Returning Guest, Paul Callan on the controversial bail and criminal justice reform measures-Dinner Meeting on Februrary 20, 2020

February 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Forlini's Restaurant
93 Baxter Street
New York, NY

Returning dinner guest Paul Callan will speak on the issue of the substantial and controversial bail and criminal justice reform measures that took effect in New York on January 1st, 2020. He will provide a broad perspective: A former New York homicide prosecutor, Callan is now CNN legal analyst and currently of counsel at the New York law firm of Edelman & Edelman PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases.

Callan began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. While in that office he served as deputy chief of the Homicide Bureau. His duties included the supervision all murder investigations and trials in one of the county's largest and busiest law enforcement agencies. He was one of the prosecutors on the case of People v. David Berkowitz, the infamous "Son of Sam" serial murder case. During his career as a prosecutor he was involved in hundreds of investigations and trials including complex economic crimes as well as cases of domestic violence, sex crimes, kidnapping, robbery, theft, murder, and organized crime.

Callan is a skilled criminal defense lawyer handling cases of complexity in both state and federal matters. Through the years he has been involved in a number of high profile cases, most recently representing the former Trial Division Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in the Central Park Jogger civil litigation. Callan also successfully represented the Estate of Nicole Brown Simpson in the civil suit against O.J. Simpson. Other well-known clients have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Ivana Trump, Quentin Tarantino, Vadim Perlman, and actress Michelle Rodriquez.

Callan's media career has included legal commentary on all of the major networks. He has appeared on NBC, CBS and ABC.

Callan obtained his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School after obtaining a bachelor of arts degree, with honors, from Seton Hall University. He came to SPI in May 2016 to talk about “criminal justice, media coverage and wrongful convictions” and his experience working with private investigators and members of the society, Robert Rahn and Kim Anklin.


$57.00 Member Ticket
$65.00 after 5:10 pm February 20

$67.00 Non-Member Ticket
$75.00 after 5:10 pm February 20

$55.00 Paying by Check (Bypass Credit Card)