Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation
Revised Mission Statement
The Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation is charged with the duty of studying issues, and making recommendations to the Executive Committee, relevant to methods of providing mandated representation. The Committee shall undertake other activities, such as sponsoring CLE programs and conferences, proposing and commenting on legislation, and proposing and commenting on court rules, that will further the goal of ensuring quality mandated representation. In addition, the Committee will identify ways that indigent defense provider offices in the state can share resources with each other, particularly on a regional basis. In furtherance of this objective, the Committee shall generate a report discussing methods of sharing resources between indigent defense providers; addressing any legal impediments thereto; preparing model agreements and programs; and identifying efforts that successfully promote the sharing of resources.
The intention of these efforts is to ensure that the State of New York and local governments charged by the State with providing such representation, do so in a manner which ensures quality representation to clients, while taking into account the financial requirements imposed upon the State of New York and local governments.
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Everything Your Clients Should Know Before They Say Yes To A Plea
Friday, June 14, 2013
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Everything Your Clients Should Know Before They Say Yes To A Plea being held on June 14, 2013 from 9am-4:10pm at the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.
This FREE MCLE program will include the following topics: Calculations of State Prison Sentences and Enrollment of Defendants in Prison Programs; Demystifying Parole; Determining a Client's Predicate Felony Status; Sex Offender Registration Act Overview; Post-Prison Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders in New York: A Primer for Criminal Defense Lawyers and Trial Counsel's Role to Ethically Effectuate the Client's Right to Appeal.
The Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation and the Denison Ray Criminal Defender awards will be presented during the luncheon.
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The last day to pre-register online is June 13, 2013. Register online now
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2013 Call for Nominations-Award for Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation and the Denison Ray Criminal Defenders Award-a note from Chair Norman P. Effman:
As Chair of the Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation of the New York State Bar Association, I am pleased to ask you to consider submitting a nomination for the Denison Ray Criminal Defender Award, for the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation, or both. The Denison Ray award, named in memory of a career legal activist who led legal services programs in New York and other states, recognizes the extraordinary commitment of public service attorneys who provide zealous and skilled representation to indigent criminal defendants. The Excellence Award recognizes those individuals and organizations whose commitment to surpassing the NYSBA Standards for Providing Mandated Representation to clients in criminal proceedings and Family Court is exemplary.
The nominations brochure sets forth the eligibility criteria for these awards. It may be copied or downloaded from the website at: www.nysba.org/2013CEQMRA. Nominations may be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or by regular mail to the Department of Pro Bono Affairs, The New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207. All nominations must be received by the close of business Monday, May 13, 2013.
If you know anyone deserving of one of these awards, I encourage you to submit a nomination. Kindly share information about the Denison Ray and Excellence Awards with your colleagues.
Training Materials2011 Criminal Law Training " Staying Ahead of the Curve: What Criminal Defense Attorneys Need to Know"
of the Criminal Law CLE Training Program " Staying Ahead of the Curve:
What Criminal Defense Lawyers Need to
Committee Awards Given / Nominations Materials
Denison Ray Criminal Defender Awards
Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Quality of Mandated Representation