Task Force Program

Monday, January 25, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Civilian Review Boards and Police: What Works and What Doesn’t



Event Chairs


Committee Chairs

T. Andrew Brown, Esq.
NYSBA President-Elect, Vice Chancellor New York State Board of Regents

Taa R. Grays, Esq.
NYSBA Secretary-Elect, Vice President & Associate General Counsel – Metlife


Monday, January 25, 2021

2.0 MCLE Credits- 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Civilian Review Boards and Police: What Works and What Doesn’t 

Join our esteemed group of panelists for a comprehensive discussion on the wide range of Civilian Review Board models. Our panelists will cover the limitations and advantages of various Civilian Review Board models, how the composition of each model impacts its effectiveness and how the goals of each model can inform its structure and available remedies. Panelists will also provide an overview of the legal impediments and outside obstacles to a “successful” model of a Civilian Review Board.

This panel discussion is open to the general public.


Ava Ayers| Director, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, Albany, NY
Timothy P. Donaher, Esq. | Monroe County Public Defender’s Office, Rochester, NY
Conor Dwyer Reynolds, Esq. | Executive Director, Police Accountability Board, Rochester, NY
Michael Sisitzky, Esq. | Lead Policy Counsel, Advocacy Department, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY

2.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice 


This is a complimentary program available to those who have already registered for another NYSBA AM2021 Section or Committee Program.



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