Government Law Center Announces New Slate of Anderson Legislative Programs

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The first program of the 2024 Warren M. Anderson Legislative Series will focus on police oversight, nearly three years after local governments across New York State were required to submit plans for police reform under then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 203.

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School will host the virtual program, “The State of Police Oversight in New York,” on Tuesday, February 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

Barbara Graves-Poller – Corporation Counsel for the City of Kingston, NY – will moderate the panel discussion that will include:

• Nairobi Vives, Esq. ’12 – Chair, Albany Community Police Review Board
• Tyler Nims, Esq. – Chief, Law Enforcement Misconduct Investigative Office, Office of the New York State Attorney General
• Michael Sisitzky, Esq. – Assistant Policy Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

“The panel will highlight critical issues in police oversight across the state, including the authority of civilian oversight boards, disclosure of disciplinary records after the repeal of § 50-a, independent investigations into alleged police misconduct, and more,” says the Hon. Leslie E. Stein ’81, Director of the Government Law Center. Panelists will also discuss the implications of recent court decisions and potential statutory reforms.

The series is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required. Continuing legal education (CLE) professional practice credit is available for attorneys who attend.

This program is the first of a series of four held monthly from February through May. The Warren M. Anderson programs feature experts who address major legal and policy issues pending before New York State government.

Programs from past years can be viewed here.

The series is named in honor of Warren M. Anderson ’40 who served in the New York State Senate for 36 years, working with six governors. He was the longest-serving majority leader of the Senate, holding that position from 1973 to 1988.