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  • Evidently Evidence CLE Program
    Register now and join us for the Criminal Justice Section Spring meeting CLE Evidently Evidence IV, May 3, 2014 Click on May 3 below to see topics and speakers. For more information contact Pat Johnson at (518) 487-5688.
  • Criminal Justice Section - Forensics and the Law 3 Program
    Forensics and the Law IV Check back here for more information October 2014, Criminal Justice Fall Meeting "Forensics and the Law IV" New York City. Click the picture to see last year's program.
  • Events
    • April 28, 2014 The Second Annual Fair Trial/Free Press from Both Sides of the Bench Panel

      The Committee on Media and the Law with the Criminal Justice Section presents The Second Annual Fair Trial / Free Press from both sides of the bench panel

      Monday, April 28th, Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York City, Ceremonial Courtroom

      Learn from a distinguished panel of federal and state judges, prosecutors, journalists, and defense and media counsel about the interplay of criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment rights, the First Amendment rights of the public and press to attend and report on criminal proceedings, and the view from the bench. In a high profile case, how should the parties, the court, and the media conduct themselves regarding publicity, discovery and the trial itself? Should the trial be televised?

      Moderators:
       Daniel N. Arshack, Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman
       George Freeman, Jenner & Block LLP

      Other panelists to be announced.
      5:00 – 5:30 pm | Registration
      5:30 – 5:55 pm | Introductions to Panelists and to Hypothetical
      5:55 – 6:20 pm | Press Coverage of High Profile Criminal Proceedings (First Amendment vs. Sixth Amendment rights)/Access to the Courtroom
      6:20 – 6:55 pm | Gag Orders/Subpoenas for Journalists’ Testimony
      6:55 – 7:20 pm | Cameras in the Court/Juror Interviews
      7:20 – 7:30 pm | Conclusions and Q&A

      For more information, contact: psearsdoherty@nysba.org

      NYSBA members please register online at: www.nysba.org/fairtrialfreepress2014

      For non-member registration please send an email to media@nysba.org

      To register by phone, please call our State Bar Service Center at (800) 582-2452 to speak with a representative

      Program Flyer 






    • 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 Patricia Johnson at pjohnson@nysba.org.

      Please note that NYCLA requires 24 hours notice for wheelchair accessibility. (Contact Patricia Johnson 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 Patricia Johnson at (518) 487.5688 or at pjohnson@nysba.org

    • May 3, 2014 CJS Spring CLE Evidently Evidence IV Albany NY

      Criminal Justice Section Spring Meeting Continuing Legal Education Program,  Saturday May 3, 2014

      This program will address three areas in which the law of evidence in criminal cases has recently experienced a sea change. Appellate courts now recognize that evidence establishing a defendant's identity may be subject to suppression or challenge under the Confrontation Clause. In addition, in particular in domestic violence and sexual assault cases, they have described when hearsay may be admitted or challenged on Confrontation grounds. The program will also cover the Right to Present a Defense. 

      This program will provide 4.5 MCLE credits in the area of professional practice and has been approved for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

      Program Topics and Speakers:

      Hearsay and Confrontation Issues in Domestic Violence & Sex CasesProfessor Christian B. Sundquist, Albany Law School  

      Litigating Evidence of a Defendant's Identity: Andrew Fine, Director of the Court of Appeals Practice in the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society.

      The Right to Present a DefenseMark J. Mahoney, Esq., Harrington and Mahoney, Buffalo

      State Bar Center
      New York State Bar Association 
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207

      For more information contact Pat Johnson at pjohnson@nysba.org

      See the brochure here

      Register now

      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 Patricia Johnson at (518) 487.5688 or at pjohnson@nysba.org

    • May 2, 2014 4 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting, Albany

      Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee Meeting,  Friday May 2, 2014

      New York State Bar Association 
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207


      Section members are welcome to attend, by RSVP to Patricia Johnson at pjohnson@nysba.org.

      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 Patricia Johnson at (518) 487.5688 or at pjohnson@nysba.org

      Dutch Treat dinner to follow Executive Committee meeting and the following day May 3rd, join us for the CJS Spring CLE program: Evidently Evidence IV in the Great Hall, NYSBA, Albany, NY

    • Stay Tuned October 2014 in NYC: CJS fall meeting CLE Forensics and the Law IV

      Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting Forensics and the Law IV C

      Stay tuned for more information regarding the  Criminal Justice Section’s Fourth Annual Forensics and the Law program bringing together distinguished faculty, including leading practitioners and forensics specialists to address several issues important to both civil and criminal litigators and practitioners. 

      Program will be presented in October 2014, NYC. Check back here or contact pjohnson@nysba.org for more information.

      An Executive Committee meeting will take place the day before the Fall Meeting Continuing Legal Education Program. Section members are welcome to attend Executive Committee meetings by RSVP to Patricia Johnson, pjohnson@nysba.org  .


    • September 17, 2014 CJS Executive Committee Meeting NYC

      Wednesday, September 17, 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 Patricia Johnson at pjohnson@nysba.org.

      Please note that NYCLA requires 24 hours notice for wheelchair accessibility. (Contact Patricia Johnson 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 Patricia Johnson at (518) 487.5688 or at pjohnson@nysba.org


  • 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 Pat Johnson 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

    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

    Information regarding records of conviction


  • New York Criminal Law Newsletter

    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. Edited by Spiros A. Tsimbinos, Esq., 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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  • Online Community

    Criminal Justice Professional Online Private Community

    We are pleased to announce that the Criminal Justice Section Private Online Professional Communities is online—for Criminal Justice Section members only.

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

    NYSBA Online Communities