Legal Defense of Indigents

The Office of Legal Defense of Indigents administers the Schoharie County Assigned Counsel Program.

If a person is charged with a crime that could result in imprisonment, and cannot afford to hire an attorney, he/she can apply for assignment of a criminal lawyer.  Additionally, indigent parents, and certain other specified adults, can apply for the appointment of a family law lawyer if they are involved in cases that could result in the loss of a child’s society or the possibility of criminal charges in Family, Supreme or Surrogates Court.

People with questions about how to obtain an assigned attorney, or who need assistance with the application to determine eligibility for assigned counsel, may call:

Suzanne Hayner Graulich, Esq.


Schoharie County Office of Legal Defense of Indigents

PO Box 531

Schoharie, NY 12157

Office:  518-295-8740

Fax:       518-295-8750

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