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Appellate Division - First Department
Office of Attorneys for Children

41 Madison Avenue - 39th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 340-0514
Fax: (212) 779-1891
Jane Schreiber, Esq., Director
Office of Attorneys for Children

For information:

Deborah Ramilo: (212) 340-0540

Caroline Diaz: (212) 340-0595

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New York Children's Lawyer back to top
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The Appellate Division, First Department is committed to maintaining the highest professional standards of attorneys who, through various publicly-funded programs within its jurisdiction, serve the State's most vulnerable populations – the indigent and the young.

Among the various court offices devoted to this purpose, the Office of Attorneys for Children (formerly the Law Guardian program) oversees the panel of attorneys that represent children and parents in family law proceedings in the Appellate, Supreme, Family and Criminal Courts. The Office develops and implements training programs for panel attorneys, is involved in planning and development of court initiatives, and oversees the payment of attorneys and experts working on behalf of children.

The Director of the Office of Attorneys for Children administers all Office programs. In addition, the Director serves on the Statewide Advisory Committee on Counsel for Children, which addresses issues involving the representation of children in the courts throughout the State.

The Office's Advisory Committee, appointed by the Presiding Justice, evaluates applications for appointment and re-certification of attorneys to the panel, reviews complaints, and addresses matters pertaining to the practice of representing children and parents. The Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Director and the Presiding Justice.




Membership Application for Panel of Attorneys for Children (Panel Application)back to top
Application for Recertificationback to top
Attorney for the Child Voucherback to top
Weekend Holiday Intake Voucherback to top
Assigned Counsel Voucher Judiciary Law § 35 (8)back to top
State of New York Standard Voucherback to top
•New York State Family Court Minute Order Form and Receiptsback to top
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Voucher for Assigned Counsel, Psychiatrist, Physician, Social Worker or Investigatorsback to top
Request for Transcript from Mechanical Recordingback to top
Affirmation of Services for Privately Paid Attorneys for Children back to top
Sample Court Order Appointing Privately Paid Attorney for the Child(ren)back to top
Sample Court Order Approving Attorney for Child Compensationback to top
Sample Court Order Authorizing Transcript of Recordback to top
Sample Court Order for Observation and Evaluation back to top
Sample Court Order Appointing Mental Health Professional back to top
Sample Family Court Notices of Appealback to top
Attorney's Certification of Appellant's Continued Eligibilityfor PP Relief and Assignment of Counsel on Appealback to top
Substitute Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number & Certificationback to top
Assigned Counsel Plan 722-C Services-Expert Voucher Family Courtback to top
NYC Assigned Counsel Plan-Expert Voucher for 722-c Services in Criminal Court and Supreme Court Criminal Termback to top
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New York Children's Lawyer

The New York Children’s Lawyer is co-edited, and published every four months by the Attorneys for Children Directors within the Appellate Divisions in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Judicial Departments. It contains digests of every reported case in New York State involving issues relevant to attorneys for children, as well as statutory changes, a bibliography of relevant books and articles, essays on topics and issues important to the field, a Letters to the Editor section, and announcements of important developments and upcoming training sessions in all Departments.

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