Welcome to the new and updated Web Site sponsored by the New York Criminal
Bar Association (NYCBA). The NYCBA is a non-profit association organized
to protect and preserve the rights of individuals accused of crimes and
to serve as a unifying force for criminal defense lawyers in the Greater
New York City metropolitan area.
This site is designed primarily as a private online service for members
of the New York Criminal Bar Association. It provides our members with
access to an extraordinary collection of comprehensive resources for practicing
criminal defense attorneys in the New York City metropolitan area.
For example, we have collected, and we update on a regular basis, numerous
invaluable telephone and fax numbers that enable our members to contact
judges, police precincts, arraignment clerks, correction officers and
others who typically are so difficult to locate in the "system."
Members of the New York Criminal Bar Association also have free and unlimited
access to two web sites maintained by "Punch & Jurists",
the acclaimed Internet resource for Federal criminal law, as follows:
1) www.ussguide.com, a comprehensive collection of legal resources relating
to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, including a search engine that enables
the user to find all the recent significant cases dealing with specific
Guideline provisions or by a key-word topic search, as well as cases,
articles, sentencing memoranda and briefs from past, and
2) www.fedcrimlaw.com, which has a series of "search engines"
for a database with more than 13,000 federal criminal cases, including
the full text and detailed analyses of more than 1,000 Supreme Court cases.
Through the Punch and Jurists sites, members can also access (a) all the
Second Circuit case summaries prepared by Richard Ware Levitt since 1988,
plus the full text of those from 1995 to date; and (b) Punch & Jurists'
famed bi-weekly criminal law newsletter, which features timely summaries
of the latest and most significant new cases in federal criminal law (available
only in PDF format by email).
So, please join by printing out the membership application form and sending
it with your dues payment of $150 to our Treasurer, James Valentino, Esq.,
Harris, O'Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP, 111 Broadway, Suite
1502, New York, NY 10006, tel (212) 796-5037, fax (212) 202-6206, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We currently have three categories of Membership: Lifetime Membership
(for which the dues are a single, non-recurring payment of $2,500); Regular
Membership (for which the dues are $150 payable on January 1st of each
year) and Reduced Price Membership (for which the dues are $75 payable
on January 1st of each year. Please note that, to be eligible for Reduced
Price Membership, the individual must be a State or Federal public defender
or a private practitioner earning less than $75,000 annually (net income)).
Payment of dues may be made by check or credit card.
If you have any questions, please call or email me.
Edward V. Sapone, President, New York Criminal Bar Association Tel.: (212)