On Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court entered an Order providing for the commutation or suspension of many county jail sentences. The Order, which was expected to result in the release of 1000 people, was entered upon agreement by the Attorney General, the County Prosecutors Association, the Public Defender and the ACLU. This webinar will feature many of the key players to discuss the actual terms of the Order, how they came to agreement and how this agreement might serve as a model for decreasing jail populations to limit the spread of COVID-19 in other states.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR CLE CREDIT.
- Joseph Krakora, Chief Public Defender, New Jersey State Office of Public Defender
- Andrew Bruck, Executive Assistant Attorney General, State of New Jersey
- Alexander Shalom, Senior Supervising Attorney, ACLU of New Jersey
- Miriam Gohara (Moderator), Clinical Associate Professor, Yale Law School; Special Advisor, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
Joint Sponsors: ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, ABA Criminal Justice Section
Co-Sponsors: ABA Center for Public Interest Law, ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, ABA Young Lawyers Division, ABA Law Student Division