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CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEETING

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Beekman, 2nd Floor
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REGISTER FOR THE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING HERE OR DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.


*CRIMINAL JUSTICE LUNCH

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sutton North, 2nd Floor
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Lunch Tickets:  $115 Each

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting Here or Download the Registration Form Here.

DWI ON TRIAL - THE BIG APPLE XX

Program Description:  
The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present our twentieth annual "DWI on Trial" seminar in New York City!  This yearly DWI trial skills program, chaired by national DWI expert Peter Gerstenzang, features highly renowned national lecturers covering a broad range of important topics of interest and applicability in the defense of DWI cases. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized speakers on key issues of DWI defense!
Registration for the live, in-person program is limited, and preregistration is highly recommended – this program regularly sells out!

Friday, May 15, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live Program & Webcast
This program is being recorded and streamed as a live webcast.

Convene Conference Center 
Empire Forum
810 7th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10019

REGISTER HERE

Criminal Justice Section Member: $295
NYSBA Member: $395 | Non-Member: $495

7.5 MCLE Credits: 5.5 Skills; 2.0 Professional Practice

Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association

Agenda to follow

Faculty
Program Chair: Peter Gerstenzang, Esq. | Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang | Albany, NY


What people have said about this program:
“This CLE is always the best!”
“Excellent program, content & presenters.”
“Speakers were dynamic!”
“Wonderful and practical program; very informative.”
“Great CLE — I want to start a trial tomorrow.”
“One of the most informative and entertaining presentations.”
“This is the best CLE I have ever taken. All the speakers did a great job.”
“Spot on.”

Can't Attend in person?  This program is available as a live webcast.  

REGISTER HERE


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 segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

WELCOME!

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. 

ROBERT J. MASTERS
CHAIR

Criminal Justice Section

Robert J. Masters, Executive Assistant District Attorney for Legal affairs with the Queens County District Attorneys Office, is Chair of the Criminal Justice Section.

After graduating from St. John’s University and St. John’s University School of Law, Masters worked as a law clerk for various Judges of the Criminal Term of the Supreme Court in both Queens and Kings Counties. Bob became  an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County in 1990, and has worked primarily on homicide cases since 1992.


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

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
2019-2021: Robert J. Masters

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. 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 [email protected]

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