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Assigned Counsel Division / Administrator:
Michael W. Smrtic, Esq.

Address:
57 E. Fulton St., Ste. 212 & 213
Gloversville, New York  12078

Phone:
(518) 773-1160

Fax:
(518) 773-1413

Assigned Counsel Division

The Assigned Counsel Division regularly interacts with the following Fulton County Departments: Public Defender’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Probation Department, Sheriff’s Department, all County Courts, and various 18b attorneys on cases referred to this office. The office works to provide legal defense case representation to eligible indigent clients in a manner that conforms to national and state-wide professional standards. 

The office is comprised of one Assigned Counsel Administrator and one Legal Administrative Assistant, and various 18b attorneys as part of the Assigned Counsel Division program. Once there is a conflict of interest in the Public Defender’s, the Assigned Counsel Division maintains a Rotating System of Attorneys list and recruits participant attorneys for assignment as needed.