The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday released its 2022 state legislative agenda, which took into account the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the state as it called for continued funding for civil legal services, criminal justice reforms and changes to the structure of the courts, among other issues.

Citing a report from NYCBA’s Government Ethics and State Affairs Committee, which found that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is plagued by problems including “a lack of independence of commission members, a lack of transparency, and special voting rules for enforcement actions,” the agenda called for an overhaul of the ethics oversight commission.