Every lawyer in New York state is required to take at least 24 hours of legal education classes every two years. Basically, these are like post law school classes that encourage continued learning from lawyers, even after they’ve been in the field for years. Around 9 years ago I was invited by the New York County Lawyers Association, which is a bar association in downtown New York, to teach some Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. I’ve been doing that ever since — teaching classes to lawyers of varying degrees of experience.
I do it because I enjoy it. I enjoy meeting lawyers, and I enjoy talking with people who are interested in criminal law at the state or federal levels. I also enjoy studying up on criminal law, and just teaching in general. It’s a public service on my part, and it’s a way I can give back to the bar. There have been plenty of lawyers throughout my career who have reached out and helped me when I was just getting started, so I enjoy teaching other lawyers who might have questions or want to learn more about criminal defense cases.
If you’d like to speak with a state and federal defense attorney about a case or legal matter, contact NYC Criminal Defense Attorney Paul Petrus.