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:

An amendment to Section 35 of the Judiciary Law was made requiring counsel to be appointed for indigent adults in Supreme Court, if such appointments would be required in Family Court under Section 262 of the Family Court Act.    

Effective January 24, 2007 Assignment of Counsel as provided in Article 18-B of the County Law was incorporated into this amendment.  Applicants interested in this Panel must be screened and approved by the committee.

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