A resolution to create and fill a law associate position within the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office is set to be voted on at a Cayuga County Legislature meeting next week after it was approved in a committee Tuesday night.
The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee adopted the measure, a vote that followed approval a week earlier by the Judicial and Public Safety Committee.
According to the agenda for the Judicial and Public Safety meeting, the new position will help address two vacant full-time assistant district attorney spots in the district attorney’s office. Recruit efforts have not secured qualified applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic and the district attorney’s office “has demonstrated a need for additional legal assistance,” the agenda said, so creating a law associate spot would allow for recruiting eligible candidates waiting for admission to the New York State Bar and to become licensed to practice as attorneys within the state.
Before the shutdown due to the…