PACE LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
GAME-CHANGING REFORMS IN THE NYS CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION
• Date: March 20, 2020
• Time: 9:15-4:15/ Reception to follow the event
• Location: The New York State Judicial Institute at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, New York 10603
In the last few years, culminating in the last legislative session, the New York State Legislature and the government of New York City, have enacted several far-reaching reforms in criminal procedure and related criminal justice issues. These changes include (but are not limited to) the following: raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years; comprehensive bail reform; discovery reform; significant changes in the speedy trial statute; and the anticipated closing of the Rikers Island detention and correctional facilities.
The far-reaching impact of these reforms will include changes in policy, distribution of resources, rethinking what we mean by fairness and due process in criminal matters, and the proper balance between social control, public safety, and individual liberty.
This symposium will provide a forum for policymakers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurists, academics, students, and concerned citizens to engage in a thorough discussion of criminal justice reform in New York.
Topics will include: bail, discovery, speedy trial, Raise the Age, mental health issues, and the closing of Riker’s Island.
CLE credit is available
Co-sponsored by the Pace Criminal Justice System and the Westchester County Bar Association.
Questions: Please email Carol Barry at: firstname.lastname@example.org