Criminal Justice Section

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.50 (Professional Practice 1.00, Diversity 1.50, Skills 1.00)
Beekman, 2nd Floor

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.


9:00 a.m. –  9:05 a.m. Welcoming Remarks 
Tucker Stanclift, Esq.
Stanclift Law PLLC

9:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Understanding Implicit Bias (1.5 Credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias)
Professor Rachel Godsil

Director of Research and Co-Founder of the Perception Institute, Rutgers University

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Implicit Bias – A Law Enforcement Perspective  (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
A former prosecutor for the New York County Attorney’s Office will discuss confronting and addressing issues surrounding implicit bias and law enforcement. 
Janine Gilbert, Esq. 

Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion, Chief EEO Officer and ADA Coordinator, New York City Police Department

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Confronting and Addressing Implicit Bias in Litigation (1.0 Credit in Skills)
Our speaker, a noted Criminal Defense attorney who has served as “learned counsel” on approximately 45 federal death penalty cases across the country, will address implicit bias in jury selection and sentencing.
Anthony L. Ricco, Esq.

Anthony L. Ricco, Attorney At Law

Join us following the Program for the Criminal Justice Awards Luncheon


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sutton North, 2nd Floor

Cost: $115 per person 

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

Awards will be presented to the following honorees:

    • Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award:  Joseph M. LaTona, Esq., Buffalo
    • Outstanding Prosecutor Award:  P. David Soares, Esq., Albany County District Attorney, Albany
    • Michele S. Maxian Award for Outstanding Public Defense Practitioner:  William J. Leahy, Esq., Director, New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, Albany
    • The Vincent E. Doyle, Jr. Award for Outstanding Judicial Contribution in the Criminal Justice System:   Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge, NYS Unified Court System, New York City
    • David S. Michaels Memorial Award:  CAPT Art C. Cody, USN (RET), Deputy Director of the Veterans Defense Program, New York State Defenders Association, Albany
    • Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law Education: Hon. Martin Marcus, Acting Justice, Bronx County Supreme Court, Bronx
    • Outstanding Contribution to the Bar and the Community:  Elizabeth Glazer, Esq., Director, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, New York City


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

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.


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


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

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