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CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTION AWARDS


For more than 30 years, the NYSBA Criminal Justice Section has presented awards for outstanding service in the criminal justice system. The awards have expanded to include 12 different award categories representing the many different aspects of the criminal justice system. Awards are presented at the Section’s luncheon during the NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in New York City in January, and some awards may be presented during the Section’s Spring Meeting traditionally held each May in upstate New York. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination.

Persons who are ineligible for an award:
Previous award winners in a category will not be approved again in the category. A person may be nominated an approved for an award in a different category after 3 years. Check to see if your nominee is listed in the Alphabetical Listing of Past Award Recipients.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018

See below for lists of previous award recipients grouped by award.

Submissions:
You may nominate in one or more categories by submitting an additional ballot/s; however, you are urged to supply supporting documentation and comment for each nominee of at least 25-50 words describing the nominee's significant achievements.

You must disclose how you know the nominee. For example: You work on a committee with the person; s/he was your adversary or represented a co-defendant in a trial; s/he is your employee/er, relative or friend; you read about the person on the media.

There are two ways to submit a nomination:

1. Submit your nomination online here. Additional documentation is strongly recommended and can be submitted to ajasiewicz@nysba.org or mailed to Amy Jasiewicz, Section Liaison, NYSBA, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 

2. Download and print the Nomination Ballot, and mail the completed ballot and supporting documentation to: Amy Jasiewicz, Section Liaison, NYSBA, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207  


Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting 2018

Raise the Age and Supreme Court Update

October 26, 2018

Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse
United States District Court
Western District of New York
2 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202

9:15am - 4:00pm

Topics:

*Raise the Age
*Supreme Court Update


Register Now!

Agenda coming soon!

WELCOME!

Welcome to the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section web site. Through our Section members have the opportunity to meet and network with other attorneys and judges involved in many aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as have access to many great benefits specific to our area of practice. The Section also helps improve the criminal justice system by providing a credible voice on pending criminal justice legislation and helping to develop NYSBA policy on criminal justice issues. 

The Benefits of Criminal Justice Section Membership Include:

  • The Section’s newsletter, New York Criminal Law Journal features updates on Section activities, recent cases and articles about current issues.
  • Educational programs that examine today’s vital legal developments.
  • Networking events to meet criminal justice attorneys from across the state.
  • Professional growth opportunities by joining a Committee.  The Section has 14 substantive committees that provide you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws that can affect your practice, and the criminal justice system. Section members can request to join as many committees as they like, for free.
  • Access to the Criminal Justice Section’s  Online Community, where members post queries for guidance and referrals.
  • Discounts on NYSBA CLE programs sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section. Section dues are $35 a year (NYSBA membership required) for attorneys, and FREE for law school students. Join online, or call 1-8800-582-2452. 

Tucker Stanclift
Tucker C. Stanclift
CHAIR

Criminal Justice Section

Tucker C. Stanclift of Stanclift Law PLLC in Queensbury is the chair of the Criminal Justice Section.

He focuses his practice area in criminal law, DWIs, civil litigation, personal injury, and vehicle and traffic law.

Long active with the State Bar, he is a former chair of the Young Lawyers Section and a member of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education. He also serves as chair of the Criminal Justice Section’s Committee on Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Stanclift received his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University and earned a law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. He has also studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, is a member of the Glens Falls Community Theater, the Hudson River Shakespeare Company and is a former member of the board of directors for the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls.


MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of this Section shall be to anticipate, recognize and address such issues of crime, criminology, criminal procedure, correction and the administration of criminal justice as properly come before or should come before the New York State Bar Association.

Section Bylaws

Executive Committee Roster

Criminal Justice Section Chair Terms:

1981-1983: Andrew M. Schnier
1983-1985: Vincent E. Doyle, Jr.
1985-1987: Hon. Renee A. White
1987-1989: Joseph Jaffe
1989-1991: Terrence J. Connors
1991-1993: Martin B. Adelman
1993-1995: Paul J. Cambria
1995-1997: Robert W. Vinal
1997-1999: Susan B. Lindenauer
1999-2001: Vincent E. Doyle, III
2001-2003: Thomas F. Liotti
2003-2005: Michael T. Kelly
2005-2007: Roger B. Adler
2007-2009: Jean T. Walsh
2009-2011: James P. Subjack
2011-2013: Marvin E. Schechter
2013-2015: Hon. Mark R. Dwyer
2015-2017: Sherry Levin Wallach
2017-2019: Tucker C. Stanclift

VIEW THE LATEST NEW YORK CRIMINAL LAW NEWSLETTER

The New York Criminal Law Newsletter  features updates on Section activities, recent cases and articles about current issues. The New York Criminal Law Newsletter is published quarterly by the Criminal Justice Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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We are pleased to announce that the Criminal Justice Section Private Online Professional Community is online—for Criminal Justice Section members only. If you need help logging in with your ID and password please contact the State Bar Service Center at 800.582.2452 or contact Amy Jasiewicz at ajasiewicz@nysba.org

NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools. Join the conversation here