This section highlights noteworthy judgments, trials, judicial reviews, and various criminal and civil proceedings related to innovations. Topics of interest include innovations in providing legal aid or legal services to the underserved, improvements in general legal services, and alternatives to incarceration and capital punishment. Drug courts, family courts, lawyers, prosecution, community courts and sentencing are covered. Technology in the courtroom is also highlighted.
The state took a step toward reducing wrongful convictions Monday when Gov. Cuomo signed legislation to create a commission on prosecutorial misconduct.