Assigned Counsel Plan of Rockland County
The Assigned Counsel Plan of Rockland County was created by resolution of the Rockland County
Bar Association. Authorization to function was granted by the New York State Judicial Conference
in 1966, serving as a back-up system to the Rockland County Public Defender to assist in the defense
of indigent persons in those criminal cases in which the Public Defender might have a conflict of
interest. If two or more individuals are arrested and charged with the commission of a crime, the
Public Defender represents one defendant and the others are represented by individual counsel assigned
by the administrator with approval of the Court in which the case is pending.