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Assigned Counsel

Receives and reviews all applications for free attorney services and determines eligibility. Financial eligibility levels include: automatic eligibility for public assistance, poverty level, and inability to afford counsel. Attorneys are provided for charges including violations, misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals in criminal court, and most matters in family court.

Lance Salisbury
Supervising Attorney, Suite 223, Center Ithaca




Application Affidavit

Assigned Counsel Appeal Form

Attorney Information Form

Ex Parte Application

NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division Criminal Appeal

NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division Family Court Appeal

Transcript Request


Public Defender (See Assigned Counsel)