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Assigned Counsel

This office provides legal counsel to the indigent under County Law 18B in both Criminal and Contested Family Court matters.

The Warren County Assigned Counsel Office, which provides legal assistance to the indigent in criminal and contested Family Court matters, will be moving to 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, (the former Traveler's Building), Suite 304, effective Tuesday, January 16, 2024.
The agency is moving from Warren County Municipal Center to provide easier access and more confidentiality for clients and more space for staff to meet with clients, Assigned Counsel Administrator Julie Garcia explained. The Assigned Counsel Office will be located on the third floor at 333 Glen, adjacent to Warren County Career Center and Warren County Department of Workforce Development.

The Warren County Public Defender's Office, located next to the former Assigned Counsel Office in Warren County Municipal Center, will temporarily assist applicants who come to Warren County Municipal Center to apply, unaware the office has moved.

Those in need of legal representation can also apply for assigned counsel through the link to the left, or call us at 518-761-6460.

Application Instructions

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.

If you are unable to apply in person or online, you may mail your application and a copy of the required documentation to:





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.