NY Criminal Law Practice 101

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program Co-Chairs:
Anna Cominsky
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
New York Law School
Jessica Peck
Assistant District Attorney
Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau
New York County District Attorney’s Office

  • Not a criminal defense attorney? Come learn the basics of New York City criminal law practice

    What should you do and what questions should you ask when a client calls you about a criminal matter? How do you counsel your client? What should you be sure not to do?  And when you get to court, what rights should you preserve?  What ethical issues may come up, and how should you navigate them if they come up?

    Learn the inner workings of a New York City criminal courtroom. Find out everything you need to do to preserve the rights of your client, whether dealing with a minor problem or a serious matter, from the first minute your telephone rings until the dust settles. This program is a must for any attorney unfamiliar with criminal law practice.

    Live Program & Webcast: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $119 for Members
    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff who are also members), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Moderator:
    Jonathan Andrew Perez
    Senior Assistant District Attorney
    Kings County District Attorney’s Office

    Brian G. Buckmire II
    Staff Attorney
    The Legal Aid Society

    Honorable Josh E. Hanshaft
    Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York
    County of New York

    Jose Interiano
    Deputy Chief
    Immigrant Affairs Unit
    Kings County District Attorney’s Office

    Joanna Lettieri 
    Deputy Unit Chief
    Kings County Criminal Court

    Kamephis (Kam) Perez
    Special Counsel – Executives Bureau
    King’s County

    Susan J. Walsh
    Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Welcome & Panelist Introductions

    Anna G. Cominsky & Jonathan Andrew Perez

    6:10 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Following Your Client Through the System

    Brian G. Buckmire II, Joanna Lettieri, and Susan J. Walsh

    6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. Your Response to “The Call” & Pre-Arraignment Client Interview

    Brian G. Buckmire II, Joanna Lettieri, and Susan J. Walsh

    6:50 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. Pre-Plea Investigations, Discovery, & Plea Negotiations


    7:10 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Collateral Consequences – Immigration

    Brian G. Buckmire II, Kamephis Perez, and Susan J. Walsh

    7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Break
    7:45 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. Hearings & Trial


    8:05 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. Arraignments and Beyond — The Bench’s Perspective

    Honorable Josh Hanshaft

    8:25 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. Ethical Concerns Encountered


    8:55 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Questions & Answers


  • CLE Credit

    NY: 3.0 total: 2.5 skills & 0.5 ethics
    NJ: 3.1 general
    PA: 2.5 total: 2.0 general & 0.5 professional responsibility
    CA: 3.0 total: 2.5 general & 0.5 professional responsibility


  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Criminal Courts, Terri Rosenblatt, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org