Legal eagles dine at Brooklyn Bar’s annual awards gala

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Steven Sallese, Heather Sallese, Hon. David B. Vaughn, and Bunny Mitchell celebrate Brooklyn’s legal community.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Kings County legal eagles gathered in Downtown Brooklyn for the annual Bar Association awards gala on Dec. 9. 

Hundreds of judges, lawyers, and politicos attended the event — held at the Marriott Hotel across the street from the Supreme Court building — which was the latest installment of the Bar Association’s beloved annual tradition.

This year’s ceremony served to honor a number of high-profile Brooklynites for their outstanding contribution to the legal world — including Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Richmond County Administrative Judge Desmond Green, Kings County Supreme Court Justice David Vaughan, and Brooklyn Defender Services executive director Lia Schreibersdorf.

Jeffries — a member of the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee — was slated to address the gala’s attendees, but was forced to remain in the nation’s capital due to the ongoing impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump. 

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