Eligibility Standards, Related Documents and Resources

Standards for Determining Financial Eligibility for Assigned Counsel [pdf]

Eligibility Standards - BLACK LETTER ONLY [pdf]
Eligibility Standards - Black Letter with Commentary [pdf]

Assigned Counsel Eligibility Application Form (Legal size) [pdf]

Instructions for Assigned Counsel Application [pdf]

Income Eligibility Presumption - 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines Chart [pdf]
Income Eligibility Presumption - 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines Chart [docx]

Sample Notice of Eligibility Recommendation [pdf]

Sample Notice of Applicant's Right to Seek Review [pdf]

Sample Notice of Judge's Ineligibility Decision [pdf]
Sample Notice of Judge's Ineligibility Decision [docx]

Comment Regarding Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinion 16-68 [pdf]
Comment Regarding Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinion 16-68 [docx]

Background Study - Determining Eligibility for Assignment of Counsel in New York: A Study of Current Criteria and Procedures and Recommendations for Improvement - Final Report [pdf]

The Impact of Eligibility Standards in Five Upstate New York Counties
The Impact of Eligibility Standards - Suffolk County Addendum - March 2017

Implementation of Eligibility Criteria and Procedures in the Hurrell-Harring Counties - April 4, 2020
Implementation of Eligibility Criteria and Procedures in the Hurrell-Harring Counties - April 4, 2019
Implementation of Eligibility Criteria and Procedures in the Hurrell-Harring Counties - April 4, 2018
Implementation of Eligibility Criteria and Procedures in the Hurrell-Harring Counties - April 4, 2017