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Courts and Law

Brooklyn tops national chart for wrongful convictions

Brooklyn Boro
Tuesday afternoon, a Brooklyn courtroom erupted with shouts of joy. Jonathan Fleming, 51, was announced released from prison after serving 25 years for a murder he did not commit. “Thank you God!” was yelled from the rows of seated spectators. … Full Article

Convicts say crooked Brooklyn detective framed them decades ago

A group of New York City men who say they were framed by a crooked police detective decades ago want prosecutors to speed up an ongoing review of the detective's cases. … Full Article

Brooklyn gives beloved judge a ‘Hollywood’ farewell

Brooklyn Judge Patricia DiMango received a grand farewell as she continued to prepare for her role as  a Hollywood TV judge. … Full Article

Man cleared of 1989 NYC murder in Brooklyn court, released from prison

Brooklyn Boro
A man who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation. … Full Article

Sketches of Court: City sued for failure to maintain Coney Island boardwalk

Brooklyn Boro
In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Sylvia Ash listens as plaintiff’s attorney Jason Bernstein (standing), of counsel to the law firm Ferraro & Wyatt, PLLC, makes his opening statement to the jury in the negligence trial of Rukhlya Byal vs. City of New York.  … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn members put Jay-Z in the legal lexicon

Who said a CLE program dealing with the controversial issue of “Stop & Frisk” has to be dull? Legalistic? Stuffed with stultifying legalese? … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: CLE Director Meredith Symonds sets busy spring schedule

The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Program, run by Director Meredith Symonds, is one of the best in the city, so it’s no surprise that its Spring calendar is packed with valuable — and often necessary — courses. … Full Article

Pro Bono Barrister: BBA bends rules, adds new non-golfers agenda to Justice Theodore Jones Memorial Golf Outing

Justice Theodore Jones was one of the most respected jurists in the state when he suddenly passed away a few years ago. He had very modestly, yet steadily, rose through the ranks and finally was accorded a position on the state’s highest court — the New York Court of Appeals. … Full Article

‘Color of Justice’ program presented at Brooklyn Criminal Court

Downtown
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) joined with legal research company LexisNexis to present  “Color of Justice,” a program created by NAWJ and designed to expose high school girls to courts and the legal system with the hope of en … Full Article

Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosts annual Court of Appeals update

Downtown
The Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted its annual Court of Appeals update Thursday evening at the Brooklyn Bar Association.   … Full Article

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