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Sex Offense Laws 101: New York's Sex Offense Legal Regime

Sex Offense Laws 101: New York's Sex Offense Legal Regime
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
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

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Mass Incarceration Task Force, Sean Hecker, Chair

Related Reports

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


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