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Spring Nuts and Bolts

All new criminal panel applicants must participate in a Nuts and Bolts training. The Nuts and Bolts training session will be held virtually Monday February 27 – Thursday March 9, 2023.  Please email LFiorenza@ocbaacp.org for more information.   For an application, please click HERE

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Panel Attorney Meeting

Quarterly Panel Attorney Meeting is scheduled for: WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 TIME: 12:15pm WHERE: Virtual via Zoom, if you have not received the link, contact Joelle Dougherty. Please make every effort to attend.

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2021 Fall Nuts and Bolts Training Session

All new criminal panel applicants must participate in a Nuts and Bolts training. The Nuts and Bolts training session will be held virtually Monday September 20, 2021 – Thursday September 30, 2021.  Please email LFiorenza@ocbaacp.org for more information.   For an application, please click HERE

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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 Virtual Court Access Program is a partnership between the 5th Judicial District of the New York State Courts, Community based Organizations and Houses of Worship with the goal of providing locations where community members can connect with the Courts via computer when they need to. The locations are spread throughout the […]

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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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