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If you are not yet a Member of the NYCBA and you are an active member of
the criminal defense bar in the New York City Metropolitan area, we hope
you will soon join to participate in one of the most exciting and progressive
Bar Assoiations in America. To join, please click
One of the many benefits of membership in the NYCBA, is that you will have
instant access to our Website - one of the most current, comprehensive
and useful sites on theInternet designed exclusively for criminal defense
attorneys in the New York City Metropolitan area. By clicking on the buttons
listed on the left, you will get a preview of some of the many features
that are available to our Members - although the information that is available
to our Members is obviously presented in a far more comprehensive fashion.
For example, the "Telephone Directory" Section contains updated
information as to hundreds - if not thousands - of telephone numbers and
addresses that New York criminal defense attorneys use on a daily basis;
and, because we have attempted to link our site to the directory pages
of other sites (like that of the official court site for the Southern
District of New York), the information we provide always remains current.
The "Investigative Resources" Section provides easy access to
a broad range of resources to locate information (such as the whereabout
of potential witnesses) needed to effectively represent your client.
The "Legal Research" Section provides access to virtually all
of the free legal research materials that are available on the Internet
today. As to Federal cases, we are pleased to announce that we have negotiated
a special free benefit that is available to all of our Members: as part
of their membership in the NYCBA, they get unlimited access to the two
legal research sites on the Internet maintained by the publishers of Punch
and Jurists. Those sites (the P&J sites), which are located at www.fedcrimlaw.com
and www.ussguide.com, include the following features:
The P&J sites include summaries of and the full text of more than 12,000
recent Federal criminal cases - including more than 1,000 of the most
significant criminal cases decided by the Supreme Court in the past 50
years and the full text of every criminal decision decided by the Second
Circuit from January 1, 1995 to date.
The P&J sites include the only online version of Richard Ware Levitt's
Second Circuit Criminal Law Update - a feature that contains his summaries
of every single criminal decision from the Second Circuit from January
1, 1988 to date.
The P&J cites include a number of different search engines, including
a key word search engine that allows you to search for cases using plain
English, and a Guideline search engine that allows you to search for cases
by Guideline Section Number - and, if you wish, you can limit your search
to cases from the Second Circuit.
In short, the research features that are available to our members are extensive
- and growing - and exceptionally useful to those engaged in the practice
of criminal defense - both State and Federal.
To join our Association, please click the "Join Us" button on
the left and then fill out and submit the Membership form. If you experience
any difficulties, please click here for a copy of our
Registration Form. We welcome all inquiries about our organization. Use the Contact Us button
to reach us by
If you have any questions about our organization, please feel free to contact
one of the following officers:
Edward V. Sapone
40 Fulton St., 23rd Fl.
New York, NY 10038
Tel.: (212) 349-9000
Fax: (212) 349-9003
Anastasios "Tom" Sarikas
23-09 31st St.
Astoria, NY 11105
Tel.: (718) 545-8866
Fax: (718) 956-0218
The Legal Aid Society,
111 Livingston Ave., 10th Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel.: (718) 243-6236
Fax: (718) 237-3000
Harris, O'Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP
111 Broadway, Suite 1502
New York, NY 10006
Tel.: (212) 796-5037
Fax: (212) 202-6206