the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section web site. Through our Section members have the opportunity
to meet and network with other attorneys and judges involved in many aspects of the
criminal justice system, as well as have access to many great benefits specific
to our area of practice. The Section also helps improve the criminal justice system by providing a credible voice on pending criminal justice legislation and helping to develop NYSBA policy on criminal justice issues.
The Benefits of Criminal Justice Section Membership
Section’s newsletter, New York
Criminal Law Journal features
updates on Section activities, recent cases and articles about current
- Educational programs that examine today’s
vital legal developments.
- Networking events to meet criminal justice
attorneys from across the state.
growth opportunities by joining a Committee. The Section has 14 substantive committees
that provide you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws
that can affect your practice, and the criminal justice system. Section members can
request to join as many committees as they like, for free.
to the Criminal Justice Section’s
Online Community, where members post queries for guidance and
- Discounts on NYSBA CLE programs sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section. Section dues are $35 a year (NYSBA membership required) for attorneys, and FREE for law school students. Join online, or call 1-8800-582-2452.
ROBERT J. MASTERS
Criminal Justice Section
Robert J. Masters,
Executive Assistant District Attorney for Legal affairs with the Queens County
District Attorneys Office, is Chair of the Criminal Justice Section.
graduating from St. John’s University and St. John’s University School of Law,
worked as a law clerk for various Judges of the Criminal Term of the Supreme Court
in both Queens and Kings Counties. Bob became an Assistant District
Attorney in Queens County in 1990, and has worked primarily on homicide cases
The purpose of this Section shall be to anticipate, recognize and address such issues of crime, criminology, criminal procedure, correction and the administration of criminal justice as properly come before or should come before the New York State Bar Association.
Executive Committee Roster
Criminal Justice Section Chair Terms:
1981-1983: Andrew M. Schnier
1983-1985: Vincent E. Doyle, Jr.
1985-1987: Hon. Renee A. White
1987-1989: Joseph Jaffe
1989-1991: Terrence J. Connors
1991-1993: Martin B. Adelman
1993-1995: Paul J. Cambria
1995-1997: Robert W. Vinal
1997-1999: Susan B. Lindenauer
1999-2001: Vincent E. Doyle, III
2001-2003: Thomas F. Liotti
2003-2005: Michael T. Kelly
2005-2007: Roger B. Adler
2007-2009: Jean T. Walsh
2009-2011: James P. Subjack
2011-2013: Marvin E. Schechter
2013-2015: Hon. Mark R. Dwyer
2015-2017: Sherry Levin Wallach
2017-2019: Tucker C. Stanclift
2019-2021: Robert J. Masters