Free CLE Program for Members of the Criminal Justice Section
NYSBA Members: $125 | Non-Members: $295
Being Heard at Hearings: Local Criminal Court Practice
Bail hearings, preliminary hearings, grand jury and suppression hearings are ripe with opportunities to humanize your client before the Court, gather critical information about the case, and eliminate illegal or improper information being submitted to a jury. This program will focus on effective pre-trial advocacy in the defense of an accused. Panelists will examine each type of hearing and provide useful, tactical tips to advance your client's interests and obtain favorable plea offers.
- Bail Hearings
- Preliminary Hearings & Grand Jury Strategies
- Suppression Hearings
Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hyatt Place Amherst/Buffalo
5020 Main Street | Amherst, New York 14226
3.5 MCLE Credits: 2.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Skills
Being Heard at Hearings 2019 Program Brochure
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:10 – 10:00 a.m. Bail Hearings
- Alternatives to Bail
- Humanizing Your Clients
(1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Preliminary Hearings and Grand Jury Strategies
(1.0 Credit in Skills)
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. Suppression Hearings
(1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Q&A
Overall Planning Chair | Tucker C. Stanclift, Esq. | Stanclift Law PLLC | Glens Falls
Buffalo Program Chair | Norman P. Effman | Wyoming County-Attica Legal Aid Bureau | Warsaw
Rebecca L. Town, Esq. | Legal Aid Criminal Defense Unit | Buffalo
Cheryl Meyers Buth | Meyers Buth Law Group PLLC | Orchard Park
Herbert L. Greenman, Esq. | Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP | Buffalo
NYSBA Member: $125 | Non-Member: $295
Free CLE Program for Criminal Justice Section Members
Not a member of the Criminal Justice Section? Join online and attend this program free of charge.
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program will not receive credit for that program segment.
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If you have any questions about this program, please contact CLE Program Manager Simone Smith, or CLE Program Coordinator, Bridget Donlon.
To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.