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Pre-Trial Advocacy in New Jersey: A Guide to the Post-Bail Reform Process

Produced on March 24, 2020

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Course Information

Time 56m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Criminal Litigation Administrative

Course Description

In 2017, New Jersey began implementing the Bail Reform and Speedy Trial Act, which nearly eliminated cash bail. Three years later, what does the pre-trial process look like for criminal defendants in New Jersey?

This program, taught by veteran criminal defense attorney Adrienne Edward, will walk viewers through a step-by-step guide to the pre-trial process, and identify best practices for advocating for criminal defendants. Ms. Edward will discuss the difference between the pre-trial detention and pre-trial release processes, and explain what to do on behalf of your client, from the time the client is arrested through representation at the detention hearing, and how to oppose a motion for pre-trial detention if the State files one.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Act quickly when your client is arrested
  2. Advocate for a client when the State moves for detention
  3. Argue against a motion for pre-trial detention at a detention hearing
  4. Identify the forms that are used throughout the pre-trial process

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Adrienne D. Edward

Law Office of Adrienne D. Edward PC

Adrienne D. Edward, Esq. Graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1994. Adrienne is a member of the New Jersey and the New York Bars. She is the owner of Law Office of Adrienne D. Edward, P.C., which she opened in 1996. Her office has handled hundreds of criminal cases, both in the State and Federal Courts, from arrest through trial throughout her legal career. Her office also handles Family, Matrimonial, Immigration, Personal Injury and Municipal Court related matters. Ms. Edward and her Staff are fluent in Spanish. 

Bar Admissions:

New York and New Jersey


Jennifer W.

excellent lecture

Jake K.


Annmarie C.

Good practical advice.

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