The New York State Bar Association has announced its legislative priorities for 2013. Specific initiatives include adequately funding the state and federal courts and legal services for the poor; enacting laws to guard against wrongful convictions; repealing the Defense of Marriage Act; and strengthening the juvenile justice system.
“The State Bar’s 2013 legislative priorities seek to strengthen public trust and confidence in the justice system,” said State Bar President Seymour W. James, Jr. “With a focus on providing adequate funding for the courts and legal services for the poor, ensuring fairness in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, the State Bar continues to fight for a more just society. We urge the governor, the state Legislature and the
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For a complete list of the State Bar Association’s state and federal legislative priorities, visit www.nysba.org/2013-Legislative-Priorities.