Prof. Robert M. Pitler Annual Program on CLPE

About the Programs
These two half-day programs provide comprehensive updates in the areas of criminal law, procedure, evidence, and ethics. Leading experts will review recent developments from the Court of Appeals, search and seizure, and immigration law. There also will be a review of new legislation regarding bail, discovery, and speedy trial issues followed by a panel discussion of ethical issues facing prosecutors and defense attorneys. Each Friday program will cover different topics, and participants may register for one or both days.

See Agenda
Materials will be distributed digitally prior to the event. Please print out a hard copy if you would like to have one as a reference. A limited number of printouts will be available upon email request to by deadline of October 1, 2019.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Law School Center for Criminal Justice

CLE Credit
Friday, October 25
This program offers 3.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice. Partial credit is not available.
Friday, November 1
This program offers 3.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the categories are Professional Practice (2 credits) and Ethics (1.5 credits). Partial credit is not available.

Registration Information
The cost for each program is $60 for one half-day program or $120 for both programs, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.
Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications. Our CLE financial aid policy is available at
The program is free of charge for Brooklyn Law School faculty, staff, and current students.
For businesses and organizations that would like to make a reservation for 5 or more guests for one or both of the programs, please email

The annual CLPE program honors the late Professor Robert M. Pitler, a member of the Law School’s faculty from 1988 until his death in 2015. Professor Pitler was a leading scholar and practitioner in the area of criminal law who was beloved by generations of students and colleagues. Proceeds will benefit the Robert M. Pitler Criminal Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship, which supports loan forgiveness for lawyers dedicated to careers practicing criminal law in public service.

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the BLS Office of Events at or (718) 780-7966.
Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, the BLS Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, at Please make your request as soon as possible.