This office provides legal counsel to the indigent under County Law 18B in both Criminal and Contested Family Court matters.
Eligibility for a Public Defender or Assigned Counsel is based upon Federal Poverty Guidelines. If you feel you would qualify, you must complete an application and provide some basic documentation.
When you apply have with you a valid form of identification, proof of income and copies of the pending charge(s) or Petition(s).
In-person applications are accepted from 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday. Or apply anytime online here.
When applying, you must provide a valid form of photo identification, proof of income, and copies of the pending charge(s) or Petition(s). You may bring these to Assigned Counsel office when applying in person, or upload them when applying online. Missing documentation may delay assigning your case.
WARREN COUNTY ASSIGNED COUNSEL OFFICE
WARREN COUNTY MUNICIPAL CENTER
1340 STATE ROUTE 9
LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK 12845
The office is located at the Warren County Municipal Center. Pull into the complex and turn left, drive past the County Court and Family Court parking areas, looking for the sign on your right that says Assigned Counsel Parking Lot #8. You will enter door number 13 (marked above) with signs to your right for Assigned Counsel, Public Defender, Probation. The guards will direct you further upon entry into the building.