Month: May 2016

May 5, 2016: NYS Bar Association Urges Legislature and Governor to Fund Indigent Criminal Defense Services

Overhauling New York’s criminal defense system for the poor should be a top priority for state lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo during the current legislative session, New York  State Bar Association President David P. Miranda said today. “Criminal justice reform in New York must begin with ensuring that everyone accused of a crime, regardless of … Continued

May 3, 2016: New York State Bar Association Honors President’s Pro Bono Service Award Recipients

Sixteen recipients were honored with 2016 President’s Pro Bono Service Awards May 2 in Albany. President David P. Miranda of Albany and President-elect Claire P. Gutekunst of Yonkers, co-chair of the President’s Committee on Access to Justice, recognized the award recipients during a luncheon at the State Bar Center on May 2. “These honorees’ efforts … Continued