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Qualification Requirements


Download and complete the appropriate panel application. Submit a completed application and corresponding attachments:  Certificate of Good Standing, Malpractice Insurance Binder, and at least 4 CLE Certificates in the area of law you are joining, to the SCACP office directly or by email to:

Please Note: Panel attorneys are not employed by the Suffolk County Assigned Counsel Plan, but rather are independent contractors of the SCACP.

Important Application Submission Instructions:
1. Download the PDF to your computer.
2. Open the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader, not your internet browser (right click -> open with). Click here to get Adobe Reader.
3. Fill out the form in Adobe Reader, when finished - click "file -> save as", and save it to a place you will remember.
4. Attach the newly saved PDF to your email and send completed forms to:

Felony assignments consist of cases which are initiated by an assignment from District Court in Central Islip, County Court in Riverhead and\or the Village/Justice Courts.


Admission to the Felony Panel requires that an attorney be admitted for at least five years or that he/she shows to the review committee significant experience in the practice of criminal law and criminal trials.  Generally, this means that an

attorney for whom the five year requirement is waived must be a former District Attorney, Legal Aid attorney, or from a firm that does a substantial criminal practice.  Attorneys must also submit a resume explaining their background and are only admitted upon a majority vote of the review committee.


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