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Criminal Advocacy

Criminal Justice Reform

A.3011 / S.2011, Article VII Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2015-2015, the "Criminal Justice Reform Act".  Related to criminal proceedings, the appointment of an independent monitor, reporting requirements and warrants.

  • Report on Budget legislation, March 2015.

DNA, Collection of

A.8547 (AM Paulin) / S.5560 (Sen. Saland) - 'All-Crimes DNA Act'; requires DNA testing of all persons convicted of misdemeanors and felonies.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Criminal Advocacy Committee, Reissued July 2011
  • Statement of City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour on the All Crimes DNA Bill, February 15, 2012
  • 44th Street Blog: "Criminal Justice — by Samuel W. Seymour" - March 19, 2012
  • Signed by Governor as A.9555/S.6733, Chapter No. 19 - March 19, 2012

Gun Control

Report by the Criminal Advocacy Committee and Criminal Law Committee - Continuing to Strengthen New York’s Gun Laws, April 2013.

Wrongful Convictions

Combating wrongful convictions in New York


For a full list of committee reports, click here.