Sherry Levin Wallach, who leads the firms Women’s Law Group, is a tireless advocate for the legal rights of New Yorkers in more ways than one. Not only is she an expert in criminal defense, but she is a frequent lecturer and organizer for continuing legal education. Most recently, Sherry who is Secretary of the New York State Bar Association is co-chairing its Task Force on Incarceration Release Planning and Programs. This includes examining re-entry planning and programming in preparation for and after, a person’s release from incarceration. The Task Force focused its report on several aspects of re-entry planning and programs including housing, education, assisted outpatient treatment for people with mental illness, the barriers faced by people with sex offense convictions, funding and the importance of having formally incarcerated people intricately involved in all aspects of re-entry planning and programs.

Bashian & Farber Partners James L. Hyer also participated in the Task Force. At Bashian & Farber we work hard for our clients, but we also take our responsibility to contribute to the greater good of our society and communities just as seriously.