The Impact of Addiction on Federal Criminal Practice CLE

Published: May 3, 2017

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CLE Description:  This program will focus on issues relating to addiction and how they impact the federal criminal justice system.  Our keynote speakers will be Elizabeth Berry, Ph. D., and Monika Taylor, LCSW, CASAC of Crouse Hospital, who have a wealth of experience in treating criminal defendants suffering from substance addictions.  Other panelists who will discuss how addiction issues affect federal criminal practice include U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino; U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart; Andrew McKenna, author of Sheer Madness: From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner, who now works in the drug treatment field; as well as representatives of the U.S. Probation Office and the Federal Public Defender’s Office.  The program also has a segment on navigating the federal prison system from the perspective of Mr. McKenna, as well as a presentation on recent developments in federal criminal practice, including those relating to criminal immigration cases. 

Timed Agenda


1:00 – 1:05 p.m.    Welcome (Hon. Andrew T. Baxter)


1:05 – 2:35            The Disease Model of Addiction and Treatment Options

                              (Dr. Berry, Ms. Taylor, Officer Snyder, Mr. McKenna)


2:35 – 2:45            Break


2:45 – 3:05            Navigating the Federal Prison System

                              (Mr. McKenna)


3:05 – 3:25            Recent Developments; Immigration Issues

                              (FAFPD Evangelista, Ms. Corbett)

  3:25 – 4:30            Managing Defendants with Addiction Issues—Pretrial

                              Release, Supervision, and Sentencing

                              (Judge D’Agostino, Judge Stewart, FAFPD Evangelista,

                              Officer Fahey)