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New York County Lawyers Association v. Bloomberg.

posted Mar 15, 2012, 10:45 AM by Pete Weinman

The 3-2 ruling in New York County Lawyers Association v. Bloomberg, 107216/10, handed down this morning, dealt a blow to a coalition of bar associations, which had argued that under Article 18-B, the city needed their consent to change its policy for assigning conflict counsel for indigent criminal defendants.

The Court held that New York City did not overstep its authority when it decided to contract with non-profit legal service providers to represent indigent criminal defendants in conflict cases instead of assigning those cases to private practitioners under Article 18-B of the County Law, a First Department panel has ruled.

Decision is: HERE 

Thanks to Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. for sharing this information.