Annual Meeting 2022 Event Overview

Event Overview

Insanity vs. Incompetence: Navigating mental health issues from arraignment to trial

The insanity defense should not be confused with Incompetency. Persons who are incompetent to stand trial are held in a mental institution until they are considered capable of participating in the proceedings. The insanity defense reflects the generally accepted notion that persons who cannot appreciate the consequences of their actions should not be punished for criminal acts. This program will utilize a panel format to discuss how to address defendants’ mental health issues Pretrial in the context of competency to stand trial, CPL 730 exams,  and preparing the expert for trial. Once found fit to stand trial, the defense of “not responsible by mental disease or defect” (insanity) will be explored with live demonstrations of Direct Examination and Cross Examination of the expert witness at trial.

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Full agenda coming soon!

Annual Meeting 2022 Pricing and Registration

Virtual Programming Pricing


Virtual Meeting General Registration Fee


Required to attend any virtual CLE programs



$99: Section Member | $130: NYSBA Member | $255: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/22 and after)

$140: Section Member | $185: NYSBA Member | $350: Non-NYSBA Member

Annual Meeting 2022 Speakers

Speakers coming soon!

Annual Meeting 2022 Awards

Awards coming soon!