Month: November 2021

Confronting Implicit Bias in the Courtroom  

Implicit bias and its insidious influence on the justice system was the subject of a New York State Bar Association webinar during a week when the country watched nervously as two trials with major racial connotations came to a head. At the time of the CLE, a jury asked a judge in Wisconsin to rewatch … Continued

CLE Examines how Yazidi Women Were Raped, Then Ostracized

Thousands of Yazidi women who were forced into sex slavery when the Islamic State invaded Sinjar Iraq are unable to return to their former community because the children they had by their captors are unwelcome. Over three thousand women kidnapped by IS are still missing. While the Iraq government and the international community have taken … Continued

Jury Trials Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced today, in her biweekly update, that 200 jury trials were scheduled in our courts statewide, in addition to hundreds of nonjury bench trials — numbers not seen since before the pandemic.