Professor Nina Kohn Discusses the New York State Adult Survivors Act

The New York State Adult Survivors Act allows people who were the victims of sex crimes to file lawsuits against their abusers and any institutions that perpetuated abuse that occurred in New York state regardless of when it occurred. The one-year window to file lawsuits started on Nov. 24.

In this article, Professor Nina Kohn notes that since survivors only have a year to file a lawsuit, they should start searching for an attorney now. “It is a ‘hurry up and wait. It can take a while for individuals to find an attorney, who is both willing to bring the case and has the necessary skill set and experience to do so,” says Kohn.

Professor Nina Kohn, a white woman with brown shoulder-length hair, wearing a black blazer over a tan sweater, with gold necklaces and earrings, smiles in front of a window. She is holding a dark blue book.