Defender Advocacy Day News Coverage

Friday, March 24, 2023 11:26 AM | Jennifer Van Ort (Administrator)

On March 22, 2023, CDANY joined the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Defenders Association in Albany for a Defender Advocacy Day focused on important items in the NYS Budget. Please see news coverage below:

New York Law Journal: Public Defenders Take Push for Funding to NY Capitol and Albany Courthouse

Advocacy for investment in public defenders took place on two fronts in Albany, with a court hearing and Capitol rally.

Brian Lee 


Times Union: Public defenders urge Legislature, Hochul to move on first pay raise in 18 years

Attorneys who represent low-income clients and children face mounting caseloads and a depleted workforce. A significant pay raise could change that, they say.

Raga Justin

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