Anthony Makarov recently presented on the Child Victims Act for the New York City Bar Legal
Referral Service staff. The Child Victims Act, recently signed into law on
February 14, 2019, extends the date by which victims can bring a civil law
suit, eliminates the notice of claim requirement, and creates a one-year window
during which child sex abuse victims can bring a claim no matter how long ago
the abuse occurred. Mr. Gersowitz and Mr. Makarov explained the features and
statutory language of this important Act and discussed the increased rights of
child sex abuse victims moving forward.