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  • Description

    The new laws related to criminal discovery in New York enacted at the beginning of 2020 dramatically alters the way cases are handled. Under the new provisions, the burden on the prosecution to provide extensive discovery occurs shortly after arraignment. This CLE course will explain this new law as well as recent changes to the state budget. The course will review how these changes have applied throughout criminal practice and what your clients need to know with regards to its impact.

  • Instructor Bio

    Jonathan Cohn

    Jonathan D. Cohn is a partner in the law firm of Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Lafayette College, where he graduated with honors. He is a 2008 cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, where he was selected as a member of the Government and Law Journal. Mr. Cohn was one of a select group to be published as a member of the journal. Mr. Cohn is also a former state delegate for the National College for DUI Defense (“NCDD”). Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohn was an Assistant District Attorney in the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office, who handled all aspects of criminal law. He also gained a thorough understanding of the Criminal Procedure Law and Penal Law as a Law Clerk to Honorable Karen A. Drago, Schenectady County Court Judge.

    Mr. Cohn's practice is focused on criminal defense – with an emphasis on alcohol-related offenses.