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Criminal Justice Section Fall 2023 Meeting

Criminal Justice Section Fall 2023 Meeting

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Join us for the annual Criminal Justice Section Fall Meeting, a two-day event dedicated to bringing together legal professionals from across the nation. This year's meeting promises an exciting lineup of informative sessions, networking opportunities, and discussions on the latest developments in criminal law. Whether you're a seasoned attorney or a newcomer to the field, this event is designed to enrich your knowledge and foster valuable connections within the criminal justice community.


Friday, September 29, 2023

Friday Night Networking Event

Time: 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Location: Wellington's | Renaissance Albany Hotel

Kick off the weekend with our Friday night networking event. Mingle with fellow criminal lawyers, judges, and legal experts while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. This is a fantastic opportunity to build relationships, exchange insights, and relax in a casual and inviting atmosphere.

Saturday CLE Program

Saturday, September 30, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Registration

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.         Welcoming Remarks

10:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.         Court of Appeals Update

Stay current with the latest developments in criminal law by attending our Court of Appeals Update session. Distinguished legal scholars and appellate experts will provide in-depth analysis and commentary on recent court decisions and their implications for criminal defense. Gain valuable insights into the evolving legal landscape and how it may affect your practice. 

2.0 MCLE Credits Areas of Professional Practice


Honorable Jenny Rivera
Senior Associate Judge
New York State Court of Appeals
Albany, NY

Robert J. Masters, Esq.
Special Assistant District Attorney, Rockland County District Attorney’s Office
Little Neck, NY

Dan Arshack ,Esq.

 Arshack, Hajek & Lehrman, PLLC

New York, NY

12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.        Lunch

12:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         Immigration for Criminal Lawyers

The panel will explore the topic of asylum seekers in light of recent reports from the Buffalo News. Approximately 600 migrants were relocated from New York City to the Buffalo area, with four facing arrests for alleged violent crimes. This raises questions about their eligibility and admissibility for lawful permanent residence, given their potential dispersion across Upstate counties.

The focus will be on understanding the legal status of asylum seekers, the criteria for ineligibility, and orders of protection's role in removal proceedings. Recent developments, including the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v Texas, have reinstated the Biden Administration's enforcement policies, potentially leading to increased detainer issuance against individuals and affecting legal strategies and client cases.

2.0 MCLE Credits in Areas Professional Practice


Saad Siddiqui, Esq.

Bronx District Attorney’s Office

Bronx, NY

Sophie Feal, Esq.

Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

2:30 p.m.    Adjourn

Start Date:
  • September 29, 2023
End Date:
  • September 30, 2023
Start Time:
  • 3:00 PM
End Time:
  • 2:30 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0
  • Albany
  • Virtual Participation
  • New York State Bar Association
    1 Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Hybrid
Product Code:
  • CRIMFA23
Section Member Price: $99.00
NYSBA Member Price: $125.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $175.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Criminal Justice Section
  • Young Lawyers Section