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Resolutions by NYSDA's Board of Directors address a range of topics. These include foundational policies, current issues, and calls for New York State to fulfill its constitutional and statutory duties regarding the right to counsel. Board resolutions are distributed to relevant policy makers, stakeholders, and the public as appropriate. See prime examples below.

Resolution Endorsing the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services Criteria and Procedures for Determining Assigned Counsel Eligibility (2016) (PDF)

Resolution Endorsing the State's Responsibility to Fully Fund All County Public Defense Programs, Including Any Increased Costs Incurred by Complying with the Office of Indigent Legal Services Standards (2016) (PDF)

Resolution Endorsing the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services Appellate Standards and Best Practices (2015) (PDF)

Resolution Calling for State Financial and Technical Support to Help Localities Provide Training and Services that Promote the Well-being of People with Mental Illness in, or at Risk of, Psychiatric Crises and the Community (2013) (PDF)

Resolution Supporting the Recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services in Its Final Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York (2007) (PDF)

Client-Centered Representation Standards (2005) (PDF) Versión española (PDF)

Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations in Criminal Cases (2003) (PDF)

Death Penalty Moratorium (2002) (PDF)

Client Involvement and Satisfaction, Quality Representation and Vigorous Advocacy (2000) (PDF)

Full-Time Defender Offices (2000) (PDF)

Governing Principles for Public Defense Services (2000) (PDF)

State Aid to Defense Funding in All Counties of New York (2000) (PDF)
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