Legal Aid Society


Training: The Criminal Justice Reforms of 2019

Presented by The Legal Aid Society and hosted by St. Francis College, this day-long training informed advocates, defenders and members of the private bar on the momentous changes to New York criminal procedure that will take effect in January. It featured the advocates who were instrumental in passing the reforms, including those who helped draft the statutory language.

Featuring the leading experts on the reforms:
Peter Mitchell – Director of Training, The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice
Marie Ndiaye – Supervising Attorney, Decarceration Project at The Legal Aid Society
John Schoeffel – Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice

CLE Credit available to attendees: 6.5 Professional Practice credits.

November 16
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Register & Purchase Tickets

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-1:15 The New Discovery & Speedy Trial Laws – Peter Mitchell & John Schoeffel
2:15-4:00 The New Bail Laws – Marie Ndiaye and The Decarceration Unit
4:00-4:30 Changes to Crim-Imm – The LAS Immigration Team
4:30-5:00 Question and Answer Session

  • Regular Admission: $155
  • Public Defender / Assigned Counsel: $110
  • Group Rates available for organizations sending groups of five or more
  • Assigned counsel must certify that at least 60% of caseload is court-assigned
  • For the discounted rates, email
  • For questions call 212-298-3172.

The Legal Aid Society has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education. This transitional program has been approved for new lawyers and experienced lawyers. The Legal Aid Society provides tuition assistance to attorneys showing hardship. 6.5 professional practice credits will be awarded to those who attend the entire program.