Sen. Parker Interviews Jonathan E. Gradess, Executive Director, NYS Defenders Association, Inc.

Based in Albany, New York, the New York State Defenders Association is a non-profit, membership organization, that provides direct services and training programs to the 6,000 lawyers who represent family or criminal court cases for low income people.

For direct assistance, visit their website at or call 518-465-3524.

Further, two Brooklyn-based organizations provide similar services:

-Brooklyn Defender Services or call 718-254-0700

-The Legal Aid Society or call 718-722-3100