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:
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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.*