Courts and Law

The Appellate Division, 2nd Department ruled that comments made about one’s business partner during a contentious litigation cannot be deemed defamatory statements for the purpose of a civil  … 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

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

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

Another Brooklyn gang member pleads guilty to murder

Crown Heights
A member of the Brooklyn street gang the “Six Tre Outlaw Gangsta Disciples Folk Nation,” pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to murder in connection with racketeering. … Full Article

Brooklyn and Staten Island square off in battle over $8M estate

New York City
Two borough public administrators are set to argue in court over an elderly woman’s estate, estimated at $8 million.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School announces 15 percent tuition cut

Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees today announced a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. … Full Article

Settlement made in sex-segregated park case, Brooklyn pol speaks out

A New York Orthodox Jewish village, Kiryas Joel, has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) challenging a public park’s rules promoting sex segregation.  Brooklyn Councilmember David Greenfield told that the s … Full Article


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