On February 23, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY Law
Review is hosting a panel on the money bail system. In the United States, the money bail system is heavily relied upon to ensure a criminal defendant’s future appearance in court. Recent national and local attention to the inherent problems of the money bail system has exposed the system’s disparate impact on New York City’s most vulnerable communities. This panel will bring together members of the bar working at the forefront of this issue. Panelists will discuss topics such as the populations most negatively impacted, the different forms of bail available, judicial training on bail setting, and the alternatives to the money bail system.
Incarcerated Until Proven Guilty
CUNY School of Law – February 23, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Honorable George Grasso, Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Kings County
•Honorable John Walsh, Acting Justice, Kings County Supreme Court
• Justine Olderman, Managing Attorney of Criminal Practice, The Bronx Defenders
• Richard Celestin, Program Manager, Supervised Release Program, Criminal Justice Agency
Moderator: Michael Oppenheimer, Supervisor, The Bronx Defenders