Criminal Justice Section Report "Sealing Records of Conviction Regarding
Certain Crimes" adopted by the NYSBA House of Delegates January
Sealing a person's criminal record requires balancing competing
interests. On the one hand, a person with a criminal record has, after a
suitable period of lawful living and rehabilitation, an interest in
pursuing employment, licensing, housing, education, and other benefits
without the stigma of a prior arrest or conviction. Click
here to see the full report.
Honorable Harold Baer, Jr., United States District Court Justice,
Southern District of New York has written a booklet regarding
"Consequences of Conviction: A Reminder of Some
Possible Civil Penalties" and provided
here by permission of The New York Law Journal.
the article written by Judge Harold Baer, Jr., and Jacqueline
Harrington on Collateral Consequences and published in the New York Law
Journal, January 30, 2012 that explains the need for and summarizes the
booklet "Consequences of Conviction: A Reminder of Some Possible Civil
here for another NYLJ article about the NYSBA Criminal Justice
section report and its adoption by the NYSBA House of Delegates.