New York Correction Law
Application for Appointment of Committee
Such application shall be made upon personal notice of not less than twenty days to such convicted person and to the district attorney of the county where the conviction was had, and upon notice to such other persons as would be entitled to notice of application for the probate of the will of such convicted person if he were then dead leaving a will of real and personal property, to be given in like manner as notice of application for such probate. The application shall, among other things, set forth the amount of the property of such person, and the names and residences of his heirs-at-law and next of kin, as near as the same are known or can be ascertained by the applicant. Upon such application and due proof of the service of the notice herein required, the court may, in its discretion, appoint a committee of the estate of such convicted person. The person or persons so appointed as such committee shall file a bond in the county clerks office of such county, and in such amount and with such sureties as the said court shall direct. A copy of the order appointing such committee certified by the clerk of the county in which the order is filed, shall be filed in every county in which any real estate of such convicted person is situated.