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    STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Earn 7.5 CLE credits, PLUS Tour Willard and the Women's Hall of Fame
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    The New York Criminal Law Newsletter is published quarterly by the Criminal Justice Section and free to Section Members
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    Join the Criminal Justice Section - Netowrk with Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors and Judges from Across NYS
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  • Events
    • May 4 - 7: Spring Meeting/Awards Dinner

      JOIN US FOR OUR SPRING MCLE PROGRAM AND AWARDS DINNER
      THE GOULD HOTEL
      108 FALL STREET
      SENECA FALLS, NY 
      CALL 518-487-5573 FOR INFORMATION ON ACCOMMODATIONS

      MEETING REGISTRATION FEES:

      NYSBA Criminal Justice Section Member Rate – Meeting Only:  $180
      NYSBA Member Rate – Meeting Only:  $225
      NYSBA Member Admitted 5 years or Less – Meeting Only:  $150
      Non-NYSBA Member Rate – Meeting Only:  $285
      Optional Friday Awards Dinner/Ceremony:  $120 Per Person
      Optional Friday Awards Dinner/Ceremony 
      - Tables of Eight:  $960
         Call 518-487-5573 to Purchase a Table
      SPECIAL COMMUTER RATES AVAILABLE:  Call 518-487-5573 for Information.

      REGISTER ONLINE NOW

      MCLE Credits: 7.5 in Professional Practice for Experienced Attorneys only.

      VIEW OR DOWNLOAD FINAL MEETING PROGRAM

      VIEW OR DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

      Join us Friday Evening, May 5th at Criminal Justice Section Awards Dinner where we will recognize the following Award Recipients:
      Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Correctional Services

      Karen L. Murtagh, Esq., Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, Albany

      Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award

      Cheryl Meyers Buth, Esq., Meyers Buth Law Group PLLC, Orchard Park

      Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law Education
      Gary J. Muldoon, Esq., Muldoon, Getz & Reston, Rochester

      Contact Cathy Teeter, cteeter@nysba.org or 518-487-5573, NYSBA Section & Meetings Services Department, with Questions. 

      Special Thanks to Our Spring Meeting Sponsor!

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    • May 11 DWI On Trial - Big Apple XVII

      DWI On Trial - Big Apple XVII


      Thursday, May 11, 2017
      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | OEM94

      Radisson Martinique on Broadway
      49 West 32nd Street | new York, NY  10001

      7.5 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Professional Practice; 3.5 Skills; 1.0 Ethics

      NYSBA Members $275
      NCDD Members: $275
      non-Members: $375

      REGISTER ONLINE NOW


    • June 1: Representing Licensed Health Care Professionals in the Disciplinary Process

      REPRESENTING LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

      Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  

      THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017
      9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | OEP74
      Live and Webcast

      4.0 MCLE Credits: 2.0 Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills

      Overall Planning Chairs: Joseph DeMarzo & Carolyn Shearer

      Location: New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, NY, NY 10036

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  • About

    WELCOME!

    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 NYSBA Member Resource 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.  

    Sherry Levin Wallach - Criminal Justice Chair
    Sherry Levin Wallach
    Criminal Justice Section

    Sherry Levin Wallach of Mt. Kisco (Wallach and Rendo, LLP) is the new chair of the Criminal Justice Section.

    Wallach concentrates her practice on criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury in state and federal courts. She is chair of the State Bar’s Membership Committee and has served two four-year terms in the House of Delegates. Wallach is co-membership chair of the Trial Lawyers Section.

    Wallach is a member of the Task Force on Gun Violence, the Committee to Ensure Equality in Mandated Representation and is a co-founder of the Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy. Wallach is past chair of the Young Lawyers Section and sits on the board of directors of the Westchester County Bar. She also serves on the Westchester and Putnam County 18B panels, which provide criminal defense for indigent people.


    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.

    The 2014-15 New York State Bar Association Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Criminal Justice Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. 

    Section Bylaws

    Executive Committee Roster

    Information Regarding Records of Conviction

  • New York Criminal Law Newsletter

    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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  • CJS Online 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 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. Click here for information on getting started. 

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