State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department
Assigned Appellate Counsel Plan
P. O. Box 7288, Capitol Station
Albany, New York 12224-0288
Tel: (518) 471-4779
Fax: (518) 471-4747
The Assigned Appellate Counsel Plan (Plan) administered by the Appellate Division, Third Department functions to provide quality and professional appellate representation to those persons who qualify for assignment of counsel.
Each assigned case is monitored to ensure that every recipient of Plan services is fairly and appropriately represented and that appeals are timely perfected, objectives that are considered essential to the Plan’s success. As part of its commitment to the above, the Plan’s administrative staff is always available to attorney participants to assist by responding specific questions or problems. The Plan’s administrative staff also responds to numerous daily inquiries from members of the public (most often prospective or present appellants) in an effort to provide a readily available resource to assist in applying for poor person status and assignment of counsel, as well as answer inquiries or address concerns once an assignment has been made.