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Thursday, May 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
How We Eliminated a Cash Bail System: Lessons Learned from New Jersey

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This session will provide an overview of New Jersey's successful transformation of an antiquated money bail system into a modern, risk-based system that relies on empirical evidence to better identify the risk a defendant poses. We will discuss the challenges faced in passing and implementing the law, and how it can be a model for other states.


Elie Honig

Special Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
A former New Jersey and federal prosecutor with extensive experience leading and managing criminal trials and appeals, Elie provides strategic advice to individuals and businesses in government-facing investigations as well as counsel on internal investigations. Prior to joining... Read More →

Joseph Krakora

New Jersey Public Defender, New Jersey Public Defender
Joseph E. Krakora was originally sworn in as Public Defender in 2011, and in 2017 was sworn in for a second term. Under his leadership, the New Jersey State Office of the Public Defender has built a reputation as one of the best offices in the country. Mr. Krakora has recruited talented... Read More →
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Natalie J. Kraner

Senior Public Interest Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Natalie is committed to strengthening partnerships with leading nonprofit and community organizations, encouraging pro bono participation within the firm, and serving the needs of local communities. In addition to helping run the pro bono program firmwide, Natalie maintains a substantive... Read More →
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Alexander Shalom

Senior Supervising Attorney, ACLU-NJ
Alexander Shalom is Senior Supervising Attorney and Director of Supreme Court Advocacy at the ACLU-NJ. Alex primarily litigates cases on issues that disproportionately impact people of color. He appears in trial and appellate courts throughout the state seeking to ensure more accountable... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT