N.Y. Executive Law Section 523-K
Notification to the office of the ombudsman of youth’s need for legal counsel


1.

If informed that a youth residing in a facility operated by the office has been or is about to be arrested by a law enforcement official, the office of the ombudsman shall take steps to see that the youth is provided with adequate legal representation.

2.

When a youth residing in a facility operated by the office is to be interrogated or interviewed by a law enforcement official concerning a criminal act, or by any person concerning a civil or criminal matter, an ombudsman may request to be present during such interrogation or interview. Under no circumstances shall an ombudsman serve as the youth’s attorney or legal representative, and an ombudsman shall so inform the youth and the representatives of the youth, but if requested to do so, shall take steps to see that the youth is provided with legal representation.

3.

Whenever it appears to the office of the ombudsman that a youth residing in a facility operated by the office is in need of legal services, the office of the ombudsman may contact the youth’s attorney or legal representative or assist the youth in making such contact.

Source: Section 523-K — Notification to the office of the ombudsman of youth's need for legal counsel, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/523-K (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 523-K’s source at nysenate​.gov

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