Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes

In response to a surge in hate crimes in New York State and across the nation, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is convening a Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes to combat this growing menace.

The task force is chaired by Carrie H. Cohen, a Morrison & Foerster partner and former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Given the dramatic spike in bias-motivated hate crimes in New York, this emergency task force is committed to undertaking and completing its work as swiftly as possible. Relatedly, the association’s House of Delegates will consider recommendations made by a separate but related Task Force on Mass Shootings and Assault Weapons at its meeting Jan. 31.

The task force will examine the factors that have led to the increase in hate crimes, make legislative and policy recommendations, suggest improvements to the federal and state legal system’s response to hate crime, and help to better educate the public on the value of diversity and inclusion.

NYSBA Convenes Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes to Combat Surge in Violence, NYSBA News Release, January 6, 2020

Task Force in the News

NYSBA Launches Emergency Task Force in Response to Hate Crimes, New York Law Journal, January 6, 2020 

Task Force Roster