A series of New York State Bar Association radio announcements — one on the importance of the right to counsel in criminal cases and the other on how voting makes a difference — has hit airwaves across upstate New York this week.
The spots are part of an ongoing radio campaign to educate the public about legal issues that affect the lives of New Yorkers.
State Bar Association President Seymour W. James Jr., of The Legal Aid Society in New York City, narrates the spots that air through June 2. Each topic is recorded in 30- and 60-second versions.
The spots were produced and distributed in coordination with the New York State Broadcasters Association.