Courts and Law

New co-chairs named to Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

A pair of judges, Hon. Shirley Troutman and Troy K. Webber, have been named the new co-chairs of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Court officials point out it is illegal to ban ICE from public buildings

A group of Brooklyn lawmakers penned a letter this week to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, the state's top judge, asking for a ban on all U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents within New York City courts. … Full Article

Dan Donovan awards badge of bravery to Eastern District of New York marshal

A deputy U.S. marshal, who helped to save the life of a firefighter during a gunfight in Staten Island, was honored by U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan with a Congressional Badge of Bravery for his heroic act in the U.S. … Full Article

Brooklyn Criminal Court celebrates black veterans of war for Black History Month

The Brooklyn Criminal Court celebrated “African Americans in Times of War” during its annual Black History Month celebration that was held on Friday in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association gets ethics update from attorney Michael Ross

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted ethics attorney Michael S. Ross for its monthly continuing legal education (CLE) meeting that was held at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School appoints Lawrence A. Sucharow to its Board of Trustees

The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees announced this week that it has appointed Lawrence A. Sucharow to its board. Sucharow is an internationally recognized securities lawyer and is considered a leader of the class action bar. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: John Legend testifies in JFK airport stolen bag case

In this courtroom sketch, Justice Ira Margulis presides as singer John Legend testifies at a jury trial in Queens County Supreme Criminal Court on Feb. 13. At issue was the alleged theft of Legend's carry-on bag in March 2017 from a JFK airport luggage cart by cab driver Hilario Augustin. … Full Article

Justice Richardson-Mendelson discusses Raise the Age at Columbian Lawyers Association meeting

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted one of New York’s top judges for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on the Raise the Age Legislation during its monthly meeting at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Tuesday, Feb. 6. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association meets borough’s newest judges during Judiciary Night

Members of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (BWBA) got a chance to spend time with the local judiciary including the borough's newest judges during its annual Judiciary Night that was held at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Wednesday, Feb. 7. … Full Article

Catholic Lawyers Guild honors Charles Small on Shrove Tuesday

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights and afterwards it held a luncheon at the Brooklyn Bar Association where it honored Charles Small. … Full Article


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