The Assigned Council Program (ACP) is a legal aid program that provides legal representation to indigent individuals who cannot afford to hire an attorney in Allegany County, New York. The program was established to ensure that everyone has access to legal representation, regardless of their financial status, making sure they are not denied their rights because they cannot afford an attorney.
The program provides legal assistance in various criminal and family court cases, including misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile delinquency, child protective proceedings, and family court cases such as custody or visitation disputes. The attorneys who represent clients through the ACP are private attorneys who are appointed by the county to represent indigent clients.
Operating through a contract between Allegany County government and private attorneys who participate in the program, attorneys are compensated by the county for their work on behalf of indigent clients, based on a predetermined fee schedule.
The information contained in this web site does not constitute legal advice. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.
Therefore, Allegany County and the Allegany County Conflict Defender Office expressly denies liability and undertakes no responsibility for the reliance on, or consequences of, using information or services found in this web site.