2023 Criminal Law College

Date: Jul 11, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, and Online

Event Code: I060723

Areas of Law: Criminal Law

Earn up to 6.7 credits! (More Information)




Philip Nettl
Benedict Altman and Nettl


Hon. Sohail Mohammed, P.J.Cr.
Hon. Michael J. Rogers
Amber Gibbs, Esq.
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, New Brunswick
Alan L. Zegas, Esq.
Law Offices of Alan L. Zegas, Millburn

New Jersey’s best guide to handling criminal law matters in your practice.

Criminal trial lawyers are the extreme skiers of the legal profession. Learning how to navigate through the slopes and bumps of criminal trial practice is essential, so don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to pick up the strategies you need for success from experienced, knowledgeable criminal trial prosecutors, defense attorneys and a criminal trial judge.

This is more than a nuts-and-bolts seminar. You will be given the skills and insight you need to handle all aspects of a criminal case - from arraignment to appeal.

Gain confidence in your ability to handle criminal law matters. Make an investment in your legal career. Learn how to:

  • How to set fees and draft retainer agreements
  • Does a cash retainer carry a presumption of innocence
  • What to do when a cash retainer exceeds $10,000
  • Release or detention under the Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act
  • Should your client testify before a Grand Jury
  • When you should plea bargain and how to get the best deals
  • How to get your client in PTI in a close case
  • How to deal with multiple defendants
  • When to use experts and how to find them
  • Pre-trial motion practice – when and what to file
  • How to make the best use of character letters/witnesses
  • What you must do if you have an affirmative defense like alibi
  • How to draft open ended questions for voir dire
  • When to submit proposed jury instructions and why
  • How to deal with the media
  • Advice on jury argument and witness examination
  • If your client admitted his guilt to you, can he testify
  • Sentencing memorandum – when and how to use them
  • When and how to appeal a conviction
  • Interlocutory appeals
  • ... and more

Gain confidence in your ability to handle criminal law matters. Make an investment in your legal career. Learn how to:

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 6.7 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 6.7, NJ General: 6.7).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 6.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 5.5
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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