Alfred D. Chapleau

Associate Professor

Degrees

J.D.Criminal JusticeAlbany Law School
M.A.Criminal JusticeState University of New York at Albany
B.A.cum laude, Political ScienceSiena College

Research/Creative Works

  • Chapleau, A. (1986-1992). Contributing Editor Upstate Legal Record (ISSN 0890-6963). Upstate Legal Record Inc., Troy New York. Digested and commented on domestic relations and criminal law and procedure trial level and appellate decisions of note in New York State.
  • Chapleau, A. (2009, February). Guide to Conducting a Non-Jury Trial in Local Criminal Court, Part 2. New York State Judicial Training Institute, Pace University, White Plains, New York.
  • Chapleau, A. (2010, April). Omnibus Motions: Procedural Aspects. New York State Judicial Training Institute, Pace University, White Plains, New York.
  • Chapleau, A. (2010, June). Reviewing Omnibus Motions for Sufficiency of Factual Allegations. New York State Judicial Training Institute, Pace University, White Plains, New York.
  • Chapleau, A. (2010, February). Determining Legal Sufficiency of Local Criminal Court Accusatory Instruments. New York State Judicial Institute, Pace University, White Plains, New York.
  • Chapleau, A. (2013, February). The Use of Parker Admonitions in Local Criminal Court Sentencing and Calendar Management. New York State Office of Court Administration, Albany, New York.
  • Chapleau, A. (2013). Introduction to “Animal Cruelty Committed by Citizens and Institutions. College of Saint Rose Journal of Undergraduate Research, Vol. IV. Spring 2013.
  • Chapleau, A (2014). Accepting Misdemeanor Guilty Pleas: One Additional Thing to Think About. And Justice for All, Summer 2014
  • Chapleau, A (2014). Introduction to “Unspoken Voice: Male Victims of Female – Perpetrated Domestic Violence. College of Saint Rose Journal of Undergraduate Research, Vol. V. Spring 2014
  • Chapleau, A (2015). Whose Case is this Anyway? The Court of Appeals Discusses the Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Soares v. Carter. …And Justice for All, Summer 2015.
  • Chapleau, A (2016). What Makes a Good Judge: Some Thoughts, …And Justice for All, Summer 2016.

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES

  • 2008 New York State Humane Association Conference, Poughkeepsie, New York Subject: The Preparation of an Animal Cruelty Case for Presentation to the Prosecutor’s Office.
  • 2009 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: The Sentencing Decision: A Facilitated Discussion of the Legal and Extra-Legal Considerations and Law Involved in Local Court Sentencing Decisions.
  • 2009 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Lake Placid, New York
    Subject: Conducting a Preliminary Examination in Local Criminal Court: A demonstration and facilitated discussion.
  • Subject: The Sentencing Decision: A Facilitated Discussion of the Legal and Extra-Legal Considerations and Law Involved in Local Court Sentencing Decisions.
  • 2010 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: Determining the Legal and Facial Sufficiency of Local Court Accusatory Instruments: A suggested rubric.
  • 2010 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: Judicial Decision Writing: Using IRAC as a Step by Step Approach.
  • 2010 WBTN 1370 AM, Bennington, Vermont
    Subject: Debating the Constitutional Underpinnings of the Tea Party Movement.
  • 2010 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Callicoon, New York
    Subject: The ABC’s of Local Court Criminal Prosecution: A Demonstration and Discussion of Preliminary Matters in Local Court Criminal Prosecutions.
  • 2010 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Callicoon, New York
    Subject: Determining the Legal and Facial Sufficiency of Local Court Accusatory
    Instruments: A suggested rubric. Subject: Judicial Decision Writing: Using IRAC as a step by step approach.
  • 2010 New York State Judicial Training Institute, Pace University, White Plains, New York
    Subject: (webcast) The Procedural Aspects of Omnibus Motions in Local Criminal Courts.
  • 2010 New York State Judicial Training Institute, Pace University, White Plains, New York
    Subject: (webcast) Ruling on Omnibus Motion Requests for Pretrial Evidentiary Hearings.
  • 2011 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: NYS Local Criminal Court Motion Practice Primer: Reviewing and deciding omnibus motions.
  • 2011 Southern Vermont College Faculty Commencement Address, Bennington, Vermont
    Subject: “To Compete is to Live, to Be a Spectator is to Merely Survive”.
  • 2011 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, New York
    Subject: NYS Local Criminal Court Motion Practice Primer: Reviewing and Deciding Omnibus Motions.
  • 2012 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: The Conducting of Alternative Arraignments in Local Criminal Courts.
  • 2012 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Syracuse, New York
    Subject: The Conducting of Alternative Arraignments in Local Criminal Courts.
  • 2012 New York State Office of Court Administration, Albany, New York
    Subject: (webcast) Criminal Legal Updates: 2012 Legislation and Court Decisions
    of Interest.
  • 2013 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: The Use of Parker Admonitions in Local Criminal Court Sentencing and Calendar Management.
  • 2013 College of Saint Rose Address to the Board of Trustees, Albany, New York
    Subject: “The Obligation of Academic Freedom: Fulfilling the Role as a ‘Market Place of Ideas’”
  • 2014 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: “Extradition Jurisdiction and Procedure in NYS Local Criminal Courts”
  • 2014 College of Saint Rose Honors Convocation Faculty Address, Albany, New York
    Subject: “Two Proverbs to Think About”
  • 2014 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Syracuse, New York
    Subject: “Padilla and Peque, the U.S. Supreme Court and the NYS Court of Appeals Speak to Notification of Immigration Consequences Resulting from Guilty Pleas”
  • 2014 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Syracuse, New York
    Subject: “Mental Illness Awareness: Dealing with Mental Health Issues in Local Criminal Courts other than Competency to Stand Trial”
  • 2015 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: “The Proper Application of Summary Criminal Contempt Powers in NYS Local Criminal Courts: Controlling Courtroom Behavior of Parties, Counsel and the Public”.
    Subject: “Revisiting Some Important Issues in the Court’s Bail and Recognizance
    Decision”.
  • 2015 New York State Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, New York
    Subject: “The Proper Application of Summary Criminal Contempt Powers in NYS Local Criminal Courts: Controlling Courtroom Behavior of Parties, Counsel and the Public”.
    Subject: “Plea Dispositions in NYS Local Criminal Courts: Working in shadow of the Padilla and Peque decisions.
  • 2015 Orange County Magistrates Association, New Windsor, New York
    Subject: “Federalist 78: The Importance of Judicial Independence to the Preservation of a System of Ordered Liberty”
  • 2016 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: “Dismissals in the Interest of Justice under CPL 170.30/40: A Discussion of Judicial and Prosecutorial Prerogatives”.
  • 2016 New York States Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Lake Placid, New York
    Subject: “Dismissals in the Interest of Justice under CPL 170.30/40: A Discussion of Judicial and Prosecutorial Prerogatives”;
    Subject: “Cameras in the Court Room: 2016 Legislative Changes”.
  • 2017 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: “Criminal Appeals from Town and Village Courts after People v. Smith”.
    Subject: “CPL Article 420: Constitutional Implications Involved in the Collection
    of Fines and Surcharges”.
    Subject: “Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Assigned of Counsel following Hurrell-Harring v. State of New York”.
  • 2017 New York States Magistrates Association Annual Conference, Verona, New York
    Subject: “Criminal Appeals from Town and Village Courts after People v. Smith”.
    Subject: “Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Assigned of Counsel following Hurrell-Harring v. State of New York”.
    Subject: “CPL Article 420: Constitutional Implications Involved in the Collection of Fines and Surcharges”.
  • 2017 College of Saint Rose Jurist in Residence Lecture Series, Albany, New York
    Panelist: “Disagree with Dignity, Understanding the First Amendment in an Academic Environment.
  • 2018 New York State Association of Towns Annual Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: Review of Procedures for Conducting Pretrial Hearings in NYS Local Criminal Courts
  •  2019 New York State Magistrate Association Annual Conference, Lake Placid, New York
    Subject: Standards, Process and Procedures for Determining Competency to Stand Trial Under CPL Article 730
  •  2019 New York State Association of Towns and Villages Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: Conducting a Mapp/Dunaway Hearing: Substantive and Procedural Issues
  • 2019 New York States Association of Court Clerks Annual Conference, Lake Placid, New York
    Subject: The NYS Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2019: The Effect on NYS Town and Village Courts and Clerk
  •  2020 New York State Association of Towns and Villages Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: Review of Statutory Provisions for the Collection of Fines in NYS Local Criminal Courts
  • 2020 New York State Association of Towns and Villages Conference, New York, New York
    Subject: Conducting Jury Trials in NYS Local Criminal Courts: Jury Charge, Deliberation and Verdict

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  •  Thomas A. Manion Distinguished Faculty Award 2020 awarded by The College of Saint Rose Alumni Association in recognition of excellence in teaching, outstanding professional accomplishments and concern for the students demonstrated by influencing their personal and professional lives.
  • Appreciation of Contributions 2019 awarded by the NYS Association of Town and Village Court Clerks, for work in the development and implementation of the mandatory continuing and certification training of NYS Town and Village court clerks.
  • College of Saint Rose Athletic Department Faculty Appreciation Award 2017 awarded by the student athletes of the women’s soccer team. Recognizing a faculty member who has been role model and supported student athletes in their academics.
  • Outstanding Service Award NYS Office of Court Administration 2017 awarded by Hon. Michael V. Coccoma Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York, recognizing outstanding service to the NYS
    Office of Justice Court Support.
  • College of Saint Rose Faculty Member of the Year 2014-15 awarded by CSR Student Association. Recognizing the faculty member who has demonstrated dedication to the students of the college and works above and
    beyond what is required.
  • Southern Vermont College Success Center Faculty Award 2011 awarded by the Provost and Associate Academic Dean in recognition of efforts to help students succeed in college.
  • Appreciation of Contributions awarded by the NYS Humane Association, for work in educating law enforcement in the investigation and criminal prosecution of animal cruelty cases.
  • Excellence in Instruction 2003 awarded by Ski Magazine, Honorable Mention in selection of “100 Best Ski Instructors in North America, 2003”.

    ORGANIZATIONS:

  • New York State and Federal Northern District of New York Bar
  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Society