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  • Newsletter Spring 2017
    The New York Criminal Law Newsletter is published quarterly by the Criminal Justice Section and free to Section Members
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    Join the Criminal Justice Section - Network with Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors and Judges from Across NYS
  • Criminal Justice Section Fall 2017 Meeting
  • Events
    • September, 2017 - Defending DWI Cases: The Critical Issues CLE program

      Defending DWI Cases: The Critical Issues

      Friday, September 8, 2017 | Buffalo | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst

      Thursday, September 14, 2017 | NYC | Radisson Martinique on Broadway

      Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Albany | New York State Bar Association | Live and

      Program Co-Sponsors:
      Criminal Justice Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      Program Description
      DWI dispositions rise and fall with the factual, constitutional and statutory issues that arise in every case. It is the ability to spot, understand, and argue these issues that makes the difference for both the prosecution and the defense. This DWI program will focus on the critical issues that determine the ultimate disposition of these cases.

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

      8.0 MCLE Credits
      3.5 Skills, 3.5 Professional Practice, 1 Ethics7.5 MCLE Credits 3.5 Skills, 3.5 Professional Practice, 1 Ethics

      NYSBA Members: $195.00
      Criminal Justice Section Members: $168.75
      Newly Admitted Attorneys: $140.00
      Students: $75.00

      Non-Members: $295.00

    • January 24, 2018: Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting CLE and Awards Luncheon

      Mark Your Calendar!

      Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting CLE Program and Awards Luncheon
      Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

  • About


    The Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. This site offers an array of resources, including Law Watch search results that provide access to substantive topics and the supporting cases, substantive law reports and resolutions, and the opportunity for members to join in discussion groups on relevant topics in the Criminal Justice Section e-community. 

    Please contact the NYSBA Member Resource Center at (800) 582-2452 if you are interested or complete and mail in the Criminal Justice Section Membership Brochure to become a member of the section and to select any committee you would like to join.  

    Tucker Stanclift
    Tucker C. Stanclift

    Criminal Justice Section

    Tucker C. Stanclift of Stanclift Law PLLC in Queensbury is the new 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.


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  • 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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  • CJS Online Community

    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. Click here for information on getting started. 

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