The Onondaga County Bar Association Assigned Counsel Program, Inc. (OCBAACP or ACP) coordinates the assignment of attorneys to represent individuals who cannot afford to retain an attorney in various Criminal and Family Court matters.
The Onondaga County Bar Association Assigned Counsel Program, Inc. is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation to individuals in Onondaga County who are unable to afford counsel in various Criminal and Family Court matters. The ACP is committed to supporting participating attorneys in zealously advocating on behalf of their clients and meeting the quality standards of the program.
Criminal defendants and probationers in Onondaga County Court may qualify to be represented by OCBAACP if they are found to be in need pursuant to 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines for Criminal Court. (2023 FPG Income Eligibility Chart – Spanish)
NEW 2022 Family Court Eligibility – Effective immediately, the standard has been increased from 125% of the federal poverty level to 250%. 2023 FPG Income Eligibility Chart
You have the right to seek review of the recommendation that you are not eligible for assigned counsel. Please click the following link for more information: Notice Right to Seek Review
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