COUNTY OF FULTON
LOCAL LAW “C” OF 2019

A LOCAL LAW TO CREATE THE OFFICE OF ASSIGNED COUNSEL ADMINISTRATOR

Be it enacted, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Fulton, New York as follows:

Section 1. Appointment of Assigned Counsel Administrator.
The Assigned Counsel Administrator shall be appointed by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.

Section 2. Term of Office.
The term of office of the Assigned Counsel Administrator shall begin on January 1, 2020 and thereafter shall be a term of two (2) years, and each term shall be coextensive with the term of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.

Section 3. Authority to Appoint Assistants; term.
The Assigned Counsel Administrator shall appoint as many office staff and/or assistants as the Fulton County Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, deem necessary.

Section 4. Compensation.
The Compensation for the Assigned Counsel Administrator and any appropriated office staff shall be fixed by Resolution of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.

Section 5. Powers and Duties.
The Assigned Counsel Administrator shall have responsibility and authority in respect to managing the Fulton County assigned counsel program to provide public defense clients with quality legal representation in accordance with state and local law. He/she shall act in accordance with policies and procedures promulgated by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.

Section 6. Inconsistent Provisions Superseded.
To the extent that this Article is inconsistent with any law of the State of New York, it shall supersede those sections of that law.