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.
Andrew Kossover, Esq.- Chair
Chair, Andrew Kossover and 2015 Excellence in Mandated Representation recipient the Center for Family Representation, Inc.
Chair, Andrew Kossover and 2015 Excellence in Mandated Representation recipient the Justice First Project of the Center for Appellant Litigation
Past Chair, Norman Effman, 2015 Dension Ray Criminal Defender recipient Gregory Kilburn and Chair Andrew Kossover
Past Chair, Norman Effman, 2015 Excellence in Mandated Representation recipient Joanne Macri and Chair Andrew Kossover