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State Bar Association Launches Task Force to Study Parole System


On July 9, 2019, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Hank Greenberg announced the establishment of a task force that will study the state’s current system of parole. The members of the Task Force on the Parole System bring vast experiences from all aspects of the criminal justice system including judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and include Carter Conboy's Hon. David R. Homer, who is a retired United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of New York.  To read the full announcement, click here and coverage by The Times Union here

About Hon. David R. Homer

Hon. David R. Homer, retired, is Of Counsel to Carter Conboy.  Judge Homer focuses his practice on federal and state civil and criminal litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration. Judge Homer began his career in 1975 as a trial attorney for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he participated in the prosecution and convictions of several high profile cases involving the Central Intelligence Agency.  In 1979, Judge Homer began a sixteen-year career with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York. From 1979-1983, he served as Assistant United States Attorney; from 1983–1992 he was Attorney-in-Charge of the Albany office; and from 1992–1995, Judge Homer was Chief of the Criminal Division. In December 1995, Judge Homer was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York.  In 2010, he was named Chief United States Magistrate Judge where he served until his retirement from the bench in September 2012.  During his career as a Magistrate, Judge Homer presided over countless federal trials and settlements and was known for his neutral and fair approach to cases before him.  Judge Homer can be reached at and (518) 465-3484.  

About Carter Conboy

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