Bloomberg Plan for Indigent Defense Conflict Counsel Upheld

, New York Law Journal


The majority of the 4-3 Court of Appeals, in a decision written by Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, said the plan introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2008 and modified in 2010 satisfies the requirements of County Law §722 for a so-called "combination plan" in which the city assigns to institutional providers the cases of poor defendants where primary legal services providers have a conflict of interest.

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  • Daniel Kalish

    The article says that there are currently 1,000 18-B attorneys in New York City. What is be the expected number under the Bloomberg plan?

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