ACP coordinates the assignment of attorneys to represent individuals who cannot afford to retain an attorney in various Criminal and Family Court matters.
POSTING FOR MENTORS As part of our initiative to provide professional support and resources to panel attorneys, the Onondaga County Bar Association Assigned Counsel Program is seeking high-caliber criminal defense attorneys to serve as mentors to less experienced panel attorneys. Mentors should have a minimum of eight years of criminal defense work including recent experience […]
2019-2020 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET LEGISLATION REENTRY LEGISLATION The legislation is in the Public Protection and General Article VII Bill (S1505-C/A2005-C), which can be found here: https://nyassembly.gov/leg/. The legislation was signed by the Governor, and thus enacted into law, on April 12, 2019. Part II: Reentry Legislation Subparts A-I (pages 35-43) remove mandatory bars on […]
Cynthia Feathers is the Director of Quality Enhancement for Appellate and Post-Conviction Representation at the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services.
Summary of Services Who We Serve ATTORNEYS: We provide technical assistance to attorneys who represent clients through the Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program. CLIENTS: We provide Re-Entry Services to clients who reside in Onondaga County, primarily through referral from the Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program, as well as “walk in” clients who […]
Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program (ACP) is now accepting applications for panel attorneys interested in 18B Criminal, Family, Arraignment and Appeals Work. Click here for application information. All applications and requests for information will be kept confidential. NUTS AND BOLTS TRAINING All new applicants must participate in a Nuts and Bolts training. Our next Nuts […]