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Criminal Justice Section Spring Meeting
Court of Appeals Review and Preserving the Record for Appellate Review
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9 am – 12:45 pm
NYSBA, 1 Elk Street, Albany, NY

The program qualifies for 3.5 MCLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice in New York State only. This program is transitional and is suitable for newly-admitted attorneys. 

$ 25 Criminal Justice Section Members | $ 100 NYSBA members | $ 175 Non-NYSBA Members


Friday, May 17

NYSBA Committee on Mandated Representation
1 pm – 3 pm
NYSBA Peck Room

Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee Meeting
3 pm – 5 pm
NYSBA Peck Room

Saturday, May 18

CLE Program Agenda:

8:30 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast - Great Hall

9:00 am- 9:05 am – Welcome and Introductions 
Section Chair Tucker C. Stanclift
Stanclift Law PLLC
Queensbury, NY

9:05 am – 10:30 am
Adventures in Preserving the Record for Appellate Review -- 2019 Update

Robert S. Dean, Esq.
Center for Appellate Litigation
New York, NY 

1.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice

10:30 am – 10:45 am

10:45 am – 12:45 pm
New York State Court of Appeals Update

Honorable Jenny Rivera
New York State Court of Appeals
Albany, NY

Robert J. Masters, Esq.
Queens County District Attorney’s Office
Kew Gardens, NY

Daniel N. Arshack, Esq.
Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman, Esq.
New York, NY

2.0 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice



Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of the Bar Center. If you require overnight accommodations, please contact these suggested hotels for rates and availability. 

Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street, Albany, NY
(518) 992-2500

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY
(518) 432-7000

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY
(518) 462-6611


Directions to the State Bar Center

NYS Thruway to Exit 23, I-787 North.
Exit at Route 20 West.
Take a:
Right on Broadway.
Left on State St.
Right on Eagle St.
Left on Elk St.

Adirondack Northway (I-87 South) to Exit 1.
Take I-90 East to I-787 South.
Exit Clinton Ave. (Route 9).
Take a:
Left on So. Pearl St.
Right on State St.
Right on Eagle St.
Left on Elk St.

I-90 West to I-787 South.
Exit Clinton Avenue (Route 9)
Take a:
Left on So. Pearl St.
Right on State St.
Right on Eagle St.
Left on Elk St.

NYS Thruway to Exit 24.
I-90 East to I-787 South.
Exit Clinton Avenue (Route 9).
Take a:
Left on So. Pearl St.
Right on State St.
Right on Eagle St.
Left on Elk St.

There is metered parking in front of the Bar Center for $0.25 per 12 minutes. Credit cards are accepted. If you are going to be at the Bar Center for an extended period, you may also wish to park at the Hilton Albany, located on Lodge Street off of State Street. Parking at the Hilton is $20.00 per day. If you park at the Hilton, walk up Pine Street, take a right on Eagle Street, and continue until you reach Elk Street. Cross the street and you will see the State Bar Center in front of you.

For more information, call NYSBA at (518) 463-3200.



Welcome to the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section web site. Through our Section members have the opportunity to meet and network with other attorneys and judges involved in many aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as have access to many great benefits specific to our area of practice. The Section also helps improve the criminal justice system by providing a credible voice on pending criminal justice legislation and helping to develop NYSBA policy on criminal justice issues. 

The Benefits of Criminal Justice Section Membership Include:

  • The Section’s newsletter, New York Criminal Law Journal features updates on Section activities, recent cases and articles about current issues.
  • Educational programs that examine today’s vital legal developments.
  • Networking events to meet criminal justice attorneys from across the state.
  • Professional growth opportunities by joining a Committee.  The Section has 14 substantive committees that provide you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws that can affect your practice, and the criminal justice system. Section members can request to join as many committees as they like, for free.
  • Access to the Criminal Justice Section’s  Online Community, where members post queries for guidance and referrals.
  • Discounts on NYSBA CLE programs sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section. Section dues are $35 a year (NYSBA membership required) for attorneys, and FREE for law school students. Join online, or call 1-8800-582-2452. 

Tucker Stanclift
Tucker C. Stanclift

Criminal Justice Section

Tucker C. Stanclift of Stanclift Law PLLC in Queensbury is the chair of the Criminal Justice Section.

He focuses his practice area in criminal law, DWIs, civil litigation, personal injury, and vehicle and traffic law.

Long active with the State Bar, he is a former chair of the Young Lawyers Section and a member of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education. He also serves as chair of the Criminal Justice Section’s Committee on Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Stanclift received his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University and earned a law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. He has also studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, is a member of the Glens Falls Community Theater, the Hudson River Shakespeare Company and is a former member of the board of directors for the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls.


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

Executive Committee Roster

Criminal Justice Section Chair Terms:

1981-1983: Andrew M. Schnier
1983-1985: Vincent E. Doyle, Jr.
1985-1987: Hon. Renee A. White
1987-1989: Joseph Jaffe
1989-1991: Terrence J. Connors
1991-1993: Martin B. Adelman
1993-1995: Paul J. Cambria
1995-1997: Robert W. Vinal
1997-1999: Susan B. Lindenauer
1999-2001: Vincent E. Doyle, III
2001-2003: Thomas F. Liotti
2003-2005: Michael T. Kelly
2005-2007: Roger B. Adler
2007-2009: Jean T. Walsh
2009-2011: James P. Subjack
2011-2013: Marvin E. Schechter
2013-2015: Hon. Mark R. Dwyer
2015-2017: Sherry Levin Wallach
2017-2019: Tucker C. Stanclift


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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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

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