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Making An Initial Appearance In A NY Criminal Case: Remote And In-Person

Making An Initial Appearance In A NY Criminal Case: Remote And In-Person

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Institutions and organizations in response to COVID have implemented new safety precautions and procedures. As the Courts across New York State and the United States begin to re-open, procedures, policies, and practices have taken on a different look in order to conform to the new COVID-19 era.

In criminal matters, every aspect of a case has changed – starting with the initial appearance. In order to provide effective assistance of counsel, criminal defense attorneys need to learn how to adapt to the new and often remote way of conducting an initial appearance and find ways to complete the required tasks.

This course, presented by Andrew M. J. Bernstein, Leader of Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP’s White-Collar Defense and Investigations Practice, will cover the basics of representing a criminal defendant at a remote or in-person initial appearance (initial presentments and arraignments) in a criminal matter during the age of COVID-19.

This program will benefit both new criminal practitioners looking to learn about remote and in-person initial appearances and experienced criminal defense lawyers who have yet to represent a recently arrested or charged client in the COVID-19 era.

Topics covered, amongst others:

  1. Discuss how initial presentments and arraignments have been affected by COVID-19
    The resulting safety measures put in place by the courts
  2. Prepare for an initial appearance in a criminal matter
  3. Investigate the information you need prior to your initial appearance
  4. Build a meaningful relationship with your client remotely and in challenging times
  5. Successfully navigate the COVID-19 challenges and effectively represent your client at their first appearance and beyond 
Start Date:
  • April 19, 2021
Start Time:
  • 12:00 PM
End Time:
  • 1:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KH91
NYSBA Member Price: $50.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $150.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Criminal Justice Section