Basics of Criminal Law for the Criminal & Civil Lawyer
Friday, March 15, 2013
- Location -
Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
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
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: Maurice H. Sercarz, Esq., Sercarz & Riopelle, LLP,
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: Xavier Donadlson, Esq., Donaldson & Chilliest,
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: Daniel N. Arshack, Esq., Arshack & Hajek, NYC
11:55 a.m. - 1:00
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Ethics Problems for
- Contraband Evidence
- Multiple Defendants
- Fee Arrangements and the Written Retainer
Speaker: Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky, Esq., Benjamin N. Cardozo School
of Law, NYC
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: Marvin E. Schechter, Esq., Marvin E. Schechter Law
2:40 - 2:50
2:50 - 3:40 p.m. Grand Jury Practice (Defense
- 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: John M. Youngblood, Esq., New York County Defender
3:40 - 4:30 p.m. The Art of Plea Bargaining
- Was there a real victim?
- Cap of Probation?
- Community Service?
- Defendant's roots in the community: Job?; Family?; Breadwinner?
Speaker: Sherry Levin Wallach, Esq., Wallach & Rendo LLP,
Total MCLE Credits: 7.0 (4.0 Skills; 2.0 Areas of
Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics)
North: Take 95 South onto Cross Bronx Expressway to exit (Henry Hudson
Pkwy South). Drive down to 42nd Street, then make right onto Broadway.
Take it down to 32nd and Broadway.South: Take 95 North onto the NJ
Turnpike. Follow directions into the Lincoln Tunnel. When exiting the
Tunnel, follow signs to 34th Street Exit. Drive East to 7th Avenue. Make
a right on 7th Avenue and drive to 32nd Street and make a left go down
one 1/2 block to Broadway. The hotel is on the cornerof 32nd
Street.West: Route 80 to New Jersey Turnpike South. Follow signs to
Lincoln Tunnel. When exiting the Tunnel, follow signs to 34th Street
Exit. Drive East to 7th Avenue. Make a right on 7th Avenue and drive to
32nd Street, then make left go down one 1/2 blocks to Broadway. The
hotel is on the corner of 32nd and Broadway.East: Take LI Expressway
into Queens. Exit at the Midtown Tunnel. Follow signs to 34th Street
exit. Go west to 5th Avenue turn left. Go down to 33rd Street. Turn
right on 33rd Street go down one block to Broadway make right. Go one
block to 32nd Street. The hotel is on the corner of 32nd and Broadway.
The last day to pre-register online was March 14, 2013.
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