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Capital Punishment in New York State: Statistics from Eight Years of Representation (1995 - 2003)
Employee Status at the Capital Defender Office

The employees of the Capital Defender Office all are classified as i) Management/Confidential which means that the employees are not part of the unionized work force and ii) exempt non-competitive, which means that positions are not filled through the civil service exam process. These classifications permit the hiring of employees who can best represent the interest of the CDO's clients. The hiring, retention and termination of employees are at will.