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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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NYSACDL Attorneys Meet With International Delegation from China

December 6, 2011 – Members of NYSACDL met today with a delegation of attorneys from China who are visiting the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.  The delegation is here meeting with attorneys, visiting law schools, courts, and bar associations in an effort to better understand the U.S. legal system, judicial processes and constitutional provisions.  NYSACDL past president Joshua Dratel, NYSACDL treasurer Aaron Mysliwiec, vice-presidents Michael Shapiro and Donna Newman and Executive Director Margaret Alverson met with JingLi Cai, attorney from Beijing, Cai RangTa, Professor at Law School of Qinghai Nationalities University, ShiDong Dong, Senior Judge, Supreme Court, People’s Republic of China, PiLiang ShanGuan, Associate Professor, Kenneth Wang School of Law, SooChow University, ZhenYu Want, Director, Beiing Impact Law Firm, Meng Yu, Director of Investigation Supervisions, The People’s Procurate of Chaoyang District, Beijing.   The exchange included a discussion of the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures and the application of the exclusionary rule, the Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination and the right to counsel.  Mechanisms for providing counsel, whether retained, pro bono, or court appointed were also discussed.