Supervisor BREH offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN FULTON COUNTY AND RURAL LAW CENTER OF NEW YORK, INC. TO PROVIDE MANDATED APPEALS REPRESENTATION FOR 2019-2020 (PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE)

WHEREAS, according to the Public Defender, the Rural Law Center has an excellent appellate record and has been successful in limiting costs for Public Defenders in other counties; and

WHEREAS, the Public Defender recommends approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rural Law Center to handle appeal of Fulton County cases for indigent defendants; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board be and hereby is authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rural Law Center of New York, Inc. to provide mandated appeals representation for the Public Defender’s Office as follows:

Regular Appeals                                                $2,500.00 per appeal
Appeals where transcripts exceed 2000 pages $5,000.00 per appeal

*Rates include printing records, briefs and appendices but do not include the costs of transcripts. and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Public Defender do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, Public Defender, Rural Law Center, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor WILSON and adopted by the following vote:

TOTAL: Ayes: 20 Nays: 0 Absent: 0

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