17th Annual Criminal Law Institute

Date: Dec 2, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick and Online

Member Price: $180

Non-Member Price: $225

Section Price: $169

Event Code: I128523

Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Ethics

Earn up to 6.6 credits, including 1.2 in Ethics! (More Information)



Hon. Colleen M. Flynn, P.J.Cr.
State of New Jersey, New Brunswick


Robert J. Brass, Esq.
Of Counsel, Goodgold West & Bennett LLC, Millburn
Robert D. Laurino, Esq.
Special Deputy Attorney General, NJ Attorney General's Task Force on Clergy Abuse, Newark


Hon. John I. Gizzo, J.S.C.
Essex County, Newark
Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., J.S.C.
Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage
Hon. Sohail Mohammed, P.J.Cr.
Hon. Marysol Rosero, J.S.C.
Superior Court of New Jersey
Hon. Edwin H. Stern P.J.A.D (Ret.)
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C., Florham Park
Carlos Diaz-Cobo, Esq.
Law Office of Carlos Diaz-Cobo, Freehold
Darren Gelber, Esq.
Chair, Criminal Law Section
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
Joseph A. Giordano, Esq.
Office of Attorney General, Trenton
Deanna Himelson, Esq.
Assistant County Prosecutor
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, New Brunswick
Johanna Barba Jones, Esq.
Director, Office of Attorney Ethics, Office of Attorney Ethics, Trenton
John Lucich
EForensix, Fairfield
Angelo J. Onofri, Esq.
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Trenton
Joseph Paravecchia, Esq.
First Assistant Prosecutor
Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, Flemington
Jennifer N. Sellitti, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender, Trenton
Blair R. Zwillman, Esq.
The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman, Morristown

Register today to attend this information-packed program, exploring cutting-edge issues for prosecutors and defense attorneys.

The 17th Annual Criminal Law Institute features some of the state’s most respected judges and attorneys who will address today’s most important topics, including issues and concerns in getting back to court, the latest on investigating police shootings, discovery and the use of electronic and internet evidence. The annual ethics segment addressing ethical issues specific to criminal law practitioners. Plus, as always, a special luncheon presentation is included.

Who Should Attend

  • Prosecutors
  • Defense Attorneys
  • Public Defenders
  • General Practitioners
  • New Lawyers

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00: Welcome - Robert J. Brass, Esq.; Robert D. Laurino, Esq.
  • 9:05: Search and Seizure Update - Hon. Edwin H. Stern, P.J.A.D. (Ret.); Angelo J. Onofri, Esq.; Blair R. Zwillman, Esq.
  • 10:05: Evolution of Miranda - Hon. John Gizzo, JSC; Jennifer N. Sellitti, Esq.; Darren Gelber, Esq.; Joseph Paravecchia, Esq.
  • 11:05: Break
  • 11:15: Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire - Hon. Pedro J. Jimenez, Jr., JSC; Carlos Diaz-Cobo, Esq.; Deanna Himelson, Esq.
  • 12:15: Networking luncheon
  • 12:30: Luncheon Speaker - Hon. Colleen M. Flynn, PJCr
    Judge Flynn will be speaking about a new pre-trial directive (19-23) and new Rule 1:8-3A.
  • 1:00: Forensics and AI (technical) - Joseph A. Giordano Esq.; John Lucich; Hon. Sohail Mohammed, JSC
  • 2:00: New Ethical Challenges in Criminal Practice, including AI - Johanna Barba Jones, Esq.; Hon. Sohail Mohammed, JSC; Hon. Marysol Rosero, JSC
  • 3:00: Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.6 hours of total CLE credit, including 1.2 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Criminal Trial Attorney Credit: 6.6, NJ Ethics: 1.2, NJ General: 5.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Non-Transitional: 1.0, NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 5.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 1.0, PA Substantive Credit: 4.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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