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The New York State Bar Association has passed a series of recommended criminal justice reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions, putting forward ideas that focus on evidence and asking that all state district attorneys install an internal conviction-review unit.

Only nine state D.A. offices out of 62 have such internal review units today, according to Barry Kamins, a co-chairman of the state bar association’s task force on wrongful convictions, which was formed last June and included 27 members made up of lawyers, a federal judge, three sitting district attorneys and law professors.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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