New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference 2019

New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference 2019

A hypothetical exploring issues involving the media, law enforcement, lawyers and the courts, with participation by an experienced panel and the audience.

Sponsored by the New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference, First Amendment Watch at NYU's Carter Journalism InstituteNew York State-Federal Judicial CouncilS.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Committee on Media Law and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

Monday, October 21 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | NYC | Lunch will be provided
Wednesday, October 30
| 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Syracuse  | Lunch will be provided

2.0 MCLE Credits | 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Free for all NYSBA Members & Non-Members

Program Co-Chairs
Sandra S. Baron, Esq. | Resident Fellow, Yale Law School
Anne L. LaBarbera, Esq. | Thomas LaBarbera Counselors At Law PC
J. Elliott Lewis, Esq. | S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt | Former Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals | McCabe & Mack LLP
Rex Smith | Times Union

NYC Program Faculty
Hon. Jenny Rivera | New York State Court of Appeals
Hon. Richard J. Sullivan | United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Stephen Brown | Manhattan Federal Court Reporter | New York Daily News
David Caruso | Associated Press
Jonathan Dienst | WNBC-TV, New York
Captain Robert Gault | New York Police Department
Pat Hurtado | Bloomberg News
Matthew A. Leish, Esq. | Assistant General Counsel | Tribune Publishing Company
Tina Luongo, Esq. | Attorney in Charge of the Criminal Practice | The Legal Aid Society of New York
Anthony Ricco, Esq. | NYC
Rebecca Rosenberg | New York Post
Anna Skotko, Esq. | Deputy Chief, Appellate Unit | United States Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York
Mary Kate Tischler, Esq. | Vice President and Associate General Counsel | News Review and Litigation | CBS Law Department
Tali Weinstein, Esq. | General Counsel, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Syracuse Program Faculty
Hon. Rosemary S. Pooler | United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Hon. James P. Murphy | Administrative Judge | Onondaga County Supreme Court
William Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Onondaga County District Attorney
Daniel Gitner, Esq. | Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
Edward Z. Menkin, Esq. | Edward Z. Menkin Attorney at Law
Erin Moriarty | CBS News, "48 Hours"
Jeff Kulikowsky | WSYR-TV
Steve Billmyer | Syracuse Post-Standard,
Douglass Dowty | Syracuse Post-Standard,
Joseph M. Finnerty, Esq. | Finnerty Osterreicher & Abdulla
Sgt. Matthew Malinowski | Syracuse Police Department

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to  

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form. 

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.d. Be the first to hear about the latest course offerings. 

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