Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Meeting Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. | Beekman, 2nd Floor | 3.5 MCLE Credits 

[This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.]

9:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  2020 Bail and Discovery Reform Issues (2.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 

  • Moderator: Hon. Barry Kamins, Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins P.C., New York, NY
  • Panelists: Hon. Paul McDonnell, NYS Office of Court Administration, New York, NY; John Schoeffel, Esq., Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Practice, Special Litigation Unit, New York, NY; Robert J. Masters, Esq., Little Neck, NY

10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.  Break 

11:05 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  Opioids: Availability, Physician Involvement, Enforcement Issues and Treatment Courts (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 

  • Panelists: Bridget G. Brennan, Esq., Special Narcotics Prosecutor, City of New York, New York, NY; Hon. Craig D. Hannah, Supervising Judge, Buffalo City Court,  Buffalo, NY; Hon. George Grasso, New York City Criminal Court Supervising Judge, Bronx County, Bronx, NY; David L. Cohen, Esq., Law Office of David L. Cohen, Esq., Kew Gardens, NY

Awards Luncheon: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Sutton North, 2nd Floor


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Keynote Speaker: Hon. Michael A. Corriero, Retired Court of Claims Judge, New York County, and star of CBS syndicated court show, Hot Bench

Awards will be presented to the following honorees:

  • Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award: Bruce A. Barket, Esq., Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, Garden City, NY       
  • Outstanding Prosecutor Award: Bridget G. Brennan, Esq., Special Narcotics Prosecutor, City of New York, New York, NY
  • Michele S. Maxian Award for Outstanding Public Defense Practitioner: Justine Olderman, Esq., Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders, Bronx, NY
  • The Vincent E. Doyle, Jr. Award for Outstanding Judicial Contribution in the Criminal Justice System:  Michael M. Mohun, Wyoming County Court Judge, Warsaw, NY
  • David S. Michaels Memorial Award: Alaric A. Piette, United States Navy JAG Corps, Arlington, VA
  • Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Justice Legislation: Ronald F. Kennedy, Esq., Director of Governmental Relations, NYS Bar Association, Albany, NY
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Bar and the Community: Presented in memoriam to Jonathan E. Gradess., Esq., Executive Director, New York State Defenders Association, Albany, NY

Section Chair: Robert J. Masters, Esq., Little Neck, NY