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Skills for Handling a Criminal Case in New York: From Arraignment to Appeal

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Produced on December 17, 2017

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Course Information

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Criminal Law

Course Description

The purpose of this program is to help attorneys develop skills to better handle a criminal case in New York - from arraignment to appeal. Understanding the nuances of criminal trial practice is essential, so don’t miss this opportunity to pick up the strategies you need for success from an experienced and knowledgeable criminal trial defense attorney.  

This program, led by attorney Saad Siddiqui, is more than a simple nuts and bolts seminar. Attorneys will be given the skills and insight needed to handle all aspects of defending a criminal case in New York State.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the skill set necessary to successfully navigate and defend a criminal case in New York
  2. Appreciate the nuances of criminal trial practice
  3. Recognize best practices for defending a criminal case

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit


Saad Siddiqui

Ferrante & Siddiqui, LLP

Saad Siddiqui is a graduate of the University of Rochester and received his law degree from Pace University School of Law. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Siddiqui was an Associate at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP in White Plains, New York where he represented clients in criminal and civil matters. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Siddiqui was Associate Counsel in the Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. In that capacity he represented hundreds of clients in all types of criminal cases ranging from criminal, traffic, and DWI offenses in local and village courts to murder and other serious felonies at the trial and appellate level.

Presently, Mr. Siddiqui is a founding Partner in the newly formed law firm of Ferrante & Siddiqui, LLP. Mr. Siddiqui’s practice focuses on criminal, immigration, and elder law.

In addition to his criminal practice, Mr. Siddiqui has lectured about criminal law at Pace Law School CLE. 


Richard N.

This is a great CLE. Packed with useful real world info. and advice.

benjamin a.

he was very good...good presentation very knowledgeable

Eve G.

Great program! Excellent presenter!

Gabrielle Z.

Presenter was knowledgeable and was a very good presenter

Richard W.

Presenter was excellent - knowledgable & topical.

John H.

Very good course for the near beginner. Helps if you have some basic understanding of the criminal process. Excellent if you do.

Richard F.

Excellent presentation

James D.

Outstanding CLE. Very thorough materials. Glad I viewed it!

Kathleen W.


Devin R.

Informative and concise. Excellent work.

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