See below for links our monthly newsletters focusing on innovative strategies for effective trial practice.

January 2020CPL 245.70 Expedited Review – FAQS and Mechanics

December 2019 - Pressing for a Right of Rebuttal in Summation

September 2019 Moving to Dismiss the [Accusatory Instrument] on the Ground That, On Its Face and As Applied, Correction Law 168-f(4) is Unconstitutionally Vague and Violates Equal Protection

August 2019Out-Of-State Predicate Cheat Sheet

July 2019 - Abolishing the Excited Utterance Exception to the Rule Against Hearsay

April 2019 - Challenging the Standard CJI Interested Witness Charge

March 2019 – Challenging the Court's Reliance on "Corroboration" to Deny Defense Expert Testimony

January 2019 – DNA, Breathalyzer, and Cell Site Location Issues

November 2018 – Influential People v. Suazo Decision and Potential Equal Protection Claims

September 2018 – Judge Fiore’s New Brady Order and Some Practice Takeaways

July 2018 – Asserting Your Right to Summation in Local Criminal Court

May 2018 – Protecting Clients in a Post-Padilla “ICE”Age

April 2018 – The New Photo ID Law and DCJS Protocols

February-March 2018 – What Are Your Ethical Obligations when Post-Conviction Counsel Calls about a Possible IAC Claim?

December 2017 – A 1st Amendment Challenge to Unlicensed General Vending in NYC

October 2017 – Sentencing Part 2 (mandatory surcharge deferrals and SHOCK incarceration)

September 2017 – Sentencing Part 1 (undischarged parole time and “Violent Predicate Override”)

July-August 2017 – Objecting to Expert Testimony Purporting to Decode Slang

November 2016 – Peoplev. Allard and Your Right to a Hearing on Your 30.30 Motion

August 2016 – Using the Second Amendment in Your Weapon Cases

July 2016 – Using Prior Bad Acts Against Victims and Non-Defendant Witnesses

June 2016 – Objecting to DNA Evidence after John

May 2016 – Challenging Rikers Tapes after Johnson

April 2016 – Flaws in Selected CJI Instructions