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    • December 10, 2014 CJS Executive Committee Meeting NYC 5:30 p.m.

      Wednesday, December 10, 2014

      New York County Lawyers Association
      14 Vesey Street
      New York, NY

      5:30 - 7:30pm

      Section members are welcome to attend, by RSVP to Amy Jasiewicz at

      Please note that NYCLA requires 24 hours notice for wheelchair accessibility. (Contact AmyJasiewicz at the above.)

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Amy jasiewicz at (518) 487.5682 or at

    • Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting 2015: Thursday January 29

      Thursday, January 29, 2015
      Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

      What Can Go Wrong After the Jury Charge; Motions, Preservation and Other Issues About Making a Record; Court of Appeals Update.

      Register Online Now!  Or download Annual Meeting Registration Form and return with your payment by faxing to 518.463.5993

  • 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