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    Don’t miss Spring Meeting and Awards Dinner/Ceremony in Saratoga Springs, May 16 & 17. Earn 7.5 MCLE Credits
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    • Spring Meeting/Awards Dinner: May 16 - 17, 2015

      Spring CLE Program and Awards Ceremony at 
      The Saratoga Hilton
      534 Broadway
      Saratoga Springs, NY

      Experienced attorneys may earn 7.5 MCLE Credits; 7.0 in Professional Practice and .5 in Ethics attending this program on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17th.

      Join us Saturday Evening, May 16th,  as we honor the following Award Recipients:
      The Michele S. Maxian Award for Outstanding Public Defense Practitioner: 
          Andrew Kossover, Esq., Ulster County Public Defender's Office/Kossover Law Office
      Outstanding Appellate Practitioner: 
         Janet C. Somes, Esq., Monroe County Public Defender's Office
      Outstanding Contribution on the Field of Correctional Services:
         Sister Teresa Fitzgerald
      , Executive Director, Hour Children
      Outstanding Police Contribution in the Criminal Justice System
         Chief Margaret Ryan, Dryden Police Department

      View/Print Full Meeting Program 
      View/Print Meeting and Awards Dinner Registration Form
      Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations for Friday and Saturday Evening Online NOW.  Two Night Minimum Booking Online.
      For Information on Reservations for Saturday Evening only, call 518-487-5573.
      Hilton Reservation Deadline:  April 15th

      Contact Cathy Teeter, or 518-487-5573, NYSBA Meetings Department, with Questions.

    • March 30: Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee meeting

      Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee meeting

      A meeting of the Executive Committee will be held on Monday, March 30, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University Campus, 130 Statler Drive, Ithaca, NY.

      Our meeting is being held in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy, also on the Cornell Campus, as many Committee members participate in the Academy. 

      An agenda and minutes from our previous meeting will be distributed separately.

      All Section members are invited to participate.

      Kindly RSVP to Amy Jasiewicz at  

  • About


    The Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. This site offers an array of resources, including Law Watch search results that provide access to substantive topics and the supporting cases, substantive law reports and resolutions, and the opportunity for members to join in discussion groups on relevant topics in the Criminal Justice Section e-community. 

    Please contact the State Bar Service Center at (800) 582-2452 if you are interested or complete and mail in the Criminal Justice Section Membership Brochure to become a member of the section and to select any committee you would like to join.

    Meet the Section Chair
    Hon. Mark Dwyer

    Executive Committee Roster


    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.

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  • 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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  • CJS Online Community

    Criminal Justice Professional Online Private Community

    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 Pat Johnson, Section Attorneys Liaison at

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools. See here for information on getting started. 

    NYSBA Online Communities