Spring 2016 Public Defense Trainer
When: Friday, June 3, 2016
Registration 9:30am – 10:15am
Program 10:20am – 4:30pm
Where: New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
5.5 Transitional CLE Credits
Ethics and Professionalism: 1 Credit
Skills: 2 Credits
Practice Management and/or Areas of Professional Practice: 2.5 Credits
Christy A. Coe, Esq., Principal Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, Oneonta, NY
Robert S. Dean, Esq., Attorney-in-Charge, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York, NY
Jessica Wren Goldthwaite, Esq., Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society DNA Unit, New York, NY
Celeste A. Johns, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY
Hon. Barry M. Kamins, Aidala Bertuna & Kamins, New York, NY
Ben Ostrer, Esq., Ostrer & Associates, PC, Chester, NY
John Schoeffel, Esq., Staff Attorney, Special Litigation & Training Unit, Legal Aid Society, New York, NY
Barbara Zolot, Esq., Senior Supervising Attorney, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York, NY
This FREE CLE program will cover a host of topics important to criminal trial and appellate defense practitioners. Leading practitioners will present on:
How to Effectively Communicate with & Advocate for the Client with Mental Illness
Many clients are suffering from mental illness. This program will provide attorneys with techniques to communicate effectively with these clients. Additionally, attorneys will be alerted to the possible services available in the local correctional facilities, as well as the processes those facilities use with respect to mentally ill detainees.
Revisions to the NYSBA Standards For Providing Mandated Criminal Trial & Appellate Representation
In 2015 NYSBA amended its Standards for Providing Mandated Representation to include standards to (1) ensure greater cooperation between criminal trial and appellate counsel, (2) require trial attorneys to effectively preserve the record on appeal, (3) and require trial attorneys to assist the clients in obtaining appellate representation. This fun and exciting interactive lecture will introduce these new standards.
Search & Seizure Update
This update on search and seizure will review recent development in the areas of probable cause; standing; the exclusionary rule; street encounters on less than probable cause; arrests; searches; search warrants and exceptions to the warrant requirement; automobile stops and searches; and issues relationg to suppression hearing incuding ineffective assistance of counsel.
Fundamentals of Cross-Examination of DNA Lab Technicians
This lecture will cover the interpretation of DNA reports - what to look for and demand to prepare your case. The presenters are two litigators with extensive experience in cases involving DNA evidence including homicide, sex offenses, and violent crimes.
Litigation Accusatory Instruments in Criminal Court
This talk will cover practical strategies for challenging complaints and informations from the first day of litigation, basic and advanced analysis of facial sufficiency, and CPL § 170.70 and § 30.30 issues. Common defects, winning issues, and key cases will be explored.
The New York State Bar Association’s Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation
For additional information and to access the materials please visit www.nysba.org/PublicDefenseTrainer2016