Event Overview

Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM — CLE Program

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM — Awards Luncheon – Regent Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Mental Health Reforming the Landscape of Criminal Justice

This CLE will provide insight into the practice concerning DVSJA applications, alternatives to incarceration, and diversity and inclusion as it relates to mental health issues in criminal practice. Panelists will discuss how plea negotiations and justice can be tailored to address mental health concerns. Practitioners will gain an awareness of new developments and best practices in addressing mental health issues.

Key Highlights and Objectives

  • Criminal justice tailored to address mental health issues.
  • Gaining awareness of new developments and best practices

General Registration Fee

Required for in-person attendees.

Early Bird through December 15, 2023After December 15, 2023
NYSBA Members$120$220
Non-members$205$305

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$120 Program Registration Fee

DVSJA Panel

Speakers:
Ali Harrington
University at Buffalo Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic
Buffalo, NY

Risa Gerson
Bronx District Attorney’s Office
Bronx, NY

Hon. Sheila A. DiTullio
NYS Office of Court Administration
Buffalo, New York

Alternatives to Incarceration Panel

Speakers:
Hon. Ellen N. Biben
Chief Administrative Judge
New York, NY

Hon. Susan Eagan
Erie County Court
Buffalo, NY

Jethro Antoine
Chief Program Officer, Court Reform from the Center for Justice Innovation
New York, NY

Kamilah Archibald
Resource Coordinator II
Superior Criminal Court C.O.U.R.T.S. Program Buffalo City Court

Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Speakers:
Valerie Kennedy
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Bronx District Attorney’s Office
Bronx, NY

Ahmed Imran
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
New York County District Attorney’s Office
New York, NY