Since the enactment of the Sex Offender Registration Act (“SORA”) in 1996, more than 39,000 individuals have been required to register as sex offenders in New York. Each of these registrants is entitled to a hearing to determine whether he will be classified as a Level 1, 2, or 3 (the most restrictive). This classification can have profound consequences on a person’s life and his reentry into society, particularly with respect to the availability of employment and housing opportunities. The registrant has the right to appeal from the initial classification decision, but also to petition the trial court for a subsequent modification of his classification. This course, presented by Julia Busetti of the Center for Appellate Litigation, introduces you to SORA practice in each of these contexts. Whether you are interested in establishing a SORA practice or you already have a client with an upcoming classification hearing or one who wants to reduce his classification, this program will get you started as you prepare to zealously litigate your client’s SORA level.
Julia Busetti is an attorney in New York City with experience in employment, education, and criminal law. She is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and Grinnell College.
Very well researched and presented program.
Clear presentation by a lawyer with detailed knowledge of the topic.
good in depth discussion of a complicated area
Very insightful. Great presentation
Easy to listen to. Well organized
Very clear and well presented.
Provides a good overview of SORA issues.
Nicely presented and informative.