Lucy McCarthy is the Parent Representation Attorney at New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services. She is broadly responsible for assisting the Director of Quality Enhancement for Parent Representation at ILS to monitor, study, and make efforts to improve the quality of parent representation for everyone who qualifies under County Law Article 18-b. Formerly, Lucy worked for the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA), providing legal assistance and coordinating training and networking events for public defense attorneys. Prior to her work with NYSDA, she worked for over a decade as a public defender in criminal, treatment, and family courts. Lucy is a graduate of the University of Montana and Vermont Law School and is admitted to practice in Vermont and New York.