The provision of high-quality criminal defense representation requires that both new and experienced attorneys receive cutting edge training to support their professional development and ensure that their clients receive the best possible representation. Fortunately, there is an abundance of excellent criminal defense training options to select from. The list of possibilities includes the following New York State and National Resources:
NYS Executive Law section 832(3)(d) mandates the Office of Indigent Legal Services "to establish standards and criteria for the provision of [indigent defense] in cases involving a conflict of interest, and to assist counties to develop plans consistent with such standards and criteria."
In the 50 years since the United States Supreme Court decided Gideon v Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), widespread, systemic obstacles to fulfilling the constitutional right to counsel for indigent defendants have persisted in New York State.