Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: Unified trip-and-fall trial resolved in $200K settlement

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Edgar Walker listens as plaintiff’s attorney Bret Myerson (standing), of the law firm Harmon Linder & Rogowsky, questions his witness in the unified trip-and-fall trial Montesdeoca v. City of New York. … Full Article

Metropolitan Black Bar Association honors Judge Fern Fisher and Letitia James

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association held its 34th annual awards gala at Pier Sixty in Manhattan on Friday where five members of the local legal community including Justice Fern A. Fisher and Public Advocate Letitia James. … Full Article

Catholic Lawyers Guild honors five during annual dinner

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County honored five people including four judges during its annual dinner held at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School gives chief judge of EDNY honorary degree during commencement

Brooklyn Law School held its 117th annual commencement on Friday which featured speaker Hon. Dora Irizarry, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, who was given a Degree of Juris Doctor Honoris Causa. … Full Article

Brandeis Society honors Justice Jeffrey Cohen as 'Founding Father'

The Brooklyn Brandeis Society was initially formed by a group of six judges and lawyers in 2015 and on Friday the group formally thanked the person who helped guide them in the early stages — Justice Jeffrey A. Cohen. … Full Article

David Chidekel to be installed as the next Brooklyn Bar Association president

After a year under president Aimee Richter, the Brooklyn Bar Association is getting set to install David M. Chidekel as its next president during a ceremony to be held at the Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday, June 20.  … Full Article

Brooklyn's courts get updated guidelines for ICE arrests

From U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez to District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and others, local officials have been calling for U.S. … Full Article

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


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