Upcoming NYSDA Defender Institute Training Events:


July 26-28, 2015
48th Annual Meeting and Conference
Gideon Putnam Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY

Training Calendars

Basic Trial Skills Program
NYSDA's Defender Institute offers the Basic Trial Skills Program, which is an intensive, nationally recognized trial advocacy trainer held each summer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. The Association also conducts or sponsors statewide and regional criminal defense practice training programs throughout the year.

Defense Training Calendar
National and state events that are of interest to criminal defense practitioners are listed here. This list is not comprehensive and NYSDA reserves the right to decide which conference and seminars will be posted. Additional training events may be found in recent issues of the Public Defense Backup Center Report. NYSDA does not take responsibility for the content or accuracy of information derived from other sources. Where information about a conference or seminar is available on the sponsor's web site a direct link has been provided.


JANUARY 2015


FEBRUARY 2015


MARCH 2015


APRIL 2015

April 11, 2015
An Update on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Oneida County Bar Association, in cooperation with the
New York State Defenders Association, Inc.
Oneida County Public Defender, Criminal Division
Oneida County Supplemental Assigned Counsel Program
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY
Contact: Diane M. Davis, diane@oneidacountybar.org

April 14, 2015
Practical Skills-Family Court Practice WC 2015
New York State Bar Association
Family Law Section
Elmwood Country Club, White Plains, NY
For Info: http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=0DW77

April 16, 2015
Cell Phone Forensics for Civil and Criminal Attorneys
New York State Bar Association
New York State Bar Center, Albany, NY
For Info: http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=0DW11

April 17, 2015
Cross to Kill 2015
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York Law School, New York, NY
Contact: Jennifer Van Ort, jlvanort@nysacdl.org

April 24, 2015
Representing Clients in Local Court
Delaware County Bar Association
New York State Defenders Association
SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org

April 24, 2015
2015 Oneida County Assigned Counsel School
Criminal Practice

Oneida County Bar Association, in cooperation with the
New York State Defenders Association, Inc.
Oneida County Public Defender, Criminal Division
Oneida County Supplemental Assigned Counsel Program
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY
Contact: Kimberly Strong, kflint@ocgov.net

April 24, 2015
Assigned Counsel Family Court Appeals Training Seminar
Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
New York State Defenders Association
Watts Conference Center, Rochester, NY
For Info: please call 585-530-3100

April 25, 2015
Criminal Defense Tactics and Techniques XVI
New York State Defenders Association
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org April 25, 2015
Syracuse 2015 Spring CLE Seminar
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse
Contact: Jennifer Van Ort, jlvanort@nysacdl.org


MAY 2015

May 1, 2015
Cutting Edge Criminal Defense
New York State Defenders Association
Double Tree Hotel, Binghamton, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org

May 1, 2015
Representing Clients Charged with IPVs (Intentional Program Violations)
Empire Justice Center
New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, NY
For Info: http://support.empirejustice.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=104061

May 7, 2015
Staying Sharp – Tactics and Techniques for Today’s Criminal Defense Practice
Clinton County Assigned Counsel Program
New York State Defenders Association
Orchard House, Peru, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org

May 12, 2015
Federal Criminal Defense Practice Seminar
The Office of the Federal Defender for the Northern District of New York
New York State Defenders Association
Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org

May 14, 2015
15th Annual DWI on Trial – BIG APPLE XV
New York State Bar Association
Radisson Martinique on Broadway, NYC
For Info: http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=0DW24

May 14-15, June 4, 2015
Facilitating Restorative Processes
New York State Defenders Association
Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org

May 15, 2015
Criminal Conspiracy
NYCDL & NYSACDL
Thomson Reuters, New York, NY
For Info: http://www.nacdl.org/LegalEducation.aspx?id=35237&libID=35207

May 16-17, 2015
New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Spring Meeting
The Saratoga Hilton
Saratoga Springs, NY
For Info: http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=CRIMSP15

May 28, 2015
Advocacy and Writing in Appellate Practice
Erie Institute of Law and the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.
Ceremonial Courtroom, 92 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo
For Info: http://www.eriebar.org/files/05-28-15%20Appellate%20Practice.pdf

May 29, 2015
Handling Child Welfare Proceedings—From Removal to Reunification or TPR
Clinton County Assigned Counsel Program
New York State Defenders Association
Clinton County Government Center, Plattsburgh, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org

May 29, 2015
Handling Child Welfare Proceedings—From Removal to Reunification Family Court Act Article 10 Proceedings for New and Experienced Family Court Practitioners
Supplemental Assigned Counsel Program Bar Association and Public Defender – Civil Division
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY
Contact: Kimberly Flint, 315-793-6042 or kflint@ocgov.net


JUNE 2015

June 7-12, 2015
Defender Institute: Basic Trial Skills Program
New York State Defenders Association
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org


June 26-28, 2015
Western New York Advanced Trial Skills Program - Murder Defense
Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
New York State Defenders Association
Genesse Community College, Bativa, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org


JULY 2015

July 26-28, 2015
NYSDA 48th Annual Meeting and Conference
New York State Defenders Association
Saratoga Springs, NY
Contact: DGeary@nysda.org


AUGUST 2015


SEPTEMBER 2015


OCTOBER 2015


NOVEMBER 2015


DECEMBER 2015