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Monroe County Conflict Defender

Who We Are

The Conflict Defender Office and Assigned Counsel Plan is the result of a cooperative effort between Monroe County and the Monroe County Bar Association. Through the Conflict Defender Office, private attorneys represent clients in all felony matters and in the local criminal courts where the Monroe County Public Defender Office has a conflict of interest and cannot represent the client. Full-time staff attorneys in the Conflict Defender Office represent clients in Rochester City Court misdemeanor cases, Monroe County Family Court cases and appellate cases in all courts where the Monroe County Public Defender's Office has a conflict of interest and cannot represent the client. The Conflict Defender Office insures legal representation and a fair trial to qualified clients. The assigned counsel are private attorneys who qualify for panel membership and agree to accept such assignments. The staff attorneys are all full-time Assistant Conflict Defenders with extensive experience in the representation of clients in criminal and family law matters.

How to Get Help

Please call (585) 753-3480.

Who We Serve

  • Monroe County
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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice

General Contact Information

Monroe County Conflict Defender
80 West Main Street (map)
Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 753-3480
(585) 753-3489
Last Review and Update: Apr 06, 2018

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