New York Law Journal
New York Law Journal, September 19, 2003:
Legal Representation of Corporations in Criminal Cases, by Manuel Portela, Jr.
According to Judiciary Law Section 478 and Civil Practice Law Rule Section 321, a corporate plaintiff or defendant must be represented by legal counsel in Civil and Criminal proceedings. The New York City Criminal Courts have set strict guidelines in enforcing these regulations, directing corporate officers to secure counsel in representing a corporate plaintiff or defendant.
New York Law Journal, January 25, 2002 : Excessive Force.
An article regarding police brutality and excessive force; The Portela Law Firm, P.C. represented a 58 year old woman against the City of New York and the New York Police Department in Brooklyn Supreme Court in a Civil action for Assault by a NYPD Police Officer, unjustified arrest and malicious prosecution following a dismissal of criminal charges in Brooklyn Criminal Court against her for Assault of a police officer.
New York Law Journal, August 27, 1990 :
53 Prosecutors are Appointed Assistants in Brooklyn Office.
Manuel Portela was one of 53 law school graduates hired for the position of Assistant District Attorney by the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.