Broome County Public Defender's Office

About Broome County Public Defender's Office

Mission Statement
Our goal is to provide client-centered representation and zealous advocacy in all courts throughout Broome County with support from our team of advocates, investigators, interpreters and other staff. We endeavor to ensure that those facing incarceration have their constitutional and statutory rights protected, that the law is administered with neither discrimination nor disproportionate punishment, and further, that no one who is innocent is wrongfully convicted. Our commitment is to treat our clients with dignity, compassion, and fairness.

The Public Defender’s Office provides legal representation to all indigent persons accused of crimes in Broome County as mandated by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New York. This office, with support from our team of advocates, investigators, interpreters and other staff, acts as defense counsel from arraignment through trial and all stages of appeal for criminal cases ranging from simple violations to homicides. We also represent those subject to violations of probation or parole. This involves the full range of investigatory, pretrial, sentence mitigation and appellate representation required in criminal cases. This office services each of the 19 Village and Town Justice Courts, the Broome County Centralized Arraignment Part, the Binghamton City Court, Superior Courts of Broome County, and all higher Appellate Courts. Attorneys and Investigators are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist recent arrestees.


Legal Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Binghamton, NY
“I liked how every day was something new. It was also a great learning experience on Misdemeanors and the law in general. ”

Intake intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Binghamton, NY
“I liked the valuable experience the internship provided me at such a high and sophisticated level. I learned so much about the work behind the Public Defenders and how hardworking the investigators are for the attorneys representing their clients”
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