New York Law Journal: Distinguished Leader: Scott Levy

“What are some of your proudest recent achievements?

  • Creating a cross-practice, interdisciplinary policy team at The Bronx Defenders with advocates from the criminal defense, family defense, immigration, and civil action practices. This team coordinates with our communications and organizing divisions and has drafted legislation, testified at dozens of hearings, and held community education events.
  • Getting the Driven by Justice campaign off the ground, which is a campaign that would eliminate driver’s license suspensions for failure to pay fines and fees. I was the primary drafter of the legislation, led legislative strategy, and brought it to point where it would have passed but for COVID-19.
  • Playing a critical role in passing bail and discovery reform last year in 2019 and in defending it this year in 2020.”

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