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Margaret W. Martin, Esq.

New York State Office of Court Administration, Office of Policy and Planning
Assistant Deputy Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Margaret Martin is an attorney and has been working in the Office of Court Administration’s Office of Policy and Planning since 2014.  In her position at the Office of Policy and Planning, she is responsible for assisting the Chief of Policy and Planning, the Honorable Sherry Klein Heitler, in the implementation and oversight of statewide initiatives.  Currently, she provides training and technical assistance to New York State’s Adolescent Diversion Courts, Human Trafficking and Intervention Courts and Mental Health Courts.  Prior to her joining the Office of Policy and Planning, she was a criminal defense attorney at the Legal Aid Society for 22 years.  From 1992 to 2000, and again from 2005 to 2014, Margaret worked in Legal Aid’s Criminal Defense Practice, where she represented clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to homicide.  From 2000 to 2005, she worked at Legal Aid’s Capital Division, where she represented clients charged with Murder in the First Degree who were facing the death penalty.  During Margaret’s last two years at Legal Aid, she was a supervising attorney.  In that capacity, she supervised the work of 25 attorneys.
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