About the ACDL-NJ

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH 
THE ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS OF NEW JERSEY
AND THE ASSOCIATION OF THE FEDERAL BAR OF NEW JERSEY
2019 CJA SEMINAR
Saturday, February 2, 2019
APA HOTEL WOODBRIDGE
(formerly the Woodbridge Hilton)
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, New Jersey
REGISTRATION - 8:30 a.m. | PROGRAM - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5.4 NJMCLE CREDITS (Including 1.5 ETHICS) | 
4 CREDITS (PA & NY)

THE FOURTH AMENDMENT & THIRD PARTY DOCTRINE AFTER CARPENTER
  • Megan Graham, Professor, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
CELL PHONE DISCOVERY PRODUCTION AND STRATEGIES: 
WHAT’S NEW, WHAT YOU SHOULD ASK FOR, HOW TO GET IT, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT
  • Giselle Pomerleau, Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender
CJA UPDATE
  • Jerome A. Ballarotto, Esq. (CJA District Representative)
  • Richard Coughlin, Esq., Federal Public Defender
MAKING A CASE FOR BAIL: HEARING STRATEGIES AND PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BENCH
  • Chester Keller, First Assistant, Federal Public Defender
  • Honorable Cathy L. Waldor, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Jon Muller, Deputy Chief, U.S. Pretrial Services
  • Gilbert J. Scutti, Esquire
APPELLATE UPDATE: 2018 THIRD CIRCUIT AND SUPREME COURT CASES, AND 
THE ETHICS OF OBJECTING TO LAY OPINION TESTIMONY
  • Louise Arkel, Esq., Alison Brill, Esq., Karina Fuentes, Esq., and Julie McGrain, Esq.,
    Assistant Federal Public Defenders, Office of the Federal Public Defender

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The ACDL's History and Mission

The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ) was established in 1985 and has since become the primary organized voice for the criminal defense bar in New Jersey. The ACDL-NJ was formed, among other reasons, to respond to the continuing problems confronting criminal defense lawyers when they honestly, ethically, but zealously represent their clients; to protect and insure compliance with those individual rights guaranteed by the New Jersey and United States Constitutions; and to encourage cooperation among criminal defense lawyers engaged in the furtherance of those objectives. The criminal defense lawyer has a difficult job, which is poorly understood by the public and, on occasion, even by the courts. The ACDL-NJ's message to criminal defense lawyers has always been, and will continue to be: in your efforts to insure the basic rights and liberties of all people, you are not alone.


Message from the President




The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey is an active, engaged group of more than 500 members across New Jersey, assisting each other to become effective advocates on behalf of criminal defendants, especially in difficult situations. The ACDL-NJ continues to make its voice heard in the New Jersey appellate courts as amicus curiae on behalf of the interests of the criminal defense bar and its clients in important matters. Our Lawyers Assistance Committee has successfully advocated on behalf of ACDL members in state and federal court, and our Legislation Committee has continued to monitor and weigh in on pending legislation affecting criminal defendants. The ACDL-NJ listserv enables members to reach out to our entire membership and pick the brains of the finest criminal defense lawyers in this State. In sum, there has never been a better time to become a member of the ACDL-NJ. If you are already a member and have suggestions about how to make the ACDL-NJ more useful to its members, please let us know.

- Sharon Bittner Kean, ACDL-NJ President