Washington County

The state appellate court granted class action status to the New York Civil Liberties Union’s landmark lawsuit, Hurrell-Harring et al v. State of New York, charging New York State with failing its constitutional duty to provide effective counsel to poor New Yorkers accused of crimes. The unanimous ruling by the Appellate Division, Third Department reverses a lower court’s decision to deny the NYCLU’s motion for class certification.

Author/Organization: State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department
Publication Date: 01/06/2011

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The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Washington County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

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Gideon Alert: New York's Washington County

BY David Carroll on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM

The New York Times today continued their spotlight series on the failing right to counsel in New York, focusing on the story of client Kimberly Hurrell-Harring -- the named plaintiff in the NYCLU's class action lawsuit -- and her now disbarred public defender Patrick Barber.  This i