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Spring Fling Lunch & Learn CLE’s

OCBA ACP and NYSDA have partnered up to present 5 FREE CLEs. These CLE’s, presented by OCBA ACP’s Mentors, are for Onondaga County ACP Attorneys as well as other members of the defense team including investigators, social workers, and mitigation specialists. Register today! For more information, please follow this link.

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Virtual Access To The Courts

The 5th judicial district has partnered with community-based organizations to provide locations where community members can connect with the courts via computer.  The locations are spread throughout the county, are by appointment only and can be used for most courts except county court and NYS town and villages. For more information regarding virtual access to […]

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ACP Office Closed to Public

Effective immediately, the OCBA Assigned Counsel Program office will be closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. You can reach our staff by email or please call 315-476-2921. Sorry for any inconvenience, please stay safe!     Attorneys: Staff can be reached by email or you can leave a voicemail at their […]

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The Daily Debunk: Rapid Response to Lies, Mistruths, & Fearmongering About New York’s New Bail Laws

Tabloid news stories misstate the facts and the law. Nevertheless, editorial boards, opinion writers, and bloggers republish the misinformation, which is cited as the basis for repealing or radically rewriting the new law. Bail reform is working as lawmakers intended. Thousands of individuals have been released pending adjudication of allegations – as the Constitution requires […]

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NYSBA Journal | Domestic Violence Survivor- Defendants: New Hope for Humane and Just Outcomes by Cynthia Feathers

Domestic Violence Survivor- Defendants: New Hope for Humane and Just Outcomes Cynthia Feathers is the Director of Quality Enhancement for Appellate and Post-Conviction Representation at the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services. Previously, she clerked at the Appellate Division – Third Department and thereafter handled civil appeals at the State Attorney General’s Office […]

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ACP Holiday CLE

REGISTER TODAY! ACP will be hosting another Holiday CLE/ Panel Attorney Meeting/ Holiday Party at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.   OCBA| A View From the Bench Presented By Hon. Stephen J. Dougherty FREE FOR ACP CRIMINAL AND FAMILY DEFENDERS, MENTORS & RESOURCE ATTORNEYS WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019 TIMES: Registration and Lunch at 12:30pm, CLE at 1pm, Panel Attorney Meeting […]

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CLE | Discovery, Bail and Speedy Trial in 2020

New Frontiers in Discovery Reform CPL article 245 Part I and Part II by Jill Paperno and Erik Teifke Bail, Speedy Trial, and Other Legislative Reforms by Scott Levy Representing Victims of Domestic Violence under the DVSJA by Alan Rosenthal NYSDA | Discovery, Bail and Speedy Trial in 2020 and Beyond WHEN: Saturday, November 23, […]

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CLE | Criminal Defense Practice Update 2019

NYSDA | CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE UPDATE 2019 WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2019 TIME: 9:00am – 4:05pm (registration starts at 8:30am) WHERE: Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation District Natural Resource Center 7413 County House Road Auburn, NY 13021 COST: $50.00, includes lunch (ACP will reimburse for cost and travel with prior approval) REGISTRATION: Due by […]

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Panel Attorney Meeting

Quarterly Panel Attorney Meeting is scheduled for: WHEN: Wednesday, October 23rd at 12 Noon, LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! WHERE: CNY Philanthropy Center Ballroom, 431 E Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13202 Agenda to include legislative reform changes to bail and discovery and the implementation and mandatory training sign-ups of new database, IntelLinx. Please make every effort […]

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