Lexology: Public Defenders Sue to Stop In-Court Appearances During COVID

“It is no secret that the COVID crisis poses a risk to criminal defendants, particularly those who are incarcerated or come from at-risk groups.  It is also no secret that the New York’s Office of Court Administration (the “OCA”) has been pushing hard to “return to normalcy,” in part to make sure that cases of all kinds, including criminal cases, don’t linger and create an insuperable backlog.  We covered the court re-openings herehere, and on our COVID-19 resource page for New York lawyers.”

Read the full piece here