Basics of Criminal Law for the Criminal & Civil Lawyer
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
- Location -
Holiday Inn Amherst
1881 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY 14228
Are you beginning a career in criminal law; either prosecution or
defense? Are you a civil law practitioner looking to expand your
practice to include representation of criminal defendants? Or are you an
established criminal law practitioner looking for updates and practice
pointers from highly regarded colleagues? This program will provide you
with invaluable substantive knowledge and practical skills advice: from
taking the initial phone call, to arraignment and Grand Jury practice,
and all the way to plea bargaining.
A faculty of seasoned practitioners will discuss:
Initial client contact
Grand Jury Practice: Prosecution and Defense
This comprehensive introductory program is invaluable for the new
criminal law practitioner and the civil law practitioner who handles the
occasional criminal case. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the
fundamentals from well-respected criminal law practitioners. Register
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. What Happens When I Get the Call?
- Filing Notices
- Preparing for and Handling the Arraignment
- The Bail Application and its Components
- Reviewing the Complaint for Sufficiency
Speaker: Paul J. Cambria, Jr., Esq. (Partner: Lipsitz Green Scime
Cambria, LLP, Buffalo) (Local Program Chair)
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Rules of Evidence
- The Business Records rule
- The Prior Inconsistent Statement
- Introducing the Photo (including Photoshop issues)
- Hospital Records
Speaker: Angelo Musitano, Esq. (Law Offices of Angelo Musitano,
10:50 - 11:05 a.m. Coffee break
11:05 - 11:55 a.m. The Grand Jury (Prosecution focus)
- How does it Work?
- What is a Grand Jury Subpoena?
- What does the D. A. have to produce? Does the Defense have to produce
- What are the implications of producing records?
Speaker: Joseph M. LaTona, Esq. (Law Offices of Joseph M. LaTona,
11:55 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Ethics Problems for
- Contraband Evidence
- Multiple Defendants
- Fee Arrangements and the Written Retainer
Speaker: Michael Mohun, Esq. (Partner: Law Office of Mohun and
1:50 - 2:40 p.m. Effective Discovery
- Open File Discovery
- The Bill of Particulars
- FOIA Requests
- Getting Scientific Evidence from Labs (Recent Police Lab Problems)
- Brady Evidence
- The Demand Discovery Notice
Speaker: Herbert L. Greenman, Esq. (Partner: Lipsitz Green Scime
Cambria, LLP, Buffalo)
2:40 - 2:50 p.m. Refreshment break
2:50 - 3:40 p.m. Grand Jury Practice (Defense focus)
- The decision to put the Client in the Grand Jury
Dealing with Grand Jury Subpoenas for Records
- Problems representing corporations before the Grand Jury
- The Defendant's Grand Jury Presentation
- Requesting Grand Jury Instructions as to Defenses
Speaker: Barry N. Covert, Esq. (Partner: Lipsitz Green Scime
Cambria, LLP, Buffalo)
3:40 - 4:30 p.m. The Art of Plea Bargaining
- Was there a real victim?
- Cap of Probation?
- Defendant's roots in the community: Job?; Family?; Breadwinner?
Speaker: Thomas J. Eoannou, Esq. (Law Offices of Thomas J.
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
Total MCLE Credits: 7.0 (4.0 Skills; 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice;
From Buffalo-Niagara Int'l Airport: Exit the airport onto Rt. 33W and
continue to the 90E. Take exit 50, Rt. 290W. Exit on Niagara Falls Blvd.
exit 3 turn right.From the Canadian Border: (Peace Bridge) Take the 190N
to the 290E to exit 3B, Niagara Falls Blvd. N (Rt. 62). Our hotel is
just past the overpass on the right.From Niagara Falls Canada: (Rainbow
Bridge) Take the 190S to the 290E to exit 3B, Niagara Falls Blvd. N (Rt
62). Our hotel is just past the overpass on the right.From the NYS
Thruway (90) E or W: Exit 50, Rt. 290 W to exit 3, Niagara Falls Blvd.
Turn right at the signal and right again into our parking lot.
The last day to pre-register online was March 12, 2013.
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