Assigned Counsel Vouchers Approved and Authorized for Payment

Pursuit to the authority vested in me, and in accordance with the recent operational protocols issued by the Chief Administrative Judge for the trial courts of the United Court System, it is hereby

ORDERED that until the Administrative Order issued on March 16, 2020 and any subsequent amendment thereto is rescinded, all vouchers submitted pursuant to County Law Section 722-b(4) are hereby approved and payment by the County Assigned Counsel Program is authorized, provided the Assigned Counsel Director is satisfied that all other requirements of law and procedure have been followed; and it is further

ORDERED that until the Administrative Order issued on March 16, 2020 and any subsequent amendment thereto is rescinded, all vouchers submitted pursuant to Family Court Act Sections 243(c) and 245(c) are hereby approved and payment by the Office of Attorneys for Children is authorized, provided the Office of Attorneys for Children is satisfied that all other requirements of law and procedure have been followed, and it is further

ORDERED that until the Administrative Order issued on March 16, 2020 and any subsequent amendment thereto is rescinded, ail individuals seeking legal representation pursuant to Article 18-B of the County Law shall be deemed eligible, regardless of financial ability to obtain counsel.

Dated: March 20, 2020
Buffalo, New York
Hon. Paula L. Feroleto Administrative Judge Eighth Judicial District