Member David Schwartz and Executive Committee of the Criminal Justice Section (“CJS”) of the New York State Bar Association rings The Closing Bell®.
The CJS consists of judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys from around the state.
The State Bar’s objectives, originally stated in its constitution adopted in 1877, are the same today. They are: to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reform in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession.
Through the years the State Bar has: sought legislation to simplify and update court procedures; been instrumental in raising judicial standards; established systems for maintaining the integrity of the profession; advocated providing enhanced, voluntary pro bono legal services to the poor; been in the vanguard of efforts to elevate the standards of practice; and achieved national recognition for its continuing program of public education.