Frances Weiner

  • Lecturer in Law

Fran Weiner is the Director of Legal Training in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. She began her career as a prosecutor in 1995, following an appellate clerkship for the Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman in Philadelphia.

In 2002, after trying a wide range of violent felony cases, she was promoted to Criminal Court Deputy Bureau Chief within the Trial Division. Shortly afterwards, she was promoted to Grand Jury Deputy Bureau Chief before she served as Felony Deputy Bureau Chief. In 2014, Fran was appointed First Deputy Bureau Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, where she helped manage some of the KCDA's most complex cases. In 2015, she returned to the Trial Division and became the Bureau Chief of one of its trial zones. In 2017, District Attorney Gonzalez appointed her as Director of Legal Training.

In addition, to giving lectures to both junior and senior attorneys on a wide range of topics, she regularly lectures NYPD officers from all five boroughs on investigative encounters. She also coordinates a training program several times a year for new officers assigned to Brooklyn.

Fran has lectured at NYU School of Law and serves on the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the New York City Bar Association.