Kentucky

Underrepresentation in Kentucky misdemeanor courts

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 3:34 PM

“An inevitable consequence of volume that large is the almost total preoccupation in such a court with the movement of cases.  The calendar is long, speed often is substituted for care, and casually arranged out-of-court compromise too often is substituted for adjudication.  Inadequate attention tends to be given to the individual defendant, whether, in protecting his rights, sifting the facts at trial, deciding the social risk he presents, or determining how to deal with him after conviction.  The frequent result is futility and failure.” [Argersinger v. Hamlin, 407 U.S. 25 (1972), affording the right to counsel to every case with a potential jail sentence.]

In 1978, the National Center for Defense Management provided recommendations for expansion of Kentucky's then-state defender agency, which was limited to appellate and post-conviction representation, to include trial-level representation. 

Author/Organization: National Center for Defense Management
Publication Date: 08/1978

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Report of the ABA's Bar Information Project's technical assistance to the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, provided by The Spangenberg Group. 

Author/Organization: The Spangenberg Group
Publication Date: 01/1998

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 The juvenile justice system in Kentucky has endured a substantial history of problems concerning its treatment of juvenile offenders and the lack of systemic advocacy and focused reform efforts. After years of public criticism, media attention, litigation challenging the conditions in Kentucky’s juvenile facilities, lack of access to the effective assistance of counsel and to the courts, and failure to provide adequate treatment, Kentucky officials began the long road to institutional change by the second half of the 1990’s. The creation of the Department of Juvenile Justice, the commitment of Governor Patton to help fix a broken juvenile justice system, and the Kentucky legislature’s move to invest millions of new dollars into these initiatives were the beginning.

Author/Organization: American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center
Publication Date: 09/2002

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A table of misdemeanor caseloads by county for Kentucky DPA branch offices. FY09-FY11.

Author/Organization: Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Publication Date: 2011

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In 2008, the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy and the Louisville and Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation were engaged in litigation regarding excessive caseloads in their indigent defense systems.  The ACCD issued this Resolution in connection with that litigation.

Author/Organization: American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD)
Publication Date: 07/22/2008

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This is the Brochure, containing description of event, registration, and logistics information, for the Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management training program in March 2008.

Author/Organization: National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI)
Publication Date: 03/26/2008

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Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management NDLI 2008

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - Friday, March 28, 2008
Event City & State: 
Lexington, Kentucky
Event Facility
Facility Name: 
Radisson Plaza Hotel Lexington
Facility Address: 
369 W. Vine Street
Facility Phone: 
(856) 253-1234

Learn to incorporate the theory of management mindset into your daily activities and decision-making moments, to provide better service to clients.  Bring your management challenge to work on throughout the conference.  With individualized coaching provided by experienced public defender managers in small working groups, you will apply the skill sets taught in the plenary ses

Event Details: 

MATERIALS & PRESENTATIONS

Materials and presentations for this program are available only to the participants.  Participants may access them by joining the discussion Group for this event.  Just click on Join the Group for this Event in the box to the right, and select the Group name "Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management NDLI 2008."

BROCHURE, REGISTRATION & LOGISTICS INFORMATION

View the full registration Brochure for the program here.  Registration is limited to a maximum of 100 participants on a first-come first-served basis, to ensure an effective and intimate small-group learning-by-doing environment.

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Ernie Lewis

Speaker's Last Name: 
Lewis
Title: 
(Retired) Kentucky Public Advocate
Organization: 
KY Department of Public Advocacy
Address
Street: 
509 Marshall Court
City: 
Frankfort
State: 
KY
Zip Code: 
40601
Phone: 
(502) 545-3142
Email: 
ernie.lewis@gmail.com
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Ernie Lewis grew up in Missouri, the son of a Baptist minister and a school teacher.  He has a son, Ben, who is a public defender with the Charleston Public Defender's Office in Charleston, South Carolina.  He also has a daughter, Rachel, who has attended Kenyon College, the University of Chicago, spent a year as an Americorps volunteer, and is now working for Organizing for America.&