Department Of Assigned Counsel

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The attorneys assist in child protection and delinquency matters.Contractual providers of legal services are available to represent juveniles in both delinquency and child protection proceedings, including appeals that may arise from the proceedings.Attorneys are provided for charges including violations, misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals in criminal court, and most matters in family court.

The Supervising Attorney shall have the power to appoint such deputies, assistants, and employees of the Department of Assigned Counsel as may be necessary to perform the duties of the Office of Supervising Attorney and as shall be authorized by the Tompkins County Legislature.

All deputies, assistants, and employees of the Department shall be directly responsible to the Supervising Attorney.

The County Reimbursement Program processes payments to reimburse counties for the operation of their indigent defense systems.

These systems include county public defender offices, court-appointed counsel systems, and contracts with not-for-profit organizations.

Pursuant to MCR 8.112(B) and 8.123(c), the Third Judicial Circuit adopts the following as its Plan for the Assignment of Counsel with Administrative Order 2014-06.

It’s about witnesses who were rewarded for lies and threatened for telling the truth.

Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, the Supervising Attorney shall ensure that all indigent persons are provided with quality legal representation in a timely manner through the Office of Assigned Counsel.

To this end the Supervising Attorney shall, with advice from the Advisory Board on Indigent Representation: The Supervising Attorney shall, under the general supervision of the County Administrator, ensure that all operations of the office conform to the policies and procedures adopted by the Tompkins County Legislature.

To administer and provide oversight relative to the disbursement of funds for the provision of indigent defense services in Broome County (except in cases where such services are provided directly by the Broome County Public Defender's Office).

The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons on the basis of merit and the bonafide occupational requirements of the positions allocated, including knowledge, skills and ability.


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