annual Law Day event on Saturday, during which it invited attorney Kent Yalowitz to speak at Congregation Mount Sinai. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women's Bar Association hosts CLE on personal investment strategies

Since President Michele Mirman took over the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, she has set out to help female attorneys in a holistic way which includes helping them to manage their finances. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Large damages awarded for overlong second-stage childbirth

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Ellen Spodek listens as defendant’s attorney Raymond Belair (standing), of the law firm Belair & Evans, addresses the jury during summations in the medical malpractice trial Zafir v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors three during 100th annual awards dinner

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honored three women during its 100th annual awards dinner on Wednesday night at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook. More than 500 people attended. … Full Article

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