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Kings County Criminal Bar Association to honor Justice Riviezzo, three others

March 13, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Hon. Dineen Riviezzo (pictured) will be honored by the Kings County Criminal Bar Association at its annual dinner next month alongside Danielle Eaddy, Siobhan Shea-Gillespie and Stuart Rubin. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) announced recently that it will honor Justice Dineen Riviezzo and three others during its annual dinner next month, which will be held Sat, April 21 at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg.

Riviezzo, who will be given the Gustin L. Reichbach Judicial Recognition Award, has taken over the Youth Part of the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, which is set to handle the 16- and 17-year-olds diverted out of criminal court as part of the state’s recent Raise the Age legislation that will go into effect Oct. 1, 2018.

As part of her work with that part, Riviezzo has been informing the legal community on how, exactly, the changes are going to work. In conjunction with that, she will appear as part of a Continuing Legal Education seminar that KCCBA will host on March 22, along with Colleen Babb, bureau chief of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office’s School Advocacy Bureau.

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Other honorees include Danielle Eaddy, a bureau chief in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, who will get the Robert N. Kaye Memorial Award; Siobhan Shea-Gillespie, case management coordinator at the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, will be given the Non-Judicial Court Employee Award; and Stuart Rubin, a senior staff attorney at the Brooklyn Defender Services, who is being given the Person of the Year Award.

Tickets for the event are expected to sell out quickly. Attorneys and others from the legal community looking to attend should buy their tickets from KCCBA soon.

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