Mission Statement

The Task Force on the Modernization of Criminal Practice shall seek to modernize criminal law practice in the State of New York in order to improve safety, fairness, access to justice, and efficiency in the administration of criminal justice.


“New York State Bar Association Calls for Eliminating Non-Lawyer Judges, Creating District Courts and Revolutionizing Sentencing” June 10, 2023 – https://nysba.org/new-york-state-bar-association-calls-for-eliminating-non-lawyer-judges-creating-district-courts-and-revolutionizing-sentencing/

“New York State Bar Association Announces Task Force on Modernization of Criminal Practice” August 25, 2022 – https://nysba.org/new-york-state-bar-association-announces-task-force-on-modernization-of-criminal-practice/

Listing of Task Force Subcommittees

Subcommittee on Justice Courts
Co-chairs: Greg Lubow and DA Sandra Doorley

Hon. James Bacon
DA Joe Cardone
Kathleen Dougherty
Steven Epstein
Amy Finzi
Lila Kirton
Laurette Mulry
Leah Nowotarski
Hon. Adam Seiden
Hon. Jonah Triebwasser

Subcommittee on Sentencing Reform
Co-chairs:  Hon. Barry Kamins and Kate Cassidy

Hon. Jerald Carter
Hon. William Donnino
Norman Effman
Seymour James
Karen Murtagh
John Sennett
Kevin Stadelmaier

Subcommittee on Technology
Co-chairs: Yung Mi Lee and Ronald Hedges

Mark Bini
DA David Clegg
David Cohn
Xavier Donaldson
Steven Epstein
Renee Hill
Kaylee Kreitenberg
Laurette Mulry
Andrea Nieves

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