Attorney Carrie Bleakley has been appointed Ontario County’s conflict defender, effective Aug. 12.
The appointment was announced by Ontario County Administrator Mary Krause. The conflict defender’s office serves the legal needs of indigent people by providing mandated legal representation when conflict prevents a defendant from being represented by the public defender’s office.
The county Board of Supervisors approved Bleakley’s appointment at its Aug. 1 meeting. The appointment, effective through June 2020, fulfills the balance of the unexpired term of Andrea Schoeneman, who retired Aug. 10.
A search committee that included members of the Board of Supervisors, the Ontario County Bar Association, and county administration interviewed candidates for the post. Bleakley has been with the conflict defender’s office since 2016, most recently serving as first assistant conflict defender.
Continue reading from The Finger Lakes Times
This content is brought to you by the FingerLakes1.com Team. Support our mission by visiting www.patreon.com/fl1 or learn how you send us your local content here.