Criminal Procedure Practicum: From Arraignment to Appeal
March 21, Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 a.m.

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EARLY BIRD Registration Fee by March 14
$75 for BANC members

After March 14
$100 for BANC members

*If registering multiple people, please call us at 716.286.8181 to apply the discount.


Abbreviated Agenda. See sidebar for FULL Agenda

  • Registration 8:30-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast provided
  • Welcoming Remarks 9-9:05 a.m.: Ryan Thompson, Esq.; NU CLE Program Director
  • Introduction of Topic and Speakers 9:05-9:10 a.m.: Patricia M. McGrath, Esq.; BANC Vice President

Topic 1: Arraignments and What to Expect 9:10-10 a.m.
Michael E. Benedict, Esq.

Topic 2: Motion Practice and Discovery (50 minutes); 10-10:50 a.m.
Joseph L. Leone, Jr., Esq

  • Break (10 minutes); 10:50-11 a.m.

Topic 3: Ethical Issues in Criminal Cases, Part I 11-11:50 a.m.
John R. Nuchereno, Esq.; Nuchereno & Nagel

Topic 4: Direct and Cross-Examination 11:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Hon. Matthew. J. Murphy; Niagara County Supreme Court &  Rodney O. Personius, Esq.; Personius Melber LLP & TBA; Niagara County District Attorney’s Office

  • Lunch 12:40-1:20 p.m.. Boxed sandwiches, with salads and snacks provided

Topic 5: Appeals and What Trial Lawyers Can Do to Preserve Issues  1:20-2:10 p.m.
Timothy Murphy, Esq.; Chief Attorney of Appeals for The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

Topic 6: Ethical Issues in Criminal Cases, Part II 2:10-3 p.m.
John R. Nuchereno, Esq.; Nuchereno & Nagel

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