CLE: Criminal Justice Reform, Implicit Bias, and Criminal Law Update

The Federal Public Defender’s Office, the Syracuse University College of
Law, and FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents

“Criminal Justice Reform, Implicit Bias, and Criminal Law Update”

This program will focus on reform of the federal criminal justice system and identifying implicit bias in criminal practice but will also include legal updates on several other criminal law topics. Our speakers will include Mirna Martinez Santiago, Esq., who has lectured widely on the issues of diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias, and Bill Hicks, Jr., of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, who will speak about the federal courts’ Detention Reduction Outreach Program (“DROP”). Other presenters include two distinguished professors from Syracuse University College of Law, which is graciously hosting this program–Lauryn P. Gouldin and Todd A. Berger, who both focus on criminal law issues. Among our other speakers and panelists will be U.S. District Judge Brenda K. Sannes, U.S. Magistrate Judges Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks and Andrew T. Baxter, and representatives from the U.S. Probation Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

This course offers 7 hours of CLE credit, including two that qualify for New York’s requirement for diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.

We are offering the program live in Syracuse at Dineen Hall, Room 340. Parking is available in the Stadium Lot next to SU College of Law. Lunch will be included.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)

Live at Dineen Hall, Syracuse College of Law, Room 340 950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
(Parking in the Stadium Lot next to the Law School)

R.S.V.P. for CLE by May 10, 2019

Faculty

  • Hon. Brenda K. Sannes
    U.S. District Court Judge Northern District of New York (Syracuse)
  • Hon. Andrew T. Baxter
    U.S. District Magistrate Judge, NDNY (Syracuse)
  • Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks
    U.S. District Magistrate Judge, NDNY (Syracuse)
  • Mirna Martinez Santiago, Esq.
    Acacia Network, Inc.
    Rising Phoenix Center for Law & Politics
  • Bill Hicks, Jr.
    Pretrial Services Administrator
    Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Lauryn P. Gouldin, Esq.
    Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Associate Professor of Law
    Syracuse University College of Law
  • Todd A. Berger, Esq.
    Associate Professor of Law & Director, Advocacy Programs and Criminal Defense Clinic
    Syracuse University College of Law
  • Lisa Peebles
    Federal Public Defender, NDNY (Syracuse)
  • Paul Evangelista
    First Assistant Federal Public Defender, NDNY (Albany)
  • Molly Corbett
    Federal Public Defender Research and Writing Specialist, NDNY (Albany)
  • Liana Snyder, MSW
    Senior Probation Officer, NDNY (Syracuse)
  • Ben Berry
    Supervising Probation Officer, NDNY (Syracuse)
  • Lisa M. Fletcher, Esq.
    Supervising Assistant U.S. Attorney (Syracuse)

Timed Agenda

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome

9:05 – 9:15
Increasing Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
(Magistrate Judge Dancks)

9:15 – 10:50
Recognizing/Addressing Implicit Bias in Criminal Practice
(Ms. Martinez-Santiago)

10:50 – 11:05
Break

11:05 – 11:35
Overview of Criminal Justice Reform Issues
(Judge Baxter, Prof. Gouldin)

11:35 – Noon
The First Step Act
(Ms. Corbett)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 – 2:00
U.S. Courts’ Detention Reduction Outreach Program
(Mr. Hicks)

2:00 – 2:50
Panel Discussion—Detention and Alternatives
(Moderator–Judge Baxter; Mr. Hicks, AFPD Evangelista, AUSA Fletcher, USPO Snyder)

2:50 – 3:05
Break

3:05 – 3:50
Update of Carpenter and Other Fourth Amendment Issues
(Prof. Berger)

3:50 – 4:30
Sentencing and Prior Convictions
(Judge Sannes, FPD Peebles, USPO Berry)

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

“Criminal Justice Reform, Implicit Bias, and Criminal Law Update” has been approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys, and is in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.0 credits toward the professional practice requirement and 2.0 credits towards diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.

This is a single program. No partial credit will be awarded.

This program is complimentary to all Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association Members and all current students at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Criminal Justice Reform Materials Packet

MKC First Step Act – Sections 401-404

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