Prison Legal News recently published a notice for the New York Civil Liberties Union concerning reforming New York’s public defense system.  In an effort to better disseminate this prison law information, the Prison Law Blog is publishing the notice.  The prison law notice is as follows:

  • Were you convicted in a criminal court in ONONDAGA, ONTARIO, SUFFOLK, SCHUYLER, or WASHINGTON counties since 2007 and represented by a court-appointed attorney?


  • If your criminal defense lawyer missed court hearings, didn’t visit you in jail, or didn’t return your calls: We want to hear from you.


  • If you were asked to pay for a criminal defense lawyer when you couldn’t afford one: We want to hear from you.


  • If your criminal defense lawyer did not fight for you in criminal court: We want to hear from you.

For information concerning this prison law matter, call or write:


Kristie Blase

Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP

919 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022


Noah Breslau

New York Civil Liberties Union

125 Broad Street, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10004



*The New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm
Schulte, Roth & Zabel have a class-action lawsuit to improve public defense
in New York State.  The lawsuit does NOT
seek any money or damages and we do NOT represent people in their individual
criminal cases or appeals.*

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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