Ethical Issues Confronting Criminal Practitioners


Ethical Issues Confronting Criminal Practitioners

Recorded On 02/13/2019


Using real-life hypotheticals, our panel of experts will address issues confronted by practitioners on a daily basis. Some of the subjects that will be covered are:

  • Brady violations
  • the criminal law versus the ethics rules;
  • A defendant’s right to determine strategy, even when it is insane;
  • Lawyers taping their clients and disclosing the tape in defense of a criminal or disciplinary allegation; and,
  • Witness preparation

avoiding getting in bed with a perjurious witness.

Our distinguished panel includes a former disciplinary prosecutor, currently Deputy Chief of Bronx DA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Bureau; Chief Counsel, 1st Department Disciplinary Committee; an experienced Criminal Appellate lawyer, formally Law Secretary to Hon. Milton Mollen of the Appellate Division, Second Department; an experienced defense attorney currently an Associate in the Professional Responsibility Group of a major NYC law firm; and an ethics practitioner and former First Deputy Chief Counsel/Deputy Chief Counsel, Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.



Program Chair and Faculty: Richard M. Maltz, Counsel, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC

Faculty: Tyler Maulsby, Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC; Richard Mischel, Mischel & Horn, P.C.; Polly Puner, Deputy Chief of Bronx DA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Bureau’; Remi Shea, a Principal Attorney, First Department Attorney Grievance Committee


2 NY CLE Credits; 2 Ethics


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