Columbian Lawyers Association honors judges of Brooklyn and Staten Island
On Thursday, the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn hosted its 52nd annual Judges Night at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island where it highlighted the good work the local judges do for the community and celebrated the collegiality between the bench and the bar.
There are no speeches or awards given out during the event. Instead, it’s an opportunity for members of the Columbian Lawyers to meet and get to know the judges. At the end, each judge is announced to the crowd with a separate announcement to highlight the judges of Italian descent.
“This is the 52nd time that we’re doing this,” said Christopher Caputo, the association’s president-elect. “Judges Night is about supporting the judges, who support us throughout the year. We also want to thank and highlight judges of Italian ancestry.”
While there were more judges of Italian descent a decade or two ago, Caputo remarked that there are likely more judges who are members of the association than ever before since the group opened itself up to non-Italian membership roughly 10 years ago.