Join the New York Civil Liberties Union for a discussion about pre-trial incarceration and alternatives to cash bail, and learn how you can be a part of the bail reform movement.
Our keynote speaker is Jonathan Lippman, a retired NYS Chief Judge. Throughout his tenure, he championed equal access to justice. Chief Judge Lippman made New York the first state in the country to require 50 hours of pro-bono work prior to bar admission and established the Pro Bono Scholars and Poverty Justice Solutions Programs to help alleviate the crisis in civil legal services.
He also strenghthened the state's indignent criminal defense system, addressed the systemic causes of wrongful convictions, and led efforts to reform New York's juvenile justice, bail, and pre-trial justice systems.