The purpose of the Office of Indigent Legal Services ("Office") is “to monitor, study and make efforts to improve the quality of services provided pursuant to article eighteen-B of the county law.” Executive Law Article 30, Section 832(1). The Office does not provide legal assistance or lawyer referrals to individuals. Rather, it operates pursuant to policies established by the Board to assist county governments and indigent legal services providers in the exercise of their responsibility under County Law Article 18-B to provide the effective assistance of counsel to those persons who are legally entitled to counsel, but cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Check our Announcements Archives page for older announcements.
April 6, 2021
ILS Releases the RFP for the Second Upstate Model Family Representation Office Grant
March 31, 2021
Notice Regarding ILS Board Meeting April 8, 2021
ILS Director Job Posting
February 12, 2021
Director Leahy's Retirement Announcement
February 10, 2021
Director Leahy's FY 2021-22 Budget Testimony
October 30, 2020
Statewide Counsel at Arraignment Report for 2020
October 1, 2020
ILS Releases 2019 Annual Report