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Appointment of other counsel
§ 718. Appointment of other counsel. Nothing contained herein shall
preclude a court on its own motion or upon application by the public
defender or by the indigent defendant or person described in section two
hundred sixty-two or section eleven hundred twenty of the family court
act, or section four hundred seven of the surrogate's court procedure
act, from appointing an attorney other than the public defender to
represent such defendant or person or to assist in the representation of
such defendant or person at any stage of the proceedings or on appeal.
If such attorney is appointed, he shall serve without compensation,
unless such compensation is otherwise provided for by law.