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Consultation with insurance lawyer and customer.April 30, 2019 marked a significant milestone for public defense providers in Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Suffolk, and Washington Counties: They have all meaningfully reduced attorney workloads and reached compliance with New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services (ILS) Caseload Standards.

Collectively known as the “Hurrell-Harring counties,” these five counties have been implementing the historic reforms to public criminal defense set forth in the 2014 Settlement Agreement in Hurrell-Harring v. The State of New York (Settlement) which received court approval in March 2015. By ensuring counsel at every arraignment, utilizing uniform criteria and procedures for assessing financial eligibility for assignment of counsel, and taking steps to reduce attorney workloads, the Hurrell-Harring counties and providers have worked tirelessly for four years with the aid of $23.8 million in State funds annually to improve the quality of representation provided in criminal cases. April’s accomplishment is another substantial step toward meeting this goal.

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