On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, AABANY’s Prosecutors Committee presented “NYS’ Hate Crimes Statute: A Panel Discussion on Its Application & Impact Since 2000,” a CLE hosted at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office. ADA James Lin moderated a panel exchanging war stories and philosophical notions about animus, victimization, bigotry, hate, and the law. Panelists included Professor Bennet Capers (Brooklyn Law School, Former AUSA, Southern District of New York), Michael Brovner (Supervising DA, Gang Violence and Hate Crimes Bureau, Queen’s County District Attorney’s Office), Charles M. Guria (Chief, Civil Rights Bureau, Kings County District Attorney’s Office), and Mark A. Palladino (Deputy Chief, Investigations Bureau, Richmond County District Attorney’s Office). The event was attended by over 40 people and 1 CLE Credit in Areas of Professional Practice was granted. Thank you to all who made this exciting and informative CLE possible, including organizers, panelists, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and all attendees.