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    • October 13: Deadline for Nominations for Criminal Justice Section Awards

      Criminal Justice Section Awards

      For more than 30 years, the NYSBA Criminal Justice Section has presented awards for outstanding service in the criminal justice system. The awards have expanded to include 12 different award categories representing the many different aspects of the criminal justice system. Awards are presented at the Section’s luncheon during the NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in New York City in January, and some awards may be presented during the Section’s Spring Meeting traditionally held each May in upstate New York. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination.

      Persons who are ineligible for an award:
      Previous award winners in a category will not be approved again in the category. A person may be nominated an approved for an award in a different category after 3 years. Check to see if your nominee is listed in the Alphabetical Listing of Past Award Recipients.

      Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

      See below for lists of previous award recipients grouped by award.

      Submissions:
      You may nominate in one or more categories by submitting an additional ballot/s; however, you are urged to supply supporting documentation and comment for each nominee of at least 25-50 words describing the nominee's significant achievements.

      You must disclose how you know the nominee. For example: You work on a committee with the person; s/he was your adversary or represented a co-defendant in a trial; s/he is your employee/er, relative or friend; you read about the person on the media.

      There are two ways to submit a nomination:
      1. Submit your nomination online here. Additional documentation is strongly recommended and can be submitted to ajasiewicz@nysba.org or mailed to Amy Jasiewicz, Section Liaison, NYSBA, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 

      2. Download and print the Nomination Ballot, and mail the completed ballot and supporting documentation to: Amy Jasiewicz, Section Liaison, NYSBA, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207 





    • December 1: YLS Trial Academy Scholarship Application Deadline

      The Criminal Justice Section is pleased to co-sponsor the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section's annual Trial Academy, and offer a scholarship to attend the Academy.

      The Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy is the New York State Bar Association’s only comprehensive trial training program. This intensive 5-day trial techniques and advocacy program is geared toward young and new lawyers – teaching, advancing, and improving the quality of their experience in the courtroom, in order to benefit their careers and their client’s interests.

      The Trial Academy will be held on Wednesday, April 4, through Sunday, April 8, 2018.  

      Participating in the Trial Academy is the perfect opportunity to gain critically important trial experience outside of the courtroom. Participants attend a morning lecture on an aspect of a trial and spend the afternoons in small groups with their designated team leader demonstrating the day’s trial skill from a previously provided fact pattern. One-on-one critiques will be provided by a rotating faculty made up of NYSBA leadership and leading litigators, advocates and Judges from every region of New York. 

      The Trial Academy is open to any attorney wishing to learn or improve upon their trial skills and provides a unique opportunity for participants to have a meaningful experience which extends beyond a typical classroom setting.

      To apply for the Criminal Justice Section's Trial Academy scholarship, please complete the application form, and submit by: December 1, 2017.

      The scholarship is a full tuition scholarship; the attendee is responsible for room, travel, and some food.

      Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as possible.

      For more information, please email Amy Jasiewicz or phone/digital fax 518.487.5682

    • 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

    WELCOME!

    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
    CHAIR

    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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    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 ajasiewicz@nysba.org

    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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