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  

Seizure and Admissibility of Identity-Related Evidence Acquired as the Result of an Illegal Traffic Stop; Recent Evidence -Related Decisions of the New York Court of Appeals in Criminal CasesAndrew Fine, Director of the Court of Appeals Practice in the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society.

The Right to Present a Defense: Mark J. Mahoney, Esq., Harrington and Mahoney, Buffalo 

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

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