John E. Carter, Jr.



John E. Carter, Jr., Esq., is Director of the Third Department Law Guardian Program.  Jack is a graduate of Middlebury College and Syracuse University College of Law.  He was an assistant counsel for the McKay Commission, which investigated the riot at Attica State Prison in the early 1970's.  He served in several capacities at the Monroe County Public Defender's Office in Rochester, including appeals attorney, special assistant in the drug offense representation unit and chief of the local court section.  He was subsequently a regional director of the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, which provides representation for children as well as for adults, and was a member of the organization's central management committee.  Immediately before joining the Law Guardian Program of the Appellate Division, Third Department, he was the founding director of the Law Guardian Backup Center in Albany.  He is a long time member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Children and the Law, which he chaired, and in 2004 received the association's Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. 



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