Sex Offense Laws 101: New York's Sex Offense Legal Regime
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-Lawyers please call Customer Service at 212-382-6663 to register.
Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.
New York's sex offense laws represent a convoluted regime of murky registration requirements, draconian sentencing and supervision schemes, and opaque treatment approaches. Though often regarded as a niche legal and psychiatric practice, the implications of the Empire State's Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), Sex Assault Reform Act (SARA), and civil commitment apparatus (SOCC)--coupled with federal and sister state anologues--present far-reaching ethical and practical considerations across practice areas. This webinar provides an overview of all three post-conviction measures with a critical eye toward the socio-political influences driving sex offense policy and the real-life consequences that impede successful reentry of people convicted of sex offenses.
Christina Wong, Senior Appellate Counsel, Center for Appellate Litigation
Denise Fabiano, Legal Aid Society-Criminal Appeals Bureau
Bruce Harris, Mental Hygiene Legal Services
Vernon Jones, Resilient Brooklyn Resident
Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma
Jeff Rothman, Attorney at Law
Al Rosenthal, SORA and Sentencing for the Onondaga County Bar Association Assigned Counsel Program
Sponsoring Association Committees:
Criminal Justice Operations, Tess Cohen, Chair
SORA Working Group, Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma
Mass Incarceration Task Force, Sean Hecker, Chair
Call to Temporarily Suspend In-Person Reporting Requirements for Sex Offenders During COVID-19: Report - April 03, 2020
Updating the Guidelines of the Sex Offender Risk Assessment Instrument - January 23, 2020
Opposition to Further Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders – 2019 NYS Executive Budget - March 14, 2018
The Impact and Legality of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Created By New York's Sexual Assault Reform Act - October 25, 2016