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    10.29.16 Prof. Robert M. Pitler Annual Program on Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence & Ethics (CLE Program)
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    Saturday, October 29
    9:00 a.m.: Registration & Coffee
    9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Program

    Brooklyn Law School
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    Sponsored by the Center for Criminal Justice

    About the Program
    This all-day program provides a comprehensive update in criminal law, procedure, evidence and ethics. Leading experts will review recent developments in confessions, search and seizure, identification procedures and evidence law. There will also be a review of the new uniform disciplinary rules. Lunch will be provided.

    The 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 his colleagues.

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Search and Seizure
    Hon. Barry Kamins, Partner, Aidala Bertuna & Kamins PC
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Confessions
    Hon. Mark Dwyer, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Kings County Supreme Court

    11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break

    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Identification
    Miriam Hibel, Author, New York Identification Law

    12:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

    1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Confrontation After Crawford
    Hon. John Leventhal '79, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

    2:45-2:55 p.m. Break

    2:55 – 4:35 p.m. New Disciplinary Rules
    Michael Ross, Principal, Law Offices of Michael S. Ross
    Hal Lieberman, Partner, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
    Robert Guido, Executive Director for Attorney Matters, Appellate Division, 2nd Department
    4:35 – 4:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks

    CLE Credit Offered
    The program provides 7 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the categories are Professional Practice (5 credits) and Ethics (2 credits). Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications.Our financial aid policy is available at

    Online registration for this event is now closed. For registration information, please email

    The cost of the program, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit, is $115.

    A full refund will be made for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the program. No refunds will be issued less than 24 hours before the program begins.
    The program is free of charge for Brooklyn Law School faculty, staff and current students.

    If you are a company or an organization that would like to make a reservation for 5 or more guests, please email

    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.


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