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The Past, Present and Future of Indigent Defense in New York: Where Has 10 Years of Reform Gotten Us; and Where Are We Going?


OPENING PLENARY

Then and Now: Indigent Defense after the 2003 Indigent Defense Summit   

Moderator:
HON. JUANITA BING NEWTON
DEAN, NEW YORK STATE JUDICIAL INSTITUTE

Panelist:  
SEYMOUR W. JAMES, JR. ESQ.
PAST PRESIDENT, NYSBA
ATTORNEY-IN-CHARGE, CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE
THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY

JONATHAN GRADESS, ESQ.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NEW YORK STATE DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION

WILLIAM HELLERSTEIN, ESQ.
PROFESSOR OF LAW EMERITUS
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL

WILLIAM J. LEAHY, ESQ.
DIRECTOR, NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES  


PANEL I.         How to Obtain a Grant to Fund Indigent Legal Services

NORMAN P. EFFMAN, ESQ.
CHAIR, COMMITTEE TO ENSURE MANDATED REPRESENTATION
CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER, WYOMING COUNTY
   
THOMAS N. N. ANGELL, ESQ.
CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER, DUTCHESS COUNTY

KIM BALL, J.D.

SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, ADJUDICATION
BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

ANDREW DAVIES, PH.D.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES

JOSEPH F. WIERSCHEM, ESQ.
COUNSEL, NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES
 

PANEL II.        The Future of Indigent Defense in New York: State Involvement, Regional Consolidation and Court Challenges
 

ANDREW KOSSOVER, ESQ.
CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER, ULSTER COUNTY
KOSSOVER LAW OFFICES LLP

WILLIAM COUGHLIN, ESQ.
ATTORNEY-IN-CHARGE, CRIMINAL DIVISION UNIT
THE LEGAL AID BUREAU OF BUFFALO

JONATHAN GRADESS, ESQ.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NEW YORK STATE DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION

SEYMOUR W. JAMES, JR. ESQ.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, NYSBA
ATTORNEY-IN-CHARGE, CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE
THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY

WILLIAM J. LEAHY, ESQ.
DIRECTOR, NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES

COREY STOUGHTON, ESQ.
SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY & UPSTATE LITIGATION COORDINATOR
NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

PANEL III.      Enforcement of Standards

VINCENT E. DOYLE III, ESQ.
PAST PRESIDENT, NYSBA
CONNORS-VILARDO LLP  
 

MARDI CRAWFORD, ESQ.
STAFF ATTORNEY
NEW YORK STATE DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION

HON. MARK H. DADD
RETIRED JUDGE
COUNTY, FAMILY AND SURROGATES COURTS WYOMING COUNTY
DADD NELSON WILKERSON & WUJICK LLP

ROBERT D. LONSKI, ESQ.
ADMINISTRATOR
ERIE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
AID TO INDIGENT PRISONERS SOCIETY, INC.

JUSTINE LUONGO, ESQ.
DEPUTY ATTORNEY-IN CHARGE, CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE
THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY

JUSTINE OLDERMAN, ESQ.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE
THE BRONX DEFENDERS  
 


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