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All public defense programs and NYSDA members who provide email addresses receive "News Picks from NYSDA Staff." This periodic electronic update focuses on nuts and bolts information useful to practitioners. It supplies concise, current information selected from the flood of news that threatens to inundate all who try to keep abreast of developments relevant to public defense and the various practice areas it encompasses. 

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Latest News Picks: July 16, 2020
  • City Defenders Sue OCA Alleging Plan for In-Court Appearances Violates Substantive Due Process, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Frustrations Grow Outside of New York City, Even Amongst Prosecutors and Law Enforcement
  • Court Officer Unions Push Back on OCA’s Mandated Courthouse Temperature Checks
  • DiFiore Update for July 13th Includes Discussion of In-Person Appearances 
  • New OCFS Guidance on In-Person Visitation
  • With the Repeal of Civil Rights Law 50-a, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Slow to Disclose Records
  • Use of Law Enforcement Disciplinary Records During Preliminary Hearings
  • Dismissal of Charges Clears Path for Civil Claim for Albany Man Arrested for Filming an Arrest Back in June 
  • Regulations Governing Parole Release Conditions Take Effect

Association News

  • Join Us Virtually for NYSDA’s 53rdAnnual Conference, July 27-31: “Transforming Public Defense in a Crisis World” 
  • Mark Your Calendar for VDP’s August Webinars

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