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Gideon Alert: understanding Alabama's "perfect storm"

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 1:32 PM

When elected judges have the authority to give out big payments for assigned cases without being fiscally responsible for doing so, a state like Alabama creates the “perfect storm” of characteristics that virtually guarantees ineffective assistance of counsel to the poor.  A great newspaper series from Mobile’s Lagniappe is starting to highlight these issues and

This paper advocates for the nationwide education of future and existing public defense system professionals, fully prepared to undertake the governmental function of providing constitutionally required legal representation. It sets out a plan for the National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI) to partner with law schools, strategically identified throughout the country to target a variety of law student and legal education communities, to develop and provide management and leadership for public defense system curricula, through: (a) a permanent 3-week summer Defender Leadership College; (b) graduate level elective courses in Public Defense Leadership & Management; and (c) graduate level degrees in Public Defense Leadership & Management.

Author/Organization: National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI)
Publication Date: 02/2010

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Brochure for Train the Trainer and Leadership Conference Brochure March 22- 26, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Author/Organization: NLADA Trainers Section and KY Department of Public Advocacy
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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From graduating Harvard Law in 1974 up to his intended retirement at the end of July 2010, Bill Leahy has dedicated his professional life to the representation of indigent people.  For 19 years he has be

Author/Organization: Bill Leahy
Publication Date: 02/04/2010

Bill Leahy

Speaker's Last Name: 
Leahy
Title: 
Chief Counsel
Organization: 
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Address
Street: 
44 Bromfield Street
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Zip Code: 
02108
Phone: 
(617) 482-6212
Fax: 
(617) 988-8495
Email: 
wleahy@publiccounsel.net
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William J. (Bill) Leahy grew up in Boston, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968, and Harvard Law School in 1974.  Between college and law school, he taught elementary school students at P.S.

These are the Registration materials for the Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management training program provided April 27 - 29, 2006.

Author/Organization: National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI)
Publication Date: 04/27/2006

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This is the Brochure for the Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management training program provided in 2006.

Author/Organization: National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI)
Publication Date: 04/27/2006

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New Leadership: A Defender Conference on Building Leadership and Political Outreach Skills NDLI 2002

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - Saturday, September 21, 2002
Event City & State: 
Austin, Texas
Event Facility
Facility Name: 
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Facility Address: 
700 San Jacinto Blvd.
Facility Phone: 
(512) 476-3700
Facility Fax: 
(512) 397-4888

Effective leadership requires coalition-building around a shared vision within an organization.  Innovations in public defense leadership and management require internal buy-in as well as external outreach strategies.  This training program is designed to help defender leaders build more support -- both inside and outside the office -- for improved public defense services.  This

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 "New Leadership NDLI 2002"

Agenda

View the full Agenda for the program here.

Advance Preparation

Participants in the program are asked to prepare in advance and bring with you to the program a "Strategic Challenge."  Instructions are available here.

Brochure, Registration & Logistics Information

Registration for this event is on a first-come first-served basis.  Participation is limited to a maximum of 45 defender leaders to ensure highly interactive sessions and personalized training.  The training is designed for those thinking about innovations in public defense leadership, newly appointed leaders, and current defender leaders who are interested in developing their leadership skills.  View the full registration Brochure for the program here.

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Through a grant from the Open Society Institute, in 2001 NLADA brought together an advisory committee to decide on a concrete plan for training sessions to be offered to defender leaders and managers at all levels of expertise and specifically including the needs of assigned counsel and contract laywers. This is the report of that committee, which became the foundational document that launched the National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI).

Author/Organization: NLADA Advisory Committee on Defender Leadership and Management Training
Publication Date: 09/2001

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Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management NDLI 2002

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2002 - Saturday, May 18, 2002
Event City & State: 
Santa Rosa, California
Event Facility
Facility Name: 
Hilton Sonoma County Hotel

New defender leaders will get the most from this program that focuses on the managerial aspects of operating any public defense system.  Topics include: transforming the theory of defense for managers; dealing with managerial challenges; effective communication and productive meetings; coaching and evaluating for improved performance; and managing risk.  Through individualized coachin

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 2002"

Agenda

View the full Agenda for the program here.

Advance Preparation

Participants in this program are asked to prepare and submit in advance a Management Challenge.  Instructions are available here.

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