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Assigned Counsel Services Agreement with Schuyler County Approved

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Assigned Counsel Services Agreement with Schuyler County Approved

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved an inter-municipal agreement between Tompkins and Schuyler Counties for the Tompkins County Assigned Counsel Office to extend assigned counsel services to Schuyler County. Such indigent defense counsel will be provided at times when the Schuyler County Public Defender’s Office is disqualified from providing counsel for any reason, including a conflict of interest. The agreement runs through the end of 2018, with three optional five-year renewal periods. Either party will be able to terminate the agreement upon 120 days notice.

Speaking earlier to the Public Safety Committee earlier, County Administrator Joe Mareane noted the significance of this inter-municipal agreement, since this is the first shared-services arrangement for indigent defense is the first of its type in New York State.
Contact: Peter Stein, Chair, Public Safety Committee, 266-7579; County Administrator Joe Mareane, 274-5551.