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Important case for 18b lawyers.

posted Nov 2, 2012, 5:37 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Nov 2, 2012, 5:38 AM ]
Judge Sciarrino forwarded this for distribution to our members to note:

In a suit brought by various county bar associations, challenging the City of New York's 2010 plan for indigent defense, permitting representation by both institutional providers and private attorneys in cases in which a conflict of interest precludes representation by the initial provider, the Appellate Division's judgment in favor of the city is affirmed where: 1) the city may assign conflict cases to institutional providers, and its ability to do so is not contingent on the consent of the county bar associations; and 2) the city's proposed indigent defense plan does not run afoul of the County Law or Municipal Home Rule law

For the case: http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2012/Oct12/155opn12.pdf 


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