Committee on Mandated Representation


The Committee on 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. 

Committee on Mandated Representation Roster

Subcommittee on Mental Health Roster

Family Court Subcommittee Roster

The New York State Bar Association Committee on Mandated Representation is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation and the Denison Ray Criminal Defender Awards. Click here for more information about these awards and to download a nomination form. 

Nominations must be received by April 5, 2019. Please let members of your organization know about these awards and encourage them to submit nominations. Contact Dan McMahon, Staff Liaison to the committee, with any questions.