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NYS Office of Court Administration Solicitation of Interest for Attorney for the Child Juvenile Delinquency Representation Services (Raise the Age) and Exhibit 1 to Solicitation of Interest, Mar. 23, 2018

ABA Condemns Suspension of Justice Department's Legal Orientation Program for Immigrants, ABA J., Apr. 11, 2018

Here's What the US Supreme Court Has Said About Crime-Fraud Exception, NLJ, Apr. 11, 2018

Hard-Won Parole Board Reforms Under Attack in New York, Rewire News, Apr. 6, 2018

Uniform Language for Testimony and Reporting for Fingerprints, NC OIDS Forensic Resources News, Apr. 2, 2018

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant, Marshall Project, Mar. 30, 2018

State Judge: 'The Fact That We Have So Few Black Jurors Is Troubling', Buffalo News, Mar. 26, 2018


NYSDA Weighs in on Criminal Justice Reform Legislation and Executive Budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo included several important criminal justice issues in the legislation accompanying the 2018-2019 Executive Budget, following up on his State of the State address and press release about his "five-pronged package" to address cash bail, discovery, speedy trial, and asset forfeiture and enhance the re-entry of incarcerated clients. NYSDA presented testimony at the legislative Public Protection budget hearing on Jan. 30, 2018, seeking funding for the Public Defense Backup Center and Veterans Defense Program at last year's levels and applauding the Governor's recognition of the need for pretrial justice reform. At the same time, NYSDA offered strong suggestions about improving the proposals regarding bail, discovery, and speedy trial law. The written testimony is available here. The budget hearings are/will be archived here.

Donate to the Jonathan E. Gradess Peace & Justice Fund! In tribute to NYSDA’s former Executive Director, the Board of Directors created the Jonathan E. Gradess Peace & Justice Fund, upon his retirement in August 2017. Please honor Jonathan’s extraordinary accomplishments and support NYSDA during our 50th Anniversary year by becoming a Justice Donor. Please support our cutting edge work that is not otherwise funded. Go to today. Thank you!


Families Matter, April 20-21, 2018, in Albany. Registrations for this public defender parent conference are filling fast. With rooms at the conference hotel—the Hilton Garden Inn near Albany Medical Center—sold out, rooms at a reduced conference rate have been secured at the CrestHill Suites Albany, located at 1415 Washington Ave.; use this link or call 518-454-0007 to reserve a room. To ensure that you can be part of this event, click here to register for this statewide CLE event.

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